European Union

Google Opens Play Store to Third-Party Payment Systems in EU

Google today announced it would let app developers use third-party payment systems for non-gaming apps on the Play Store in the European Economic Area (EEA) — reports TechCrunch. The decision comes after the European Union (EU) passed the Digital Markets Act (DMA) earlier this month. Among other things, the DMA prohibits operators of app distribution...

EU Passes New Regulations to Challenge Apple, Google, and Big Tech

The European Union (EU) on Tuesday passed landmark legislatures designed to curb monopolies in the tech space — reports Reuters. Tech giants like Apple, Google, Amazon, and Microsoft will all be subject to the new rules, which EU antitrust chief Margrethe Vestager has crafted to rein in their digital dominance. Among the newly approved laws are...

EU to Ban Cellphone Roaming Fees for Another 10 Years

The European Union on Thursday ruled to extend the moratorium it placed on mobile roaming fees in member nations back in 2017 by another 10 years — reports TechCrunch. Thanks to the regulation, EU residents can "roam like at home" and avoid most extra charges for cellular access when travelling from their home country to any...

Apple’s iPhone Will Need to Have USB-C by 2024, Says EU Agreement

The European Parliament's Committee on Internal Market and Consumer Protection has announced on Tuesday it has reached an agreement on a proposal to require a wide selection of consumer electronics to adopt USB-C as the standard for charging ports by fall 2024. Apple's iPhones and AirPods fall within the devices covered by the European Union...