Members of the European Parliament’s internal market committee voted Thursday unanimously for a new law mandating a universal mobile phone charger.
Ebook publisher, Penguin has agreed to terminate its agency agreement with Apple and to allow Amazon to set its own prices for e-books in settlement of a European Union antitrust case.
Europe's Justice Commissioner Tuesday criticized how European Union member states have handled Apple's alleged misselling of warranties and called for tougher sanctions.
Europe's top regulatory authority is to charge Samsung over abuse of patents.
Apple and four other ebook publishers have settled an antitrust battle with the European Union.
Apple's warranty offerings could be pulled in the European Union after it emerged that the E.U. Justice Commissioner has asked member states to look into possible misselling.
Apple, along with four major ebook publishers, have offered retailers such as Amazon the option to set their own prices for e-books for the next two years in a bid to end an antitrust investigation in the E.U.
A ruling from the European Commission on allegations that Google abused its dominant market position is expected after April 9.
A European Union official says that Apple and five ebook publishers must address all the European Commission's antitrust concerns before any settlement can be reached.
Microsoft has filed a formal complaint with the European Commission against Motorola Mobility for alleged abuse of essential patents. Apple made a similar complaint about Motorola earlier this month.
European regulators have given Google the green light to take over Motorola, but concerns linger over how neutral Google will be in licensing its newly acquired patents.
The European Union's antitrust regulator is investigating whether Apple colluded with other ebook publishers to minimize competition, in violation of EU law.