Browsing: Margrethe Vestager

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Hey EU, how about going after Apple, too?

The European Commission had solid antitrust reasons for fining Google €4.3-billion for violations including the bundling of certain apps with the Android operating system – and for not going after Apple for similar behaviour. Yet, from a consumer’s point of view, Apple should get the same kind of attention.

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Trump tears into EU over Google fine

US President Donald Trump lashed out at the European Union’s $5-billion fine against Google over its mobile phone operating system in the latest trade-related salvo fired from the White House.

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Qualcomm fined €1bn over Apple chip payments

Qualcomm has been fined €997m by the European Union for paying Apple to shun rival chips in its iPhones. The largest maker of chips that help run smartphones “paid billions of US dollars to a key customer, Apple

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How to tackle tech giants’ growing dominance

People in the US, not just in the European Union, are finally getting worried about tech sector leaders’ market dominance and the political power it confers. Unfortunately, the solutions gaining traction are the kind of anti-monopoly

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EU slaps Google with record €2.4bn fine

Google lost its biggest regulatory battle yet, getting a record €2.4bn fine from European Union enforcers who say the search-engine giant skewed results in its favour to thwart smaller shopping search services. Google has 90 days to “stop its

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Democracy never faced a threat like Facebook

The social media giants based in the US may soon face a new attack in Europe. There’s a perception among activists and officials that the basis of their business model – targeted advertising – can be a threat to democracy. In a speech on

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WhatsApp sued by consumer watchdog

A German consumer group has sued Facebook’s WhatsApp in a Berlin court over clauses that allow the messaging service to collect and transfer user data between the platforms. The suit is challenging the privacy terms WhatsApp

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Google may face new antitrust probe

The European Union is taking steps that could lead to a third antitrust complaint against Google, this time over its lucrative advertising services, according to three people familiar with the EU investigation. EU officials sent the search giant’s