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Vestager says tech giants may prefer EU fines to compliance, cites Apple

Some US tech giants may prefer to pay a fine rather than comply with antitrust rules, the European Union’s antitrust chief said, and cited Apple’s fight with the Nether...

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Europe’s bid for AI standard faces long road, EU lawmakers say

Europe’s effort to set a standard for artificial intelligence will likely take more than a year, with the debate focusing on whether facial recognition should be banned and w...

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EU: WhatsApp has until end of Feb to clarify privacy policy change

Facebook unit WhatsApp has been given until the end of February to explain changes to its privacy policy and whether this complies with EU consumer protection laws after complaints...

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Microsoft’s $16 billion Nuance bid gets EU antitrust approval

The European Commission has granted Microsoft unconditional antitrust approval for its $16 billion bid for artificial intelligence and speech technology company Nuance Communicatio...

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Facebook to win conditional EU nod for Kustomer buy, sources say

Facebook is set to gain EU antitrust approval for its acquisition of Kustomer after offering remedies that allow rival products to function with those of the U.S. customer service ...

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EU Parliament backs tough new rules to rein in US tech titans

EU lawmakers have voted to beef up draft rules to rein in US tech giants, including extending the scope to their retailing activities and to their business users outside Europe, as...

Platform News: Software titan Microsoft building

EU antitrust regulator seeks input on Microsoft’s $16 billion Nuance deal

EU’s antitrust regulator is taking a deeper look into Microsoft Corp’s $16 billion deal for transcription technology company Nuance Communications, asking customers and...

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EU countries agree on common stance on new rules for US tech giants

EU countries have now agreed on a common position on new rules to curb the power of US tech giants and force them to do more to police their platforms for illegal content.

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EU rules aim for more transparency in targeted political ads

US tech giants will have to provide more data on their targeted political ads or risk fines up to 4% of their global turnover under draft EU rules seen by journalists, part of the ...

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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...

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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 ...

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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: 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...

Platform News: Google

Google tells court ‘staggering’ $5 billion EU antitrust fine flawed

A $5 billion antitrust fine by the EU was based on flawed calculations, Google has said, urging Europe’s second-highest court to scrap or reduce what it said was not an appro...

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