Spotify drags Apple to court over abuse of its in-app purchase system

Apple’s unfair business practices had led Spotify to lodge a complaint with the EU’s antitrust regulators. In a potentially significant development, Spotify has filed a complaint with the European Commission against Apple saying Cupertino unfair business practices limits rivals to its own Apple Music streaming service. According to Spotify’s complaint, “Apple’s control of its App…

Alstom and Siemens place their high-speed train technology on the table: sources

The merger has promise since it could create a Franco-German rail company that will be in a better position to compete with China. According to sources familiar with the matter at hand, Alstom and Siemens have offered to divest one of their high-speed train technology in order to address EU antitrust concerns about their merger…

BMW, Ericsson and Vodafone urges European Commission to consider 5G for cars

While an industry group prefers the adoption of a wifi-based technology for next-gen cars, others, including Intel, Vodafone, Ericsson, Deutsche Telekom, Qualcomm, Samsung, Daimler, Ford, PSA Group, and Huawei are pushing for an alternative 5G standard. BMW, Vodafone and Ericsson have reportedly made a last-ditch effort to persuade the European Commission to open the doors…

Broadcom facing antitrust scrutiny from the EU over its trade practices

The EU is not alone in questioning Broadcom’s trade practices: the U.S. Federal Trade Commission is also scrutinizing its business practices. The European Commission is scrutinizing Broadcom Inc’s trade practices over the possible usage of its market dominance to pressure customers to purchase its semiconductors. According to a report from Bloomberg, which cites people familiar…

European Union launches measures to protect its business interests in Iran

The measures proposed by the European Commission includes, blocking laws that ban EU firms to comply with U.S. sanctions law, not recognizing court ruling that enforce American penalties, start the legal process of working with Iran’s central bank and allowing EU banks to fund the projects of EU companies in Iran. On Friday, the European…

European Commission weighing options to curb import of cheap Chinese e-bikes

The European Bicycle Manufacturers Association (EBMA) has alleged that Chinese e-bike exports are, at times, below the cost of production. On Thursday, the EU official journey stated the European Commission has subjected the import of electric bicycles (e-bikes) from China subject to registration. This is part of a series of investigations launched by the European…