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On the importance of 'regulatory humility'

As former head of the FCC, Michael Powell has a message for today's commissioners: "Beware of over­regulation. There are always unintended consequences to your actions."

By July 15, 2015


Google shakes up European operations amid regulatory scrutiny

A Google exec says the realignment will help Google respond more quickly to what's happening in individual countries.

By February 26, 2015


Qualcomm's regulatory woes may be adding up

South Korea could be the next country to look into Qualcomm's business practices, following investigations in China, the US and Europe.

By February 12, 2015


Australian Roads Minister's stern reminder: Hoverboards are banned

Marty McFly made them cool and Justin Bieber has even ridden one, but a politician in Australia has played the "Christmas Grinch" warning against buying hoverboards, which are banned on local roads.

By November 24, 2015


Facebook's WhatsApp deal gets regulatory OK in Europe

With FTC approval granted in April, the approval in Europe means the deal should finally wrap up soon.

By October 4, 2014


Apple clears regulatory approval to sell iPhone 6 in China

Chinese authorities issue license to Apple allowing the latest version of its device to be used on the country's wireless network in the world's largest smartphone market.

By September 29, 2014


Google blames 'bug' for burying TripAdvisor, Yelp in search

The CEOs of the two companies accuse Google of prioritizing its own services at the expense of rivals. Both are longstanding critics of Google's search engine.

By November 25, 2015


Renault sells over-polluting diesels in Europe, group claims

In the wake of VW's emissions scandal, a German environmental group says more automakers than originally thought may be skirting Europe's regulatory system.

By November 24, 2015


Local Motors unveils its first 3D-printed car slated for mass production

The LM3D Swim has not yet passed regulatory muster, but the company believes everything is in order for deliveries starting in 2017.

By November 6, 2015


Asia-based ride-booking service GrabTaxi to offer carpooling services

The Uber-equivalent of the region plans to offer carpooling services in Singapore and five other countries that will allow customers to save cash on their commute.

By November 11, 2015