The negotiations on the ePrivacy Regulation are in full swing. In order to respect the ambitious timeline proposed by the Commission, the European Parliament is already in an advanced stage of the internal discussion and the Council is getting ready to further move forward the dossier.
On 27 June, the Developers Alliance organized a Tech Policy Dialogue on “The Next Challenges for the EU Mobile Economy” in Brussels. The session brought together representatives from the EU institutions and the industry to explore the state of competition in Europe and discuss the role of government in the app marketplace.
It started in the summer of 2012. At the time, Oracle was claiming it held a copyright on JAVA, including the APIs (application programming interfaces) that Google had kept as part of the implementation of Android. Never mind that the code behind the Android APIs was completely rewritten. Oracle wanted protection for the APIs themselves.
On Friday 8 June, Copenhagen Economics unveiled its latest study, co-commissioned by the Developers Alliance, on “Jobs in Apps: Mobile Economy in the Nordics. A Catalyst for Economic Growth”.
The study was presented at the IT University of Copenhagen to a room full of tech entrepreneurs, students, developers, and policy-makers.