• Google subjected to new antitrust complaint

      Google subjected to new antitrust complaint

      Twenty-three job-hunting sites have written to the EU’s Competition Commissioner to ask Google to withdraw its first-party job listing tool from its search results, Reuters reports. The sites, which include UK site Best Jobs Online and German sites Intermedia and Jobindex, claim that Google is unfairly pushing users toward its own service, while their pages are being pushed down in search results.

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    • Daimler faces up to €1bn diesel fine

      Daimler faces up to €1bn diesel fine

      Prosecutors in Stuttgart, Germany are set to fine Mercedes-Benz parent Daimler between €800m and €1bn for diesel-related violations, German magazine Der Spiegel said in its online edition on Friday. According to the media, German motor vehicle authority KBA had discovered cheating software fitted to Mercedes-Benz C-Class and E-Class vehicles and already ordered the carmaker to recall 280,000 vehicles.

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    • Russia opens antitrust probe into Apple

      Russia opens antitrust probe into Apple

      The Russian Federal Antimonopoly Service (FAS) said in a statement earlier this week that it had initiated a case against Apple over its abuse of its dominant position in the market of iOS applications, responding to a complaint by Kaspersky Lab cybersecurity provider.

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    • Google making new commitment to sustainable design

      Google making new commitment to sustainable design

      Alphabet’s Google on Monday announced that it would neutralize carbon emissions from delivering consumer hardware by next year and include recycled plastic in each of its products later on. The new commitments step up the competition among tech companies aiming to show consumers and governments that they are curbing the environmental toll from their widening arrays of gadgets.

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    • Mastercard announces its largest acquisition

      Mastercard announces its largest acquisition

      In its biggest acquisition to date, Mastercard will buy Nets for 2.85bn euros ($3.19 billion). With the purchase of the Denmark-based payments platform, Mastercard is picking up an electronic billing platform that offers clearing and instant payment services, continuing its efforts to move beyond plastic, according to a statement on Tuesday.

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    • Huawei says sales up 23% despite US controls

      Huawei says sales up 23% despite US controls

      Huawei’s sales rose by double digits in the first half of this year despite being blacklisted by Washington and its chairman, saying US pressure has “galvanised our people,” expressed confidence Tuesday the Chinese tech giant will “enter a new period of growth.” Sales in the six months through June rose 23.2% over a year earlier to 401.3bn yuan ($58.3bn), according to Liang. That was up from 2018′s full-year growth rate of 19.5%, but Liang warned Huawei will “face difficulties” in the second half.

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    • Huawei in the centre of US bipolar policies

      Huawei in the centre of US bipolar policies

      Competing tensions inside the US administration over country's policy towards China are once again in sight after on Tuesday members of the US Senate and House of Representatives introduced bills to keep tight restrictions on Huawei Technologies Co Ltd - a move that came amid rising speculations that President Donald Trump is preparing to scale back curbs on the Chinese tech giant without an act of Congress.

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    • Boeing loses $6bn order to Airbus

      Boeing loses $6bn order to Airbus

      Saudi Arabia’s flyadeal is terminating a prior order for Boeing’s 737 Max jet and is switching to European rival Airbus, in what is seen as the latest blow to the American manufacturer as it seeks to return the beleaguered fleet to flight after two fatal crashes. The budget airline, which in December said it would purchase 50 Max jets, announced on Monday that it will instead purchase 50 Airbus A320neo narrow-body jets, a direct rival to Boeing’s update to the popular 737 airliner.

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