Nestle struggles to get KitKat trademarked

European court doesn’t break over KitKat Nestle attempted to overturn a ruling a European court ruling that claimed it had not proven KitKat’s shape should be allowed a trademark. The European Court of Justice dismissed this attempt quickly and set them back even more. In fact, not only did they dismiss the attempted overturn, but […]
  • Ben Norman
  • July 25, 2018
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European Commission fines Google $5 billion

Google faces another European lawsuit The European Commission announced on Wednesday that it is fining Google €4.34 billion ($5 billion) for forcing its Google apps onto smartphone users. Antitrust official Margrethe Vestager had this to say about the fine: Google has used Android as a vehicle to cement the dominance of its search engine. They […]
  • Ben Norman
  • July 19, 2018
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Google Faces More Fines By EU For Android Practices

The EU is once again out to get Google regarding their antitrust laws put in place. This time around it is about how Google manages Android. The open-source operating system has certain features the EU does not particularly agree with including the pre-installment of Google apps by device manufacturers HTC and Samsung. Google previously described […]
  • Peter Boyer
  • July 11, 2018
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Italy’s UniCredit hopes to merge with France’s Societe Generale

Will there be a new super-bank in town? The Financial Times reported on Tuesday that two of Europe’s largest commercial banks could potentially merge soon. Italy’s UniCredit hopes to acquire Societe Generale in one of the biggest bank acquisitions of all time. However, a deal is far from definitive. UniCredit did not comment on the […]
  • Ben Norman
  • June 6, 2018
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Europe proposes ban on plastic items

The European Commission is planning a complete overhaul of its environmental policy The European Commission’s first order of business is the ban on ten plastic items that create waste in European waters. According to them, these ten items account for 70% of litter in EU waters. In addition, it wants manufacturers of plastic products to […]
  • Ben Norman
  • May 29, 2018
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Airbus-Boeing trade ruling ends long-term dispute and appeases both parties

Boeing (BA) and Airbus (EADSF), the two largest aerospace manufacturers, have been in heavy competition for over a decade – and Tuesday, they both took home a victory. Boeing has claimed that the European Union has supplied Airbus with over $22 billion in unfair subsidies that curbed the sale of Boeing’s jets, including its most […]
  • Ben Norman
  • May 17, 2018
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Grab Acquires Uber’s Foothold in Southeast Asia

Uber Technologies is experiencing global challenges. Grab has procured Uber in Southeast Asia. Grab is a ride-hailing and logistics service based in Singapore. Its services are available in most of its neighboring countries in Southeast Asia. These include countries like Malaysia, Indonesia, Philippines, Vietnam and so on. The company has excelled in recent years such […]
  • Crystal Ng
  • March 29, 2018
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Spanish Data Protection Agency fines Facebook $1.4 billion

The Spanish Data Protection Agency (AEPD) has fined Facebook €1.2 million (just under $1.44 million) for three violations of data protection laws, TechCrunch reports. The two less serious infractions carry fines of €300,000; the more serious one would cost the social networking giant €600,000. The AEPD’s investigation found that Facebook’s privacy policy contains “generic and […]
  • William Van-Lear Black
  • September 11, 2017
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Icelandic airline WOW brings cheap transatlantic flights to four midwestern US cities

Icelandic budget airline WOW Air announced Wednesday that it will expand its service to four Midwestern US cities—St. Louis, Cleveland, Cincinnati, and Detroit—beginning in Spring 2018, USA Today reports. WOW will run four flights a week between each city and the airline’s hub, Keflavik International Airport near Reykjavik, Iceland. One-way tickets will start at $99.99. […]
  • William Van-Lear Black
  • August 24, 2017
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