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Ireland has been reading about yet another prospective financial transaction at the much bought, much sold, Eir. The telecoms company recently announced an intention to sell nearly half of the company’s fibre network in Ireland, a transaction that would net the business significant capital. However, this time it might be good news not just for the[…]

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A few months ago, I wrote in this newspaper that the inaction in Washington DC coupled with the European Union’s new Digital Services and Digital Markets Acts would cause global confusion and complication for both tech companies and consumers. The world and the global markets desire clear rules and clear paths forward, not complexity and confusion. Since I wrote that, matters have become worse. With Washington’s inaction, individual States have stepped in to fill the void in setting[…]

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America and the EU account for over 40% of the world’s GDP and outsize regulatory and technological clout. However, this dominance could disappear as fast as American and Europe’s industrial strength did unless both sides immediately rebuild the transatlantic rift caused mostly by Mr. Trump. Let’s talk about the space that underpins the future of[…]

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Beijing wants to be the world leader in artificial intelligence, smart devices, machine learning, robotics and the internet of things   What do the legal battles currently being fought between Big Tech and the world’s regulators tell us about where society needs to go? Not enough. Earlier this month, the American Federal Trade Commission (FTC)[…]

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When animals in the wild graze their way across the landscape, you can’t help but notice they don’t stay in one spot for an extended period. This is their way of eating enough vegetation to satisfy themselves, but not take every leaf off a tree or bush until it’s dead. They take what they need[…]

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US President Joe Biden heads to Europe this week for a G7 meeting – his first official foreign trip. He’ll be trying to get European support on America’s investment prohibition into Chinese military-linked companies. Tax will also be on the agenda. But President Biden should not ignore an equally critical imperative: defining the world’s technology rules.[…]

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