Amazon warehouses blocked in France during Black Friday protests

November 29, 2019 at 11:07AM Activists blame retail giant for treating staff poorly and harming the planet Amazon warehouses blocked in France during Black Friday protests … Selected by softengoxford Search Web: Amazon warehouses blocked in France during Black Friday protests

Google: Right to be forgotten will not be extended beyond EU borders after France loses court battle

September 24, 2019 at 11:40AM Politicians say there is ‘no obligation’ for search engine to extend rules outside of Europe Google will not have to extend the controversial “right to be forgotten” rules beyond Europe, following a landmark ruling by the EU’s top court. The US search giant had faced resistance from French privacy regulatorContinue reading “Google: Right to be forgotten will not be extended beyond EU borders after France loses court battle”

France to block Facebook’s Libra cryptocurrency in Europe

September 12, 2019 at 06:30PM Finance minister says governments’ monetary sovereignty could be at risk France has said it will block the development of Facebook’s Libra in Europe, dealing the cryptocurrency a fresh blow. The French finance minister, Bruno Le Maire, said plans for Libra could not move ahead until concerns over consumer risk andContinue reading “France to block Facebook’s Libra cryptocurrency in Europe”

Facebook’s Libra cryptocurrency will be blocked in Europe, France says

September 12, 2019 at 09:07AM French Finance Minister says: ‘We cannot authorise the development of Libra on European soil’ Facebook's Libra cryptocurrency will be blocked in Europe, France says … Selected by softengoxford Search Web: Facebook's Libra cryptocurrency will be blocked in Europe, France says

French Wine Gets Caught Up In France’s New Tax On Big Tech

August 27, 2019 at 10:10AM At the G7 Summit, President Trump declined to say if he had backed down from his threat to place tariffs on French wine in retaliation for that country’s new tax on digital giants. French Wine Gets Caught Up In France’s New Tax On Big Tech…

Hoverboard carrying gun-toting ‘flying soldier’ joins France’s biggest military parade for Bastille Day

July 15, 2019 at 01:07PM French Armed Forces Minister hails it as ‘assault platform’ of the future Hoverboard carrying gun-toting 'flying soldier' joins France's biggest military parade for Bastille Day … Selected by softengoxford Search Web: Hoverboard carrying gun-toting 'flying soldier' joins France's biggest military parade for Bastille Day

France Approves Tax On Big Tech, And U.S. Threatens To Retaliate

July 11, 2019 at 09:08PM French officials have been frustrated that digital companies have been able to avoid taxes by establishing their European headquarters in countries that offer corporations low tax rates. France Approves Tax On Big Tech, And U.S. Threatens To Retaliate…

Tour de France: How the technology in your iPhone and MacBook is powering the world’s most elite cyclists

July 11, 2019 at 02:12PM Apps aren’t so much what decides who wins but who loses Tour de France: How the technology in your iPhone and MacBook is powering the world's most elite cyclists … Selected by softengoxford Search Web: Tour de France: How the technology in your iPhone and MacBook is powering the world'sContinue reading “Tour de France: How the technology in your iPhone and MacBook is powering the world’s most elite cyclists”

France makes a post-Brexit grab for UK’s game developers

July 03, 2019 at 03:59PM French government promises tax breaks and subsidies for companies who relocate The French government has launched a major push to poach British game developers in the wake of Brexit, promising subsidies, tax breaks and loans to creatives who make the move across the Channel. The new campaign, “Join the Game”,Continue reading “France makes a post-Brexit grab for UK’s game developers”

Twitter backtracks after France caught out by its own fake news law

April 04, 2019 at 06:45PM Social media giant blocks government sponsored campaign aimed at encouraging people to vote Twitter backtracks after France caught out by its own fake news law … Selected by softengoxford Search Web: Twitter backtracks after France caught out by its own fake news law

Apple to pay 10 years of back taxes to France

February 05, 2019 at 05:03PM US tech firm has not disclosed size of settlement, but French magazine says figure is close to €500m Apple has agreed to pay 10 years worth of back taxes to France, marking the latest victory for European governments pushing tech multinationals to pay their fair share in local markets. TheContinue reading “Apple to pay 10 years of back taxes to France”

France pushes forward alone with new tax on big tech companies

December 17, 2018 at 04:05PM Tax will come into effect from 1 January, but plans for an EU-wide levy have faltered France is to press ahead alone with a new tax on big technology companies after struggling to secure agreement for a EU-wide levy. The French finance minister, Bruno Le Maire, said he believed theContinue reading “France pushes forward alone with new tax on big tech companies”

Google and Orange building cable between US and France

October 15, 2018 at 12:38PM The 6,600km undersea cable will open in 2020 and is one of seven Google is building over the next two years Telecoms firm Orange has teamed up with Google to work on a private undersea cable connecting the Atlantic coasts of France and the United States. Measuring 6,600km in length,Continue reading “Google and Orange building cable between US and France”

Citroën introduces a two-seat EV that costs €19.99 a month

February 27, 2020 at 08:20PM The Citroën Ami is a new take on urban mobility. It’s electric, cheap and doesn’t require a license. In short, it’s less of a car and more of an electric scooter with two seats, doors and a heater. Jokes aside, the Citroën Ami could be a glimpse at the futureContinue reading “Citroën introduces a two-seat EV that costs €19.99 a month”

Apple fined £21m for deliberately slowing down older iPhones

February 08, 2020 at 03:15PM French competition watchdog accuses company of ‘deceptive commercial practice’ Apple fined £21m for deliberately slowing down older iPhones … Selected by softengoxford Search Web: Apple fined £21m for deliberately slowing down older iPhones

The five: large telescopes

February 02, 2020 at 05:30AM As the most detailed images of the sun are released this week, we look at other huge telescopes and their discoveries This week astronomers released the highest resolution of images taken of the sun’s stormy surface. The Daniel K Inouye Solar Telescope in Hawaii is the largest solar telescope inContinue reading “The five: large telescopes”

LumApps raises $70M Series C led by Goldman Sachs

January 22, 2020 at 05:00AM LumApps, the cloud-based social intranet for the enterprise, has closed $70 million in Series C funding. Leading the round is Goldman Sachs Growth, with participation from Bpifrance via its Growth Fund Large Venture. Others participating include Idinvest Partners, Iris Capital, and Famille C (the family office of Courtin-Clarins). The roundContinue reading “LumApps raises $70M Series C led by Goldman Sachs”

Harvestr gathers user feedback in one place

January 17, 2020 at 05:23PM Meet Harvestr, a software-as-a-service startup that wants to help product managers centralize customer feedback from various places. Product managers can then prioritize outstanding issues and feature requests. Finally, the platform helps you get back to your customers once changes have been implemented. The company just raised a $650,000 funding roundContinue reading “Harvestr gathers user feedback in one place”

French government gets go ahead to trawl social media for tax cheats

December 28, 2019 at 06:58PM Authorities can now check profiles and photos for evidence of possible offences French government gets go ahead to trawl social media for tax cheats … Selected by softengoxford Search Web: French government gets go ahead to trawl social media for tax cheats

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Time: The First Google Doodle in 1998 Was a ‘Bit of a Joke.’ Here’s the Story Behind the Design That Started it All

September 26, 2019 at 11:02AM When Google co-founders Larry Page and Sergey Brin were headed to Nevada’s Burning Man festival in August of 1998, they wanted users and employees to know they wouldn’t be at the search engine’s helm for a while. The Ph.D. students at Stanford University decided to replace the second ‘O’ inContinue reading “Time: The First Google Doodle in 1998 Was a ‘Bit of a Joke.’ Here’s the Story Behind the Design That Started it All”