Margrethe Vestager

Margrethe Vestager (born 13 April 1968 in Glostrup) is a Danish politician representing the Danish Social Liberal Party (Radikale Venstre). She has been a Member of Parliament (the Folketing) since 20 November 2001. On 15 June 2007 she was appointed parliamentary group leader of her party, replacing Marianne Jelved. On October 3, 2011, she became Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Economic and Interior Affairs under the government of Helle Thorning-Schmidt.
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    • EC Sends Statement of Objections to Facebook Over WhatsApp Acquisition

      The European Commission is taking another look at Facebook’s October 2014 acquisition of WhatsApp. The EC sent a statement of objections to Facebook, focused on the social network’s assertion during the August 2014 review of the transaction that it did not have the ability to match information from Facebook user accounts and WhatsApp user accounts, and the social network has until Jan.

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  • European Commission Vote Could Mean the End for Google

    …? At this point, it could go either way. Joaquín Almunia, the European Union’s former competition commissioner, was a more vocal opponent of Google’s European business practices than his successor, Margrethe Vestager, but that doesn’t mean she’s ruling out the possibility. It’s more likely that more stringent regulatory frameworks will be applied to Google…

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  • Does the European Google Antitrust Case Have Any Merit?

    … Microsoft would rather take its chances in the European courts than accept the fact that Google has such a deep market penetration simply by virtue of offering a superior, more popular product. However, it’s the smaller companies that have even less of a case against Google. In an interview with NPR, Shivaun Raff, founder of price comparison…

    Dan Shewan/ WordStreamin Google- 14 readers -
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