Threads, Meta’s competitor to X, now also available in Europe
Meta Platforms has also made its social media platform Threads available in Europe since Thursday. Whether the platform will become an X-killer in this region, remains to be seen.
Threads was previously launched by Meta in the U.S. as a potential competitor to Elon Musk's X and founded by Meta t... Read more
AI Act: OpenAI and Google may not violate copyrights
The contents of the AI Act were officially agreed upon last week. The agreement should clarify more concretely what types of AI are allowed within the EU and in which way. There will be obligations, which are not yet detailed, although it is clear that AI developers such as Google and OpenAI may no... Read more
AI Act: transparency requirements for ChatGPT remain general
Negotiations on the European AI Act would have produced an agreement on the required level of transparency that AI developers must provide in their models. Regarding the use of facial recognition and access to source code, discussions should come to an end today in an additional meeting.
On Wed... Read more
New EU cloud project aims to avoid repeat of earlier fiasco
Seven EU member states are finally allowed to put €1.2 billion into a common cloud project. The goal is to curb dependence on large U.S. hyperscalers.
It took a while, but there it is: the plans of seven member states to make Europe's cloud infrastructure more autonomous have finally been appr... Read more
TikTok tries to charm Europe with 12 billion for local datacenters
TikTok is promising to invest 12 billion euros in Europe over the next ten years. Datacenters in Ireland and Norway are set to house all the data of the company's Europe's 150 million users, while NCC Group has been brought in as an external authority to ensure the data's security.
TikTok will i... Read more
Meta to bring ailing Threads to Europe in December
Meta plans to launch Threads in Europe in December. The service, mostly seen as the alternative to X (formerly Twitter), could use a new boost.
In the middle of this year, Threads launched as Meta's intended competitor to X, which has had a tumultuous existence since its acquisition by Elon Musk... Read more
GSMA: European mobile data traffic growth puts pressure on investments
According to the global telecom industry association GSMA, European mobile data traffic will triple over the next four years. This growth will put additional pressure on the investments of European telecom operators. The brache organization ia therefore wondering whether European legislators will c... Read more
European tech startups hire 40 percent fewer staff
European startups in the tech industry are hiring about 40 percent fewer staff than last year, in turn bringing down salary increases. Staff retention is thus becoming more important, writes Tech Europe based on a report by HR tech specialist Ravio.
According to the report, hiring large amounts ... Read more
Experts denounce EU client-side scanning proposal: ‘Too many risks’
A group of European experts has plenty to criticize when it comes to the European Union's client-side scanning proposal. This is according to a report from a recent seminar on the subject by the umbrella European privacy regulator EDPS.
The EU wants to eventually implement client-side scanning o... Read more
Export restrictions ASML criticized by European Committee on International Trade
The chairman of the European Parliament's International Trade Committee says there must be a reaction to the export restrictions imposed by America on ASML. He argues that the restrictions violate international law. That is why the president wants to see Europe sit down with America.
Since the ... Read more