Europe Wants to Bring Its Industry Online Before Google, Apple Make It Obsolete

Europe’s plan to compete with the U.S. and Asia in the new digital economy is simple: bring its traditional hardware industry online before the likes of Google and Apple build their own automated cars and connect the world’s objects to the Internet with their proprietary software.European heavy industry, car manufacturers, appliance makers, telecoms, and legislators hope that by a combination of investment into connected devices and tough data protection and competition rules that curb the U.S. tech firms, Europe’s economy will have a fighting chance against rivals from other regions.
http://blogs.wsj.com/digits/2015/03/25/europe-wants-to-bring-its-industry-online-before-google-apple-make-it-obsolete/

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