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EU commissioner for competition Margrethe Vestager said last month that EU officials were doing “very preliminary” work on Google’s job and local business search services. Photograph: Getty Images

The European Commission is set to fine Google for hampering potential rival search advertisers, in the latest antitrust showdown between the EU and th(...)

Rupert Murdoch. Photograph: Jason Reed/AFP/Getty Images

Rupert Murdoch’s News Corp Australia asked the country’s regulators to push the break-up or effective separation of Google’s digital advertising busin(...)

Priscilla Chan gives a speech about the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative at the South by Southwest (SXSW) conference and festivals in Austin, Texas. Photograph: Sergio Flores/Reuters

Democratic presidential hopeful Elizabeth Warren said breaking up giant tech companies would “keep the marketplace competitive” during an appearance a(...)

Struggling department store Debenhams was a bright spot after Sports Direct’s Mike Ashley made a move towards running the more than 240-year-old company.

European equities finished the week on a negative note, resulting in stocks notching up their biggest weekly fall since December. Losses extended aft(...)

 Lyft’s co-founders Logan Green and John Zimmer laid out a vision of the company as a way to reduce traffic and pollution, make cities more liveable and encourage connections among people of different backgrounds. Photograph: Gabby Jones/Bloomberg via Getty Images

The San Francisco-based car-booking app Lyft has kicked off what is expected to be a record-breaking race by tech companies to the public markets this(...)

New Zealand prime minister Jacinda Ardern: current taxation system is ‘not fair’, she said. Photograph: Arnd Wiegmann/Reuters

There’s a certain type of pragmatic pessimist in Silicon Valley that loves New Zealand so much they have their eye on bolting there in the event of an(...)

The legislation is designed to help artists, publishers and other creators to get fair payment for use of their content online. Photograph: Patrick Seeger/EPA

MEPs, EU officials and diplomats from the member states have agreed compromise legislation to assist print publishers, artists and music producers get(...)

US stocks sank on fears that the United States and China would not be able to reach a trade deal with less than a month left in their fragile truce.Photograph: Brendan McDermid/Reuters

European shares fell sharply on Thursday, ending a seven-session run of gains as a batch of worrying trading updates in a wide range of sectors, and t(...)

Google’s parent company Alphabet reported  sharply higher fourth-quarter spending on video content, employees and facilities. Photograph: Toby Melville/Reuters

Alphabet Inc reported sharply higher fourth-quarter spending on video content, employees and facilities, worrying investors who sent the tech company’(...)

Ryanair releases third-quarter numbers on Monday.    Earlier this month, it lowered its full-year guidance   to about €1 to €1.1 billion on the back of weaker winter fares. Photograph: Gleb Garanich/Reuters

Monday Results: Ryanair, Alphabet.  Indicators: Irish services PMI (Jan), exchequer returns (Jan); euro zone PPI (Dec); UK construction PMI (Jan(...)

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