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European Commission

Upgrade for EU antitrust rules, more funds for digital projects

The European Commission will revise its own antitrust principles to keep up with global changes and invest a fifth of its 750-billion-euro (approximately $890 billion) coronavirus ...

Wall Street

M&A: Tech leads crisis-driven boom with $350 billion deal rush

Global M&A volumes are exceeding $2 trillion for 2020, with technology making up almost a fifth of the total after mammoth deals such as SoftBank’s $40 billion purchase o...

Gaming Industry

Microsoft takes aim at Sony with cloud gaming service

This coming Tuesday, Microsoft will launch its Xbox cloud gaming service, initially priced at $1 for new users’ first month, in a major drive to attract casual gamers with th...

European Union

France wants the EU to continue with a digital tax if global efforts fail

The EU should push ahead with its own digital taxation in the first quarter of 2021 if wider efforts to find an international solution don’t bring a breakthrough this season,...

Wall Street

Wall Street sees a bright side in ‘healthy’ tech stock selloff

Some of Wall Street’s biggest players are seeing the stock market’s recent tech-led selloff as a bout of turbulence as opposed to the beginning of a longer slide —...

Fortnite

Epic Games asks court to prevent what it describes as Apple’s ‘retaliation’

Epic Games have said they has asked a court to prevent what it saw as Apple Inc’s retaliation from the Fortnite creator after the iPhone maker terminated Epic Games’ de...

Gaming

Gamers left reeling as Indian government pulls the plug on PUBG

For tens of thousands of Indian players, Tencent’s PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds (PUBG) video game was a welcome diversion from the coronavirus pandemic.

nintendo

Nintendo to re-release Mario games for 35th anniversary

Nintendo has announced that it will re-release classic titles featuring popular character Mario for a limited time on its hit Nintendo Switch console to mark 35 years since the lau...

India Banned Apps

India bans Tencent’s PUBG app as it takes aim at China tech

India has banned another 118 mobile apps such as Tencent Holdings’ popular video game PUBG, as it stepped up the pressure on Chinese technology companies following a standoff...

Epic Games Fortnite

Apple-Epic row being closely watched by German antitrust chief

Germany’s antitrust watchdog is following closely a legal row over Apple’s App Store payment provisions, stating on Wednesday it might in principle open a nationwide in...

Apple Google

Russian lawmaker tries to curb mobile app payouts for Apple and Google

A Russian lawmaker submitted draft legislation on Tuesday that would cut and cap the commission on the sale of mobile applications by tech giants Apple and Google.

Epic Games Fortnite

Apple terminates ‘Fortnite’ creator’s App Store account as lawsuit proceeds

Apple has announced it had terminated “Fortnite” founder Epic Games’ account on its App Store amid a legal battle over the iPhone maker’s in-app payment gui...

Fortnite

New season of ‘Fortnite’ is here, but iOS users miss out

Epic Games launched the new season of the mega hit video game “Fortnite” on Thursday, pitting Marvel super heroes against Fantastic Four-villain Galactus in the first u...

Tencent WeChat

US businesses in Shanghai say WeChat ban could impact competitiveness

American companies based in the Chinese financial hub of Shanghai said Washington’s planned ban on the popular messaging program WeChat could hit their competitiveness and re...