$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.
“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.
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.
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.
Apple might be a little worried
The European Parliament voted to support consumers' Right to Repair.
Could produce its own
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.
If they ignore EU regulations
Technology companies’ services could be banned from the European market if they do not heed EU regulation.
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.
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.