European Commission

Platform News: Delivery Services across the world

Gig-economy riders in Spain must become staff within 90 days under new rule

Food delivery companies based in Spain have three months to employ their couriers as staff under new rules approved on Tuesday by the government, one of the first laws in Europe re...

European Union and Apple

Source: European Union to hit Apple with antitrust charge this week

European Union antitrust regulators are set to charge iPhone maker Apple this week with blocking rivals on its App Store following a complaint by music streaming service Spotify, a...

Platform News: European Union flags

Sources: Apple faces European Union antitrust charge on Spotify complaint

Apple could face an EU antitrust charge sheet in the coming weeks following a 2019 complaint by music streaming service Spotify, two people familiar with the matter said.

Platform News: Epic Games, the maker of the Fortnite game

Epic Games takes Apple fight to European Union antitrust regulators

Epic Games has taken its fight against Apple to European Union antitrust regulators after failing to make significant headway in a US court in a dispute over the Apple’s paym...

Platform Industry News: Twitter

Twitter, Tumblr and Vimeo push back against EU rules on online content

Twitter along with three other US platforms have urged the EU to take a flexible approach towards harmful and illegal online content instead of blanket rules requiring takedown, sa...

European Union

EU: Tech giants face fines or even break-up if they breach new rules

Tech giants which violate new EU rules aimed at controlling their abilities could face penalties, be ordered to change their practices as well as be forced to break their European ...

Facebook

Facebook gains court backing in document row with EU regulators

Facebook has won backing from Europe’s second-highest court at a row with European Union antitrust regulators on exactly what the American company says are surplus requiremen...

Google Fitbit Wearables

Google sweetens Fitbit concessions, heading for EU okay

Google has tweaked its own concessions aimed at allaying European Union antitrust concerns regarding its contentious $2.1 million buy of Fitbit, individuals familiar with the issue...

Platform News: Amazon building

EU antitrust regulators may narrow Amazon investigation

EU antitrust regulators may narrow the scope of their year-long investigation into Amazon to speed up the case from the US e-commerce giant, people knowledgeable about the matter t...

Platform News: Apple logo

American app maker Blix in letter to EU’s says Apple not playing fair

US app maker Blix took its struggle against Apple into Europe as it laid out its grievances to EU antitrust chief Margrethe Vestager, saying that Apple is not playing fair.

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 ...

Platform Industry News: Amazon

Amazon UK pays just $8 million corporation tax as sales hit $17.5 billion

Amazon.com’s main UK subsidiary, Amazon UK Services Ltd, paid only 6.3 million pounds (approximately $8 million) in corporation tax in 2019 despite the group reporting over $...

Platform News: Social Media Giants, including Facebook, Google and Twitter

EU urges Facebook, Google and Twitter to do more against fake news

Two years later agreeing to a self-regulatory code of practice to tackle disinformation, Facebook, Alphabet’s Google, Twitter and other technology competitions must try harde...

TikTok

TikTok to join the EU code of conduct against hate speech

TikTok, owned by Chinese business ByteDance, will be joining the European Union’s voluntary code of conduct to combat illegal hate speech on the internet, the European Commis...

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