Qualcomm was slapped with a $1.2 billion fine by the EU. The chipset company paid Apple to shun competitors between 2011 and 2016. According to the European Court, "billions of dollars" were involved in the deal for the 4G chips in iPhones and iPads.
Google has announced it will acquiesce to the EU's demands that it retool how its shopping search tool works in order to comply with regulations and avoid more fines. Google has until September 28th to meet demands.
Google has been fined a record $2.7 billion in Europe for anticompetitive practices with their shopping search service. The European Commission was investigating Google for claims that they used their control of the search service to promote their own products over competitors.
The United States has already put regulations in place for drones and now it looks like the European Union wants to do the same. The commission has decided they would like to have this done and completed before 2020.
The EU is looking to make it easier for law enforcement officials to get data from WhatsApp, Facebook, and Google. Three methods of proposed legislation are being put forth to determine how to handle law enforcement requests.
The EU wants companies like Facebook, Twitter and YouTube to have the tools available so they can block videos which incite hatred or promote terrorism. The initial proposal was approved yesterday, but the new regulations still need to get past the European Parliament before they become law.
The European Commission has stated that the agency will announce its decision on the Google anti-trust cases within the next few months. If Google is found guilty the company could be slapped with very large fines.
Some EU tech companies are filing complaints against the top America internet companies such as Google, Facebook, and Apple for using their dominating market positions to unfairly promote their products and services above others. Spotify, for instance, cites an issue when Apple rejected an app...
Some application developers such as Spotify and Deezer are not happy that gatekeepers like Google and Apple have the power to enforce more strict rules to stifle competition. In response to a complaint filed to the EU, the European Commission is readying "legislative instruments" to tackle the...
The EU is generally known for very heavy consumer privacy protections, but a new plan would require encrypted messaging applications used there to have a backdoor. We'll have to wait until the summer time before we see any of these plans explained in further detail.
UK telecom company BT has defended Google in its ongoing battle with the EU in an anti-trust case. Google is accused of forcing its software on handsets with Android, despite the underlying platform being open source.
The EU's plans to end mobile roaming charges have been officially announced. As of June 15th, 2017, all mobile phone users from the 28 members of the EU will no longer be required to pay roaming charges.
The EU has some ambitious plans to bring internet access to its residents over the next 9 years. The European Union wants to add free WiFi coverage to every town and city in Europe by 2020 and will also work to complete the deployment of 5G wireless networks by 2025.
The HTC 10 Lifestyle share some similarities to the flagship HTC 10, except it skimps on hardware features like the SoC and the RAM.
Going from 4GB of RAM to 3GB, and from the Snapdragon 820 SoC to the 652, you would expect more than a €44 discount, but that is how much the HTC 10 Lifestyle is...
The United Kingdom voted to leave the European Union. As such, they will no longer be considered a part of the union.
Despite the UK still technically being a part of Europe, Samsung may move its European headquarters outside of London and into a European country, likely to dodge logistical...
French authorities have raided Google's offices in Paris. The country has accused Google -- among other companies -- of evading tax payments by using tricks and loopholes. France believes Google owes $1.8 billion in taxes.
Roaming charges for calls and text messages stink. They can cost you a fortune. Unless you live in the EU where they've just lowered the maximum roaming costs to: €0.0114/minute (calls answered), €0.05/minute (calls made), €0.02/SMS, €0.05/MB data.
What's even better? Beginning June 15th, 2017...
The EU antitrust chief today reminded us that they're still investigating Google. The company's bundling of Google apps with licensed Android phones is a concern for the EU. They state they're still looking very closely at Google and examining the contracts Google has with OEMs that require...