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Amsterdam-based digital security firm Gemalto has rejected a $5.1 billion takeover proposal from Atos, deciding it is best positioned to grow successfully on a standalone basis. Scottish virtual reality company Eventual is pitching its social VR platform at travel agents, to provide prospective holiday makers with immersive, tailor-made experiences. Eventual’s VR platform is compatible with all major headsets. The commissioner for Europe’s Digital Single Market, Andrus Ansip, has called the European Parliament’s content portability agreement “a total failure,” following a vote this week in which MEPs voted 344 in favor of the mandate, with 265 against and 36 abstentions. Speaking to French news outlet Les Echos, Ansip said OTT video platforms holding EU content rights should have the freedom to…

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