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EU antitrust plans will hurt Apple fanboys, claims Apple
Published in News


"Will no one think of the fanboys?" weakest argument ever

Fruity cargo cult Apple claims that if the EU prevents it from playing monopoly, Apple fanboys will be plagued with malware and become victims of cybercrime.

Google moans that the EU is giving Apple a free pass
Published in Mobiles


Asks it to give it a get out of jail free card


Google blasted EU antitrust regulators for ignoring rival Apple as it launched a bid to get Europe's second highest court to annul a record 4.34-billion euro fine related to its Android operating system.

Nvidia tries to get EU approval for ARM deal
Published in News
Thursday, 09 September 2021 11:58

Nvidia tries to get EU approval for ARM deal


ARM wrestling issues

Nvidia asked the EU to give antitrust approval of its $54 billion takeover of British chip designer ARM.

Intel to spend $95 billion in chip-making facilities in EU
Published in PC Hardware


Two chip factories at a new site in Europe

Intel plans to build new chip-making facilities in Europe valued at up to $95 billion, responding to a cross-border race to add manufacturing capacity at a time of a global chip supply crunch.

Nvidia fails to submit paperwork to the European Commission
Published in News


EC needs at least six months to decide

North Americans always wonder how much vacation Europeans take, and it looks like this behavior will affect Nvidia's attempt to acquire ARM for $40 billion. It is starting to look like this acquisition will take much longer than Jensen promised, and the European Commission regulatory body has to be very concerned about the potential Nvidia antitrust position. The matter has been addressed before

EU will force data collection on Bitcoin
Published in News
Wednesday, 21 July 2021 11:51

EU will force data collection on Bitcoin


Will be traceable or be banned 

Proposed changes to EU law would force companies that transfer Bitcoin or other crypto-assets to collect details on the recipient and sender.

Apple shouldn't use privacy to crush competition
Published in News


EU watchdog barks 

European Union competition chief Margrethe Vestager said that Apple shouldn't use privacy and security concerns to stifle competition on the App Store.

US threatens EU over tech “protectionism”
Published in News


You will let our companies do what they like and no tea parties.

The US has insisted that the EU allow its big tech companies do what they like and have warned against pursuing "protectionist" technology policies against them.

EU forces Google to make antitrust changes
Published in News
Wednesday, 09 June 2021 12:37

EU forces Google to make antitrust changes


Not sure how much difference it will make

Google will scrap a fee and add more mobile search apps for users to choose from on new Android phones as part of an agreement to make an antitrust ruling go away.

EU will create its own digital wallet
Published in News
Wednesday, 02 June 2021 11:08

EU will create its own digital wallet


Safer public services

The European Union (EU) is set to unveil plans for a bloc-wide digital wallet on Wednesday, following requests from member states to find a safe way for citizens to access public and private services online.