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  • Uber Demonstrations Snarl Traffic From London to Berlin

    Uber Technologies Inc., the car- sharing service that’s rankling cabbies across the U.S., is fighting its biggest protest from European drivers who say the smartphone application threatens their livelihoods.

  • Phone Operators Implore Europe to Facilitate Domestic Deals

    European regulators need to allow phone businesses within a country to merge to avoid them being choked by network costs, a top industry group said before rulings on whether to approve such deals in Germany and Ireland.

  • London Taxis Plan 10,000-Car Protest Against Uber App Use

    London’s taxis are planning a 10,000- cab protest next month, as professional drivers across Europe demonstrate growing opposition to Uber Technologies Inc.’s app.

  • Europe Telecoms Rules Crucial to Break Down Barriers, Kroes Says

    A package of telecommunications rules being considered by Europe’s parliament this week is crucial to keeping the region’s phone companies competitive, according to European Digital Agenda Commissioner Neelie Kroes.

  • Cable Companies Try to Take Over Europe, Too

    Earlier this month, Neelie Kroes, vice president of the European Commission, announced that she would soon release a proposal to create a single market for data communications in Europe. The goal, Kroes says, is to “deliver a competitive, connected continent. Where operators can smash barriers and think big. Plan, bid and invest on a large scale.”

  • EU’s Kroes Calls for More Rules to Control Internet Data Spying

    European Commission Vice President Neelie Kroes said that more rules need to be in place to govern online spying on user data as she pushes through a package of reforms meant to increase Internet and mobile use.

  • Uber Ban Called Crazy by EU Official as Challenges Mount

    A Brussels court’s decision to ban cars using Uber Technologies Inc.’s taxi application is “crazy” and protects a “cartel,” European Union Commissioner Neelie Kroes said, adding to a global debate about the legality of ride-sharing.

  • Kroes Sees Potential for Telecom Consolidation With New Rule

    European Commissioner Neelie Kroes, who is leading a push to overhaul the European Union’s telecommunications regulations, said her proposals may ultimately lead to industry consolidation across the bloc.

  • AT&T’s Stephenson, EU’S Kroes Said to Meet in Davos

    AT&T Inc. Chief Executive Officer Randall Stephenson took advantage of the World Economic Forum this week to discuss potential European acquisitions with the region’s top telecommunications official, according to a person with knowledge of the matter.

  • Twitter Blocked in Turkey Amid Campaign Against Erdogan

    Turkey blocked access to Twitter Inc. nine days before local elections, as Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan acted on his vow to shut down leaks targeting his government amid a corruption probe.

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