Facebook fined €110 million, EU approves new content rules & Google doubles down on AI: this week in media

Facebook fined €110 million, EU approves new content rules & Google doubles down on AI: this week in media

EU fines Facebook €110 million

Facebook has been fined €110m (£94m) by the EU for providing misleading information about its 2014 takeover of WhatsApp.  Read more on Guardian >>

EU approves content portability rules

The European Parliament has approved new content portability rules that will let EU citizens access their online film and TV subscriptions (like Netflix and Spotify) while visiting other EU countries.  Read more on DigitalTVEurope >>

Google Assistant leads the Google IO announcements

Sundar Pichai, Google CEO, put AI at the centre of this year’s Google IO event announcing Google Assistant has been opened up to 100 million mobile devices around the world, and revealed that Google Home will be launching in Europe (France and Germany) soon.  Read more on XDA >>

ESL strikes large scale eSports streaming deal with Facebook

Modern Times Group-owned eSports outfit ESL has teamed up with Facebook to stream over 5,500 hours of live content via the social media platform.  

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EU Publishers call for online privacy law rethink, Botfraud down 10% & Amazon TV launches into UK and Germany: this week in media

EU Publishers call for online privacy law rethink, Botfraud down 10% & Amazon TV launches into UK and Germany: this week in media

Canal+ and ProSieben report growth, Snapchat reports huge loss & Amazon pushes more home screens: this week in media

Canal+ and ProSieben report growth, Snapchat reports huge loss & Amazon pushes more home screens: this week in media