Amazon is likely to get approval from the EU over its acquisition of iRobot which makes the popular Roomba vacuum cleaners, three sources have said. A final decision is due on February 14.
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Microsoft has announced it plans to make some changes to Windows 11 so it can comply with the EU's Digital Markets Act. The changes will be released first to Release Preview users.
Reports are surfacing that iPhone users in the EU will be able to download and install apps from third party app stores starting from early 2024, in order to comply with Euoprean regulations.
Under the Digital Services Act, the European Commission is strengthening controls on online platforms to ensure the safety of users, especially, children regarding content shared online.
World powers have come together at Bletchley Park in the UK to sign the Bletchley Declaration which says that countries should cooperate to reduce any risks posed by artificial intelligence.
Meta has confirmed previous rumors that it will begin offering ad-free subscription plans for both Facebook and Instagram in Europe starting in November to comply with recent regulations.
A new report says that the EU's regulatory body, the European Commission, will not ask for a new probe into Microsoft's proposed purchase of Activision Blizzard, after the company made changes to it.
A new report claims Meta will charge its users in the EU $14 a month to get an ad-free version of the social network, and a $17 a month fee for ad-free access to Instagram and Facebook.
Last night, Microsoft released Windows Copilot with the Moment 4 update. The feature is now available to everyone except users in the EU due to the Digital Markets Act but there is a way to use it.
The European Commission has fined Intel €376 million for paying PC manufacturers to limit or delay products using AMD CPUs. Intel's restrictions included payments to HP, Acer and Lenovo.
Ireland's Data Protection Commission has today published its final decision on its inquiry into TikTok on how it handles the data of young users and has issued a fine of €345 million ($368m).
A few weeks ago, Microsoft said it would offer its Teams collaboration service as a stand-alone product in much of Europe, but the European Union reportedly still plans to file a formal complaint.
The EU designated several tech giants as gatekeepers under the new DMA, including Microsoft, Google, and Apple. This imposes rules on core services like search, app store limits and more.
Apple and Microsoft have reached out to the European Union to defend their position in regards to iMessage and Bing respectively, to ensure they don't end up on the regulator's 'gatekeeper' list.
Meta reportedly considers an ad-free subscription for Facebook and Instagram in the EU. It could help the company address regulatory concerns about its reliance on analyzing user data to target ads.
Adobe's acquisition of Figma is coming under more scrutiny, the European Commission has announced. The body said that it's concerned about the implications the deal could have on the market.
TikTok has announced a whole raft of updates that it's going to introduce for users in the European Economic Area. The flagship change is that users will be able to disable the For You feed.
TikTok may face another fine by the European Union as the regulator's recent investigation revealed that TikTok had breached child privacy laws and mishandled data of teens between 13 and 17.
The EU's regulatory group, the European Commission, is looking into if Microsoft's bundling of Teams into Microsoft 365 may have prevented other similar products from competing.
The unconfirmed report claims Microsoft was unable to offer the type of concessions to the EU's executive body, The European Commission, that would keep it from launching an antitrust investigation.
Google's Bard AI chatbot is now available to access for countries in the European Union, along with Brazil. It has also just added a number of new features and improvements, including image search.
Meta is not planning to launch Threads in the European Union on Thursday, according to Ireland's Data Protection Commission. Data sharing between Threads and Instagram is said to be the reason why.
The European Commission has named the Big Tech companies that will be considered gatekeepers under the Digital Markets Act. They will be subject to rules to ensure they don't trample competition.
The European Union and Japan are set to begin cooperating on semiconductors and cybersecurity. A deal would facilitate the transfer of researchers and engineers to develop technology faster.
OpenAI has announced its first international office will be set up in London. It said the city has great talent. OpenAI has been critical of EU AI proposals, so it'll be out of reach in London.
EU commissioner Thierry Breton now believes that Twitter is willing to comply with the Digital Services Act that comes into force in August. The DSA could force Twitter into stricter posting limits.
Despite the CMA, the UK antitrust regulator, clearing the suspicions towards Amazon's acquisition of iRobot corporation, the European Commission is still unsure about its effects on the industry.
The Irish Data Protection Commission claims that Google was planning to launch Bard this week, but it has not revealed enough information on how its chatbot AI will follow Europe's GDPR rules,
Spotify has fallen foul of the EU's General Data Protection Regulations and has been fined SEK 58 million (equivalent to $5.4 million) by a Swedish regulator due to how it handles personal data.
Meta has announced that it will be introducing a new feature, called the accounts center, which will give users the ability to stop the company from tracking activity across its various apps.
A majority of EU member states are against big tech facing a levy to help cover the costs of telecom networks. Sources said that member states are concerned about negative consequences.
In a speech today in Brussels, Belgium, Margrethe Vestager, the EVP for the European Commission, offered its reasons why it approved of Microsoft's acquisition of Activision Blizzard.
The European Union has asked customers and firms to submit documents and complaints over Microsoft's use of confidential business information to gain leverage over other cloud-service providers.
Despite a massive AI push at Google I/O 2023, Google's ChatGPT competitor, Bard, is skipping a release in the European Union (EU), possibly to avoid being grounded over privacy regulations under GDPR.
Microsoft Activision deal recently faced blowback from the UK regulator who rejected the deal. While the UK is not happy with the deal, a report suggests that the EU will approve the deal soon.
A new report says that the EU's European Commission is going to let Microsoft complete its $69 billion purchase of Activision Blizzard without Microsoft selling any of its assets and game properties.
TikTok has criticized the European Commission's decision to ban its employees from using TikTok on their devices. It said the process to reach the decision was "un-European" due to its secretiveness.
The executive of the European Union has ordered its 32,000 employees to remove TikTok from their personal smartphones and devices that have official apps, due to unnamed cybersecurity concerns.
With the European Union (EU) working on tougher rules for political content and advertising on digital platforms, Google has shared five concerns that should be addressed for fairer laws.
The EC has reportedly sent its statement of objections regarding the acquisition of Activision Blizzard to Microsoft. It contains potential reasons to block the deal unless concessions are made.