‘Microsoft makes another offer to change EU cloud practices’
Microsoft is trying to appease its rivals and thereby avoid an antitrust probe by the European Commission.
Reuters reports that Microsoft has offered to change its cloud computing practices to settle antitrust complaints filed by smaller rivals. The move is an attempt by the company to avoid a t... Read more
CMA concerned Broadcom VMware acquisition could raise server prices
Britain’s competition regulator recently raised awareness that the acquisition of VMware - by US chipmaker Broadcom - could increase the price of servers. As a result, the US$61 billion deal would be subject to an in-depth investigation. This is to ensure the regulator’s concerns are met.Broadc... Read more
EU lawmakers struggle to create rules for AI as industry booms
The rapid pace of development in artificial intelligence poses challenges for EU parliamentarians.
Quick-moving technological advances in technologies such as OpenAI's ChatGPT app are causing headaches for European Union lawmakers as they try to agree on new AI laws, sources have told Reuters.
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EC approves Orange acquisition, compliant with competitor commitments
The European Commission (EC) authorised Orange's proposed acquisition of VOO and Brutélé, under the EU Merger Regulation. Orange's approval is based on complete compliance with a commitments package.
Orange is a retail mobile and fixed telecommunications service supplier in Belgium, with its o... Read more
EC eyes Amazon, Apple and Spotify amid content law misconduct
Thierry Breton, the European Commissioner for Internal Market, says the Commission will closely watch tech companies. The EC wants to to ensure they comply with the new rules of the Digital Services Act (DSA).
Among these rules is one stipulation that companies disclose the exact number of Europ... Read more
Austrian regulators declare Meta tracking tools are illegal
The Austrian Data Protection authority has issued a decision stemming from a 2020 complaint.
The Austrian Data Protection Authority (DSB) has decided that the use of Facebook’s tracking pixel directly violates the EU's GDPR privacy law and the so-called “Schrems II” decision on transatlant... Read more
EU antitrust authorities postpone decision on Broadcom-VMware deal
The pending warning from the European Commission is just the latest in Broadcom's antitrust problems.
EU antitrust regulators have postponed their decision on US chipmaker Broadcom's proposed €57 billion takeover of VMware, according to Reuters. The decision, which the European Commission Comp... Read more
Qualcomm returns to court to fight another EU antitrust fine
The US chipmaker is hoping to find the same legal success it had last year.
Qualcomm found itself in the EU's General Court again this week as its lawyers sought to overturn a 242-million-euro EU antitrust fine levied by the European Commission Competition Authority. The legal proceedings are ta... Read more
EU’s Vestager targets Metaverse and ChatGPT for special attention
Competition Commissioner Vestager says that the new virtual world environments deserve scrutiny.
Last week an international group of competition regulation enforcers, academics and legislators met in Brussels to discuss the new challenges facing the "competition policy community". The conference... Read more
EU moves closer to antitrust action over Google’s ad technology
The EC competition authority is once more soliciting preparatory input from Google's rivals.
The European Commission is inching closer to what could be a massive fine for Google over its advertising technology, according to POLITICO.
The report says that Google may soon receive a "statement o... Read more