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China Finally Allows Google to Acquire Motorola Mobility

May 20th, 2012 by Arjan Olsder Posted in Companies & M&A | No Comments »

Following grants from the EU and US, China now also approved the acquisition of Motorola Mobility by Google. With this final approval in the pocket, Google can proceed with its plans to acquire Motorola Mobility for its IP and probably put the rest of Motorola Mobility back on sale ;-).

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Vivian Reding: Many Android Apps are Illegal

March 5th, 2012 by Arjan Olsder Posted in Current Affairs | No Comments »

EU commissioner Viviane Reding exposed to Channel 4 (UK) that many Android apps are not in line with European laws as they leak private data from Android users to advertisers.

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28% of US phones is a Smartphone in Q3

November 4th, 2010 by Arjan Olsder Posted in Research & Stats | No Comments »

According to the most recent numbers from Nielsen, 28% of US cellphones is a smartphone. Amongst those consumer that bought a new phone over the past six months, 41% chose a smartphone, up 35% compared to Q2.

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Symbian Receives €22 Million Investment

November 1st, 2010 by Arjan Olsder Posted in Platforms: Symbian | No Comments »

While we recently reported that cash reserves at Symbian had been drying up, the foundation now announced new funding coming straight from the good old European Commission.

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EU Plans to End Antitrust Case Apple

September 27th, 2010 by Arjan Olsder Posted in Platforms: iOS | No Comments »

Following the recent policy changes for iOS developers, it seems like the EU is planning to end the antitrust investigation it was planning against Apple.

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EU Invests €10 Million in Universal App Platform

September 24th, 2010 by Arjan Olsder Posted in Platforms: Webinos | 4 Comments »

The European Union has announced to be investing € 10 million in a new universal app platform. The platform should solve all fragmentation issues mobile developers are struggling with. Project Utopia?

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EU & FTC Start Investigation on Apple’s Development Policy’s

August 11th, 2010 by Arjan Olsder Posted in Platforms: iOS | No Comments »

In June, the FTC declared to start investigating Apple’s stance on disallowing development with third party tools. Now, the EU decided to team up with the Federal Trade Commission.

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EU Fines D2C Channels over Scams

November 18th, 2009 by Arjan Olsder Posted in Analysis & Editorial | No Comments »

Europe Following 18 months of investigation on 301 websites that sell mobile content, the EU has decided to fine a large number of direct to consumer channels over ‘Ringtone Scams’.

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Palm’s Pre Confirmed for EU Launches

September 24th, 2009 by Arjan Olsder Posted in Platforms: PalmOS | No Comments »

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Palm's long awaited Pre is set to be introduced in Europe. Both in the UK (16-10) as well as in Germany (13-10), the device will be sold by operator O2, but it will be available in more countries.

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EU: Cheap Internet and Standards for Mobile Payments

July 10th, 2009 by Arjan Olsder Posted in Other news | No Comments »

Europe EU commissioner Viviane Reding has announced plans that should reduce data costs for mobile internet in Europe and introduce a central system for processing mobile payments.

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