Skype is to hire 400 people between London and Stockholm, as the Microsoft-owned company seeks to expand its presence in the UK and Europe.
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New plans by the UK government to monitor all Web and phone traffic, set to be announced at the weekend, could be shot down by the European Commission.
The list of complainants now reaches 14, as the European Commission feels the industry pressure to initiate a formal antitrust investigation into Google.
A Dutch company has sued Research in Motion over the alleged infringement of six patents it owns, ranging from software and phone design patents.
European antitrust officials said on Tuesday they will open a case against Motorola Mobility to examine whether it "abused" its dominant market position by withholding patents.
Apple has modified its warranty policy after being fined $1.2 million by Italian authorities for "misleading" customers. But what's changed, and why are many still angry?
Europe could step in to solve more patent disputes, as Microsoft and Apple respectively gang up against Motorola over claims its licensing of patents is unfair.
Struggling UK retail chain Game is to keep half its UK-based staff and stores after a buyer was found over the weekend. But European stores face further uncertainty.
UK government plans to allow the intelligence services analyse call, email and Web traffic in "real-time" could be announced by the Queen as early as May.
The BlackBerry maker said on Thursday that the global outage which spread across the world over four days cost the company $54 million, revised-down from estimates.
European antitrust authorities will not decide Google's fate until after the Easter vacation, on April 10 or beyond, as pressure mounts on the regulator for a snappy decision.
From Australia to Europe: more complaints are coming in from customers to regulators that the iPad 3's "4G" capability simply doesn't work.
If you break down the numbers, compared to environmental savings, productivity, and efficiency, an iPad for every politician could cost taxpayers mere pennies.
Apple said in court it will offer a refund to disappointed Australian buyers of the iPad 3, who believe they were misled by its lack of 4G connectivity.The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) brought the case to federal court, accusing Apple of violating Australian law, and threatening the company with massive fines or even a sales injunction.
A UK broadband provider has been ordered by a court to hand over the details of over 9,000 customers, who are accused by a porn producer of illegally downloading its films.