The European Union has announced plans to force smartphone and other electronics manufacturers to fit a common USB-C charging port on their devices. The rules will apply to tablets, headphones, portable speakers, video game consoles, cameras, and more. Continue Reading →
Seems like a lot of people are mad at Apple: the EU is accusing them of antitrust, Epic Games is suing them, and Tile thinks AirTags ripped them off. Shelly Palmer talks with Bianca Peters and Robert Moses about why Apple is making everyone so angry on Fox 5 NY's Good Day Wake Up. Continue Reading →
Amazon
In a statement published Tuesday, the European Commission said it took issue with Amazon using independent sellers’ data to benefit its own retail business. It also announced a second formal investigation into Amazon’s e-commerce processes. Should Amazon be able to analyze data it gathers from its vast number of third-party sellers to help it create Continue Reading →
Google
France just fined Google 150 million euros (approx. $167 million) for having unclear advertising on the Google Ads page, as well as for anti-competitive behavior. This is a trend in the EU. If you remember, the French government settled a fraud probe with Google for about a billion euros. The EU doesn't like the fact that Google hoovers up over 90 percent of online advertising. Continue Reading →

Uber Loses License in London

Uber in London
Uber was stripped of its license to operate in London today. The governing body, TfL (Transport for London), stated that Uber does not meet the "fit and proper" requirements for private hire operators. Uber immediately appealed, so it's business as usual for Uber drivers and riders today. But both sides are gearing up for a fight. Continue Reading →