HP Is Negotiating to Settle Bribery Charges

The allegations stem from a deal with a Russian government agency.


France Probes Apple’s Contracts With Mobile Operators

French authorities are probing Apple Inc.’s contracts with mobile operators in France, according to a person familiar with the matter, the latest move by European governments to ramp up pressure on largely U.S.-based tech firms.


EU Launches Probe Into Telecom Companies

The European Commission’s antitrust authority Thursday said it has opened an investigation into Internet service providers over concerns that they may have abused their dominant market position.

Uber’s Travis Kalanick on Numbers, Competition and Ambition (Everything but Funding)

Uber has now launched in 35 cities, and revenue is growing 18 percent month over month.


A New Europe for Telecoms?

Neelie Kroes, the European Union’s commissioner in charge of telecoms, doesn’t shy away from a scrap.


A Call to Arms for Banks

U.S. regulators are stepping up calls for banks to better-arm themselves against the growing online threat hackers and criminal organizations pose to individual institutions and the financial system as a whole.


Promise and Peril of Virtual Currencies

The crackdown on money-transfer service Liberty Reserve highlights the growing challenges virtual currencies face as they gain wider use among businesses and consumers.

Google Plans to Announce Something in Austin Next Week

Maybe Google Fiber, maybe not.


EU Fines Microsoft $732 Million

Microsoft Corp. has been hit with a €561 million ($732.2 million) fine by European Union regulators after it broke its promise to offer millions of users of its Windows system a choice of rival Web browsers.


EU Regulators Weigh New Google Crackdown

Privacy regulators from France and other European Union countries have proposed a coordinated crackdown before summer on Google Inc.’s privacy practices, escalating European efforts to reshape how global companies treat user data.