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European parliament set to call for break-up of Google in antitrust case

Submitted by: Hologram @ 10:35 AM | Saturday, November 22, 2014 | (url: http://www.thegua...)



The European parliament is reportedly poised to call for a break-up of Google in a drastic escalation of Europes long-running antitrust case against the tech giant.

A draft motion seen by the Financial Times, and expected to be agreed next week, calls for the unbundling [of] search engines from other commercial services as a potential solution to Googles dominance of the search market in Europe.

The European Commission has been investigating concerns that Google has abused its dominant position in search since 2010 and the dispute has become increasingly bitter. In September the EUs incoming digital commissioner Gnther Oettinger warned that any settlement with Google could cement its strength in the market rather than diluting it.

German, French and Spanish politicians have attacked the company over a variety of issues including revelations from National Security Agency whistleblower Edward Snowden and right to be forgotten legislation that allows people to delete information from search results.


ANONYMOUS v. SCIENTOLOGY

Submitted by: [57th]cneal @ 10:34 PM | Monday, February 11, 2008 | (url: http://www.news.c...)

Billions of protesters around the world gather at Scientology landmarks to voice their concerns on the so called church.


PS3 drives Blu-ray to 64% market share in Europe

Submitted by: houston @ 03:35 PM | Tuesday, May 22, 2007 | (url: http://www.blu-ra...)

In Europe for the past several weeks, blu-ray has sold 3:1 to HD-DVD, driving blu-ray to 64% market share. This officially puts them on top in all 3 major markets. Blu-ray has long led the US market and also has 96% market share in Japan. So long HD-DVD.


PS3 launch fails across the pond

Submitted by: DudeofDeath @ 09:27 AM | Friday, March 23, 2007 | (url: http://kotaku.com...)


Last night was the midnight launch of the PlayStation 3 for our overseas brethren in Europe and Australia, and the crowds that turned out were dismal, to say the least.

Apparently one tenth of the people expected to be there actually showed up, and Sony was left with literal barges full of their newest console, in many locations. To add insult to injury, Microsoft puts a big XBox 360 banner on a ferry passing by one of the big French launch sites...


Crippled PS3s for Everyone: Investors Pleased, Power GamersNot So Much

Submitted by: Hologram @ 01:51 AM | Friday, March 9, 2007 | (url: http://gigagamez....)

That s right, the crippled PS3s that are invading Europe on March 23 will soon be the worldwide standard...