Tag: European Union

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Microsoft no longer forces Edge browser on European users

Microsoft no longer forces Edge browser on European users

From now on, Windows users within the EU can open all links with their default browser of choice instead of Edge. Microsoft thus appears to be yielding to the continued pressure from European regulations. In the current version of Windows 11, Microsoft apps open links via the Edge browser by def... Read more

date8 months ago
The Teams-EU saga proves authorities rarely get a grip on Big Tech

The Teams-EU saga proves authorities rarely get a grip on Big Tech

In 2020, Slack sounded the alarm: Teams' bundling within Office 365 by Microsoft was said to be unsporting. This allegedly prevents other meeting platforms from competing fairly with the tech giant's product. The EU is investigating, but as is often the case, it seems to be too little, too late. A ... Read more

date9 months ago
EU approves law requiring replaceable batteries

EU approves law requiring replaceable batteries

Portable electronic devices must have replaceable batteries in the EU from 2027. A bill to this effect has been adopted by the Council of Europe. All European legislative bodies have now agreed to the law. The law has been in development since 2020 and now only needs to be signed by the European... Read more

date9 months ago
Big Tech and politics can’t live without each other

Big Tech and politics can’t live without each other

The EU slaps Meta, Google and Microsoft with multi-million dollar fines. Takeovers by Big Tech companies are viewed with suspicion in both Europe and America. Despite all this friction, we see prominent figures like Sundar Pichai, Sam Altman and Mark Zuckerburg appearing at every turn in the admini... Read more

date10 months ago
Meta Threads not available inside the EU (for now)

Meta Threads not available inside the EU (for now)

Meta's soon-to-be-launched Twitter competitor Threads will not be immediately available in the EU. This writes the Irish newspaper Independent based on a statement from the Irish privacy regulator DPC. According to the DPC spokesperson, writes the Irish newspaper, it is not certain whether Meta'... Read more

date10 months ago
EU will expand its cooperation with Japan on chip supply

EU will expand its cooperation with Japan on chip supply

The European Union is seeking to reduce its reliance on China for semiconductors. It hopes to find a suitable partner in Japan and is rolling out plans to boost cooperation. This week the European Union announced that it will will deepen its ties with Japan on semiconductors. Thierry Breton, the... Read more

date10 months ago
These are the plans for European chip production

These are the plans for European chip production

A series of tech companies have decided to place part of their chip production within the European Union. While Europe has long housed mostly mature manufacturing processes, it is trying to lure tech giants while the bloc is in competition with the U.S. and Asia. The European Chips Act boasts a €... Read more

date10 months ago
‘EU investigation threatens Adobe takeover of Figma’

‘EU investigation threatens Adobe takeover of Figma’

Adobe appears to be in the crosshairs of the EU competition watchdog. At issue is the design software giant's attempt to acquire Figma. Figma is a Web application that allows users to create user interface (UI) and user experience (UX) designs among other capabilities. Adobe put forward $20 bill... Read more

date10 months ago
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