Apple misses deadline to repay Ireland $13.9 billion
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EU says getting cash out of Apple is tricky 

The Fruity tax-dodging cargo cult Apple has snubbed the EU and not paid the 13 billion euros it owes to Ireland in illegal tax benefits.

EU sorts out global roaming
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Wednesday, 01 February 2017 11:00

EU sorts out global roaming


New price caps announed


The European Union has sorted out a way to cap wholesale charges telecom operators pay each other when their customers use their mobile phones abroad.

UK saved from snooping by European court
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Wednesday, 21 December 2016 13:12

UK saved from snooping by European court


Irony thy name is Britannia

A top Brexit fan has taken the UK government to the European Court over its snooping laws and won.

EU set to support Microsoft’s LinkedIn deal
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Thursday, 24 November 2016 14:00

EU set to support Microsoft’s LinkedIn deal

Seems to be avoiding the antitrust missteps

Software giant Microsoft is likely to gain EU approval for its $26 billion buy of professional social notworking site LinkedIn after making concessions aimed at addressing competition concerns.

EU watchdog sinks its teeth into Google
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Monday, 03 October 2016 15:18

EU watchdog sinks its teeth into Google


Stop paying smartphone makers to preinstall Google search

EU anti-trust watchdogs are set to rip a patch out of Google’s bottom line by insisting the outfit stop paying smartphone makers to pre-install Google Search exclusively on their devices.

EU boss promises 5G by 2020
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Thursday, 15 September 2016 11:29

EU boss promises 5G by 2020


Uninterrupted 5G coverage by 2025

European Commission president Jean-Claude Juncker made some bold statement about the future of 5G in his State of the Union 2016 speech. 

EU wants a minimum Internet download speed of 100Mbps
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By 2025

The European Commission wants “all European households” to have a minimum Internet download speed of 100Mbps+ by 2025, with businesses and the public sector being told to expect 1Gbps+.

LG snubs EU with V20
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Monday, 12 September 2016 12:55

LG snubs EU with V20


Europeans don’t want big screens, which is news to us

LG has decided that Europeans don’t want big screen phones and are not issuing the V20 in that region.

US government furious over EU Apple fine
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Wednesday, 31 August 2016 12:53

US government furious over EU Apple fine


Not paying tax is the American way

The US government is furious that the EU is starting to get hacked off with US companies not paying tax.

EU wants more privacy on web services
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Tuesday, 16 August 2016 11:05

EU wants more privacy on web services

Extending secuirty and confidentuality of phone to Skype and WhatsApp

The EU is planning to extend telecom rules covering security and confidentiality of communications to web services such as Microsoft's Skype and Facebook's WhatsApp. However it looks like this could be used to restrict how they use encryption.