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EU Commission seeks help in 'shaping the app economy', spending €100 million

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To whom it may concern: the European Commission has two interesting Brussels-based workshops lined up in the next few weeks that you might be interested in participating in. Shining a light on Europe’s app economy One is dubbed Eurapp and aims to ‘shape the future app economy in Europe’ –...
EU Commission seeks help in 'shaping the app economy', spending €100 million

Europe wants to smash 'barriers' to digital health

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One of the next hot areas of digital investment is connected health management. The number of apps that help empowered patients take charge of their own conditions is growing, and investors are piling in. But that growth is uneven. Whilst the sector is taking off in the United States, Europe acknowledges...
Europe wants to smash 'barriers' to digital health

EC cloud plan addresses data protection problem. Sort of.

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The European Commission says its eagerly-anticipated new cloud computing strategy, released Thursday, could add 2.5 million jobs and boost the EU’s gross domestic product by €160 billion in the next eight years. In many ways, this call to action, which also talks up green energy initiatives such as the use of a new...
EC cloud plan addresses data protection problem. Sort of.
Skype and Spotify founders join Rovio's chairman in EU initiative to inspire web startups

EC Says Telco Standards Could Make €110 Billion New Digital Content Market

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The European Commission reckons it could unlock €110 ($147.99/£93.27) billion a year in new digital business by harmonising rules for the bloc’s telecoms market. A study it commissioned from Ecorys, published on Tuesday, says the gain would come to content and telco operators from telecom rules that were revised...
EC Says Telco Standards Could Make €110 Billion New Digital Content Market

Is Neelie Kroes Implicitly Calling For Your Assistance For Copyright Reform?

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Neelie Kroes, the Vice President of the European Commission and politician in charge of the Digital Agenda, announced the impressive ambitions of the EU to support the ongoing technology revolution in a recent speech in Brussels. Repeatedly, she calls for radical reform of policy and public R&D investment. The speech...
Is Neelie Kroes Implicitly Calling For Your Assistance For Copyright Reform?

Mobile roaming costs cut again

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From July, costs of making and receiving calls abroad, and data roaming, will fall further into line with domestic chargesMobile phone roaming charges will fall again from July following a European Parliament vote.The cuts are the latest step towards a European Commission goal of reducing the gap between domestic and...
Mobile roaming costs cut again

Winning with a $1BN service design: the future of mobile is just starting!

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This sponsored post is produced by Harald Neidhardt (@hneidhardt), Founder & Curator of MLOVE Inc. “Oh Wow” – the mobile industry and venture community was taken by storm last week with the $1 billion dollar exit of Instagram to Facebook. With all the discussions about value and timing of the...
Winning with a $1BN service design: the future of mobile is just starting!

EU Commissioner: States Must Work Together on Cybersecurity

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Internet security cannot be left to the national security agencies said the E.U.'s Digital Agenda Commissioner on Wednesday as she outlined her plans for a......
EU Commissioner: States Must Work Together on Cybersecurity

EU trade committee to vote this week on ACTA

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Despite the fact that ACTA was seemingly on its deathbed just last month, the European Union’s International Trade Committee (INTA) is now set to meet this Thursday, June 21 in Brussels to give its recommendation to the European Parliament as a whole. This vote is the most significant in the run-up to...
EU trade committee to vote this week on ACTA

EU Digital Commissioner Pushes For Better European 4G Rollout To Support iPhone, iPad And Others

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The European Union’s Commissioner For The Digital Agenda Neelie Kroes told a conference in Brussels on Tuesday that the EU’s member nations should throw their support behind a plan to invest EU funds in 4G network expansion and improvement, in order to provide their citizens with consistent, widespread access to...
EU Digital Commissioner Pushes For Better European 4G Rollout To Support iPhone, iPad And Others

EC Reforms Aim To Make It Easier For Europe's Telcos To Work Together, Share Assets -- FT

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The European Commission is planning a series of far-reaching reforms this year to support the formation of a pan-European telecoms market, according to the FT. Talking to the newspaper in an interview published yesterday, Neelie Kroes, a VP of the EC and Commissioner for the digital agenda, said: “We’re working on a range of measures...
EC Reforms Aim To Make It Easier For Europe's Telcos To Work Together, Share Assets -- FT

France will cut funding to its piracy police

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France’s new culture minister is not yet promising to disband the country’s internet piracy enforcement agency, Hadopi. But she already is already planning to cut its budget and to dissuade it from kicking people off the internet. Aurélie Filippetti has commissioned former Canal+ pay-TV CEO Pierre Lescure to lead a wide-ranging...
France will cut funding to its piracy police

EU to Launch Net Neutrality Strategy

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New European rules on net neutrality will oblige Internet service providers to be transparent about connection speed and stop blocking competing services such as Microsoft Corp.’s Skype, European Union technology chief Neelie Kroes said Tuesday. The EU commissioner for the digital agenda will launch the first EU-wide strategy on net...
EU to Launch Net Neutrality Strategy

'Social fingerprint' firm Trustev wins the EU Commission's Tech All Stars startup competition

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Europe has its fair share of hub cities for Internet tech, but it wasn’t a startup from London, Berlin, Stockholm or Dublin that won the European Commission’s Tech All Stars competition yesterday. Instead it was Trustev, based in Cork on the south coast of Ireland that took the prize. Now...
'Social fingerprint' firm Trustev wins the EU Commission's Tech All Stars startup competition

Less digging and more speed: how Europe plans to get back on the broadband track

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Europe’s digital agenda chief, Neelie Kroes, may have lost all her funding for ensuring fast broadband coverage across the continent by 2020, but she’s still not giving up hope. Her latest push, unveiled on Tuesday, has two main strands: cutting some of the red tape around deploying 4G masts and...
Less digging and more speed: how Europe plans to get back on the broadband track

4G for the win: European Commission forces member states to open extra spectrum by June 2014

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The European Commission (EC) today announced that it has decided to add another 120 MHz to the radio spectrum portfolio for 4G technologies – such as LTE – around the paid terrestrial 2 GHz band. At present, this band is used only for UMTS wireless communications known as 3G networks....
4G for the win: European Commission forces member states to open extra spectrum by June 2014

EU intent on delivering 30Mbps broadband to everyone by 2020

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Under the European Union’s Digital Agenda for Europe, all member states are to offer a minimum level of 30Mbps broadband to everybody by 2020. (Some countries, like Denmark and Finland, are already nearly there.) But last month, over $9 billion designated to accelerate this broadband deployment was slashed from the EU...
EU intent on delivering 30Mbps broadband to everyone by 2020

European Commission to back 12 Euro startups in ‘Tech All Stars’ competition

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The European Commission is doing its best to embed itself further in the European startup and investor ecosystem, and gearing up to make its second Digital Agenda Assembly a success (we’ll be there, by the way). In partnership with pan-European investor group Rainmaking, the EC is also organizing a startup...
European Commission to back 12 Euro startups in ‘Tech All Stars’ competition

EU aims to beat US in chip race

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Europe's Digital Agenda Commissioner on Thursday set out plans for the European Union to produce more micro- and nano-chips than the United States in the next seven years....
EU aims to beat US in chip race
Fat-Cat Carriers Unworried By Chat Apps Passing SMS Texting

EU Commission updates its "digital to-do list" with 7 new key priorities; emphasis on high-speed broadband

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As announced this morning by VP Neelie Kroes in a press conference in Brussels, the European Commission has adopted seven new priorities for the original ‘Digital Agenda for Europe’, which aims to stimulate the digital economy across all European member states and address many of its societal challenges through technology....
EU Commission updates its "digital to-do list" with 7 new key priorities; emphasis on high-speed broadband

You'll never browse alone: Liverpool FC rolls out free WiFi for fans at Anfield stadium, a UK first

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Liverpool Football Club is rolling out a new WiFi network in its stadium, as it looks to capitalize on the growth of digital content created and shared during matches. The words ‘football’ and ‘digital’ are becoming increasingly intertwined, as the corporate behemoths of Europe’s elite strive to better engage their...
You'll never browse alone: Liverpool FC rolls out free WiFi for fans at Anfield stadium, a UK first

E.U. must invest in security technologies, says official

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Digital agenda commissioner Neelie Kroes wants the E.U. to invest in security technologies, and also called for more transparency in the security product market during a speech at the Infosecurity Europe conference in London on Tuesday....
E.U. must invest in security technologies, says official

EC Wades In On Connected TV, Cross-Border Content Regulation In New Green Paper

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The European Commission believes that, alongside the rise of smartphones, tablets and other TV replacements, by 2016 connected TVs could be used in the majority of European homes — up from around 40.4 million today. Today it released a Green Paper to lay the groundwork for how it might cope...
EC Wades In On Connected TV, Cross-Border Content Regulation In New Green Paper

European Net Usage Growth Opens Doors for International Business

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Internet usage in the European Union is rising and it's no accident - the EU and United Kingdom governments are investing in policies to boost their digital economies. Their carefully considered Digital Agenda aims to improve Internet business opportunities by boosting broadspeed and getting more people online. What's more, each...
European Net Usage Growth Opens Doors for International Business

Get rid of 'digital handcuffs', says European Commission vice-president

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Neelie Kroes echoes comments made by Sir Tim Berners-Lee, backing open web and saying rigid approach can limit innovationThe openness of the web needs to be protected and "digital handcuffs" need to be removed, Neelie Kroes, the vice-president of the European Commission with responsibility for Europe's digital agenda, has said.Speaking...
Get rid of 'digital handcuffs', says European Commission vice-president

EU Commission starts big-name 'Leaders Club' to advise on European Web entrepreneurship

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If you’re a regular reader of this blog, you’ll know that the European Commission is making some efforts to stimulate more people across the European Union to at least consider becoming a tech entrepreneur. One way to do this is to look at ways to change the typical cultural reaction...
EU Commission starts big-name 'Leaders Club' to advise on European Web entrepreneurship

Czechs pull plug on 4G spectrum auction after carriers bid too much

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Radio spectrum auctions are generally supposed to be about assigning spectrum in the most efficient way, so that new mobile services run as well as possible. That said, they also make money for governments, and some see this as their primary purpose. Not so the Czech telecoms regulator, CTU, which...
Czechs pull plug on 4G spectrum auction after carriers bid too much

How can the European Commission make life better for startups? It wants your ideas.

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The European Commission is looking to strengthen conditions for EU startups, and it has launched a consultation to collect views from the continent’s tech entrepreneurs about what its priorities should be. When it comes to embracing startups, the European Commission has come a long way in a short time. In...
How can the European Commission make life better for startups? It wants your ideas.
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