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    • Apple fined €1.1bn for anti-competitive behaviour

      Apple fined €1.1bn for anti-competitive behaviour

      France’s competition watchdog (Autorité de la Concurrence) on Monday fined iPhone maker Apple €1.1bn for anti-competitive behavior in its distribution network and an abuse of economic dependence on its resellers. Apple wholesalers Tech Data and Ingram Micro were also fined €76m and €63m, respectively, for unlawfully agreeing on prices, the authority said. Together, the three have achieved the dubious distinction of getting the highest-ever fine for anti-competitive sales tactics.

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    • Apple, Broadcom to pay $1.1bn for patent infringement

      Apple, Broadcom to pay $1.1bn for patent infringement

      A Los Angeles jury on Wednesday ordered Apple and Broadcom to pay a total of $1.1bn  to a California university for infringing wifi technology patents in what is thought to be one of the largest patent verdicts ever. In particularly, Apple was ordered to pay $837m and Broadcom must pay $270m  to the California Institute of Technology.

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    • iTunes pushed to the grave

      iTunes pushed to the grave

      After nearly 20 years, it's time to bid farewell to iTunes - the once-revolutionary programme that made online music sales mainstream and effectively blunted the impact of piracy. On iPhones, its functions have long been split into separate apps for music, video and books, but Mac computers followed suit last Monday with a software update called Catalina.

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    • EU loses big Starbucks tax case, wins on Fiat

      EU loses big Starbucks tax case, wins on Fiat

      An EU court on Tuesday annulled an order by Brussels that Starbucks pay €30m euros to the Netherlands, saying regulators had failed to demonstrate it received illegal state aid. In a separate decision, however, the same court said Fiat must pay roughly the same amount to Luxembourg, upholding a similar EU order from 2015, AFP reports. The cases can now be appealed at the EU's highest court, the European Court of Justice.

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    • Apple takes its €13bn tax fight with the EU to court

      Apple takes its €13bn tax fight with the EU to court

      Apple challenged a €13bn tax charge from the European Commission in the EU’s second-highest court on Tuesday, escalating the landmark tax fight between the iPhone maker and EU regulator. According to a company's statement, the bloc's order obliging it to pay €13bn in back taxes to Ireland "defies reality and common sense."

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    • Apple, Samsung sued over handset RF emissions

      Apple, Samsung sued over handset RF emissions

      Apple and Samsung have been hit with a class-action lawsuit over claims that their phones expose users to radio frequency emissions up to 500 percent beyond the limits "set forth by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC)," the website Apple Insider reported on Saturday.

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