Europe Stories December 6, 2017

The limited edition ‘Star Wars’ OnePlus 5T is coming to three countries in Europe

Earlier this week OnePlus officially debuted a special, limited edition variant of its latest phone, the OnePlus 5T. This new “Star Wars” edition device debuted exclusively in India, but it’s now expanding to a few more countries.

Europe Stories September 11, 2017

Back in June, the European Union wrapped up its seven-year antitrust investigation into Google Shopping with a $2.7 billion penalty. Unsurprisingly, Google challenged that fine today in a process that could ultimately take several years.

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Europe Stories July 19, 2017

Several years ago, the European Union passed a “right to be forgotten” law that instructs tech companies like Google to delist certain content when requested by an individual. Search abides by this, but Google only removes information on a regional, not global, basis.

France’s data protection agency CNIL fined the company on this distinction, with Google appealing last year. Given the significant impact of such a ruling, the appeals court today decided to refer this case to the top European court.

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Everyone can use an Echo Dot: Just $50!

Europe Stories July 5, 2017

The $2.7 billion fine Europe levied against Google last week over its Shopping product was quite significant. However, that is the least of Google’s troubles as they face another record fine over perceived antitrust aspects of Android. The latest move sees the EU setting up another panel of experts to provide a second opinion on the ongoing case.

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Europe Stories May 4, 2017

Google settles Italian tax dispute with $334 million payment

Following a settlement with Russia last month over Android pre-install restrictions, Google has agreed (via Reuters) to pay Italy €306 million in unpaid taxes from 2002 through 2015.

Europe Stories July 25, 2016

While the FCC is still working on E911 in the US, European carriers are beginning to roll out an equivalent service to send your phone’s location to emergency services when you dial an emergency number. Google announced today that support for this possibly life-saving feature is already built into Android as part of Play Services.

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