European Commission wants to investigate Broadcom’s VMware acquisition
The European Commission (EC) may investigate Broadcom's VMware acquisition to rule out the possibility of an unfair market position.
The EC is responsible for investigating large acquisitions. A probe of Broadcom's €57 billion takeover of VMware is seemingly routine. Not so, writes the Financ... Read more
Intel seeks to recoup €593 million euros in interest from EU
After winning an appeal on an antitrust fine, Intel wants payback.
US chipmaker Intel filed a claim for €593 million euros ($624 million) in interest from the European Commission, according to reporting in Reuters. The claim comes five months after the company convinced Europe's second-top co... Read more
Regulator wants Big Tech privacy cases handled at the EU level
The bloc's privacy regulator laments the lax enforcement by the member states.
Cross-border Big Tech privacy cases should be handled by the EU watchdog rather than national agencies, the head of the bloc's data protection watchdog said on Friday. According to Reuters, he went on to lament the po... Read more
EU General Court frees Qualcomm from $1.05 billion antitrust fine
The European Union's second-highest court annulled a $1.05 billion sentence imposed on Qualcomm for its business practices in the mobile modem industry.
Qualcomm is one of the most well-known manufacturers of modem chips, which are used to link mobile devices to carrier networks. One of its clie... Read more
EC tech startup fund is hit by delays
The European Commission's fund to accelerate tech growth has hit some snags.
The European Commission startup fund was supposed to accelerate advanced technologies and fill a funding gap — but the firms that need the cash to grow are facing delays that are starting to hurt their business., acco... Read more
Google challenges billion-euro fine in European General Court
Google is calling on Europe's second-highest court to dismiss a billion-euro fine for abuse of power.
In 2019, Google received an antitrust fine of €1.5 billion. According to the European Commission, Google abused its power in the digital advertising market for ten years.
Google sells ads t... Read more
EU, US and 32 countries back decentralised internet
All European member states, the US and 32 other countries signed the 'Declaration for the Future of the Internet'. The declaration describes a vision of the future internet: decentralised, democratic and fair. Those that sign promise to contribute.
The 'Declaration for the Future of the Interne... Read more
Apple face new EU charges next week, Financial Times reports
According to Financial Times (FT), the EU plans to accuse Apple of blocking financial groups from the Apple pay system.
The EU will bring an antitrust charge against the tech giant (Apple) over how it functions the “Apple Pay” digital wallet, reports FT. The report further claims charges wil... Read more
European Commission “welcomes” new Digital Services Act
The new law will have sweeping effects on the online services we all use.
The EC last week announced the agreement between the European Parliament and EU Member States on the proposal on the Digital Services Act (DSA), proposed by "the Commission in December 2020. The DSA sets out an "unpreceden... Read more
The Netherlands wants to invest €230 million in chip industry
The Dutch government wants to invest €230 million in the European chip industry. The funding's intended for NXP, ASML, Nearfield Instruments, ThermoFischer and SMART Photonics.
The plan has been known since 2021. On 21 September, the government presented a budget of 300 million for investments... Read more