EU blocks Hutchison’s O2 take-over
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Would have harmed the UK mobile sector

The European Commission has blocked the proposed acquisition of O2 by Hutchison under the EU Merger Regulation.

Deutsche Telekom investigated over vectoring technology
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Commission worried about competition

The European Commission opens investigation into Deutsche Telekom's plan to spruce up its broadband with vectoring technology.

EU global roaming slashed by 75 per cent
Published in Mobiles


If UK leaves EU they will have to pay more

The European Union cut roaming rates by as much as 75 per cent. The new roaming rates will apply to all phones users until June of next year when they will be completely abolished.

Google faces first EU fine
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No deal in site

Google is heading for a huge European Union antitrust fine this year and it does not seem to have come up with a face-saving deal.

EU preparing to slap Google
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Anti-trust

The EU is gearing up for what will be an epic legal battle with the search outfit Google.

Websites not responsible for reader's comments
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Well they aren't responsible why should we be?

The European Court has decided that comments written by readers at the bottom of news stories do not have to be policed by the magazines under defamation law.

Employer allowed to read your private emails
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EU Court of Human Rights Ruling

Your boss is allowed to read all those private emails you send to mates while you are working, according to a landmark ruling by the European Court of Human Rights.

Qualcomm in more hot water
Published in Processors


Shares fall as EU makes anti-trust noises


Mobile chipmaker Qualcomm is having an Annus horribilis this year with the world and its dog wanting to sue for it playing its monopoly games.

EU probes Amazon and Apple’s ebook cartel
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It seems that Jobs Mob has not learnt about not playing monopoly

While it waits for the US Supreme Court to let it off the hook for the last book cartel it organised, fruity cargo cult Apple is about to face an investigation for another one.

European Parliament end to roaming charges
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Also ends throttling.

The European parliament has voted the adoption of rules surrounding net neutrality, internet traffic management and global roaming charges today.