Microsoft shows European Windows 11 that can remove Bing and Edge
Microsoft previews a European Windows 11 version that complies with the Digital Markets Act. Changes appeared to be necessary mainly to give users more control over whether they want apps that the operating system provides by default.
Windows 11 23H2 was released yesterday in the Release Previe... Read more
Will Microsoft continue to impose Edge browser in Europe after all?
It seems that Microsoft is not making any changes to Windows after all to allow users to open links with their default browser. So Edge will continue to be forced on users.
Earlier, Windows Insider Preview build 23531 no longer seemed to impose the web browser Edge as the default browser. The c... Read more
WhatsApp tests feature to send messages directly to Telegram and Signal
Meta, as one of the designated gatekeepers, will have to comply with the Digital Markets Act. The social media giant has immediately started implementing the legislation on WhatsApp.
Last week, the European Commission announced which companies meet the term "gatekeeper" and thus must comply wit... Read more
Google parent, Amazon, Apple, Meta and Microsoft pointed out as ‘gatekeepers’
The European Commission appoints six tech companies as gatekeepers. Certain applications of these companies will, therefore, have to comply with the Digital Markets Act (DMA) from spring 2024.
The following companies were designated as gatekeepers by the European Commission today: Alphabet, Amaz... 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
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
EU calls for a 40-person antitrust team to enforce the DMA
An official announced that EU antitrust authorities are aiming to form a 40-person team and employ technology experts to limit big tech's dominance.
The Digital Markets Act (DMA) provides a set of do's and don'ts for Google, Meta, Amazon, Apple, Microsoft and other gatekeepers who control access... Read more
EU agrees on definitive version of Digital Markets Act
The European Commission, the European Council and the European Parliament agree on the content of the Digital Markets Act. The final laws and regulations set out to curb big tech dominance.
The Digital Markets Act includes limitations to the power of big tech companies such as Amazon, Google and... Read more
Germany’s antitrust chief wants to protect Bundeskartellamt from the DMA
Andreas Mundt, Germany's antitrust chief, is close to wrapping up the first of a new type of probe on big tech. However, impending rules enforced at the European Union level could threaten his pioneering work.
The year has seen competition authorities stirred up and seemingly determined to take ... Read more
US warns against IP, trade secret risks in the DMA and DSA
The European Union’s landmark rules requiring US Big tech to share information with rivals could risk the companies’ intellectual property and trade secrets. Who thinks that? The US government, at the behest of Big Tech.
In a document seen by Reuters, the gatekeepers who control all the data... Read more