Must be cheaper not to pay
Search engine Google is paying the EU more in fines than it does in tax.
Not market dominant, so it escapes for now
EU regulators looked into Apple’s mobile payment service and found it was not market dominant, but they could review it again if they receive formal complaints, Europe’s antitrust chief said.
Bought to you by the same party that broke the internet
A routine vote on regulations for self-driving cars saw members of the European Peoples' Party vote down a clause that would protect a vehicle's telemetry so that it couldn't become someone's property.
Even if only a small number of hacked customers lived in the EU
Last week's hack of 50 million Facebook customers might have mostly been outside of the EU, but that does not stop the commission throwing the book at the social notworking site.
German Chancellor says the industry needs leg room
German Chancellor Angela Merkel has warned that the European Union needs to develop its own battery cell production to secure its role in the automotive industry as it shifts to electric mobility.
EU cancels court case
Ireland's government has fully recovered more than $16 billion in disputed taxes and interest from Apple.
Products must be fixable
In a move which will have Apple clutching its bottom line in fear, the EU has decided to outlaw planned obsolescence and insist that all products must be fixable.
Voluntary agreements not working
EU regulators plan to study whether there is a need for action in the push for a common mobile phone charger following a lack of progress by phone makers towards this goal.
US Tech horrified
European finance leaders called for progress on global rules to tax the digital economy at a meeting of G20 finance ministers and central bankers in Argentina on Sunday.
Comment: It does the same sort of thing
The European Commission had solid antitrust reasons for fining Google $5 billion for violations including the bundling of certain apps with the Android operating system, but from a consumer's point of view it should also be gunning for Jobs’ Mob.