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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
BRUSSELS, BELGIUM: The Europe Union's (EU) justice commissioner has hailed a call by German Chancellor Angela Merkel for tighter privacy controls on Internet companies amid reports of sweeping US government surveillance online.
16 Jul 2013 07:20
BRUSSELS, BELGIUM: Google's competitors on Tuesday warned the European Commission that a set of proposals put forward by the US Internet giant to meet EU antitrust rules constituted "self-advertising" and would do nothing to create a level playing field for searches.
27 Jun 2013 10:37
BRUSSEL, BELGIUM / CAIRO, EGYPT: Europe's Digital Agenda commissioner Neelie Kroes has welcomed a pledge by Egypt to maintain an 'open' Internet that would not be subject to government shut downs, as was the case during the 2011 uprising.
29 May 2013 11:43
BRUSSELS, BELGIUM: Registrations for the Pentawards 2013, a worldwide packaging design awards competition, will be closed definitively Friday, 24 May at midnight, Los Angeles time.
14 May 2013 13:48
LONDON, UK: Here are the nominations for the D&AD Awards. See this year's In Book winners and Nominations below. Yellow Pencil winners will be revealed on Wednesday 12 June at the Awards Ceremony.
22 Apr 2013 11:05
BRUSSELS, BELGIUM: Pentawards 2013 has called for entries so if you're a packaging designer and you want your work to be recognised, enter now!
15 Apr 2013 09:24
BRUSSELS, BELGIUM: The European Commission cleared Friday a venture between British publisher Pearson and Germany's Bertelsmann to create a new publishing giant, Penguin Random House.
11 Apr 2013 11:12
BRUSSELS, BELGIUM: Google was in the firing line again on Tuesday (8 April) after a group of major companies, including Microsoft and Oracle, complained to the European Commission over Google's offerings for Android-powered mobile phones.
10 Apr 2013 07:27
NEW YORK, US: The Midas Awards, for the World's Best Financial Advertising, announced the award winners for the 2012 competition. This year's Midas Grand Jury awarded one Grand Midas, 26 Gold Ingots, 46 Silver Ingots, and 63 Finalists. The 2012 Midas Awards competition received entries from 28 countries and is reputed to be the only international competition that recognises excellence in financial services communications on a global scale.
21 Dec 2012 08:23
PARIS, FRANCE: Across major cities in Europe, Nikon builds huge sculpted 'hands' in a pose, as though holding a Nikon camera.
7 Nov 2012 10:29
BRUSSELS, BELGIUM: The European Commission opened an antitrust probe on Tuesday against Microsoft over charges it was failing to give consumers a choice over which web browser they can use.
18 Jul 2012 10:43
LONDON, UK: comScore, Inc, a leader in measuring the digital world, today released an overview of internet usage in Europe, showing that 395.7 million Europeans went online in May 2012 for an average of 27.6 hours each.
6 Jul 2012 12:38
BRUSSELS, BELGIUM: The global, cross-media project, the Linked Content Coalition (LCC), launched back in April to address challenges of managing intellectual property in the digital age, holds its first Plenary meeting in Brussels tomorrow, 20 June.
19 Jun 2012 11:03
BRUSSELS, BELGIUM: Executives from news media, publishing, TV, film, music, IT and internet media businesses (see list below) have got together with existing standards and licensing organisations to work in coalition on a cross-media global project that will result in better and easier management of copyright in the online world.
26 Apr 2012 07:44
BRUSSELS, BELGIUM: Leading producers from the beer, wine and spirits sectors have launched a comprehensive initiative to strengthen independent advertising self-regulatory schemes for alcohol beverage marketing by establishing a set of common, rigorous standards for their marketing communications throughout the European Union.
16 Apr 2012 09:27
CANNES, FRANCE: The Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity, taking place from 17-23 June, has announced the members of a further four juries: Creative Effectiveness, Design, Film, and PR Lions. South Africa is represented on the Design jury (Shelley-Ann Atkinson, Grid Worldwide Branding & Design) and on the Film jury (Catherine Ireland, Amplified).
30 Mar 2012 07:54
CUPERTINO, US: Apple has announced it has sold three million of its new iPad, since its launch on Friday, March 16. The new iPad features a new Retina display, Apple's new A5X chip with quad-core graphics, a 5 megapixel iSight camera with advanced optics for capturing photos and 1080p HD video, and the same all-day 10 hour battery life*.
22 Mar 2012 08:37
CUPERTINO, US: Apple has announced the new iPad, the third generation mobile device, will arrive at Apple's retail stores and the Apple Online Store (www.apple.com) on Friday, 16 March in the US, Australia, Canada, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Japan, Singapore, Switzerland and the UK; along with Puerto Rico and the US Virgin Islands.
15 Mar 2012 10:40
BRUSSELS, BELGIUM: Welcoming Commissioner Karel De Gucht's clarification yesterday about what ACTA (the controversial Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement) is and is not, Angela Mills Wade, executive director of the European Publishers Council (EPC) said, "The EPC welcomes the European Commission's decision to refer the ACTA Treaty to the Court of Justice."
23 Feb 2012 09:22
NUREMBURG, GERMANY: In 2011, demand for mobile phones once again increased in Europe, largely as a result of the rising popularity of smartphones. According to GfK, 3.2% more mobile phones were sold in 2011, in particular the sales of smartphones increased by 67%.
15 Feb 2012 12:23
NEW YORK, US: Global consumer confidence increased one index point last quarter to 89, while Europe led confidence declines in 24 of the region's 27 measured markets, according to fourth quarter 2011 global consumer confidence findings from Nielsen, a leading global provider of information and insights into what consumers watch and buy.
8 Feb 2012 12:14
BRUSSELS, BELGIUM: The World Federation of Advertisers (WFA) has expressed serious concerns about proposals published this week by the European Commission to overhaul EU Data Protection rules.
26 Jan 2012 11:33
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