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Nvidia fails to submit paperwork to the European Commission
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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
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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”
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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.

TSMC turns to US for expansion
Published in PC Hardware
Friday, 14 May 2021 12:25

TSMC turns to US for expansion


Talks with the EU appear to have broken down

Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing is weighing plans to pump tens of billions of dollars more into cutting-edge chip factories in the US state of Arizona than it had previously disclosed but appears to have dropped plans for an advanced European plant.

EU to ban AI for mass surveillance or for ranking social behaviour
Published in AI


Thanks to Brexit, UK can still do it


The European Union is poised to ban governments and companies from using ban AI for mass surveillance or for ranking social behaviour.

EU wants to build a European semiconductor factory
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Fed up with US and Asian dependence

The European Union is considering building an advanced semiconductor factory in Europe in an attempt to avoid relying on the US and Asia for technology at the heart of some of its major industries.

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.