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Episode 146: Global insights from Effective Measure CEO

Date: 27 Aug 2015
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BELGIUM

Google says EU anti-trust accusations 'wrong'
Google says EU anti-trust accusations 'wrong'

BRUSSELS, BELGIUM: US Internet search giant Google on Thursday rejected accusations by EU anti-trust regulators that it illegally abuses its market dominance, in its first formal reaction to allegations by Brussels earlier this year...

28 Aug 2015 13:54

BELGIUM

Google gets third extension to answer EU case
Google gets third extension to answer EU case

Brussels has given Google an extension until the end of August to answer an anti-trust case alleging that it abuses its search engine's market dominance, a company spokesman said on Thursday...

17 Aug 2015 09:15



BELGIUM

Google gets extended deadline to answer EU case
Google gets extended deadline to answer EU case

BRUSSELS, BELGIUM: Brussels has given Google an extension until mid-August to answer an anti-trust case alleging that the tech giant abuses its search engine's market dominance, a company spokesman said on Monday.

30 Jun 2015 12:17

BELGIUM

European privacy watchdogs probe Facebook; EU wants to 'finalise' Google market abuse probe
European privacy watchdogs probe Facebook; EU wants to 'finalise' Google market abuse probe

PARIS, FRANCE: European data protection authorities have joined forces to probe Facebook's privacy controls, a French watchdog said on Thursday, putting the popular US social media giant under fresh pressure...

17 Apr 2015 10:18

BELGIUM

Hackers attack two Belgian media groups
Hackers attack two Belgian media groups

BRUSSELS, BELGIUM: Hackers launched attacks on Monday against the Belgian media groups Rossel and IPM, targeting the websites of newspapers in Belgium and France, officials said....

15 Apr 2015 11:07

BELGIUM

Uber drivers assaulted in Belgium: police
Uber drivers assaulted in Belgium: police

BRUSSELS, BELGIUM: Uber drivers in Belgium were assaulted by fake clients this weekend, including by at least one cabbie angered by the lower cost rival, Belgian police said on Monday...

24 Mar 2015 11:18

BELGIUM

World Press Photo award withdrawn over 'violation'
World Press Photo award withdrawn over 'violation'

BRUSSELS, BELGIUM: Organisers of the prestigious World Press Photo awards have revoked a major prize after receiving "misleading information" regarding the entry, which portrayed gritty industrial Belgian town Charleroi...

5 Mar 2015 12:50

BELGIUM

Female millennials are the most confident and ambitious of any female generation
Female millennials are the most confident and ambitious of any female generation

New PwC survey dispels myths about women and work...

5 Mar 2015 09:17

BELGIUM

EU quizzes Google rivals in stalled anti-trust case
EU quizzes Google rivals in stalled anti-trust case

BRUSSELS, BELGIUM: The EU's new anti-trust regulators have asked Google's rivals for fresh information before taking forward a sensitive four-year probe into the US Internet giant's activities, competition commissioner Margrethe Vestager said Thursday...

12 Dec 2014 11:08

BELGIUM

EU launches anti-trust probe into Orange bid for Spain's Jazztel
EU launches anti-trust probe into Orange bid for Spain's Jazztel

BRUSSELS, BELGIUM: The EU has launched an in-depth probe into the €3.4bn acquisition of Spanish telecom Jazztel by French giant Orange to see if it distorts the market and undercuts customer choice...

5 Dec 2014 08:51

BELGIUM

South Africa's Pondering Panda presents in Belgium
South Africa's Pondering Panda presents in Belgium

The South African consumer insights company, Pondering Panda, will be presenting mobile research insights at the 2014 BAQMaR conference being held in Ghent in Belgium on Wednesday 26 November 2014, as an invited speaker...

25 Nov 2014 11:04

BELGIUM

Dodgy duchy deals: Juncker says no 'conflict of interest' over Luxembourg tax breaks
Dodgy duchy deals: Juncker says no 'conflict of interest' over Luxembourg tax breaks

BRUSSELS, BELGIUM: European Commission head Jean-Claude Juncker is fighting off charges of a conflict of interest over an inquiry into huge tax breaks agreed with top global companies when he was Luxembourg premier...

13 Nov 2014 13:21

BELGIUM

Luxembourg, Juncker under fire after global tax leaks
Luxembourg, Juncker under fire after global tax leaks

LUXEMBOURG: International Consortium of Investigative Journalists (ICIJ) investigation uncovers evidence of massive tax-avoidance deals in the tiny country...

12 Nov 2014 06:39

BELGIUM

EU denounces Hungary's internet tax as "bad"
EU denounces Hungary's internet tax as "bad"

BRUSSELS, BELGIUM: The European Union (EU) denounced Hungary's plan for an internet tax as a new threat to political freedom in the country and also a threat to broader EU economic growth.

29 Oct 2014 09:16

BELGIUM

EU anti-trust boss says Google fears are irrational
EU anti-trust boss says Google fears are irrational

BRUSSELS, BELGIUM: The European Union's (EU) top anti-trust official sharply criticised the "irrational" response by European politicians to the Brussels investigation of Google.

17 Oct 2014 11:48

BELGIUM

Amazon facing EU probe over tax deals
Amazon facing EU probe over tax deals

BRUSSELS, BELGIUM: The European Union has snagged Amazon as the authorities widen their probe into sweetheart tax deals for major multinationals, saying these are unfair to competitors and taxpayers.

8 Oct 2014 09:10

BELGIUM

Apple's "sweet" tax deal with Ireland being scrutinised
Apple's "sweet" tax deal with Ireland being scrutinised

BRUSSELS, BELGIUM: The prospect of the European Union accusing Apple of getting illegal tax breaks in Ireland has reopened a debate on how European countries attract multinational businesses. It has also put Dublin back in the spotlight.

1 Oct 2014 11:30

BELGIUM

Samsung, Philips and Infineon fined for cartel
Samsung, Philips and Infineon fined for cartel

BRUSSELS, BELGIUM: The European Commission has fined Infineon, Philips and Samsung a total of €138m for forming a smartcard chip cartel in Europe in its latest anti-trust case against technology firms.

4 Sep 2014 11:04

BELGIUM

EU to convert TV frequencies to mobile
EU to convert TV frequencies to mobile

BRUSSELS, BELGIUM: The European Union should convert a whole spectrum of television and radio frequencies for use by mobile broadband by around 2020 as smartphone use soars, a report has urged.

2 Sep 2014 09:09

BELGIUM

EU clears Apple's $3bn Beats deal despite Bose legal claims
EU clears Apple's $3bn Beats deal despite Bose legal claims

BRUSSELS, BELGIUM: The European Commission has cleared Apple's $3bn purchase of US headphone manufacturer and music streaming business Beats despite Bose lodging court papers claiming patent infringements.

29 Jul 2014 09:02

BELGIUM

EU says international companies got 'illegal state aid'
EU says international companies got 'illegal state aid'

BRUSSELS, BELGIUM: The European Union launched a probe to determine whether the special tax deals offered to Apple and Starbucks by authorities in Ireland, Luxembourg and the Netherlands amount to illegal state aid.

12 Jun 2014 07:44

BELGIUM

Europe's cyber-security policy under attack
Europe's cyber-security policy under attack

BRUSSELS, BELGIUM: Even as Europe powered up its most ambitious ever cyber-security exercise this month, doubts were being raised over whether the continent's patchwork of online police was right for the job.

5 May 2014 07:14

BELGIUM

EU to scrap mobile roaming fees
EU to scrap mobile roaming fees

BRUSSELS, BELGIUM: The European Parliament endorsed a sweeping package of EU telecommunications reforms, including a much-awaited measure to end roaming charges for cross-border mobile phone use.

4 Apr 2014 07:50

BELGIUM

Turkey internet law raises 'serious concerns' for EU
Turkey internet law raises 'serious concerns' for EU

BRUSSELS, BELGIUM: Turkey's new Internet law raises "serious concerns" over government control and the public's access to information, the European Commission said on Thursday (6 February).

7 Feb 2014 08:26

BELGIUM

EU to probe US film licensing to pay-TV firms
EU to probe US film licensing to pay-TV firms

BRUSSELS, BELGIUM: The HAS EU launched a probe into licensing arrangements by the major US film studios which may prevent European pay-TV operators from showing their movies in more than one country.

15 Jan 2014 09:56

BELGIUM

EU seeks public comment on Samsung anti-trust remedies
EU seeks public comment on Samsung anti-trust remedies

BRUSSELS, BELGIUM - The European Commission called a public review on the remedies offered by South Korean electronics company Samsung concerning allegations it has abused its dominant market position in its fight with Apple.

18 Oct 2013 11:32

BELGIUM

NSA snooped on Belgium phone company: report

BRUSSELS, BELGIUM: Belgian telecom giant Belgacom said on Monday its network had suffered an "intrusion" which a media report blamed on the US National Security Agency (NSA) as it snooped on communications in Africa and the Middle East.

17 Sep 2013 08:36

BELGIUM

EU's promise to end roaming charges
EU's promise to end roaming charges

BRUSSELS, BELGIUM: The European Union (EU) presents a radical telecommunications industry shake-up this week, aimed at creating a single, fully connected European market and removing unpopular mobile phone roaming charges it claims are unjustified.

12 Sep 2013 06:45

BELGIUM

E-cigarette makers go to war with EU
E-cigarette makers go to war with EU

BRUSSELS, BELGIUM: Makers and users of electronic cigarettes on Tuesday (3 September) went to war against the European Union's plans to class the devices as medicinal products, saying any such move would end up harming public health.

4 Sep 2013 14:06

BELGIUM

Mobile cost disparities in EU
Mobile cost disparities in EU

BRUSSELS, BELGIUM: The cost of making mobile phone calls remains a national lottery, up to eight times higher in the most expensive EU countries compared with the cheapest ones, the European Commission said on Tuesday (6 August).

7 Aug 2013 12:07

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