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Topic: European Commission

Apple says EU exaggerates the importance of Ireland to its business

09/18/2019, 08:09 am

Apple continues to argue its appeal against the European Commission's $14.4 billion tax ruling, saying that the order was based on the erroneous idea that Ireland is key to Apple's strategic planning.

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Apple argues that $14.4B EU tax order 'defies reality'

09/17/2019, 06:09 am

Apple has begun its appeal against the European Union's ruling that required it to pay Ireland $14.4 billion in back taxes, saying the EU order was flawed.

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Apple's appeal against $14.4B EU & Ireland tax payment is this week

09/16/2019, 08:09 am

Apple is due to head to the European Union General Court over its tax affairs this week, with the iPhone maker set to commence arguments on Tuesday to reverse a ruling by the European Commission that caused it to pay Ireland 13 billion euros ($14.4 billion) in back taxes.

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Apple & Ireland head to court to battle $14.4B EU back tax on Sept. 17

08/16/2019, 09:08 am

The battle between Apple and the European Commission over the iPhone maker's tax affairs with Ireland will be heading to court in September, with the legal challenge set to determine whether Apple will be paid back any of its 13 billion ($14.4 billion) back tax payment.

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Qualcomm may face second EU antitrust fine over price fight with Icera

07/17/2019, 05:07 pm

Already coping with a $1.1 billion ruling from 2018, Apple modem supplier Qualcomm is reportedly facing a second fine from the European Commission -- this time over its price war with Icera, later absorbed into Nvidia.

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Apple's Irish tax escrow investments lost 16M euro in 2018

07/04/2019, 11:07 am

Ireland's investment of escrowed back taxes paid by Apple on the orders of the European Commission are not performing as well as they could be, with a report claiming the fund declined in value by 16 million euros last year.

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Ireland invests Apple's collected back taxes in low-risk bonds

07/01/2019, 12:07 pm

As a way of keeping up value pending appeals, the Irish government has reportedly invested the back taxes the European Commission ordered it to collect from Apple into low-risk securities.

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Qualcomm faces second EU antitrust fine in two years

06/24/2019, 01:06 pm

Qualcomm may have to pay a second big fine to the European Union over antitrust concerns for how it handled sales of 3G chips for mobile hotspot and dongles, just over a year after the chip maker was issued a $1.23 billion financial penalty for illegally shutting out modem rivals from supplying Apple.

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Apple strikes back at Spotify's claims of unfair treatment in the App Store

06/24/2019, 11:06 am

Data supplied by Apple says that only 680,000 of Spotify's users are paying 15% of the subscription fee to Apple -- and none are paying the 30% that the music streamer claims.

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EU antitrust agency waiting on Apple's response to Spotify's complaints

06/03/2019, 10:06 am

European Commissioner for Competition Margrethe Vestager has asked Apple some questions, and is waiting to hear back before a decision is made about the investigation of Spotify's antitrust complaints in the EU.

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Qualcomm loses fight against handing data over to EU antitrust officials

04/09/2019, 12:04 pm

Qualcomm on Tuesday lost a court challenge against a European Commission request, which sought more data in its antitrust investigation of chip deals with companies like Apple.

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Google up to $9.4 billion in total fines to EU, with latest $1.7 billion AdSense penalty

03/20/2019, 08:03 am

The European Commission has fined Google $1.7 billion for illegally favoring its own AdSense in search advertising, bringing the company's total fines for anticompetitive behavior so far in the region to $9.42 billion.

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Spotify says Apple a 'monopolist' in escalating war of words

03/16/2019, 01:03 pm

Spotify described Apple as a "monopolist" late Friday, dissecting the latter's reaction to a competition complaint Spotify submitted to the European Commission.

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Spotify's App Store complaint, Apple's India approach, and analysts try predicting the future on the AppleInsider podcast

03/15/2019, 08:03 am

This week on the AppleInsider Podcast, Spotify wants to change the App Store rules for everybody. Victor and William break the saga down, and then examine just what Spotify is really trying to achieve.

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Editorial: After disrupting iTunes, Spotify demands a free ride from Apple's App Store

03/14/2019, 10:03 am

Music streaming service Spotify has elevated its disputes with Apple into a full blown anti-trust complaint filed with the European Commission. But Spotify's public case, as detailed on its website, is misleading and covers up the basic reality that Spotify wants to do business at Apple's expense without paying for it.

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Spotify accuses Apple of anti-competitive practices in Europe over App Store restrictions

03/13/2019, 07:03 am

Music streaming company Spotify has filed a complaint with the European Commission claiming that Apple takes more money than it should be entitled to, isn't providing information on customers to vendors, and is unfairly limiting third-party access to technologies such as Siri, HomePod and Apple Watch.

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European Union digital tax on Apple, Google, Amazon unlikely to be enacted

03/06/2019, 11:03 am

The European Union appears to be abandoning plans for a tax on digital services, which at one point would have impacted Apple's sales along with the likes of Amazon, Google, and Facebook.

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Google charging Android device makers up to $40 per phone to install apps

10/19/2018, 10:10 am

Google's recent EU ruling-driven rule changes for licensing access to the Google Play Store and the company's other apps to Android devices could cost some vendors as much as $40 per unit, according to internal documents, but the high fee could be significantly reduced down or eliminated entirely if Google's clients preinstall specific apps onto European smartphones.

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Google complying with EC ruling by charging Android vendors for Play Store, Google apps

10/16/2018, 02:10 pm

Google will start to charge Android smartphone and tablet producers a licensing fee to include the Google Play Store and other essential apps on devices sold in Europe, as a way to comply with the European Commission's antitrust decision.

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Tim Cook will deliver keynote at European Union's privacy conference

10/03/2018, 02:10 pm

Apple CEO Tim Cook will be speaking at the International Conference of Data Protection and Privacy Commissioners on October 24, delivering the keynote during the public 'Debating Ethics' session at the European conference.

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