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Digital 15-03-2018

EU telecoms regulators examine whether app stores restrict internet access

European telecoms regulators are investigating whether app stores restrict internet access by limiting their users’ choice of content, the chair of the umbrella group of EU watchdogs said on Wednesday (14 March).
Economy & Jobs 26-04-2017

App economy jobs come under Commission scrutiny

The European Commission will change an EU law on employment contracts by the end of the year in a move to create standards for precarious jobs created by online apps like Uber and Deliveroo.
Data protection 29-03-2017

EU to propose new rules targeting encrypted apps in June

The European Commission will propose new measures in June to make it easier for police to access data on internet messaging apps like WhatsApp, EU Justice Commissioner Věra Jourová said yesterday (28 March), heeding calls from national interior ministers.
Digital 27-01-2017

Chinese messaging app WeChat courts European business for ad sales and e-commerce

Messaging and e-commerce app WeChat is courting European businesses to advertise and sell to its more than 700 million users in China.
Brexit 03-11-2016

UK fintech finds EU barriers emerging after Brexit vote

Fallout from the vote to leave the European Union is already threatening the growth of financial technology firms in Britain, industry officials said on Wednesday (2 November).
Digital 28-09-2016

Pokémon’s Pikachu the ‘man of the year’ in telecoms

Pikachu is the man of the year in telecoms, according to the watchdog next in line to chair a powerful group of EU regulators.
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Digital 25-09-2016

Digital revolution at #SWITCHVilnius: skills for the jobs of the future. Let’s get them and boost Europe!

Which region is becoming the next big region with many tech companies? How can Europe boost the Digital Single market and get a bigger share of the global #appeconomy pie?
Digital 13-09-2016

French terror investigators grapple with Telegram app

Smartphone app Telegram, favoured by the Islamic State group thanks to the encrypted messaging it offers, is proving a headache for French anti-terror investigators.
Digital 03-03-2016

Member states swipe left: Tinder has (court) date in EU countries

Consumer organisations in three EU countries lodged complaints against US-based dating app Tinder today (3 March) for its restrictive user contracts.
Staying Alive maps AED locations in 13 languages and several countries
Health 04-12-2015

Map to heart health: one French tech startup is getting a boost from health regulation

The Paris-based health startup AEDMAP was founded two years ago after telecoms consultant Paul Dardel realised there were no services to help people find cardiac defibrillators in public places.
Italian MP Stefano Quintarelli
Digital 19-11-2015

Italy set to pull ahead of Brussels on online platform regulation

A vote next week in the Italian Parliament could create Europe's first regulation on online platforms. The MP who proposed the bill is meeting officials in Brussels this week while the European Commission considers drafting its own legislation.
Digital 25-08-2015

Digital platforms: Competition and government oversight

Catriona Meehan proposes a series of questions that governments should ask in order to ensure fair competition between digital platforms and app developers. 
Taxis line up at an event in Berlin. 2011 [Taxi Berlin/Flickr]

Uber taxi app banned in Germany following court ruling

Smartphone apps for taxi services provided by the American company Uber are now banned in Germany, following a district court ruling in Frankfurt that has traditional cab drivers celebrating. EURACTIV Germany reports.
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Digital 18-07-2014

EU: Apple should do more to tackle in-app purchases problem

Apple has provided no concrete and immediate solutions to tackle the problem of adults and children racking up credit card bills by making "in-app" purchases on tablets and mobile phones, the European Commission said on Friday (18 July).
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Transport 08-07-2014

Writing Europe back into the Uber debate

The debate over online taxi service Uber has shown that the digital services industry is at our doorstep. It's time to deliver a single market for services that enables young European companies the chance to scale up, writes Simon Hampton.
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Digital 10-04-2014

Neelie Kroes: mHealth will reduce costly visits to hospitals

Mobile health apps that measure your blood pressure or remind you to take your medication could save the EU 99 billion euros in healthcare costs by 2017, according to the European Commission.

Booming app sector gives hope for jobless youth, EU says

The European Commission expects the EU's app sector to employ 4.8 million people by 2018 and contribute €63 billion to the economy, and hopefully have a positive impact on the pressing youth unemployment problem as many developers are from younger generations.
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Digital 13-02-2014

5 million jobs in European app sector by 2018, says EU report

The Commission expects the EU's app sector to employ 4.8 million people by 2018 and contribute €63 billion to the economy, and hopefully have a positive impact on the pressing youth unemployment problem as many developers represent the younger generations.
Digital 25-02-2013

Policymakers mull privacy wake-up call for app companies

SPECIAL REPORT / Up to 15,000 representatives of the world’s leading app makers who begin meeting in Barcelona today (25 February) face a “wake up call” when European policymakers come up with proposals to strengthen privacy rules in the sector later this week.
Digital 08-02-2013

App makers unhappy at prospect of tighter data privacy rules

Europe’s burgeoning app manufacturers are braced for imminent new guidance on data privacy that could cover features often essential to some applications such as geolocation.