European Commission

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...

European Commission

Google urges EU to be flexible in setting digital rule book

Google urged the European Commission on Thursday to prevent a one-size-fits-all approach into the technology sector in its coming Digital Services Act.

Fitbit

Google’s Fitbit deal hits a European Union roadblock

Google’s bid to take on Apple and Samsung in the wearable technology market by buying Fitbit has hit a hurdle as European Union regulators launched an investigation into the ...

Platform News: Facebook on a smartphone

Facebook sues EU antitrust regulator for excessive data requests

Facebook is suing European Union antitrust regulators for requesting information beyond what’s necessary, including highly personal details, because of their ongoing investig...

European Commission

European Union sets out rules for 5G small antennas in boost for data capacity

The European Commission has taken another step towards accelerating up the rollout of high speed 5G across the European Union by adopting rules for small antennas, which are key to...

European Commission

European Commission seeks feedback to extending rules ending roaming fees

The European Commission has sought feedback to its planned extension of rules which ended mobile roaming charges across the bloc three years ago, with the move likely to trigger ba...

Platform News: Apple logo

Apple’s App Store, Apple Pay targeted by EU antitrust regulators

Apple is being investigated by EU antitrust regulators over its App Store and mobile payment system Apple Pay as the bloc turns up the heat on gatekeepers of online platforms on wh...

Platform News: fake news, political bias, section 230 and misinformation on social media

EU should beef up fake news pledge involving Google, Facebook, Twitter – study

The European Union should strengthen a voluntary pledge, to which Facebook, Google and Twitter signed up to combat fake news, with sanctions to make it a more effective tool, a stu...

Jeff Bezos

US House panel calls on Amazon’s Bezos to testify on third-party sellers

The US House of Representatives Judiciary Committee has called on Amazon.com CEO Jeff Bezos to testify to the panel about allegations that the online retailer uses data from its ow...