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Traveling in Europe? A New Search Engine Wants to Show You Every Transportation Option.
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Traveling in Europe? A New Search Engine Wants to Show You Every Transportation Option.

A startup goes the extra mile to help travelers in Europe plan routes.
Facebook 'Tramples European Privacy Law,' Watchdog Says
Privacy Concerns

Facebook 'Tramples European Privacy Law,' Watchdog Says

The Privacy Protection Commission has launched a blistering attack after trying to find out more about the U.S. social media giant's practices.
B Corp Movement Gets Its Wings In Europe
Social Entrepreneurship

B Corp Movement Gets Its Wings In Europe

Nonprofit B Lab is tasked with issuing the certificates and looks at a company's contribution to the environment, community and employees.
Catherine Clifford
EU to Investigate Transparency of Google, Microsoft and Yahoo
Search Engines

EU to Investigate Transparency of Google, Microsoft and Yahoo

The investigation is expected to take place next year, but a strategy document has already been drafted.
EU Says Google Cheated in Shopping Searches
Legal Issues

EU Says Google Cheated in Shopping Searches

In another antitrust investigation, the search giant is accused of distorting Internet search results to favor its shopping service.
Visa Europe Paves the Way to Bring Apple Pay Across the Pond
Apple Pay

Visa Europe Paves the Way to Bring Apple Pay Across the Pond

The London-based payment processing company announced a new 'tokenisation' service that allows customers to pay on a mobile device without credit card information being disclosed.
Catherine Clifford
Google Says 'Right to be Forgotten' Should be Limited to the European Union
News and trends

Google Says 'Right to be Forgotten' Should be Limited to the European Union

In a committee report, the tech giant is putting its foot down about where people can be 'forgotten' online.
Nina Zipkin
Chastened Uber CEO Seeks Fresh Start for Ride Services in Europe
Uber

Chastened Uber CEO Seeks Fresh Start for Ride Services in Europe

Uber's chief executive promised to create 50,000 new jobs this year across Europe in cities that are willing to reach deals to help his firm operate.
Google News Quits Spain Over New Copyright Law
Google

Google News Quits Spain Over New Copyright Law

The legislation would allow publishers to force Google and other sites to pay for re-publishing headlines or news snippets.
Why Burger King Just Shut Down 89 of Its Franchises in Germany
Burger King

Why Burger King Just Shut Down 89 of Its Franchises in Germany

The company is closing a whopping 13 percent of its restaurants in Germany following an undercover report that exposed the locations' expired food, sanitary violations and bad working conditions.
Kate Taylor
EU Lawmakers to Vote on Google Break-Up Motion
International business

EU Lawmakers to Vote on Google Break-Up Motion

While parliament has no power to dismember a firm, the vote highlights the underlining, widespread concern among EU politicians about American dominance of the Internet industry.
The Finns Are Coming, and They Mean Business
Startups

The Finns Are Coming, and They Mean Business

Check out these three cool, innovative Nordic startups that are seeking to expand to the U.S.
Adam Callinan
Finland Blames Apple for Economic Problems
News and trends

Finland Blames Apple for Economic Problems

Finnish PM Alexander Stubb links the tech giant's success to the downfall of the country's major export industries.
Nina Zipkin
Facebook Wins EU Approval for $19 Billion WhatsApp Bid
Acquisitions

Facebook Wins EU Approval for $19 Billion WhatsApp Bid

The landmark deal gives Facebook a strong foothold in the fast-growing mobile messaging market.