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Exclusive: EU wants Google to stop anti-competitive Android practices, fine expected

BRUSSELS EU antitrust regulators plan to order Alphabet's Google to stop paying financial incentives to smartphone makers to pre-install Google Search exclusively on their devices and warned the company of a large fine, an EU document showed.

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Qualcomm to fight EU antitrust charge at November 10 hearing: sources

BRUSSELS U.S. chipmaker Qualcomm will attempt to fend off EU antitrust charges at a hearing on Nov. 10 that it used anti-competitive methods to squeeze out a rival, two people familiar with the matter said on Friday.

Sep 30 2016

Avast not done with deal-making after AVG buy, but no rush

PRAGUE Avast Software, maker of the world's most popular computer antivirus program, will need a year to absorb its $1.3 billion buy of rival AVG but may seek further acquisitions before an expected flotation, its chief executive said in an interview.

Deals, Cybersecurity Sep 30 2016

Accounting software maker BlackLine files for IPO

Accounting software maker BlackLine Inc filed for an initial public offering with U.S. securities regulators on Friday, looking to ride on the recent success of technology offerings in a relatively quiet year for IPOs.

Deals Sep 30 2016

BMW says it plans to offer electric X3 SUV and Mini models

German luxury auto maker BMW AG said on Friday it will offer all electric versions of its next generation BMW X3 compact sport utility vehicle and electric Mini models, expanding its entries in the emerging electric luxury vehicle market.

Sep 30 2016

Samsung slammed by Chinese state TV over Note 7 recall 'discrimination'

HONG KONG Chinese state broadcaster CCTV has slammed South Korean tech giant Samsung Electronics Co for what it said was "discrimination" against China consumers in its handling of a global recall of Galaxy Note 7 smartphones to replace batteries.

China, South Korea Sep 30 2016