Why the World Is Drawing Battle Lines Against American Tech Giants – The New York Times


“What’s happening right now is the nation-state is losing its grip,” said Jane K. Winn, also a professor at the University of Washington School of Law, who studies international business transactions. “One of the hallmarks of modernity is that you have a nation-state that claims they are the exclusive source of a universal legal system…

Silicon Valley faces fear and loathing in Europe – FT.com


That has made Europe’s failure to create homegrown platforms a source of increasing political risk for American tech companies and their investors. Silicon Valley may be right in arguing that it is impossible to turn back the digital tide, but that does not mean the headlines will get any friendlier. Source: Silicon Valley faces fear…

French Look at Online Ad Dominance Enjoyed by Google, Facebook – WSJ


The probe highlights the growing interest by European antitrust regulators in the role played by big Internet companies and the large sets of personal data they collect about individuals. Germany’s competition authority earlier this year opened a probe into whether Facebook abuses its dominance as a social network to get users to give up personal…