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EU fines Microsoft 561M euros for not giving customers a choice of browser

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Microsoft's penalties with the European Union continue to grow, as the organization hit the Windows maker with another 561-million euro fine on Wednesday....
EU fines Microsoft 561M euros for not giving customers a choice of browser

VIDEO: Are patent laws a wind-up?

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The European Union hopes to boost invention as it creates a single patent system for the whole region....
VIDEO: Are patent laws a wind-up?
Python v. Python: Software foundation fights for trademark in EU
Think Europeans are more into data privacy than Americans? Think again.
Google will face further scrutiny from EU regulators over 2012 privacy policy changes

Telefónica squares up to Amazon with Instant Servers global IaaS offering

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Telefónica, the giant Spanish telco, has just decided to take on Amazon around the world with Instant Servers, a public cloud service. Launched on Tuesday, the service’s virtual servers are optimized for mobile, enterprise and M2M applications. The infrastructure-as-a-service offering is the first product that Telefónica is selling to companies...
Telefónica squares up to Amazon with Instant Servers global IaaS offering

ACTA On Hold, But The Protests Continue In Serbia

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One reason the European Commission decided to refer ACTA to the European Court of Justice may have been in the hope that people would simply get bored and move on. It's certainly true that the cities of Europe aren't full of protesters as they were a couple of months ago,...
ACTA On Hold, But The Protests Continue In Serbia

EU Probes iPhone Contracts

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The European Union said it is looking into complaints from some telecoms operators that Apple's terms for carrying the iPhone are anticompetitive....
EU Probes iPhone Contracts

Electronics Firms Face EU Fines

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Royal Philips Electronics NV, Panasonic Corp., LG Electronics and three other firms face European Union fines later this month for allegedly fixing the prices of cathode-ray tubes used in televisions and computer monitors....
Electronics Firms Face EU Fines
ZTE and Huawei face EU investigation over predatory pricing

ACTA Approval On Hold While EU Commission Asks EU Court Of Justice To Weigh In

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It appears that ACTA's main political backers, the EU Commission, have finally realized that they were increasingly in trouble in terms of actually getting ACTA ratified. The EU's main negotiator on ACTA, Karel De Gucht has now said that the Commission is going to ask the EU Court of Justice...
ACTA Approval On Hold While EU Commission Asks EU Court Of Justice To Weigh In

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 publishes anti-trust decision over AppleCare from Italian authorities, must alter warranties by March

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We told you in December that Apple was being fined $1.2 million by Italian anti-trust authorities for “misleading consumers” with AppleCare warranties. At the time, the Autorità Garante della Concorrenza e del Mercato claimed Apple was failing to properly inform consumers of a two-year guarantee mandatory by Italian Consumer...
Apple publishes anti-trust decision over AppleCare from Italian authorities, must alter warranties by March

Unhappy Google's Not Changed Privacy Policy, EU Vows Six Individual EU Nations Will Press On

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The European Union’s privacy watchdog announced today that as Google hasn’t made suggested changes to its privacy policy, it will continue investigating. Well, six EU countries will, to see if there’s actual action to be taken against Google. The European Union’s... Please visit Marketing Land for the full article....
Unhappy Google's Not Changed Privacy Policy, EU Vows Six Individual EU Nations Will Press On

Beatles' First Single Enters Public Domain -- In Europe

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The Beatles remain the iconic pop group, so news on VVN/Music that their very first single has now entered the public domain is something of a landmark moment in music: The Beatles first single, Love Me Do / P.S. I Love You, has entered the public domain in Europe and...
Beatles' First Single Enters Public Domain -- In Europe
Germany reopens Facebook facial-recognition inquiry, Facebook defends its legal status

EU Offers Google a Chance to Avoid Fines Over Four Antitrust Concerns

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Google has "a matter of weeks" to address four antitrust issues identified by European Union antitrust regulators and avoid formal proceedings....
EU Offers Google a Chance to Avoid Fines Over Four Antitrust Concerns

EU probe into five telecom firms

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The European Union is investigating meetings between five of the region's biggest telecoms, including Vodafone and Deutsche Telekom....
EU probe into five telecom firms

German court slaps EU ban on Samsung's 7.7-inch Tab but somehow lets the 10-incher slide

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A few months before Apple is set to release a 7.85-inch tablet of its own, it has convinced a German court to ban Samsung’s similar-sized, year-old offering based on the look and feel of the 10-inch iPad. The ban would extend to the entire 27-member states of the EU should it...
German court slaps EU ban on Samsung's 7.7-inch Tab but somehow lets the 10-incher slide

EU Presses Google on Antitrust Issues

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Google was given the opportunity to offer remedies in a European Union antitrust case brought by more than a dozen companies, including Microsoft....
EU Presses Google on Antitrust Issues

Samsung Probed by EU Antitrust Regulator Over Mobile Patents

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Samsung Electronics Co. is being probed by European Union antitrust regulators over licensing of patents to other mobile-phone manufacturers....
Samsung Probed by EU Antitrust Regulator Over Mobile Patents

Today's Scuttlebot: Anonymous on Swartz, and Precious Obscurity

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The technology reporters and editors of The New York Times scour the Web for important and peculiar items. For Monday, selections include Eric Schmidt's daughter reporting on North Korea, strange book recommendations from an app that uses Facebook data and the European Union's $1.3 billion contest for financing science projects....
Today's Scuttlebot: Anonymous on Swartz, and Precious Obscurity
Consumer groups in 10 more EU countries seeking alterations to AppleCare

EU probe could could slow European vendors supplying tech for China's 4G deployment

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The European Union may be trying to protect its telecom equipment industry with its recent threat to investigate China over networking equipment imports. But the move could end up hurting the chances of Western vendors intent on supplying technology to China's upcoming 4G services launch, according to analysts....
EU probe could could slow European vendors supplying tech for China's 4G deployment

Intel Challenges Record-Setting $1.4 Billion EU Antitrust Fine

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Chipmaker Intel went to court in Luxembourg today to try to overturn a $1.45 billion antitrust fine imposed by European Union regulators in 2009, according to Reuters. The EU imposed the penalty — its largest ever — after finding that Intel had used anticompetitive tactics against rival Advanced Micro Devices....
Intel Challenges Record-Setting $1.4 Billion EU Antitrust Fine

EU court rejects Microsoft antitrust appeal, but shaves 4 percent off its fine

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The General Court of the European Union has rejected Microsoft's appeal of a 2008 European Commission antitrust ruling, but has reduced the fine Microsoft must pay from a!899 million (US$1.1 billion) to a!860 million....
EU court rejects Microsoft antitrust appeal, but shaves 4 percent off its fine

TripAdvisor Files Antitrust Complaint Against Google With EU

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TripAdvisor Inc. filed an antitrust complaint against Google Inc. with European Union regulators, adding a second set of allegations from online travel companies against the world’s largest search-engine operator....
TripAdvisor Files Antitrust Complaint Against Google With EU

EU parliament committee votes against air passenger data sharing bill

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European Union politicians are at loggerheads following a vote in the European Parliament on Wednesday that rejected proposals to store and share information on airline passengers.The Parliament's civil liberties committee voted against plans to share between E.U. countries the PNR (passenger name register) data of airline passengers, including their...
EU parliament committee votes against air passenger data sharing bill

Motorola, Google face probes in Europe, Australia

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Foreign regulators are taking a close look at Google and Motorola Mobility as federal regulators in the United States continue to work on their own antitrust probe into the tech giant. Officials in the European Union are looking at Motorola patents and Google’s search business, while a court in Australia...
Motorola, Google face probes in Europe, Australia

That was fast: The RTM build of Windows 8 has leaked onto a file sharing site near you

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According to The Verge, the final build of Windows 8 has leaked. Yes, it only took about 12 minutes. The build itself is an ‘N’ build which means that it does not contain Windows Media Player. For more on that, run a search for decisions of the European Union against Microsoft....
That was fast: The RTM build of Windows 8 has leaked onto a file sharing site near you
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