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SOUTH AFRICA

Google wins extra time to fight EU Android probe
Google wins extra time to fight EU Android probe

Google won more time on Wednesday to answer accusations by the European Commission that the US tech giant abuses the dominance of its Android mobile phone operating system...

14 Jul 2016

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

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

SOUTH AFRICA

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

UNITED KINGDOM

D&AD Awards: The nominations
D&AD Awards: The nominations

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

UNITED STATES

Midas Awards 2012 Winners: King James Cape Town wins Grand Midas for Santam Insurance
Midas Awards 2012 Winners: King James Cape Town wins Grand Midas for Santam Insurance

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

UNITED STATES

New iPad tops three million
New iPad tops three million

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

UNITED STATES

Latest news on iPad availability
Latest news on iPad availability

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

GERMANY

Demand for smartphones higher than ever before in Europe
Demand for smartphones higher than ever before in Europe

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

PORTUGAL

Eurobest entries up 11% to 4824
Eurobest entries up 11% to 4824

LISBON, PORTUGAL: The Eurobest Advertising Festival has announced that a total of 4824 entries have been submitted for this year's awards, up 11% compared to the 2010 Festival.

22 Nov 2011

UNITED KINGDOM

Global advertising rebounded 10.6% in 2010
Global advertising rebounded 10.6% in 2010

LONDON, UK: The global advertising industry climbed out of recession last year and posted a 10.6% year-on-year increase to US$503 billion* based on published rate cards from the Global AdView Pulse, a new report released by The Nielsen Company.

11 Apr 2011

UNITED KINGDOM

comScore releases The 2010 Europe Digital Year in Review
comScore releases The 2010 Europe Digital Year in Review

LONDON, UK: comScore, Inc, a leader in measuring the digital world, has released The comScore 2010 Europe Digital Year in Review. This inaugural report provides a comprehensive overview of key trends in the European digital media landscape, including market-level data on user demographics, social networking, online video, mobile, and search in 18 European countries.

25 Feb 2011

SPAIN

comScore releases inaugural report: The 2010 Mobile Year in Review
comScore releases inaugural report: The 2010 Mobile Year in Review

BARCELONA, SPAIN: comScore, Inc, a leader in measuring the digital world, has released The comScore 2010 Mobile Year in Review. This inaugural report recaps key trends in the mobile landscape in 2010 throughout the US, Europe (EU5) and Japan.

16 Feb 2011

PORTUGAL

Lisbon to host Eurobest 2011, 28-30 November
Lisbon to host Eurobest 2011, 28-30 November

LISBON, PORTUGAL: The 4th Eurobest Advertising Festival, one of Europe's leading awards and annual events for creative advertising and communications, will be held from 28-30 November this year in Lisbon, Portugal.

9 Feb 2011

UNITED KINGDOM

Online mobile phone sales reach record high in Europe
Online mobile phone sales reach record high in Europe

LONDON, UK: More than 7% of all phones bought during 2010 in Europe were purchased online according to the latest research from GfK Retail and Technology. This represents a growth in excess of 10% over the same period (Jan-Oct) in 2009.

28 Jan 2011

GERMANY

European CE market ends 2010 with a positive performance
European CE market ends 2010 with a positive performance

NUREMBERG, GERMANY: By the end of 2010, the European consumer electronics market had recorded positive growth of +2%, signalling the end of the impact of the financial crisis on this sector.

4 Jan 2011

GERMANY

Eurobest launches Student Academy in partnership with Draftfcb
Eurobest launches Student Academy in partnership with Draftfcb

HAMBURG, GERMANY: The organisers of Eurobest 2010, one of Europe's largest creative advertising and communications festivals and premier awards honouring and celebrating European creative excellence, has announced the launch of The Eurobest Academy, in partnership with Draftfcb.

30 Nov 2010

BELGIUM

EPC gets copyright management idea accepted
EPC gets copyright management idea accepted

BRUSSELS, BELGIUM: The European Publishers Council (EPC*) has succeeded in getting its idea for 21st century copyright management accepted as one of just seven "Big Ideas" sought by the European Commission to forward its Digital Agenda strategy.

5 Nov 2010

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