US tech giant Apple is coming under increasing pressure in Brussels after the European Commission recently charged the firm with abusing its dominant position in the music-streaming market, to the detriment of smaller developers seeking to compete on a level playing field. While the Commission’s gripes in this particular case centre on the app market […]
This week, we talk about some of the biggest stories in European tech, including a few funding rounds, micromobility news, M&A deals, and a bit of EU policy. Also check out an interview with Tjarda Voorneman, lead of the Techleap Rise Program.
This week, we discuss the latest developments in the EU’s investigation into how Amazon works with third-party merchants. Later in the show, you’ll hear an interview with Maria Chatzou Dunford, founder and CEO of Lifebit.
EU antitrust regulators have approved the acquisition of the French security solutions provider Morpho by the US private equity firm Advent International. The deal is said to be worth €2.4 billion.
Alphabet, the parent company of Google, has reached a settlement in its antitrust case with Russian regulators. The case, which was brought on by a complaint from Russian competitor Yandex, questioned whether Google was abusing its position in the market by forcing Android devices to pre-install certain apps, at the expense of rivals. Russian regulator, […]
Facebook’s $19 billion acquisition of messaging application maker WhatsApp may have gotten FTC approval in the United States last month, but now The Wall Street Journal reports that the social networking juggernaut has proactively contacted the European Commission to clear the deal. That means Europe might start an antitrust investigation on an EU level - […]
Google has reached a settlement to end the EU’s three-year antitrust probe after it improved an offer to display results from rival search services. Alia Papageorgiou spells out what all this means.