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After recent discussions with Microsoft, Axel Springer and other complainants against Google, the EU's antitrust chief will meet with Schmidt in the latest stage of Europe's 4-year investigation.
The European Union has another proposal with regards to its ongoing disputes with Google and the reformation of the digital single market: tax search companies for use of links or copyrighted content.
In the EU, a law has been recently introduced that allows a 14-day returns policy on digital purchases. Unfortunately, this system is potentially open to abuse.
Apple is reminding its developers that new VAT rules in the EU have led to some policy changes in the App Store. While devs will remain unaffected some users may see prices go up.
After five years, Microsoft will no longer deliver the "Browser Choice" update to its Windows operating systems after a mandate delivered by the European Commission.
Although 'Right to be forgotten' delisting requests are now handled by Google locally in the country of origin, a European Watchdog says that this should extend worldwide in a new report.
Google has submitted a transparency report for the requests it receives regarding the "Right to be forgotten" laws in Europe, in which shows that one in ten came from the UK.
Microsoft has launched a form allowing European individuals to request that certain results be removed from its Bing search engine, in compliance with the EU 'right to be forgotten' ruling.
The UK is rushing through an emergency law following a ruling from the European Court of Justice which abolished the requirement of Telecom and Internet Service Providers to retain customer data.
Google received over 50,000 requests after the 'right to be forgotten' ruling, and will begin removing search results soon - but while links will be hidden in Europe, they'll remain visible elsewhere.
A Microsoft shareholder has filed a lawsuit against the company's board of directors, claiming mismanagement in dealing with the IE error that caused the EU to fine Microsoft for breaking an agreement
European Court of Justice has rejected the data retention law which was passed eight years ago after complaints from Austria and Ireland as the law violated basic civil rights of the citizens.
Nokia has just announced that it has received clearance from Chinese authorities to sell its devices business unit to Microsoft and is moving closer to completion of the deal.
Google has offered to display services from rivals such as Microsoft's Bing in search results for products, restaurants and hotels in its latest settlement offer to the European Union.
The European Union's antitrust agency has rejected Google's latest offer to settle concerns the company has a monopoly on Internet search, which could set the stage for large fines coming from the EU.
The European Commission, the regulatory body of the European Union, has now approved of Microsoft's plans to acquire Nokia's Devices and Services business, after U.S approval earlier this week.
Tedious plane trips could be that much better in the European Union after new rules regarding phone usage were implemented. Passengers can now use 3G and 4G services to make calls and browse the net.
The European Commission, the antitrust regulation group of the European Union, will decide whether or not to approve Microsoft's plan to acquire Nokia's Devices and Services decision by December.
Phone users are often in a dilemma when they scramble to find the correct cable to recharge their devices with a diminishing battery. A proposed law in Europe could see an end to this debacle.
The European Commission plans to push forward with new legislation that would force operators to reduce roaming charges by two-thirds, and regulation to encourage carriers to abolish them entirely.
The head of the EU's anti-trust commission said today Google must offer some more concessions before it is satisfied that Google's hold on the search market does not violate the EU's anti-trust laws.
A group of companies that includes Microsoft has said that a possible concession from Google to settle its EU antitrust issues will likely not be good enough for the group.
Nicholas Economides, a professor at New York University's Stern School of Business, called this week's EU fine against Microsoft "excessive" for what appears to be a mere mistake on Microsoft's part
A document, the "Report on Eliminating Gender Stereotypes" includes a little clause that wants to ban access to adult content in the European Union. Controversial, and it's being debated on Tuesday.
A new report claims that the European Union will officially announce its fine against Microsoft on Wednesday for its web browser menu violations, but the exact amount is not yet known.
The European Union won't make Microsoft open up its Windows RT OS to give more access to other rival web browsers, despite protests from Google and Mozilla to do so.
ACTA and the whole copyright concern around it, was thought to have been laid to rest. It hasn't been: A European Commission negotiator managed to let slip CETA copies from ACTA.
The European Commissioner for the digital agenda has warned and urged member states of the EU to accelerate their deployment of LTE or risk being overlooked by device makers.
EU Commissioner Joaquin Almunia hinted strongly that it would impose a large fine against Microsoft for breaking its earlier agreement with the EU to offer Windows users a menu of web browser choices.
A new report claims that the European Union is preparing to file an official complaint against Microsoft soon over the company's alleged violation of its web browser settlement with the EU.
Brussels announced the beginning of new investigation against a dozen optical disk drives makers, allegedly guilty of having promoted a cartel to rig the cost of PC devices.
The Court of Justice of the European Union has ruled that people can resell their downloadable games, which may lead to changes in how services such as Steam sell their games.
A European Union court today upheld a fine against Microsoft for roughly $1 billion. The fine was slightly lowered, however, from 899 million Euros ($1.1 billion) to 860 million Euros ($1.07 billion).
Microsoft has announced that it has filed a lawsuit against both Motorola Mobility and Google to the European Commission, claiming that Motorola is using patents to "kill video on the Web."
Cisco announced today that it has filed an appeal to the European Union to revisit its approval of October's merger of Microsoft and Skype in order to put in some new conditions.
A group of regulators in Europe has requested Google put the enforcement of its new privacy policies on hold until it investigates whether the policies truly protect the personal info for users.
Apple and a number of book publishers have been named in an investigation by the European Union over alleged anti-competitive pricing in the selling or eBooks.
Microsoft is expected to see its proposed merger with the Skype Internet phone service be approved by the European Commission later this week.
Apple has been accused of modifying an image of Samsung's Galaxy Tab 10.1 in order to give it more of a resemblance to their iPad, in order to gain an upper hand during a court hearing.
Google has admitted that they have also passed on European user data to United States intelligence agencies, much in the same way that Microsoft have been compelled to do in the past.
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