Qualcomm in more hot water
Published in Processors


Shares fall as EU makes anti-trust noises


Mobile chipmaker Qualcomm is having an Annus horribilis this year with the world and its dog wanting to sue for it playing its monopoly games.

EU probes Amazon and Apple’s ebook cartel
Published in News


It seems that Jobs Mob has not learnt about not playing monopoly

While it waits for the US Supreme Court to let it off the hook for the last book cartel it organised, fruity cargo cult Apple is about to face an investigation for another one.

European Parliament end to roaming charges
Published in News


Also ends throttling.

The European parliament has voted the adoption of rules surrounding net neutrality, internet traffic management and global roaming charges today.

EU fines Quanta for cartel involvement
Published in News


$7.93 million fine

The European Union has fined optical maker Quanta Storage $7.93 million for participating in a cartel of eight ODD vendors, ODMs and OEMs.

US not allowed to take EU data
Published in News


Legal ruling puts US tech in a spin

The US technology industry is paying the price for the obsession that its government has on stealing data.

US's spying obsession could cost it EU business
Published in News


Technology companies could be shut out

An advisor to the European Court of Justice, Yves Bot has declared that the "safe harbour" agreement for transferring data between the US and EU is "invalid," because of concerns over US spying.

Google declares war on the EU
Published in News


Do your worst 

Google and the EU are on a collision course over the trade bloc's anti-trust charges.

More than 200 IT items will be tariff free
Published in News


Prices will drop

A new global trade pact that removes tariffs on more than 200 bits of IT gear mean cheaper prices around the world. 

Qualcomm faces two EU antitrust investigations
Published in Processors


Dirty deeds done dirt cheap

The European Commission has opened two antitrust investigations into Qualcomm's possible abuse of its market dominance of semiconductors.

Global Roaming charges banned
Published in Mobiles


By mid-2017

The Latvian presidency of the EU has reached a provisional deal with the European Parliament on new rules to end mobile phone roaming fees by mid-2017