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Sources: Amazon seeking to settle EU antitrust investigations

Amazon is seeking to settle two European Union antitrust investigations to stave off potential hefty fines and orders to change its business practices, people familiar with the mat...

European Commission

EU Commission to be sole enforcer of tech rules, EU countries agree

Representatives from EU countries have agreed that the European Commission will be the sole enforcer of new tech rules, with a limited role for national antitrust watchdogs instead...

Apple App Store

Apple’s software boss warns against draft EU policy on App Store

Apple software leader Craig Federighi took the stage at the Web Summit in Lisbon to voice the iPhone maker’s objections to EU draft guidelines that could allow customers to i...

Facebook, WhatsApp and Instagram

Whistleblower: governments must check Facebook really does scrap face recognition

Facebook whistleblower Frances Haugen welcomed Facebook’s announcement that it would scrap facial recognition, but urged close government oversight of the move to ensure the ...

Platform News: European Union flags

EU countries aiming for common position on tech rules this month

EU countries aim to agree on a common negotiating position on two sets of draft rules to curb the powers of US tech giants on November the 25th, people involved in the discussions ...

Platform News: Big Tech

Study: EU tech rules should curb cloud computing providers

Draft EU rules to curb the power of Amazon, Apple, Google and Facebook should also tackle cloud computing services providers over potential anti-competitive practices, a study said...

Facebook

Facebook plans to hire 10,000 in EU to build ‘metaverse’

Facebook plans to hire some 10,000 new employees across the EU over the next five years, the social media giant has said, to help build the so-called metaverse – a nascent on...

Platform Industry: Apple logo on a window

Apple warns of cybercrime risks if EU forces it to allow others’ software

Apple has ramped up its criticism of EU draft rules that would force it to allow users to install software from outside its App Store, saying that would boost the risk of cybercrim...

nvidia chipmaker

Sources: EU to investigate Nvidia’s $54 billion ARM bid

Nvidia’s $54 billion bid for UK chip designer ARM is expected to face an extended EU antitrust investigation after concessions offered last week failed to address competition...

Platform News: Google search engine

Google rivals want EU lawmakers to act via new tech rules

DuckDuckGo and three other search engine rivals to Google urged EU lawmakers to take action against the Alphabet unit via new tech rules, saying they have yet to see positive resul...

Platform News: European Union flags

EU mulls changes that could bring European companies under EU tech rules

European Union lawmakers may lower a threshold that determines which companies will be subject to new tech rules, a top EU lawmaker has said.

nvidia chipmaker

Nvidia offers EU concessions over $54 billion Arm deal

Nvidia has offered concessions in a bid to secure EU antitrust approval for its $54 billion acquisition of UK-based chip designer Arm, a European Commission filing showed.

Platform News: Telegram, the popular messaging app from Russia

Telegram says over 70 million new users joined during Facebook outage

Messaging app Telegram gained over 70 million new users during the latest Facebook outage, its founder Pavel Durov has said, as people worldwide were left without key messaging ser...

Platform News: Tech Titans including Facebook, Google, Amazon and Apple

EU lawmaker says US tech giants should be regulated where they are based

US tech giants such as Apple, Google, Facebook and Amazon should be regulated by the EU country where they are based under proposed EU rules, a top lawmaker said on Tuesday, knocki...

Platform News: Google

‘Consumers aren’t stupid’: Google lawyer rejects EU market abuse ruling

Billions of people use Google because it’s the best, not because of deals the company made to stay competitive, Google’s lawyer has said, wrapping up a week of testimon...