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 - […]
The European Commission has launched a new non-profit initiative dubbed Watify in collaboration with Deloitte Belgium, DIGITALEUROPE and EBN in an effort to “accelerate the creation of up to 1.5 million jobs in digital entrepreneurship” in Europe. While this is a laudable goal, it’s unclear just exactly how budding entrepreneurs are supposed to get inspired […]
A European Commissioner has released an official statement on the blocking of social networking service Twitter in Turkey, questioning its “stated commitment to European values and standards”.
The European Commission has just finished a public consultation in a bid to find out what citizens thought about copyright. Contributor Joren De Wachter explains why it was a non-event.
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.