(This version of the September 13 story corrects paragraphs 14-15 to clarify background on Falun Gong, and the German edition of the Epoch Times and its coverage of issues also of interest to the AfD)
FRANKFURT German publishing group Bertelsmann said on Monday it was buying U.S. online education provider OnCourse Learning from private equity firm CIP Capital in a deal worth around $500 million.
COLOGNE, Germany Spotify is increasingly attracting viewers as well as listeners to its free music streaming service and is finding new ways to target adverts and podcasts at customers, its head of global advertising sales told Reuters.
* EU can fine 4 pct of firm's global turnover for GDPR
BERLIN Germany, seeking to rein in internet giants like Google and Facebook , plans to bolster the powers of its competition watchdog to prevent such companies from becoming monopolies even before they achieve scale.
FRANKFURT European broadcaster RTL Group has withdrawn its interest in buying Dutch production company Endemol Shine to focus on developing its own scripted shows and expanding its new video-on-demand platforms.
BONN, Germany Germany's antitrust watchdog expects to take first steps this year in its probe against Facebook after finding that the social media giant abused its market dominance to gather data on people without their knowledge or consent.