Foo Yun Chee
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The European Commission has been investigating Microsoft's tying of Office and Teams since 2020.
BUSINESS / Companies
Apr 2, 2024
Microsoft to separate Teams and Office globally amid antitrust scrutiny
The company started selling the two products separately in the EU and Switzerland on Oct. 1 last year.
Japan Times
Jun 14, 2022
Google, Facebook and Twitter to tackle deepfakes or risk EU fines, document says
The updated code of practice on disinformation spells out examples of manipulative behavior such as deepfakes and fake accounts that the signatories will have to tackle.
Japan Times
Mar 25, 2022
New EU rules regulating U.S. tech giants likely to set global standard
Europe's antitrust chief Margrethe Vestager on Thursday won backing from European Union members and EU lawmakers for her proposal, the Digital Markets Act, to reign in firms' powers.
Japan Times
Feb 16, 2022
EU says it is prepared for partial disruption of Russian gas flows
Escalating tensions with Russia over Ukraine have raised concerns about Russian gas flows to Europe, prompting the EU to review its contingency plans for supply shocks.
Japan Times
Jun 9, 2021
Tax deal by G7 countries exposes European policy rift on havens
The global deal on corporate tax looks set to pit large members such as Germany, France and Italy against Ireland, Luxembourg and the Netherlands.
Japan Times
Jan 21, 2020
Alphabet CEO backs temporary ban on facial recognition but Microsoft boss disagrees
The European Union's proposal for a temporary ban on facial recognition technology won backing from Alphabet Inc. Chief Executive Sundar Pichai on Monday but got a cool response from Microsoft Corp. President Brad Smith.
Nov 28, 2014
American competitors behind many of Google's woes in Europe
When EU politicians call for the breakup of Google, it can sound like sour grapes, the anti-American backlash of an aging continent envious and fearful of the wealth and power of young U.S. tech giants.


Historically, kabuki was considered the entertainment of the merchant and peasant classes, a far cry from how it is regarded today.
For Japan's oldest kabuki theater, the show must go on