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Insight - Behind Google's Europe woes, American accents

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BRUSSELS - When EU politicians call for the break-up of Google, it can sound like sour grapes, the anti-American backlash of an ageing Europe envious, and fearful, of the wealth and growing power of young U.S. tech giants.

EU watchdogs to apply 'right to be forgotten' rule on Web worldwide

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BRUSSELS - European privacy regulators want Internet search engines such as Google and Microsoft's Bing to scrub results globally, not just in Europe, when people invoke their "right to be forgotten" as ruled by an EU court.

Business, Tech 3:47pm GMT

AT&T says fiber spending pause affects only new commitments

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WASHINGTON - AT&T Inc sought to clarify to U.S. regulators its plans to pause investments in high-speed Internet connections until "net neutrality" rules are settled, saying in a letter on Wednesday that the plans related to new and not existing commitments.

5:32pm GMT

U.S. court rejects Motorola Mobility price-fixing appeal

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- A federal appeals court on Wednesday rejected Motorola Mobility LLC's attempt to hold several Asian suppliers liable under U.S. antitrust law for fixing prices of mobile phone displays sold to its foreign units.

6:29pm GMT

GoPro to roll out consumer drones - WSJ

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- Wearable camera maker GoPro Inc is developing its own line of consumer drones, the Wall Street Journal reported, citing people familiar with the matter.

Business, Tech 5:19pm GMT

Tibco merger vote can proceed despite $100 million error - judge

- Tibco Software Inc can proceed with a shareholder vote next week on its proposed $4.2 billion (2.66 billion pounds) buyout by private equity firm Vista Equity Partners, despite an erroneous share count that initially overvalued the deal by $100 million, a Delaware judge said.

7:10pm GMT

Quindell ex-chairman Terry misses margin call

- The former chairman of Quindell Plc has forfeited his right to repurchase shares of the company after missing a margin call on a loan that preceded his resignation last week.

Business, Tech 6:04pm GMT

Poland's Hawe and Netia interested in buying TK Telekom

WARSAW - Polish telecoms firm Hawe has made a preliminary offer for TK Telekom, the telecoms arm of the Polish state railways, a Hawe official said on Wednesday.

6:55pm GMT

Net-a-porter founder could bag more than 100 million euros in 2015

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PARIS - Net-a-porter founder Natalie Massenet stands to make more than 100 million euros (79 million pounds) next year under a deal with the online fashion retailer's owner Richemont, according to calculations based on company documents and analyst valuations.

Business, Tech 5:39pm GMT

EE owners confirm takeover talks with BT

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LONDON - EE's German and French owners confirmed on Wednesday they were in talks to sell Britain's biggest mobile network operator to BT as part of a wider review of its options. | Video

Business, Tech, UK 2:51pm GMT