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Europe’s recharged antitrust chief makes her five year pitch to be digital EVP

Europe’s recharged antitrust chief makes her five year pitch to be digital EVP Europe’s competition commissioner Margrethe Vestager, set for a dual role in the next Commission, faced three hours of questions from members of four committees in the European Parliament this afternoon, as MEPs got their chance to interrogate her priorities […]

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How UK VCs are managing the risk of a ‘no deal’ Brexit

How UK VCs are managing the risk of a ‘no deal’ Brexit Grab your economic zombie mask: A Halloween “no deal” Brexit is careening into view. New prime minister Boris Johnson has pledged that the country will leave the European Union on October 31 with or without a deal — “do or die” […]

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Apple says Spotify exaggerated how much ‘App Store tax’ it pays

Apple says Spotify exaggerated how much ‘App Store tax’ it pays In March, Spotify filed a complaint against Apple with the European Commission over the so-called “Apple tax” and claims of restrictive rules regarding the App Store. In the time since, Apple has responded with the launch of a website that takes […]

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EU goes after Valve for ‘geo-blocking’ Steam activation codes

EU goes after Valve for ‘geo-blocking’ Steam activation codes Seemingly the sole government body policing tech platforms, the ole’ European Union, is now taking aim at desktop gaming’s biggest storefront, Steam, and its creator Valve. The commission sent a “Statements of Objections” to Valve and five other video game publishers, raising a […]

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EU calls for increased security, but doesn’t ban Huawei 5G products

EU calls for increased security, but doesn’t ban Huawei 5G products The European Union’s current approach to potential cybersecurity threats posed by Huawei 5G products is caution, but not an outright ban. The topic was the subject of new recommendations issued by the E.U. this week in response to U.S. calls to […]

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Tech regulation in Europe will only get tougher

Tech regulation in Europe will only get tougher European governments have been bringing the hammer down on tech in recent months, slapping record fines and stiff regulations on the largest imports out of Silicon Valley. Despite pleas from the world’s leading companies and Europe’s eroding trust in government, European citizens’ staunch support […]

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Marketplace giants sign EU pledge to remove dangerous goods faster

Marketplace giants sign EU pledge to remove dangerous goods faster Ecommerce giants Alibaba, Amazon, eBay and Rakuten have agreed to speed up the removal of dangerous goods being sold on their online marketplaces within the European Union. The EU’s executive body, the Commission, said the four companies have committed to responding to […]

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Europe eyeing bot IDs, ad transparency and blockchain to fight fakes

Europe eyeing bot IDs, ad transparency and blockchain to fight fakes European Union lawmakers want online platforms to come up with their own systems to identify bot accounts. This is as part of a voluntary Code of Practice the European Commission now wants platforms to develop and apply — by this summer […]

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Segment has a plan to help companies comply with GDPR data privacy requests

Segment has a plan to help companies comply with GDPR data privacy requests  Segment is a startup that helps companies collect customer data from a variety of siloed sources and place that data in a single usable record. Today, it announced it has added a new tool to prepare for the EU’s GDPR […]

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Crunch Report | Google’s Big Ol’ Hardware Day

Crunch Report | Google’s Big Ol’ Hardware Day All the goodies, like Pixel 2, Pixelbook, Clips, Home Mini and Pixel Buds from Google’s Hardware Event, self-driving car company Voyage is testing cars at a retirement home and the EU says Ireland isn’t taxing Apple enough. All this on Crunch Report. Read More […]

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