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  1. Android News

    Google hit with a $2.7 billion fine in Europe

    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.
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    The EU could fine Google as much as $1.2 billion as early as Tuesday

    Google has been facing an antitrust investigation by the EU lately and a new report says it could come to a close as early as Tuesday. While official numbers haven't been given out, the report says Google could be forced to pay as much as $1.2 billion
  3. Android News

    The EU wants to settle on clear drone regulations by 2019

    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.
  4. Android News

    Qualcomm's acquisition of NXP is going to be investigated by the EU

    Back in October of last year, it was announced that Qualcomm was going to acquire NXP for $47 billion. However, the purchase has caught the eye of the European Union and is said to be under investigation right now.
  5. Android News

    EU tech companies file complaints against Google, Apple, and Facebook

    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...
  6. Android News

    The EU wants Google to treat application developers fairly

    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...
  7. Android News

    Google responds to the EU's antitrust claims

    The EU attacked Google and claimed they were violating antitrust laws because of the way they handle Adsense and their Shopping section within Google Search. Google just published a blog post about the issue and believe that improving the quality of a product is not anti-competitive.
  8. Android News

    EU says Google unfairly forces Google Search on Android devices, seeks punishment

    Android is an Open Source operating system but the intricacies of the relationship between Android, Google, the Open Handset Alliance, and all of the partners that use Android is very complex. The European Union is slicing through that complexity and accusing Google of using their position to...
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    Europe's towns to be blanketed with free public WiFi by 2020, 5G deployment completion set for 2025

    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.
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    Samsung may relocate its European headquarters from London due to Brexit vote passing

    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...
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    Roaming charges plunge, will soon cease to exist in the European Union

    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...