European commission articles

Europe launches its long-delayed alternative to GPS

After 17 years, €10 billion in spending and numerous setbacks, Europe's Galileo satellite navigation system finally went live last week. The system — free to users worldwide — will be able to pinpoint an object to within 3.3 feet, compared…

Microsoft's purchase of LinkedIn cleared in Europe, mostly

Microsoft announced in June that it would be purchasing professional social network LinkedIn in a cash deal worth $26.2 billion. The purchase will further cement Microsoft into the world of social media after previous deals with Facebook and the acquisition of Yammer…