Amazon faces serious antitrust probes by EC, Germany and UK
Amazon is facing multiple antitrust investigations in Europe. The UK's antitrust watchdog started a probe into Amazon's marketplace on that same day that Germany announced its intention to further restrict the tech giant.
The UK investigation will first examine whether Amazon holds a dominant ... Read more
Intact acquires Blue Rock Systems to accelerate UK growth
Intact has acquired its longtime partner, Blue Rock Systems. The deal is expected to accelerate Intact's growth in the UK.
Intact's ERP systems have been resold, deployed, and serviced by Blue Rock for over 15 years. The acquisition will increase Intact's ERP footprint.
Intact's profits were... Read more
‘UK considers using legislation to force Arm IPO in London’
According to the Financial Times, the UK government is considering using national security legislation to force Arm's IPO in London rather than New York.
Arm is a major processor designer owned by SoftBank, a Japanese organization. SoftBank tried to sell Arm to Nvidia, but authorities blocked t... Read more
UK to replace GDPR with Data Reform Bill, promises billion pounds in savings
The specifics of the UK government's highly expected plan to replace the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) have been revealed.
According to the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, the EU's GDPR prevents businesses from utilizing data as flexibly as possible (DCMS). The UK'... Read more
Canonical updates edge OS Ubuntu Core
The latest version of Ubuntu Core provides improved processing for industrial apps and robotics.
Ubuntu developer Canonical recently announced the availability of Ubuntu Core's latest version, a containerized OS for IoT and edge devices. The OS allows real-time computing in industrial apps and r... Read more
The UK targets light-touch regulation to boost the tech sector
The United Kingdom unveiled a digital plan to streamline regulations and promote economic development.
For both consumers and enterprises, the digital market offers previously unmatched advantages. Open markets, intense competition, and consumer choice are how western countries hope to achieve a... Read more
Libeo, the French B2B payments specialist, lands in the UK
The United Kingdom is Europe's most developed fintech market for consumers, according to the EY Global Fintech Adoption Index, in both size and usage. Fintech penetration among SMEs in the United Kingdom, on the other hand, is significantly lower, with just 49% of UK firms that still use physical c... Read more
UK’s data protection agency’s chief denounces claim country is not adhering to privacy rights
John Edwards, the head of the UK’s data protection agency, believes leaving the EU gives Britain an advantage in fighting against data breaches.
In an interview with Politico before a critical privacy conference in London on Wednesday, Edwards challenged the suggestion to muzzle his agency in ... Read more
Konfir raises £1.6 million to improve employee verification process in Europe
Konfir – a UK-based B2B SaaS platform – has raised funding worth £1.6 million to improve its product, engineering, and go-to-market abilities.
A London-based SaaS platform providing income verifications and instant employment, Konfir raised £1.6M in funding. The lead investor for the pre-s... Read more
UK goes rogue on the EU concerning data deals
Britain said it would reform the data rules it agreed to be a part of when it was still in the European Union. It plans to adopt a 'common sense' approach to facilitate data partnerships with the United States and other countries.
That stance elicited a warning out of Brussels almost immediately... Read more