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Services Data International

e-Health: Oracle makes largest buyout in its history, spending $28 billion for Cerner

Oracle Corporation and Cerner Corporation jointly announced an agreement for Oracle to acquire Cerner through an all-cash tender offer for $95.00 per share, or approximately $28.3 billion in equity value. Cerner is a leading provider of digital information systems used within hospitals and health systems to enable medical professionals to deliver better healthcare to individual patients and communities.

Security Cybersecurity International

Businesses urged to act now on serious Log4Shell or Log4j security flaw

A severe security vulnerability in a widely used piece of software is posing a threat to organisations across the globe.

Economy Legal International

Amazon fined €1.1bn in Italy for abuse of dominant position

On December 9th, the Italian Antitrust Authority (IAA) hit Amazon with a record fine of €1.1 bn for abuse of dominant position in the Italian market for intermediation services on e-commerce marketplaces.

Mobile International

Free roaming in EU until 2032

European Parliament and EU Member States reached a political agreement on the new Roaming Regulation. It will prolong until 2032 the existing system whereby citizens cannot be subject to extra charges for calls or data used while travelling within the EU and it will also bring about new advantages.

Digital Luxembourg International

Les hubs d'innovation de la Grande Région s’associent pour faciliter la digitalisation des entreprises

Le Luxembourg Digital Innovation Hub (L-DIH) a signé une déclaration commune avec quatre autres hubs d'innovation numérique de la Grande Région. L'objectif est de construire une coopération transfrontalière plus forte en matière de digitalisation des entreprises et de construire un écosystème solide commun à tous les partenaires et basé sur la complémentarité et les avantages mutuels.

Legal & Tax Data International

Lack of GDPR enforcement: Complaint against EU Commission initiated

The Irish Council for Civil Liberties (ICCL) has launched a formal complaint against the European Commission before the European Ombudsman.

International

Twitter Founder Jack Dorsey steps down as CEO

On November 29th, Twitter announced that Jack Dorsey has decided to step down as Chief Executive Officer and that the Board of Directors has unanimously appointed Parag Agrawal as CEO and a member of the Board, effective immediately. Dorsey will remain a member of the Board until his term expires at the 2022 meeting of stockholders.

AI International

UNESCO 193 member states adopt the first ever global agreement on the Ethics of AI

This text, adopted on November 25th, defines the common values and principles which will guide the construction of the necessary legal infrastructure to ensure the healthy development of Artificial Intelligence.

Infrastructures International

Samsung chooses Texas as site of new $17bn chip plant, amid a global shortage of semiconductors

On November 24th, Samsung Electronics announced that it would build a new semiconductor manufacturing facility in Taylor, Texas. The estimated $17 billion investment in the United States will help boost production of advanced logic semiconductor solutions that power next-generation innovations and technologies.

Consumer electronics International

Dell Technologies affiche des résultats record au troisième trimestre 2022

C’est le meilleur troisième trimestre de l’histoire de Dell Technologies, grâce à une forte demande et à un avantage concurrentiel durable.

Space International

SES to receive $1 billion from the FCC

On November 24th, SES, the leader in global content connectivity solutions, announced the U.S. Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has validated the certification of SES’s Phase I accelerated C-band clearing and relocation activities, a critical step to help meet the Commission’s objectives to quickly roll out 5G services across the United States.

Data & Cloud Cloud computing International

Scaleway withdraws from Gaia-X, a new blow for the European cloud project

The reason for the withdrawal of the French company Scaleway? The opening up to the Americans and the Chinese of this initiative aimed at federating the cloud and data players in Europe.