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EU antitrust regulators to investigate $38 billion Qualcomm, NXP deal

EU antitrust authorities opened an investigation on Friday into Qualcomm’s (QCOM.O) $38-billion bid for NXP Semiconductors (NXP.N), ratcheting up pressure on the U.S. smartphone chipmaker to offer concessions to address their concerns. Qualcomm, which supplies chips to Android smartphone makers and Apple (AAPL.P), is set to become the leading supplier …

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Germany’s Merkel encouraged U.S. will consider EU free trade deal

German Chancellor Angela Merkel fueled expectations of a future EU-U.S trade deal on Sunday, saying she was “very encouraged” talks were being looked at after her recent trip to Washington. Merkel, speaking at the opening of the 70th annual Hannover Messe trade fair, said Germany was opposed to protectionism and …

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EU privacy watchdogs say Windows 10 settings still raise concerns

European Union data protection watchdogs said on Monday they were still concerned about the privacy settings of Microsoft’s Windows 10 operating system despite the U.S. company announcing changes to the installation process. The watchdogs, a group made up of the EU’s 28 authorities responsible for enforcing data protection law, wrote …

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EU says U.S. explanation of Yahoo email scanning not enough

The United States has not satisfied the European Union’s concerns about Yahoo’s (YHOO.O) scanning of all customers’ incoming emails for U.S. intelligence purposes, the bloc’s justice chief told Reuters in an interview. The European Commission, the EU executive, asked the United States in November for clarifications on the secret court …

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Apple to appeal EU tax ruling this week, says it was a ‘convenient target’

Apple (AAPL.O) will launch a legal challenge this week to a record $14 billion EU tax demand, arguing that EU regulators ignored tax experts and corporate law and deliberately picked a method to maximize the penalty, senior executives said. Apple’s combative stand underlines its anger with the European Commission, which …

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Microsoft offers EU hardware, software LinkedIn concessions: sources

Microsoft (MSFT.O) will still allow LinkedIn’s (LNKD.N) rivals access to its software and give hardware makers the option of installing other services to try to win EU approval for its takeover of the U.S. firm, people familiar with the matter said. The U.S. software company submitted its LinkedIn concessions to …

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Google formally rejects EU antitrust charges

Google (GOOGL.O) on Thursday formally rejected European Union antitrust charges of unfairly promoting its shopping service and blocking rivals in online search advertising, paving the way for EU regulators to rule next year on these issues and potentially impose hefty fines. The U.S. technology giant’s rebuttal in the shopping case …

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EU, U.S. trade deal not dead yet: EU’s Malmstrom

A much-debated trade deal between the European Union and the United States is not dead and negotiations will continue with the new U.S. administration after November’s elections, EU Trade Commissioner Cecilia Malmstrom said on Saturday. A similar agreement between the EU and Canada can finally be signed on Sunday after …

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Google has until October 31 to reply to EU’s Android antitrust charges

Alphabet’s Google has been given until the end of October, the fourth extension, to rebut EU antitrust charges that it uses its dominant Android mobile operating system to block competitors, the European Commission said on Monday. The Commission in April said the U.S. technology giant’s demand that mobile phone makers …

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Exclusive: EU wants Google to stop anti-competitive Android practices, fine expected

EU antitrust regulators plan to order Alphabet’s (GOOGL.O) Google to stop paying financial incentives to smartphone makers to pre-install Google Search exclusively on their devices and warned the company of a large fine, an EU document showed. The document, running to more than 150 pages, was sent to complainants last …

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