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Biden makes acquisitions harder for big tech

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

date7 months ago
Netherlands warns of European ‘internet tax’ for Big Tech

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

date12 months ago
Telcos push EU to make big tech pay for network costs

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

date1 year ago
‘Dutch schools store large amounts of data in US clouds’

‘Dutch schools store large amounts of data in US clouds’

Colleges and universities in the Netherlands reportedly store a disproportionate amount of data in major US public cloud environments. Nearly all Dutch universities use at least one US cloud environment. According to researchers from the Delft University of Technology, the University of Vienna a... Read more

date1 year ago
Deutsche Telekom and Orange urge big tech to shoulder network costs

Deutsche Telekom and Orange urge big tech to shoulder network costs

Deutsche Telekom, Orange, Telefonica and 13 other European telecommunications companies launched a bold drive for big tech to contribute to network expenses on Monday, referencing the energy crisis and EU climate change targets as justifications. The appeal comes as the European Commission seeks... Read more

date1 year ago
UK telco regulator announces probe into the cloud services market

UK telco regulator announces probe into the cloud services market

Ofcom, the UK's national telecom regulator, announced a probe into the competition in the cloud services market, a segment dominated by hyperscalers like AWS, Microsoft Azure and Google Cloud. Ofcom announced that it would investigate additional digital marketplaces within the next year, coverin... Read more

date1 year ago
EU will consult on big tech contributions to telco networks in 2023

EU will consult on big tech contributions to telco networks in 2023

According to EU industry director Thierry Breton, the European Commission will start discussions on whether internet companies should shoulder part of the expenses of Europe's telecoms network early next year. Europe's telecommunications providers have long advocated for financial contributions ... Read more

date1 year ago
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