Microsoft challenges Apple's 'App Store' trademark in Europe

Microsoft, HTC, Nokia and Sony Ericsson have followed the lead of Amazon in challenging Apple's right to trademark the terms 'App Store' and 'Appstore' in Europe.

European stem-cell research under threat

Leading medical scientists say they are appalled by a ruling from a French judge that they say threatens the development of embryonic stem cell-based therapies.

Apple trademarks Beatles logo

Apple's aiming to clear up loose ends by applying for a European trademark on the famous Granny Smith logo which appeared on Beatles records.

More big snowstorms on the way as world's climate warms

Massive snowstorms like those that hit the US and Europe last winter are likely to become more frequent, says the Union of Concerned Scientists (UCS), thanks to global warming.

Penthouse launches 3D porn channel

Sorry, chaps. As rumored, Penthouse is launching a 3D porn channel - but it's only going to be available in Europe.

Europe starts giving policing power to ISPs

How would you feel if the company you pay to provide your Internet service was able to track your online activity and issue sanctions against you, without police intervention? That's what is increasingly happening in parts of Europe.

Europeans hatin' on Internet Explorer

It’s official: Mozilla’s Firefox has overtaken Microsoft's Internet Explorer (IE) to become the numero uno browser in Europe.

Facebook and Google should pay us, say European telcos

While telcos in the US are starting to accept the principles of net neutrality, their European counterparts are taking a different approach. They're asking for companies such as Facebook, Apple and Google to help pay for network investments as data usage soars.

Apple gives Europeans a lie-in

If Apple's actions over the last month are anything to go by, Americans could have a good excuse for turning up late to work next Monday after the clocks have been put back.

Google transfers WiFi data to European regulators

European regulators are set to receive data inadvertently collected by Google from unsecured WiFi networks across the Continent.  

Skype slams mobile operators for being greedy

Skype's European director of government and regulatory affairs Jean-Jacques Sahel has hit out at mobile operators for jeopardising net neutrality through greed.

Opera downloads double following new Choice Screen

Opera says it's more than doubled its browser downloads following Microsoft's forced introduction of the Choice Screen in Europe.

Italy could break the Internet

Italy could shoot itself in the foot and seriously harm freedom of speech and the Internet according to Google, which recently saw three top execs convicted in absentee for content hosted briefly on YouTube which had nothing to do them.