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Topic: European Commission

US tech companies not disproportionately targeted for regulation, EU says

04/23/2015, 10:04 am

Despite a recent proliferation of high-profile antitrust allegations brought against American technology companies by the European Commission, the Old Continent's top legislative body has sought to reassure U.S. firms that they are not being singled out.


European Commission charges Google with multiple antitrust violations

04/15/2015, 11:04 am

Search giant Google has run once again into the welcoming embrace of European regulators, finding itself in the European Commission's crosshairs over allegations that it favors its own services unfairly with Android and web search products.


European Commission to rule on Apple's Beats acquisition by July 30

06/25/2014, 09:06 am

Apple will know whether European antitrust authorities will clear its $3 billion deal for headphone maker Beats by the end of next month, paving the way for the acquisition to close before the end of Apple's 2014 fiscal year.


Apple lodged FRAND abuse complaint against Motorola with European Commission

02/18/2012, 01:02 am

A regulatory filing from Motorola Mobility has revealed that Apple has complained to the European Commission over the handset maker's efforts to obtain injunctions against its rival by wielding standards-essential patents with FRAND commitments.


Briefly: New Mac OS X 10.6.5 beta, iPod levies in EU, News Corp shelving digital newsstand project

10/22/2010, 12:10 am

Apple has released a new beta for its forthcoming Mac OS X 10.6.5 update, while an EU court ruling may block 'copying levies' placed on iPods and iPhones. Also, News Corp. is putting its plans for an iPad-specific digital newsstand on hold, a new report claims.


European Union ends antitrust investigations of Apple

09/25/2010, 08:09 am

The European Union has ended two antitrust investigations into Apple's iPhone policies after Apple relaxed developer restrictions and introduced cross-border warranty repair service.


EC picks Apple's iPhone over RIM's BlackBerry

08/04/2010, 05:08 pm

The European Commission has added support for iPhones among its employees while declining to support RIM's BlackBerry in a move that will affect 2,500 employees.


New standards to limit Apple iPod volume in Europe

09/28/2009, 02:09 pm

Media players like Apple's iPod will be set by default to a new, lower, "safe" volume level in Europe, thanks to a new rule passed by the European Commission Monday.


"Exploding" iPhones in Europe prompt Apple-led investigation

08/18/2009, 01:08 pm

Following various reports of exploding iPhones and iPod touches, Apple has reportedly informed the European Commission that it has begun a probe into the matter.


Europe revives claims of Microsoft web browser monopoly

01/17/2009, 06:01 pm

Having escaped more severe consequences in the US, Microsoft has been put on notice by the European Union that it may have to detach Internet Explorer from Windows under claims that the web browser has an unfair monopoly.


Apple to standardize iTunes music prices across Europe

01/09/2008, 09:01 am

Apple said Wednesday that within six months it will lower the prices it charges for music on its UK iTunes Store to match the already standardized pricing on its other European iTunes Stores.


Apple set to resolve EU iTunes case

01/08/2008, 01:01 pm

Apple will soon announce steps to resolve European Commission charges that its iTunes stores broke European Union rules by setting prices country by country in Europe, Reuters is reporting.