Cisco Loses Microsoft-Skype Challenge in EU

Microsoft’s $8.5 billion takeover of Skype is not anticompetitive, says the EU.

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EU Approval Clears Way for Microsoft-Nokia Deal

Europe has signed off on Microsoft’s pending acquisition of Nokia’s phone business. On Wednesday morning, the European Commission, the European Union’s antitrust authority, rubber-stamped the deal, saying a review had concluded that the transaction would not raise any competition concerns. The EC’s approval follows by mere days a similar endorsement by the U.S. Department of Justice, and sets the stage for the deal to be completed early next year.

EU Wants More Concessions From Samsung in Patent-Abuse Case

Room for improvement.

Samsung Trying to Settle European Patent-Abuse Charges

“Samsung wants to settle.”

EU Regulators Eye Google Again — This Time It’s Android

More trouble for Google abroad.

Apple’s Warranty Practices Still Not Good Enough for Europe

Apple’s battle over product warranty disclosures in Italy is beginning to spill over into the rest of the European Union.

EU’s Message: Anybody Else Feel Lucky?

We’re looking at you, Google.

EU May Fine Microsoft Over Browser Ballot Bungle

Sorry is never enough.

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Microsoft Gives Surface RT to Europe for Valentine’s Day

Three months after debuting its new Surface RT in the United States, Microsoft is is increasing the device’s overseas availability. The company said today that on February 14 it will launch the RT in Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Finland, Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, Spain, Sweden and Switzerland. Still no word on when the RT’s more powerful Surface Pro sibling will hit Europe, though it is due to arrive at market in North America tomorrow.

Apple to End Mac Pro Sales in Europe — For the Time Being

Apple’s pro desktop falls out of compliance with EU regulatory standards.

Microsoft Mulling European Retail Stores

Microsoft Apologizes for European Surface Delivery Delays; Customers Get Gift Card Instead

EU on Microsoft Browser Ballot Bungle: There Could Be Severe Consequences

Pascal Cagni to Apple: Adieu, Adieu, to Yieu and Yieu and Yieu

Kindle Touch Will Touch Down in Europe on April 27

EC Confirms Inquiry Into Possible Telecom Collusion

EU Competition Chief: Screw Around With Standards Essential Patents and You’ll Be Sorry

EU Could Rule on Google Antitrust in March

BlackBerry Outage Hits Europe, Middle East, Africa

Continental Shift: RIM Rapidly Losing Ground in North America

Google TV Coming to Europe in 2012

European Galaxy Tab Injunction Partially Lifted

Apple Sues Motorola Over Xoom Design