Error
  • JUser::_load: Unable to load user with id: 67

Featured Articles

Snapdragon 400 is Qualcomm’s SoC for watches, wearables

Snapdragon 400 is Qualcomm’s SoC for watches, wearables

We wanted to learn a bit more about Qualcomm's plans for wearables and it turns out that the company believes its…

More...
Qualcomm sampling 20nm Snapdragon 810

Qualcomm sampling 20nm Snapdragon 810

We had a chance to talk to Michelle Leyden-Li, Senior Director of Marketing, QCT at Qualcomm and get an update on…

More...
EVGA GTX 970 SC ACX 2.0 reviewed

EVGA GTX 970 SC ACX 2.0 reviewed

Nvidia has released two new graphics cards based on its latest Maxwell GPU architecture. The Geforce GTX 970 and Geforce GTX…

More...
Nvidia GTX 980 reviewed

Nvidia GTX 980 reviewed

Nvidia has released two new graphics cards based on its latest Maxwell GPU architecture. The Geforce GTX 970 and Geforce GTX…

More...
PowerColor TurboDuo R9 285 reviewed

PowerColor TurboDuo R9 285 reviewed

Today we will take a look at the PowerColor TurboDuo Radeon R9 285. The card is based on AMD’s new…

More...
Frontpage Slideshow | Copyright © 2006-2010 orks, a business unit of Nuevvo Webware Ltd.
Tuesday, 06 July 2010 11:09

Apple facing EU antitrust probe

Written by


Open your (app)store please
Apple has had a good run over the past couple of months, but now it seems to be in some hot water in Euroland.

EU Commissioner Neelie Kroes announced plans to launch a probe into interoperability between smartphone platforms. More specifically, Kroes used Apple’s App Store as an example of a closed platform. The EU is rethinking its antitrust agenda and it’s considering making it a bit more strict. A company would no longer have to have a “dominant” market position to face the wrath of regulators, it would merely have to have a “significant” position.

Kross believes that the regulatory overhaul would deny major companies the right to limit interoperability in their products. This would mean that Apple would be targeted for not allowing third party development on its platforms, i.e. barring Adobe Flash support.

Mind you, Kross has quite an impressive track record in antitrust cases. She has already managed to impose massive fines against Microsoft and Intel, so Apple should probably be alarmed.

More here.

E-mail: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
blog comments powered by Disqus

 

Facebook activity

Latest Commented Articles

Recent Comments