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Google has launched a new tool in the Search Console, enabling European news publishers to enter an Extended News Preview (ENP) agreement with the firm to license its content in return for revenue.
EU has formally decided to adopt the Digital Services Act, a collection of new laws that attempts to reign in user profiling for targeted ads and seeks more transparency on content algorithms.
Google is re-engineering its infrastructure for cookie choices across its services in Europe in order to comply with updated regulations. The changes have begun to roll out with YouTube in France.
Quad9 has partnered with i3D.net to bolster its DNS network in Europe. The additional server capacity will make the service more stable and boost users' safety. i3D.net becomes a sponsor too.
The Moto G22 is a new €170 phone from Motorola packing a 50MP main camera. The device will launch in Europe soon and then some other global markets in the coming weeks. It launches with Android 12.
Google has announced a series of steps to stop the spread of disinformation by state-sponsored Russian media outlets on its platforms. Its services continue to remain available in Russia.
Vodafone is planning to offer a range of new services in Europe that will extend the life of devices. This will help the company become a circular economy business where little is thrown away.
Vodafone wants big tech, which is driving up data usage, to shoulder the burden of upgrading mobile networks as it and other operators are failing to do this and turn much of a profit.
Through their partnership, Ripple and Modulr will deliver real-time, price-competitive, and reliable payments into the UK and Europe. Their services will be available globally in the coming months.
Twitter has been ordered to disclose the details and documentation about the manpower that it utilizes to combat hate speech in France after losing a court case against six plaintiffs in the country.
Virgin Media O2 has revealed it will not be bringing back European roaming charges for customers on either the O2 or Virgin Mobile networks. It has no plans to reintroduce charges but could in future.
The European Commission has taken the decision to start releasing its software under open source licenses. It believes this will benefit society as others can make use of the code.
European telecommunications firms have put out a joint statement calling out big tech platforms to contribute to network investments and planning such as fiber and 5G rollout across the continent.
Samsung has announced that it has sold a million units of The Frame this year, spurred on by high demand in North America and Europe. It said it has almost sold two million units since 2017.
The European Commission had fined Google for an antitrust breach back in 2017 when the company was found that it is favoring its own shopping services. Google wasn't happy and contested the result.
Fairphone has announced its latest smartphone, the Fairphone 4. This iteration is noticeably more stylish than the predecessors; this is because the company wants the device to be more mainstream.
The Rhineland-Palatinate state authority in Germany has announced today that it has set up 12 Starlink satellite dishes that will help the flood-affected people. More dishes will be deployed later.
Google has been fined a whopping €500 million ($592 million) in France for failing to reach an agreement with news agencies about how they will be compensated for their content being displayed.
Vodafone has announced that its European operations will be powered entirely by renewable energy from July 1. Its operations in Africa will be switched to renewable energy by 2025.
Google has announced that it is opening the process of addition to the choice screen for all eligible search providers. This means that the company will get rid of its controversial auction system.
Amazon has opened a new lab in Italy that will develop new technologies to improve the safety and well-being of its staff, especially those working in the numerous warehouses around Europe.
Sony has announced the availability of the Xperia PRO in the UK, Germany, and the Nordic countries. The device, which aimed at professionals, will set customers back €2,499. Pre-orders are open now.
Microsoft has announced the EU Data Boundary for the Microsoft Cloud, which means that all data of EU customers utilizing Microsoft services may be stored in the EU region only by the end of 2022.
Spotify is e-mailing premium users in some markets to let them know that prices will increase from April 30. Existing customers will start paying the new prices in June instead of May as a thank you.
Amazon has invested in nine new renewable energy projects which makes it the largest corporate purchaser of renewable energy in Europe. The projects are in the U.S., Canada, Spain, Sweden, and the UK.
IDC has reported a 12.4% increase in smart home units in Europe in 4Q2020 compared to the same period in 2019. The firm expects the continent to have 210 million smart home units by 2025.
Opera has launched a new fintech called Dify. Dify will provide users with cashback at certain retailers and in future it will introduce new services like savings management, credit, and more.
Galaxy S21 series prices have leaked, suggesting that the S21 and S21+ might cost €50 lower than its predecessors. The Galaxy S21 Ultra, however, is expected to cost the same as the S20 Ultra.
Amazon Air has launched its first regional hub in Europe at the Leipzig/Halle Airport in Schkeuditz, Germany, spanning 65,600 square feet and serving deliveries with two daily flights.
Amazon Web Services (AWS) is currently working on a new region in Switzerland. Dubbed AWS Europe (Zurich), it will consist of three availability zones and is expected to launch somewhere in 2022.
Facebook announced today that it has expanded its dating services to Europe, a little over a year after it launched in the U.S. The service was previously available in 20 countries.
Samsung Pay launches in Germany under an open beta scheme with a limited set of flagship devices. The partnership with Visa and Solarisbank AG ensures it will work with almost every bank account.
Denmark is looking into whether Google owes more tax. The country's Prime Minister has been a proponent of implementing a digital tax that would extract more profit from big tech firms.
In what seems to be an inadvertent move, Samsung has revealed the specs and European price for the upcoming Samsung Galaxy M51. Until recently, only an Indian launch was officially confirmed.
Amazon has announced the purchase of 1,800 electric vans from Mercedes-Benz. The electric vehicles will be part of the European delivery fleet and cut Amazon's emissions by thousands of tonnes.
Spotify today rolled out its music streaming platform to 13 new markets, including Russia. However, the service's podcasts feature is notably not available to customers in that country.
Police forces worked with the NSA to introduce malware into a secure texting platform EncroChat. Over 800 criminals have been arrested. Two tons of drugs and dozens of arms have been seized as well.
In March, Netflix announced its decision to reduce the streaming quality in parts of the world. Now as countries around the world are starting to open up, Netflix has decided to restore the quality.
The company announced that it would slow or delay game downloads across Europe in order to ease the network load. However, the company is still promising "robust gameplay" to consumers.