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EU advisor: Google ads don't infringe trademarks

September 22, 2009 5:17 am | News | Comments

A European Union court advisor said Tuesday that Google Inc. does not violate luxury goods makers' trademarks when it sells brand names as advertising keywords triggered by Internet searches. The advisor's legal opinion will now be studied by judges at the European Court of Justice, which has been asked to tell a French appeals court how to apply EU trademark law

EU Details Evidence Behind Intel Antitrust Action

September 21, 2009 5:55 am | by Foo Yun Chee | News | Comments

Antitrust regulators on Monday detailed evidence from Intel clients that led to the European Commission's record 1.06 billion euro ($1.6 billion) fine on the U.S. chip giant for illegally shutting out rival AMD.

Femtocells Expand in the Marketplace

September 17, 2009 4:05 am | by by Gareth Willmer | News | Comments

Vodafone UK’s femtocell launch in July appeared to be a significant breakthrough for the technology in Europe. The timing of the move by such a large operator took many in the industry by surprise, and some vendors have spoken of a significant rise in activity since the launch.

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France to vote on new Internet piracy Bill

September 15, 2009 7:06 am | News | Comments

French legislators vote Tuesday on a pioneering bill allowing authorities to cut off Internet access to people who download illegally, a measure that entertainment companies hope will be a powerful weapon against piracy. The bill has garnered attention beyond France, both from music and film industries struggling to keep up official revenue and from privacy advocates who say it threatens civil liberties.

EU turns up Heat on Climate Change Debate

September 10, 2009 5:36 am | News | Comments

Fearing that a possible global deal on climate change is in danger, European foreign ministers announced Thursday they were stepping up efforts to make sure that nations around the world face up to global warming.

Google Tells EU Online Books Democratize Web

September 8, 2009 4:05 am | by John O'Donnell, Foo Yun Chee, Dale Hudson, and Will Waterman | News | Comments

Google, the Internet search group, defended its scanning and publishing of millions of books online on Monday by saying the project was making finding information on the Web more democratic.

German Government: 1 Million Electric Cars by 2020

August 19, 2009 6:23 am | News | Comments

Germany launched a campaign Wednesday to put 1 million electric cars on the road by 2020, making battery research a priority as it tries to position the country as a market leader. The program, which draws on euro500 million ($705 million) set aside in an economic stimulus package earlier this year but leaves many financing details up to the next government, drew criticism for being too vague.

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