Margrethe Vestager

Why Apple and Ireland Are Finally Starting to Fall Out of Love

A gray afternoon in Dublin may have marked the point where Ireland and Apple truly started to fall out of love, at least publicly.<p>Up until about 4.15 …

Leo Varadkar

Don't put too much hope in EU legislation against fake news

JOHANNESBURG — Supporting free speech and majority rule is a hallmark of the European Union. But in the fight against fake news, those values are …

Censorship

EU competition chief Margrethe Vestager threatens Tech giants with tax reform

Europe's fierce enforcer of competition rules is threatening tech giants with tough new rules on tax if politicians fail to come to an agreement on …

Varadkar's legal threat to Apple on €13bn tax bill

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar threatened the Government may take Apple to court over the delay in coughing up €13bn in back taxes demanded by the European …

News (Ireland)

Ireland to collect up to €13b in disputed taxes from Apple in coming weeks

After failing to meet the European Commission's January 3 deadline, Ireland has said it expects to collect the disputed taxes in the coming …

Fraud

How Broadcom's Audacious Bid for Qualcomm Could Pay Off in a Big Way

If Broadcom Ltd. (AVGO) CEO Hock Tan can succeed in his bold attempt to buy Qualcomm Inc. (QCOM) , his shareholders could be in for a big payday.<p>The …

Stocks

EU competition chief fails to rule out probe into Irish tracker scandal

Margrethe Vestager, however, says more hard evidence of cartel behaviour is needed

News (Ireland)

Social media has failed its self-driving test

Thinkstock by Getty ImagesThe big problem with artificial intelligence right now isn’t that it’s taking over; it’s that it’s being entrusted with …

Denver

David McWilliams: A new economic plan for Ireland

If we redefine our relationship with multinationals, Ireland can be a global leader

Economics

The WIR: Amazon’s Video Ambitions Change Course, Facebook Tries to Woo Creators, and Oath Lays Off 560 Staff

In this week’s Week in Review: Reports emerge of Amazon scrapping its cable bundling ambitions and planning an ad supported version of Prime, …

Advertising

Ireland continues to drag its feet over Apple tax collecting

In the latest instalment of Apple’s battles with the European Union over taxes, Ireland is set to miss a deadline to hire managers to cary out the collection of its owed taxes.<p>The Irish debt office previously said that it would hire custodians and investment managers for the estimated $15.3 billion …

Apple

Qualcomm could win EU approval for NXP by end of year - Bloomberg

(Reuters) - U.S. smartphone chipmaker Qualcomm (NASDAQ:QCOM) Inc may win European Union approval for its bid to acquire NXP Semiconductors NV …

Stocks

Qualcomm's Headaches Grow as EC Extends Review of Deal for NXP

The European Commission presented another snag for Qualcomm Inc.'s (QCOM) acquisition of Dutch chipmaker NXP Semiconductors NV (NXPI) , saying …

Stocks

Do robots need rights: the multi-billion-dollar question

Flying cars! Underwater cities! Sex robots! Outlandish ideas weren't in short supply when I visited Web Summit (aka "Glastonbury for geeks") in …

Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe

Margrethe Vestager: 'The woman Silicon Valley fears' on regulating the future

EU competition commissioner Margrethe Vestager is the Danish politician responsible for massive rulings against Silicon Valley giants like Google and …

Silicon Valley

More cases against Google to come, EU commissioner says

BEIJING (Reuters) - There are more cases against Alphabet Inc's (O:GOOGL) Google to come, Margrethe Vestager, the European Commissioner for …

Competition Law

You, Google. Get in here and explain all this personal data slurping – Missouri's AG

Missouri Attorney General Josh Hawley on Monday said his office is investigating Google's business practices, adding fuel to the long smouldering …

Peter Thiel

Macron ♥ Vestager

Emmanuel Macron knows whom he wants as the next president of the European Commission — the bloc’s competition supremo, Margrethe Vestager.<p>According …

European News

EU Regulator To Whack Google Again; Snap Layers On Ad Features

<i>Here’s today’s AdExchanger.com news round-up… Want it by email? Sign up here.</i><p><b>The EU Turns The Screws</b><p>Google paid off a $2.8 billion fine in June after …

Advertising Industry

How Small Tech can move fast and fix things

The debate about Big Tech is rushing headlong into a ditch. The solutionist tech industry seems to think it can do little wrong, while its …

Innovation

Margarethe Vestager: Paradise Papers can serve as an ‘electroshock’

PARIS — Massive leaks of tax and financial information such as the Paradise Papers can serve as “an electroshock” forcing politicians to act against …

European News

EU closes in on Google as it prepares second antitrust fine

The EU is preparing to fine Google over its multi-billion dollar advertising empire as a high-profile investigation into its Android operating system is pushed back to next year.<p>Europe’s competition commissioner Margrethe Vestager is gearing up to hit the web giant with an antitrust penalty over …

Technology (India)

EU Commissioner Margrethe Vestager is like a bloodthirsty Viking

Mention European Union Commissioners and we think of minor league provincial politicians settling down to another all-expenses paid lunch, putting in …

Personal Finance (UK)

The digital policy disconnect — Thun on geo-blocking — Google’s magic number

By Joanna Plucinska, with help from Laurens Cerulus, Mark Scott, Rosemary Belson and Nicholas Hirst | Send tips to lcerulus@politico.eu, …

European News

How to attract more women to the tech industry

The question has been in the air for years without a satisfying answer. The Web Summit conference in Lisbon has offered several solutions to …

World News

Margrethe Vestager, technophobe

If you want an indication of how Margrethe Vestager views Silicon Valley’s tech giants, look no further than the way she uses their services.<p>Europe’s …

European News

Full transcript: Former prosecutor Beth Wilkinson and Yelp VP of Public Policy Luther Lowe on Recode Decode

The group discusses the tech and political intersection with special guest co-host Hilary Rosen.<p>On this special episode of <b>Recode Decode, hosted by Kara Swisher</b>, Kara is joined by political strategist and CNN analyst Hilary Rosen, who will be co-hosting several episodes in November about the …

Eric Schmidt

Data Sheet—At Long Last, Flying Cars Are on the Way (Probably)

NEWSWORTHY<p><b>Snap back.</b> <b>Snap’s</b> stock price is snapping back a bit after it revealed that Chinese Internet giant <b>Tencent</b> has upped its stake in the company …

Tech Industry

Adrian Weckler: Why the Web Summit is never returning to Dublin

And it is away from Dublin that 70,000 of the world's most influential business people will remain.<p>Because the Web Summit is never returning to …

News (Ireland)

EU's Vestager seeking details on Apple's recent tax set-up

LISBON (Reuters) - European Union regulators have asked iPhone maker Apple for details of its recent tax structure following last year’s order to pay back taxes of up to 13 billion euros ($15 billion) to Ireland, Europe’s anti-trust chief said on Tuesday.<p>FILE PHOTO: A man holds two boxes for the …