The EU’s antitrust regulator, DG Competition, is in charge of establishing and implementing a coherent competition policy across the EU. As the world’s second largest economy, it is by no means surprising that DG COMP is one of the most sophisticated antitrust enforcers in the world. Amongst several investigations into bigger companies, Commissioner for Competition Margreth Vestager opened a formal investigation into Google’s mobile operating system, Android.
Home to many of the world’s most iconic technology companies, California is a global breeding ground for innovation. Representative Mimi Walters (R-Calif.), whose Congressional district is based in Orange County, understands that the work of software developers drives the 21st century economy. Representative Walters is working hard to use her business experience to foster an environment conducive to investment, innovation, and entrepreneurship.
On 17 May, around 130 developers and entrepreneurs from the London FinTech community gathered for the Apps Alliance Meetup: The Role of Mobile in the FinTech Revolution. The meetup, which was hosted at WeWork Spitalfields, was organized in cooperation with Visa Europe Collab and welcomed app developers, mobile tech startups and entrepreneurs to discuss if and how FinTech mobile apps are disrupting traditional banking and focus on the future of financial services as a whole.