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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.
Uber Says It Will Continue Service in Germany Despite Ban
Uber

Uber Says It Will Continue Service in Germany Despite Ban

The San Francisco-based ride-hailing app will face fees of $328,000 each time it operates in the fast-growing European market.
Catherine Clifford
Google: The Process of 'Forgetting' People Is Still Evolving
Privacy Policies

Google: The Process of 'Forgetting' People Is Still Evolving

In response to questions raised by EU data protection agencies, Google published a point-by-point response explaining how it is currently processing the 91,000 removal requests it has already received.
Laura Entis
EU Committee Calls 'Right to Be Forgotten' Ruling Unreasonable
Privacy concerns

EU Committee Calls 'Right to Be Forgotten' Ruling Unreasonable

Should search engines be accountable for the data some people might want removed from the Internet? Members of a European subcommittee don't think so.
Jason Fell