More criticism for anti-piracy agreement in Europe

BRUSSELS -- A wide cross-section of groups and individuals spoke out against the Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement (ACTA) at a European Parliament event on Wednesday. The international anti-piracy pact has provoked controversy throughout Europe, with

Published on: April 11th, 2012 jennifer baker

EC opens antitrust investigation of Motorola Mobility

BRUSSELS - Following complaints by Apple and Microsoft, the European Commission will assess whether Motorola Mobility has failed to license standards-essential patents on fair, reasonable and non-discriminatory (FRAND) terms as required by both

Published on: April 3rd, 2012 jennifer baker

EU plan to favour copper networks attacked

BRUSSELS  -- The European Commission's plan to lower Internet access prices to copper networks in order to boost next generation networks is flawed, say Europe's leading telecom organizations.In October, Digital Agenda Commissioner Neelie

Published on: December 20th, 2011 jennifer baker

EU publishes ‘Digital Agenda’ five-year plan for IT

The European Commission has announced its Digital Agenda, a five-year plan that to boost legal music downloads, speed up broadband adoption and set up a rapid response system for cyber-attacks.Announced Wednesday, the agenda

Published on: May 19th, 2010 Mikael Ricknas

Does MySQL fit in a post-Sun world?

Oracle's absorption of Sun is complete. Now that the European Commission has blessed the merger, the Oracle logo is proudly displayed to anyone who types "sun.com" into a browser. Yet if you visit

Published on: April 7th, 2010 Peter Wayner

Microsoft, Yahoo can take on a common enemy — Google

A decision by U.S. and European regulators to let Microsoft Corp. and Yahoo Inc. join their search businesses could significantly heat up competition in a business that in recent years has been dominated by Google

Published on: February 24th, 2010 Sharon Gaudin

Oracle-Sun merger foes head to China, Russia

With the European Commission seen as virtually certain to approve Oracle's acquisition of Sun Microsystems in just a week, those campaigning to prevent the deal encompassing Sun's MySQL database unit have shifted their efforts

Published on: January 18th, 2010 Paul Meller

EU accepts Microsoft’s browser choice proposal

Microsoft Corp.'s promise to allow Windows users to choose which Internet browser they use has been accepted by the European Commission, ending its antitrust investigation of the company's position in the browser market. The company

Published on: December 16th, 2009 Peter Sayer

Intel to pay AMD $1.25B in settlement

Intel Corp. and Advanced Micro Devices Inc. Thursday announced that they have settled all antitrust litigation and patent cross-licence disputes between the companies.Under terms of the deal, Intel will pay AMD US$1.25 billion, and has

Published on: November 12th, 2009 Marc Ferranti