EU set to support Microsoft’s LinkedIn deal
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Seems to be avoiding the antitrust missteps

Software giant Microsoft is likely to gain EU approval for its $26 billion buy of professional social notworking site LinkedIn after making concessions aimed at addressing competition concerns.

EU watchdog sinks its teeth into Google
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Stop paying smartphone makers to preinstall Google search

EU anti-trust watchdogs are set to rip a patch out of Google’s bottom line by insisting the outfit stop paying smartphone makers to pre-install Google Search exclusively on their devices.

EU boss promises 5G by 2020
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Uninterrupted 5G coverage by 2025

European Commission president Jean-Claude Juncker made some bold statement about the future of 5G in his State of the Union 2016 speech. 

EU wants a minimum Internet download speed of 100Mbps
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By 2025

The European Commission wants “all European households” to have a minimum Internet download speed of 100Mbps+ by 2025, with businesses and the public sector being told to expect 1Gbps+.

LG snubs EU with V20
Published in Mobiles
12 September 2016

LG snubs EU with V20


Europeans don’t want big screens, which is news to us

LG has decided that Europeans don’t want big screen phones and are not issuing the V20 in that region.

US government furious over EU Apple fine
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Not paying tax is the American way

The US government is furious that the EU is starting to get hacked off with US companies not paying tax.

EU wants more privacy on web services
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Extending secuirty and confidentuality of phone to Skype and WhatsApp

The EU is planning to extend telecom rules covering security and confidentiality of communications to web services such as Microsoft's Skype and Facebook's WhatsApp. However it looks like this could be used to restrict how they use encryption.

EU net neutrality plans going backwards
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Ericsson worried about too many controls

Ericsson head of European affairs, Peter Olson has warned that new net neutrality guidelines drawn up by EU regulatory body Berec are taking the mobile industry “one step backwards”.

Hardware prices jacked up in UK
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Thanks Brexit

Major PC suppliers are jacking up their prices in the UK following the country's brilliant move to show the world that Britain can economically destroy itself without any help from the EU.

EU votes for new cyber security laws
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Major changes afoot

The European Parliament voted to spruce up the EU’s cyber security laws in a move which will have many companies tearing their hare (sic) and stamping on their rabbits.