Europe has imposed a record fine on Google. But it's probably too little, too late. The €4.34 billion ($5 billion) penalty announced Wednesday by the European Commission is the latest salvo in an extended battle between Google and regulators in Brussels, who have subjected the tech company to three antitrust investigations. The fine may be a record, but it's one that Google (GOOGL) can absorb without too much pain. And the penalty won't cause Europeans to fall out of love with Google's popular Android operating system or its ubiquitous smartphone apps. "Google can brush [the fine] off without an enormous amount of difficultly," said Richard Windsor, founder of the tech research firm Radio Free Mobile. The Commission has ordered Google to give manufacturers more freedom when deciding which apps to install on Android smartphones. But that's unlikely to mean dramatic changes in Europe, where around 80% of smartphones use the operating system. Google will have to stop … [Read more...] about Europe has fined Google $5 billion. But that won’t hurt it
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Angela Charlton, Associated Press Updated 8:32 am, Friday, May 11, 2018 PARIS (AP) — France urged Europeans to stand up to U.S. President Donald Trump over the Iran nuclear deal and not act as "vassals," as the region scrambles to save the 2015 accord and billions of dollars in trade. Arguing the nuclear deal wasn't tough enough on Iran, Trump's government is now re-imposing sanctions, and any companies or governments with links to the U.S. face sanctions if they do not comply. French Finance Minister Bruno Le Maire said Friday on Europe-1 radio that Europe should not accept that the U.S. is the "world's economic policeman." "Do we want to be vassals who obey decisions taken by the United States while clinging to the hem of their trousers?" Le Maire asked. "Or do we want to say we have our economic interests, we consider we will continue to do trade with Iran?" European governments tried for months to persuade Trump to stick with the deal but failed, and now fear it will … [Read more...] about Europe isn’t US ‘vassal,’ wants to uphold Iran nuclear deal
Motorola has just announced on their blog that starting today, the spanking-new budget Moto G is up for grabs in the States for $179 unlocked and contract free. The Moto G is already available through Motorola.com.It's important to note that we're talking the GSM version here – a CDMA one will not come until January 2014. Moreover, there are two GSM versions – one 'Global' and another that's for the US – difference being that the latter has limited roaming capabilities, so think twice before making a purchase. Also, do keep in mind that the $179 price tag, while compelling, only gets you 8GB of internal storage. Should you wish a more spacious version, you'll have to pay an extra $20, or $199, for the 16GB model.The Moto G was made available on November 13th in Bazil, and has since been up for grabs in a some parts of Europe and South America, though Motorola promises that the budget phone will be eventually become available in more than 30 countries by early 2014. It … [Read more...] about Moto G now available in the US for $179 unlocked and contract free
posted on 04 Sep 2012, 07:11 0 1. ogy_dogy (Posts: 453; Member since: 29 Jun 2012) Lol, wow you guys are really slow, i have had nokia music for months now, although i live in Croatia (europe) and all nokia music is for me is a nother player for my own music, no other features are enabled here. Nokia being a finnish (european) company is doing a horrible job at providing services over here... posted on 04 Sep 2012, 08:22 0 2. -box- (Posts: 3991; Member since: 04 Jan 2012) Not seeing it in the Marketplace on my Lumia 900... No exact search result. Closest is TuneIn Radio posted on 04 Sep 2012, 18:08 0 3. cheeseycheeser (Posts: 413; Member since: 24 Mar 2011) Now THIS is something that could convince me to switch. posted on 04 Sep 2012, 18:56 0 4. pikapowerize (banned) (Posts: 1869; Member since: 03 May 2012) oh... it is still avaialble to symbian and S40... posted on 04 Sep 2012, 20:57 0 5. myclevername (Posts: 94; Member since: 07 Jun 2010) I … [Read more...] about Comments for : Nokia Music brings free music streaming to Lumia Windows Phone devices in the U.S.
Apple placed itself in a pickle with the first edition of its own Maps navigational software, as Tim Cook acknowledged after the release. The software needs to be improved, and it will probably take some time until Apple Maps catches up to the players that have been in the industry for a good while now.If you don't want to wait, but also don't want to shell out the big bucks for a standalone 3rd party navigation app with all the bells and whistles, there's a number of free or very affordable alternatives that work the GPS radio inside your iPhone pretty well.Some of these use open source maps, which are getting better and better by the day and/or rely on crowdsourced information about POIs, traffic and other collectibles, and you will be surprised how good an alternative they are to the high-priced GPS apps, no to mention the integrated mapping solution. The best free or cheap GPS navigation apps for the iPhone The best free or cheap GPS navigation apps for the iPhone A newly … [Read more...] about The best free or cheap GPS navigation apps for the iPhone