Shockingly, the European Union may turn out to be ordinary Americans’ best friend.
Google’s proposed concessions mean you could one day see a little Bing in your Google.
Google is about to get hit with another round of investigations from European regulators — a day after its privacy director announced she was stepping down.
Microsoft has been fined $731 million (561 million euros) by the European Union for failing to offer consumers a choice of which browser to use and making Internet Explorer the default.
Microsoft had six pieces of news come out today, including the Surface worldwide expansion, Yammer’s new translation service, and getting slapped with regulatory fines from the EU.
What comes after LTE? Europe’s digital chief, Neelie Kroes, is determined to find out.
The European Commission promises to soon release a “statement of objections” regarding Samsung’s patent lawsuits across the EU.
After all, Santa knows who’s naughty and who’s nice.
Google’s not just smart about search, mobile operating systems, and online advertising. The company is also very smart about keeping the money it earns via clever tax avoidance schemes.
And we thought it was just big U.S. window-manufacturing corporations that the European Union targeted in antitrust-like investigations.
A “technical error” could cost Microsoft over $7 billion in fines from the EU.
You’d think we’d be finished with all the nasty antitrust legal issues surrounding computer operating systems by now. Windows is still powerful, but it’s a shadow of its former monopolistic self, and Mac OS X, iOS, Android, and Linux are all viable, strong, healthy competitors in various niches of the computing ecosystem.
Software giant Microsoft told EU regulators today a “technical error” prevented a mandated browser-choice option being part of its just-updated Windows 7 operating system. The company apologized to the European Commission and said it would offer the browser choice option for an added 15 months.
The European Union competition commission is expected to release its finding on whether Google violated antitrust regulations in the next few days, according to a new letter from consumer rights group the European Consumer Organisation (BEUC).
Google’s planned acquisition of Motorola Mobility has just officially passed muster in the European Union.
Apple is once again in hot water with the European Commission, this time over its pricing strategies with e-book publishers.
After a German court granted that Samsung’s Galaxy Tab 10.1 could be sold in most of Europe, Apple this week brought the case to the Netherlands to push for the ban of Samsung’s entire Galaxy line of smartphones and tablets.
Samsung is now allowed to sell its Galaxy Tab 10.1 tablet again in most of Europe after a German court lifted an injunction on the device requested by Apple.
Though Samsung told VentureBeat on Tuesday the company had “no notice” Apple was requesting an injunction to ban the Galaxy Tab 10.1 tablet in Europe, a report today says Samsung knew what Apple was up to.
Internet video chat company Skype confirmed on Monday that eight executives have left the company following Microsoft’s huge $8.5 billion buyout offer in May. The company did not say whether the executives were laid off or resigned, but Bloomberg suggests they were fired. Bloomberg, however, did not mention any grounds for firing.
In the latest blow to Google’s ever-expanding online ambitions, the European Commission, the executive body of the European Union, has opened an antitrust investigation into Google’s practices in online advertising. According to allegations made by Microsoft‘s German subsidiary Ciao.de, British price comparison site Foundem, and French legal search specialist Ejustice, Google has discriminated against competitors by placing their links lower in search results than its own services, thus abusing its dominant position in online search.