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Samsung Will Be Charged For Patent Lawsuits Against Apple In EU

Samsung Will Be Charged For Patent Lawsuits Against Apple In EU

The European Commission’s Vice President for Competition Policy, Joaquín Almunia, has confirmed that it will charge Samsung  “very soon” in an antitrust patent case after the Korean electronics giant broke competition rules by filing patent-infringement lawsuits against Apple. Samsung has been under investigation since January for a possible breach of antitrust rules, and earlier this week, it dropped all of its injunction requests against Apple in Europe.

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Amazon Wins EU Anti-Trust Battle Against Apple’s Ebook Pricing

Amazon Wins EU Anti-Trust Battle Against Apple’s Ebook Pricing

After an anti-trust lawsuit was launched by the European Union earlier this year to check whether or not Apple’s e-book pricing is anti-competitive, Apple and four publishers are ready to accept an offer from the EU to end the probe.

The acceptance of the offer hands Amazon a big victory in the battle for e-book pricing in Europe as it opens the door for Amazon to continue to sell online books cheaper than its rivals.

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EU Justice Commissioner Calls For Apple’s Warranty Ads To Be Examined In Europe

EU Justice Commissioner Calls For Apple’s Warranty Ads To Be Examined In Europe

Did you know that EU law covers Apple products for a minimum two years?

EU Justice Commissioner Viviane Reding has called for Apple’s warranty adverts to be examined in the European Union’s 27 states. Reding hopes to establish whether or not the Cupertino company fails to mention a buyers’ right to a minimum two-year warranty for all electronics, including Macs and iOS devices.

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Apple Loses Appeal To Restore iCloud Push Services In Germany

Apple Loses Appeal To Restore iCloud Push Services In Germany

iOS users in Germany will no longer see iCloud emails pushed to their devices thanks to Motorola.

Apple has lost an appeal against a court ruling in Germany to have its iCloud push services restored. The service was disabled back in February after it was ruled that Apple had infringed on patents owned by Motorola Mobility. While iCloud is still available, users now have to open up their Mail app and fetch new email manually, or set their device to fetch email at certain intervals.

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Apple Is Forced To Clarify Its Warranty Coverage For European Customers

Apple Is Forced To Clarify Its Warranty Coverage For European Customers

Apple's new information pages help you better determine whether or not you really need AppleCare in the EU.

Having been fined $1.2 million by Italian regulators late last year over its marketing for AppleCare products, Apple has been forced to clarify its warranty coverage for customers in the European Union, and compare its extended warranty products against statutory EU warranty coverage.

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Did Apple Dodge A Powder Keg In Europe With Italian Warranty Case?

Did Apple Dodge A Powder Keg In Europe With Italian Warranty Case?

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Although many EU consumer laws already guarantee twice as much protection, Apple can continue to rip off customers there by selling AppleCare extended warranties.

Lawyer Carlo Piana told Cult of Mac that although Apple lost its appeal over fines for unfair business practices in an Italian court, that probably won’t affect Apple’s stance in the rest of the EU-27, although consumer laws are “harmonized” across member states.

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EU: Apple Is At The Head Of An E-Book ‘Cartel’!

EU: Apple Is At The Head Of An E-Book ‘Cartel’!

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Did Apple conspire with major publishers to increase e-book prices? The European Commission has launched an antitrust probe of Apple and five publishers amid claims the industry was “terrified” by Amazon’s $9.99 e-book push. At the heart is Apple’s iBookstore and the tech giant’s “agency model” that a California lawsuit charges inflated book prices.

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Like Mighty Mouse Beating Up Superman, Small Spanish Tablet Maker Wins iPad Lawsuit

Like Mighty Mouse Beating Up Superman, Small Spanish Tablet Maker Wins iPad Lawsuit

Despite a number of recent courtroom victories which have seen Samsung’s Galaxy Tab 10.1 banned in both Australia and Europe, one small Spanish firm has proven Apple doesn’t always get its own way in front of a judge.

The Cupertino computer giant just lost a case against NT-K, which makes Android tablets in Spain, after it pulled the company into court and claimed that NT-K’s device rips off the iPad.

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iTunes Movie Store Comes To 13 New EU Countries

iTunes Movie Store Comes To 13 New EU Countries

Late last month, Apple rolled out the iTunes Music Store to twelve new European countries. Now they’ve done the same for the iTunes Movie Store, so if you’re Bulgarian, Czech, Estonian, Latvian, Lithuanian, Maltese, Polish, Slovakian, Slovenian or from Cyprus, hey, go nuts!

[via MacTrast]

iTunes Store to Open Up to Another 10 EU Countries “At Any Time”

iTunes Store to Open Up to Another 10 EU Countries “At Any Time”

A Polish newspaper reports that Apple’s iTunes Store is set to open up to another ten countries in the European Union. A launch date for the service is still unknown, but sources have reportedly indicated that it could come “at any time.”

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