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  1. Why I switched from Spotify to Apple Music

    I strongly suspect this is a scheme to make the music industry happy, but it’s user-hostile..

  2. Apple says treats all app developers equally as Dutch open probe

    Apple, already the subject of EU antitrust scrutiny, on Thursday became the target of a Dutch investigation…

  3. EU regulators say Dutch Apple probe complements their own investigation

    A Dutch antitrust investigation into whether Apple unfairly favors its own apps…

  4. Apple Music overtakes Spotify in paid U.S. subscribers

    Apple Music has surpassed Spotify Technology SA in paid U.S. subscriptions…

  5. Apple: Spotify wants all the benefits of a free app without being free

    Apple Inc on Thursday responded to Spotify Technology SA’s complaint with EU antitrust regulators…

  6. Google to charge Android phone peddlers for its Android apps in Europe

    After receiving a record-breaking €4.34 billion fine in the EU for violating anti-trust laws…

  7. Second term unlikely for EU commissioner Margrethe Vestager

    European Commissioner Margrethe Vestager, a former leader of a political party…

  8. Apple acquires Shazam, offering more ways to discover and enjoy music; Shazam app will soon become ad-free for all users

    Apple today announced it has completed its acquisition of Shazam…

  9. Apple pays €14.3 billion Irish tax bill amid ongoing appeal over EU tax grab

    Ireland has collected €14.3bn in disputed back taxes and interest from Apple….

  10. EU clears Apple’s purchase of Shazam

    The European Union approved Apple’s planned acquisition of British music discovery app Shazam on Thursday…

  11. Germany still aims for ‘fair taxation’ of Apple, other tech companies

    The German finance ministry denied a newspaper report on Wednesday that Finance Minister Olaf Scholz…

  12. New production quota law will force Apple, Netflix, Amazon to produce at least 30% of content in the European Union

    Quotas obligating Netflix, Amazon and other streaming services operating in the European Union…

  13. Apple to gain unconditional EU approval for acquisition of Shazam

    Apple is set to win unconditional EU antitrust approval for its planned acquisition of Shazam…

  14. President Trump promises action against the EU over record Google antitrust fine

    President Trump has sharply criticised the European Union over the record €4.3 billion ($5.1bn) anti-trust fine…

  15. Like Google, Apple also deserves an EU fine for anticompetitive practices or something

    The European Commission had solid antitrust reasons for fining Google 4.3 billion euros…

  16. EU regulators charge Qualcomm with additional violation in pricing case

    EU antitrust regulators on Thursday charged Qualcomm with a new violation in a case…

  17. EU hits Google with record €4.34 billion fine for abusing market dominance

    Google has been hit with a record €4.34bn (£3.8bn) fine by the European Union for abusing…

  18. Moment of truth for Google as record EU antitrust fine looms

    Google is set to face a record-busting EU antitrust fine this week over its Android mobile operating system…

  19. EU Google decision delayed to next week, source says, as President Trump visits Brussels

    EU antitrust regulators have postponed to next week a finding against Google’s Android mobile operating system…

  20. How Apple easily circumvented EU Competition Commissioner Margarethe Vestager’s tax grab

    In August 2016, European Union Competition Commissioner Margrethe Vestager told Ireland to claw back 13 billion euros…

  21. Apple declines invite to EU hearing, cites appeal against EU tax clawback

    iPhone maker Apple has turned down an invitation to an EU lawmakers’ hearing…

  22. Apple $1.8 billion tax arrears payment eases EU pressure on Ireland

    European authorities indicated they are open to dropping a case against Ireland…

  23. Apple to fight EU Irish tax clawback without U.S. support role

    The U.S. lost a bid to help Apple Inc.’s court fight against the European Union’s order to pay Ireland…

  24. Ireland, Apple appeal over EU tax clawback gets timeframe

    An appeal by Apple and Ireland against a European Union ruling for the U.S. firm to pay 13 billion euros ($16 billion) in disputed taxes…

  25. EU hits pause on Apple’s deal to buy Shazam

    European regulators will launch an in-depth investigation of Apple’s planned $400m purchase of Shazam…