Belgian regulator sees no reason for Big Tech to pay for 5G rollout
The Belgian Institute for Postal services and Telecommunications (BIPT) has decided who it thinks should pay for the rollout of high-speed Internet in Europe. With the current knowledge of the matter, it says European telecom providers are able to finance everything on their own.
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Big Tech struggling to make money from generative AI
Despite Big Tech jumping on generative AI en masse, it's far from a cash cow for them as it stands. According to research by the Wall Street Journal, Big Tech is incurring hefty losses when offering the solutions.
Big Tech has fully embraced generative AI. Nevertheless, the companies in question... Read more
European telco operators call on Big Tech to pay for upgrades
The CEOs of major European telecom operators recently sent a collectively signed letter to the European Parliament. The letter calls for large tech companies to help pay for rolling out and maintaining telecom network infrastructure in the EU.
European telecom operators have been calling on the ... Read more
Big Tech boosts lobbies to European Union significantly
Big Tech companies are intensifying their lobbying the European Union and spending more money in Brussels. These are the findings from ngo Corporate Europe Observatory in cooperation with LobbyControl.
The research by the organizations that monitor corporate lobbying at the EU shows that a total... Read more
Big Tech does not want to comply with Digital Markets Act: lawsuits imminent
Big Tech is reluctant to see itself on the list of companies that must comply with the Digital Markets Act (DMA). On Sept. 6, European competition authorities will announce which companies will be subject to the rules and, by this, become recognized as gatekeepers. Big Tech is preparing its respons... Read more
Big Tech gets new rules from EU, what will you notice as a user?
Today, the Digital Services Act (DSA) officially goes into effect for 19 social media platforms and search engines. The rules tighten responsibilities on personalized advertising, unsafe content and automatic recommendations. What will you notice about this as a user?
The Digital Services Act g... Read more
Biden makes acquisitions harder for big tech
The United States is coming up with stricter guidelines for larger companies looking to make acquisitions. The new guidelines that have been presented seem to be aimed primarily at big tech, or Amazon, Facebook (Meta), Google (Alphabet) and Microsoft. This should give the FTC and the U.S. Departmen... Read more
Netherlands warns of European ‘internet tax’ for Big Tech
The Netherlands opposes the introduction of a European 'internet tax' for tech giants. This says Minister of Economic Affairs Micky Adriaansens in conversation with Reuters. According to her, this would unnecessarily drive up costs for consumers and violate net neutrality.
With her remark, the m... Read more
Telcos push EU to make big tech pay for network costs
Reuters reports that European telecom operators are pressuring the European Union to implement new laws that make big tech pay for network costs. According to the report, telcos want to the European Union to adopt laws similar to those currently in place in Australia.
In the past months, Europe... Read more
Digital Markets Act enters into force, European Union curbs big tech
The Digital Markets Act has entered into force. The new European rules restrict the power of the world's largest technology companies.
The Digital Markets Act took effect today. The European Commission drafted the law to tighten the reins on big tech. We explained the new rules in an earlier art... Read more