EU fines games makers over geo-blocking
Published in Gaming
Thursday, 21 January 2021 11:34

EU fines games makers over geo-blocking


$9.4 million in fines

A four-year antitrust investigation into PC games geo-blocking in the European Union by distribution platform Valve and five games publishers has led to fines totalling $9.4 million after the Commission confirmed today that the bloc's rules had been breached.

EU wants Biden to hit tech companies
Published in News
Wednesday, 20 January 2021 11:33

EU wants Biden to hit tech companies


“Deal with the dark forces”

The European Union is leaning on President-elect Joe Biden to stand up to Big Tech and regulate them to stop the “dark forces” of hate speech online.

EU allows Big Tech to be sued by each country
Published in News
Wednesday, 13 January 2021 13:14

EU allows Big Tech to be sued by each country


Does not have to be sued in the country it is based

The adviser to the EU’s top court has issued a recommendation to allow data protection agencies in any EU country to take legal action against Facebook or any other tech firm even if their regional headquarters are in a different EU state.

EU will invest in processor development
Published in News
Thursday, 10 December 2020 10:57

EU will invest in processor development

 

Got to lose US dependence

Germany, France, Spain and ten other EU countries have joined forces to invest in processors and semiconductor technologies, key to internet-connected devices and data processing.

EU votes to support Right to Repair
Published in News
Thursday, 26 November 2020 11:52

EU votes to support Right to Repair


Apple might be a little worried

The European Parliament voted to support consumers' Right to Repair.

EU wants to increase offshore windfarms
Published in News
Wednesday, 18 November 2020 12:10

EU wants to increase offshore windfarms


Up 250 per cent

The capacity of the EU's offshore windfarms in the North Sea, the Baltic, the Atlantic, the Mediterranean and the Black Sea will be increased by 250 percent under a draft plan drawn up by the European commission.

Big Tech could face Euro ban
Published in News
Monday, 16 November 2020 13:06

Big Tech could face Euro ban


If they ignore EU regulations

Technology companies’ services could be banned from the European market if they do not heed EU regulation.

Antitrust action against Amazon expected today
Published in News
Tuesday, 10 November 2020 11:41

Antitrust action against Amazon expected today


Europe watchdog barks

The European Commission is expected to file formal antitrust charges against Amazon.com today over its dual role as a marketplace for merchants and as a retailer competing to sell the same products.

EU to spend 10 billion euro on cloud
Published in Cloud
Tuesday, 20 October 2020 11:01

EU to spend 10 billion euro on cloud


Skies the limit

The European Union aims to spend up to 10 billion euro ($11.7 billion) over the next seven years to help build up a homegrown cloud computing sector that could rival foreign corporations such as Amazon, Google and Alibaba.