Tag Archives: EU

EU launches public consultation into fears about future of internet

The European commission president, Jean-Claude Juncker, said the consultation would ‘inspire fresh ideas’ to solve society’s problems. Photograph: Emmanuel Dunand/AFP/Getty Images The EU is launching an unprecedented public consultation to find out what Europeans fear most about the future of the internet. A succession of surveys over the coming weeks will ask people for their views on everything from privacy ... Read More »

iPhone Sales Grow in US, EU, Japan as Android Smartphone Sales Drop: Kantar

The latest smartphone OS sales data from Kantar Worldpanel ComTech shows that iPhone’s market share in the US has climbed 6.4 percent year-on-year in the three months ended November last year. The data shows that early holiday sales boosted the already growing iOS market share to 43.5 percent in the US while Android’s share came down 5.1-percent on-year to 55.3-percent ... Read More »

EU Fines Sony, Panasonic, and Sanyo Over Battery Cartel

The European Union’s anti-trust watchdog has fined Sony, Panasonic and Sanyo for price fixing in the market for batteries used in laptops and mobile phones. The European Commission, which polices competition issues in the EU, fined the three a total of EUR 166 million ($176 million or roughly Rs. 1,190 crores) for breaking antitrust rules along with Samsung SDI. Samsung ... Read More »

EU Files Fresh Antitrust Charges Against Google

The European Union filed new antitrust charges against Google on Thursday, piling pressure on the US tech giant over the alleged abuse of its market dominance. Brussels targeted the Silicon Valley firm’s advertising business, saying it had restricted some websites from displaying ads from Google’s competitors. The EU also beefed up its charge sheet in an earlier case against Google ... Read More »

Google Given Extra Time to Answer EU Antitrust Charges on Android

Alphabet Inc’s Google has been given an extra 6 weeks to early September to respond to EU charges that it uses its dominant Android mobile operating system to squeeze out rivals, EU antitrust regulators said on Tuesday. The US technology giant found itself under fire in April as the European Commission said its requirement that mobile phone manufacturers pre-install Google ... Read More »

EU Regulators Want More Info on Apple’s Irish Tax Deal

European Union antitrust regulators have asked Ireland to provide further details on the country’s tax deal with Apple before deciding whether this constitutes illegal state aid to the iPhone maker. The European Commission, which has been investigating the Apple deal for more than two years, said on Wednesday that Irish authorities had not responded fully to an earlier query. “Ireland ... Read More »

Apple’s FBI Clash Risks Piercing Trust in EU Privacy Shield

Apple Inc.’s fight with the US government over whether it can be forced to help unlock an iPhone has spilled across borders, threatening to delay a trans-Atlantic pact protecting European data from American eyes. National regulators from across the European Union promised to give their verdict next month on the so-called privacy shield deal, which toughens EU protections where the ... Read More »