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US Congressmen expand call for violence warning label on nearly all video games

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Two US Congressmen Monday once again proposed a bill that would require the vast majority of video games to bear a warning label about content they consider "potentially damaging." Under the one-page Violence in Video Games Labeling Act [PDF link], packaging for all video games except those rated "EC"...
US Congressmen expand call for violence warning label on nearly all video games

Everything Everywhere, Telefonica and Vodafone win EU approval for joint UK mobile commerce platform

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Mobile operators, Everything Everywhere, Telefonica and Vodafone, have won approval from the European Commission to move ahead with a planned mobile commerce joint venture in the UK. News of the venture surfaced in March this year, when it was reported that the platform would provide brands and businesses with access to...
Everything Everywhere, Telefonica and Vodafone win EU approval for joint UK mobile commerce platform
EU gives Google until July 2nd to address anti-competitive search practices, says The Guardian

Nice Try: Motorola Wanted to License Every One of Apple's Patents

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Motorola Mobility’s request that Apple pay it patent royalties of 2.25 percent on sales of some iPhones and iPads in return for a license to its standard-essential patents, while aggressive, was not the most onerous demand in the two companies’ negotiations. According to the European Commission’s decision on Google’s...
Nice Try: Motorola Wanted to License Every One of Apple's Patents
Europe Takes Another Step Towards An Open Data Directive

Microsoft, Nokia, Oracle Fire Forth A Fresh Antitrust Complaint About Google In The EU - Dubbing Android A Mobile Marketplace "Trojan Horse"

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FairSearch.org group, a lobby group that counts Microsoft, Nokia and Oracle among its number, has filed a complaint about Google’s Android platform to the European Commission, describing Android as a “Trojan horse” designed to enable Google to “dominate the mobile marketplace and cement its control over consumer Internet data for online advertising...
Microsoft, Nokia, Oracle Fire Forth A Fresh Antitrust Complaint About Google In The EU - Dubbing Android A Mobile Marketplace "Trojan Horse"

What inspires EC's Neelie Kroes? Angry Birds

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The European Commission vice president sings the computing industry's praises -- but offers few suggestions to help it solve the EU's economic woes. [Read more]...
What inspires EC's Neelie Kroes? Angry Birds

EC: Samsung may have abused FRAND patents

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Samsung's efforts to seek injunctions against Apple for standards-essential patents in the mobile phone market may be an abuse of its dominant position and a violation of European Union antitrust rules, the European Commission said Friday....
EC: Samsung may have abused FRAND patents

Apple, publishers offer to settle EC antitrust investigation, allow rivals to sell discounted e-books

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Under investigation from the European Commission (EC) over reports that it had worked with major publishers to restrict e-book pricing, Apple and four publishers have offered to settle the case, offering retailers two years  of unrestricted pricing on books they sell. In a filing on the EC’s official website, the...
Apple, publishers offer to settle EC antitrust investigation, allow rivals to sell discounted e-books

CyberAgent Ventures adds some style to its portfolio in Taiwan with FashionGuide investment

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Japanese VC firm CyberAgent Ventures has continued to grow its portfolio in Taiwan after it invested an undisclosed amount into beauty and cosmetics-themed social networking site Fashionguide.com.tw. Users of the Chinese site post their own reviews of beauty and cosmetics products, which makes it an ideal destination for those wanting original ‘everyday’...
CyberAgent Ventures adds some style to its portfolio in Taiwan with FashionGuide investment
Panasonic, Samsung, LG, and others hit with record $1.9bn EU fine for TV price fixing

European Commission seeks Google search proposal comments

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The European Commission has opened itself up to comments from Google's competitors, concerning how the search giant should display links to rival services next to its own. The feedback request comes after Google struck a deal with the EC to end its two-year antitrust investigation into its search practices, with...
European Commission seeks Google search proposal comments

Costolo Defends Tweet Censoring Policy, Apple Appoints New VP Of Retail, German Court Really Bans Galaxy 10.1

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Breaking news from your editors at Fast Company, with updates all day.Starbucks Stores In India By August. Starbucks will open coffee shops in India by August, serving locally sourced coffee through a partnership with Tata Coffee. Tata Group and Starbucks are entering a joint venture and aim to open up...
Costolo Defends Tweet Censoring Policy, Apple Appoints New VP Of Retail, German Court Really Bans Galaxy 10.1

Google's rivals likely to reject offer of label in listings

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Attempts to settle long-running antitrust investigation by European Commission over market dominance continue to stallGoogle's rivals have indicated they will reject its offer to label its services in search listings, as it tries to settle a long-running antitrust investigation by the European Commission over its market dominance.The US search company's...
Google's rivals likely to reject offer of label in listings

Apple appeases the EC, announces Europe-only Lightning to microUSB adapter

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We do love products that only exist to circumvent the finer points of legislation (hello there, Aston Martin Cygnet), but even better are the ones that actually serve a purpose. To comply with the EC's insistence that all smartphones must have a microUSB connector, Apple has announced a Euro-specific...
Apple appeases the EC, announces Europe-only Lightning to microUSB adapter
Europe's plan for music licensing, and the artists that feel betrayed
The Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement: ACTA struggles to pass in Europe

The Future of Marketing Starts with Publishing Part 1

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I recently called for businesses to broaden their perspective of Social Media from an experimental stage of acting and reacting, to one of learning and leading through intelligence, participation, and also publishing. Creating social profiles and broadcasting tweets and status updates is elementary, whereas creating a meaningful presence through...
The Future of Marketing Starts with Publishing Part 1
European Commission suspects five biggest mobile carriers of collusion

US Government Still Leaning On Europe To Dilute Data Protection Reform Proposals

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The U.S. government is continuing to lobby Brussels to water down plans to reform privacy legislation. The European Union’s executive and legislative bodies are in the process of reforming the region’s data protection rules — a long overdue wrangle since current legislation dates back to 1995, when Facebook was not even...
US Government Still Leaning On Europe To Dilute Data Protection Reform Proposals

EU regulators investigating Windows 8 browser lock-out

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As part of its investigation into Microsoft's failure to properly offer a browser selection screen to Windows users in the EU, antitrust regulators have announced that they are examining whether Windows 8 prevents the installation and use of third-party browsers. Microsoft agreed to offer users a choice of browsers as...
EU regulators investigating Windows 8 browser lock-out

EU on Microsoft Browser Ballot Bungle: There Could Be Severe Consequences

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The European Commission has threatened Microsoft with severe penalties after discovering the company has failed to comply with a mandate to offer Windows users in Europe a choice of Web browsers. “We take compliance with our decisions very seriously,” EU Competition Commissioner Joaquin Almunia said Tuesday. “And I trusted the...
EU on Microsoft Browser Ballot Bungle: There Could Be Severe Consequences
Windows 7 SP1 "technical error" violated Microsoft's antitrust deal

Just Under Deadline, Google Responds to European Antitrust Concerns

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Google hit the European Commission’s deadline of January 31 to provide a substantive response to antitrust concerns — but just barely. The company submitted a proposal regarding what it is willing to settle earlier today, said sources, after negotiations in Brussels went to the wire. The big question is whether...
Just Under Deadline, Google Responds to European Antitrust Concerns

Only 4 days left -- Cast your vote for the European Technology Entrepreneur of the Year

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As you likely know by now, The Next Web is supporting the European Commission in the EC’s first year of the Europioneer awards. The goal of the awards is to recognize the European technology entrepreneur of the year, and the voting is about to close. There are only four days...
Only 4 days left -- Cast your vote for the European Technology Entrepreneur of the Year

Reuters will let data customers use rivals, for a price

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In the pantheon of anti-trust cases, dominance of stock ticker data is a rare and obtuse one. But that’s the charge Thomson Reuters is trying to avoid in Europe. In September, the European Commission preliminarily ruled the info firm may be abusing its dominant position in data feeds by stopping...
Reuters will let data customers use rivals, for a price

EU Competition Commissioner: "Microsoft Has Not Kept its Promises"

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Microsoft’s browers ballot bungle in Europe could end up costing the company dearly. EU Competition Commissioner Joaquin Almunia said Thursday that his agency is preparing to charge the company for accidentally removing the Browser Choice Screen from Windows 7 during a February 2011 update to the OS. That screen was...
EU Competition Commissioner: "Microsoft Has Not Kept its Promises"

European Commission reaches ebook deal with Apple and publishers

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The European Commission has officially reached a settlement with Apple and four publishers – Simon & Schuster, HarperCollins, Hachette and Macmillan’s parent company, Holtzbrinck — on ebook pricing. The U.S. Department of Justice reached a settlement with HarperCollins, Hachette and Simon & Schuster and it was approved in September. Apple and Holtzbrinck...
European Commission reaches ebook deal with Apple and publishers
Will there be an Amazon of Europe?
Proposed UK mobile payment standard sidelined after complaints from Google and Three
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