Microsoft to Secure EU Approval for $69 Billion Activision Acquisition: Report
Microsoft is expected to win approval for the gargantuan transaction thanks to licensing deals the company has offered to rivals
Another EU Law Wants to Limit Power of Apple, Google, and Big Tech
The EU has begun a six-month implementation phase of the Digital Markets Act, which will force Apple, Google, and more to make major changes to how they operate
EU Forces Apple’s Hand: USB-C iPhone Law Approved
Come late 2024, Apple — and other tech manufacturers — will be required to have USB-C ports on smartphones and most other devices
Google Opens Play Store to Third-Party Payment Systems in EU
The company will let developers of non-gaming apps use alternatives to the Play Store's billing system in the EU, Norway, Iceland, and Liechtenstein.
EU Passes New Regulations to Challenge Apple, Google, and Big Tech
In addition to the disruptive Digital Markets Act, the EU has also passed a new bill aimed at fighting illegal content and shady advertising practices online.
EU to Ban Cellphone Roaming Fees for Another 10 Years
Lawmakers also updated the regulation to further reduce wholesale caps and focus on service quality and investment in emerging wireless technologies.
U.S. Senators Call for USB-C Standard on Mobile Devices: ‘Follow the EU’s Lead’
Some U.S. Senators want the country to force manufacturers to adopt a common charging port — not necessarily USB-C — across all mobile devices.
Apple’s iPhone Will Need to Have USB-C by 2024, Says EU Agreement
Reports indicate Apple is already planning to bring USB-C to the iPhone in 2023, with USB-C versions of accessories and other devices set to follow.
New EU Provision Prevents Apple from Gatekeeping Access to Hardware and Software Features
The EU governments reached a provisional agreement on the Digital Markets Act earlier this week, with 43 votes in favour, one against, and one abstention.
Ireland Faces EU Courts Over Failure to Recoup 13 Billion Euros in State Aid From Apple
European Union regulators will take Ireland to EU court over its failure to collect 13 billion euros ($19 billion CAD) tax bill from Apple.