US Moves To Block Microsoft’s Activision Purchase

Biden administration on Thursday makes its move to block Microsoft's $69bn acquisition of gaming giant Activision Blizzard

2 years ago

Amazon, EU Reach Antitrust Deal – Report

Settlement reportedly reached between Amazon and European Commission over alleged anti-competitive practices

2 years ago

European Commission Proposes Tough AI Regulation, Fines

Huge fines and tough rules for the 'unacceptable' use of artificial intelligence, has been proposed by European Commission

3 years ago

Google Critics Urge EU Antitrust Action

Joint letter from 165 companies and industry bodies sent to EU antitrust chief, urges fresh antitrust action against Google

4 years ago

EC Hits Amazon With Competition Rule Violations

European Commission charges Amazon with breaking competition in retail space, but the firm insists consumers have choice

4 years ago

Google Can Avoid EC Antitrust Fitbit Probe With Data Pledge – Report

Alphabet may be able to offset looming EC antitrust probe of its Fitbit acquisition, if it pledges not to use…

4 years ago

EU Data Regulator Finds ‘Serious Concerns’ Over Microsoft Contracts

Microsoft's contracts with EU agencies found to have 'significant scope for improvement' where it comes to protecting citizens' data

5 years ago

Proposed EU Digital Tax Plans Face Defeat This Week

Ireland and Scandinavian countries oppose plans for an interim tax on the biggest digital companies, while troubles also beset a…

6 years ago

European Chip Makers Call For State Support

An industry study identifies AI and European semiconductor self-reliance as key priorities in uncertain times

6 years ago

French Watchdog Finds WhatsApp-Facebook Data Sharing Illegal

The CNIL has given WhatsApp and Facebook one month to bring themselves into compliance with French data protection law or…

6 years ago

EU Pressures Social Media Firms Over Hate Speech

Twitter, YouTube, Facebook and others not reaching self-imposed targets for reviewing reported content, European justice commission finds

8 years ago

EC Slaps Apple With £11bn Irish Tax Bill

The EC wants Irish government to recover €13bn in "illegal tax benefits" after finding Apple paid almost nothing on EU…

8 years ago

Apple Faces Giant European Tax Penalty

European Commission readies billion euro tax penalty for Apple

8 years ago

Three ‘Takes Legal Action’ Against EU Over Failed £10.25bn O2 Merger

CK Hutchison, parent company of Three, confirms it has appealed the EC ruling amid reports it has taken legal action…

8 years ago

EC Blocks £10.25bn Merger Of O2 And Three

EC says no remedies offered by Three and O2 would alleviate concerns about the damage done to the UK retail…

8 years ago

EC Formally Charges Google With Abusing Android’s Dominance

Google abuses dominance of Android to stifle competition and preserve its lead in search, says EC

8 years ago

Europe ‘Readies’ Formal Android Antitrust Charges

Google showdown with the European Commission deepens as regulators finalise Android antitrust charges

8 years ago

EC Clears £44bn Dell EMC Takeover

European Commission follows US Federal Trade Commission in clearing Dell-EMC merger after raising no competition concerns

8 years ago

BT, IBM, Accenture Win European Commission Cloud Contracts

ATOS, Cloud Team Alliance also get a look in as EC splashes £27m on four year cloud deals

8 years ago

EC Tells US To Sort Out Safe Harbour Deal

'Over to you', as European Commission tells the US to sort out the Safe Harbour data sharing agreement

9 years ago

Quiz Of The Week – Neelie Kroes And The EC

Neelie Kroes' reign as head of the EC's Digital Agenda is ending soon, but how much do you know about…

10 years ago

Philips, Samsung, Infineon ‘Face EC Antitrust Fines’

Philips, Samsung and Infineon may reportedly be fined by the European Commission within the next few weeks for alleged chip…

10 years ago

īEC Directive Aims To Boost Fast Broadband

A new European Commission directive has gone into effect aiming to slash the costs of rolling out high-speed broadband, a…

10 years ago

Companies, Politicians Pressure EC To Rework Google Antitrust Deal

A group of European digital organisations and politicians have said the EC's antitrust agreement with Google does not go far…

10 years ago

Europe’s Semiconductor CEOs Back ‘Internet Of Things’ Research Drive

Chief executives of ARM, Infineon and STMicroelectronics want to double value of Europe's microprocessor industry by 2020

10 years ago

Google To Change Search Results Following EU Antitrust Agreement

European Commission orders Google to display links to competitor services

10 years ago

EC Forms Group To Determine Future Of 470-790 MHz Spectrum

Vodafone, BBC and others form spectrum group to establish use for UHF band

10 years ago

EC To Let Google’s Competitors Review Antitrust Proposals

The EC wants to hear Google's rivals' feedback before making a decision

11 years ago

Almunia: Final Google Antitrust Decision Coming Soon

The European Commission will decide within weeks whether to accept Google's latest antitrust settlement terms

11 years ago