All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘France’

Uber France Execs Reportedly Arrested

Uber France Execs Reportedly Arrested

Uber France CEO Thibault Simphal and Uber Europe GM Pierre-Dimitri Gore-Coty have both been taken into custody, according to reports from the AFP and France’s The Local. According to authorities, the two Uber bosses are being investigated for running an illegal operation. From The Local: According to BFM TV the pair are being investigated for “inciting illegal employment”, with the …

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French Taxi Drivers Burn Tires, Flip Cars in Massive Uber Protest

French Taxi Drivers Burn Tires, Flip Cars in Massive Uber Protest

If you’re looking to get around Paris today, expect delays. And fires. Roads to and from Paris airports and train stations are blocked, as is the beltway around the city, thanks to a massive protest against ride company Uber. The city’s Taxi drivers, who’ve been critical of Uber’s practices for some time, took to the streets today and reportedly flipped …

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More European Regulatory Interest In Search Emerges

Google has been under investigation by the EU for five years, and last week, the European Commission sent a Statement of Objections to Google alleging it has abused its dominant position in the market for general internet search services by favoring its own comparison shopping product in general search pages. It also announced a probe into the company’s Android business. …

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Charlie Hebdo Gets Help from Google for Massive Print Run

Though French weekly Charlie Hebdo was knocked down, the satirical magazine is looking to bounce back in a big way – and Google has stepped up to help the cause. The paper is planning a massive print run next week – a million copies. To put this into perspective, Charlie Hebdo’s normal run is 60,000. According to the publication, next …

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Microsoft Launches Cortana In More Countries

Microsoft announced today that it is launching Cortana (its Siri competitor) in four new countries in Europe: France, Italy, Germany, and Spain. “When we introduced Cortana as a beta as part of Windows Phone 8.1 in the U.S. this past spring, she generated worldwide interest and excitement which was amazing to see,” says Microsoft’s Marcus Ash in a blog post. …

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Netflix Faces Suit From Consumer Group In France

Netflix only launched in France in September, but it already has some trouble on its hands in the country. France’s largest consumer defense organization, The Confederation for Consumption, Housing, Living and Environment (CLCV), has reportedly filed a lawsuit against the company for some issues it sees with the “fine print” of its subscriber contracts. There are apparently three specific issues …

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‘Right To Be Forgotten’ Going Global?

Links removed from Google’s European search engines may end up having to be removed from Google’s other search engines. As you may know, Google has been removing links from its European search results because of what has come to be known as the “Right to Be Forgotten” law. The law enables people to request Google get rid of search results …

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Yelp Acquires French Review Site Cityvox

Investors have been concerned about Yelp’s international business, and Yelp seems to be doing everything it can to reverse that. The company announced on Tuesday that it has acquired Cityvox, a French online review site, which specializes in restaurants and nightlife. This follows the announcement last week that Yelp acquired Germany’s Restaurant-Kritik, which also specializes in restaurants. Yelp says these …

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Quincy Jones Receives Top French Award For His Contributions To Culture

Multi-awarded American musician and producer Quincy Jones was given an esteemed cultural award by France on Monday, October 6. Jones was bestowed with the Order of Arts and Letters, which is a highly important honor given to individuals who have made significant contributions to the arts. The 81-year-old also received the Commander of the Legion of Honour, which is considered …

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Netflix Officially Launches In France

Netflix just officially launched in France, expanding its presence in Europe, which is also expected to soon include Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Belgium, and Luxembourg. Bon voyage, @NetflixFR! — Netflix US (@netflix) September 15, 2014 Bien arrivé, merci: http://t.co/NnT7eWmVnj RT @netflix Bon voyage, @NetflixFR ! — Netflix France (@NetflixFR) September 15, 2014 En selle ! RT @BoJackHorseman @NetflixFR welcome to your …

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Helen Mirren Becomes French Foodie For The Hundred-Foot Journey

Helen Mirren worked hard to become an academy award winning actress, but according to the Press Association, her biggest struggle right now is mashed potatoes. “I love cream, I love mashed potatoes. I like Christmas pudding, I like Christmas pudding with butter on it. Can you imagine?!” she said when asked about guilty pleasures, “I really love very, very fattening …

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Netflix’s First French Original Series, Marseille, Announced for Late 2015

Netflix has just announced its first ever French original series, a “tale of power, corruption and redemption set against the rich backdrop of the French port city,” titled Marseille. Production is set to kick off next spring and it’ll land in all Netflix markets in late 2015. The drama’s creator and writer is Dan Franck, who co-wrote the Golden Globe-winning …

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