Europe

Platform Industry: Microsoft operating system users

60,000 computer systems possibly exposed in Germany to Microsoft flaw

As many as 60,000 computer systems in Germany were exposed to a flaw that allows unauthorized users to access systems in Microsoft Corp’s email software, the head of its cybe...

Web Summit

Web Summit to license conference software, UN is its first customer

The organisers of Europe’s largest tech conference, Web Summit, have said they would start licensing out their conference software, with the United Nations as their first cus...

Platform Industry: Microsoft operating system users

Microsoft teams up with EU publishers amid Facebook’s Australian spat

Microsoft and European media groups have urged EU regulators to require online platforms to seek arbitration in disagreements over how to share revenues with news publishers, a sti...

Platform Industry: Amazon branding on screen

Amazon and Apple stay away from French initiative for Big Tech

Amazon and Apple have not signed up to a brand new French initiative to get global tech firms to publicly commit to fundamentals including paying their fair share of taxes, governm...

Platform News: Apple logo on the side of a building

Privacy activist files complaints against Apple’s tracking tool

A group led by privacy activist Max Schrems has filed complaints with German and Spanish data protection authorities over Apple’s internet tracking tool, alleging that it all...

Platform News: Amazon packages

Europe charges Amazon with using dominance and data to squeeze rivals

The European Union charged Amazon with damaging international competition within the retail space, alleging that the US tech titan uses its size, power and information to obtain an...

Platform News: Facebook on a smartphone

Facebook launches dating service in Europe

Facebook has said it is launching its own dating service in 32 European countries after the rollout was postponed earlier this season due to regulatory concerns.

Platform News: Huawei Technologies

Sweden bans Huawei and ZTE from upcoming 5G networks

Sweden has banned telecoms gear from Huawei Technologies and ZTE within its own 5G community, linking other European nations that have restricted the use of Chinese providers on sa...

Platform Industry News: Huawei Technologies retail shop in China

US sanctions turn up heat but Huawei serving European 5G clients

Chinese telecom giant Huawei Technologies is finding it harder to counter US sanctions made to fend off its accessibility to semiconductors but will continue to function European 5...

Digital Tax US

Wanted: global digital tax push after pandemic, US vote stall talks

Negotiators from 140 countries will inquire Washington and its own G20 partners this week to reaffirm political support for global rules to tax digital giants following the coronav...

Platform Industry: Microsoft logo

Microsoft Corp plans to build hub for cloud services in Greece

Microsoft is to construct a data centre hub in Greece as it erupts in cloud solutions infrastructure in the nation, a boon to an economy weakened by a decade-long debt crisis and t...

Panetta ECB Digital Currency

ECB must prepare to issue a digital euro

The European Central Bank should prepare to issue a digital euro to complement banknotes “if and when” it becomes necessary, ECB board member Fabio Panetta has said tod...

Platform Industry: Huawei, 5G infrastructure and the EU

Huawei Technologies ready to reveal its inner workings

Huawei Technologies is prepared to be thoroughly analysed to demonstrate that its technology doesn’t pose any threat to the states that includes its gear in the invention of ...

Platform News: Google movements

Bing, along with smaller firms, win Google’s Android search auction in Europe

Microsoft’s Bing, PrivacyWall and Info.com were among the search engines which won a penny auction by Alphabet’s Google to show up as search choices on new Android appa...

Platform News: Amazon packages

Amazon orders 1,800 electric vans for European deliveries

Amazon.com has ordered 1,800 electric vans from Mercedes-Benz because of its European shipping fleet, as part of the internet merchant’s plans to run a carbon neutral busines...