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Uber appoints former EC VP Neelie Kroes to its public policy board

Taxi app Uber, which continues to battle regulatory clamp downs and legal confrontations in Europe, has appointed a former VP of the European Union's executive arm, the European Commission, to its pub

Ex-European Commissioner Neelie Kroes joins the board of Salesforce

One of the most powerful regulators in European tech in the last decade has found a landing place outside of the halls of Brussels. Today, CRM giant Salesforce announced that Neelie Kroes — a fo

The Netherlands: A Look At The World’s High-Tech Startup Capital

It’s a fascinating time to take stock of startup innovation in the Netherlands, a rare turning point where you can watch the hard work of the past give way to the immense promise of the future. Behi

European Entrepreneurs Must Screw Their Courage To The Sticking Place, Says Neelie Kroes

The European Commission's Neelie Kroes has urged those with "interesting business ideas" burning a hole in their brain to "apply, apply, apply" for research funding from the EC -- despite conceding th

EU Hangs Up On Fixed-Line Call Regulation Amid Mobile And Broadband Shift

Here’s an interesting sign of the times and the huge rush of mobile and broadband usage. Neelie Kroes, the outgoing VP for the European Commission overseeing communications and technology, has j

NSA Spying Risks Undermining Trust In U.S. Cloud Computing Businesses, Warns Kroes

The NSA PRISM spying scandal risks undermining trust in U.S. cloud computing businesses, the EC's vice-president, Neelie Kroes, has warned in a speech today. Kroes also reiterated calls for "clarity a

“Creative And Fearless”, Founders Of Skype, Rovio, Spotify, SeedCamp, HackFwd Join European Commission’s Leaders Club

The founders of some of Europe's biggest technology startup hits -- Skype, Rovio, Spotify, and Tuenti -- along with key planks of the ecosystem, including accelerators SeedCamp and HackFwd, are throwi

EU’s New Cybersecurity Directive Orders States To Set Up Emergency Response Teams, Better Risk Mgmt For Verticals

With hacking and malware on the rise, Europe is cracking down on cybersecurity: today the European Commission, working with the High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy