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WPP, DailyMail and Snapchat partner to launch 'Truffle Pig'

CANNES, FRANCE: WPP, DailyMail and Snapchat today announced the establishment of Truffle Pig, a joint content marketing venture combining the best of global agency, newsroom and social media talent...

23 Jun 2015

FRANCE

BBC World News 'Be Everywhere' app launches at Cannes

'Be Everywhere', which will premiere at Cannes Lions (running until 27 June) in the BBC World News pop-up studio space, illustrates the innovative digital opportunities available to advertisers in a new way...

23 Jun 2015

FRANCE

Altice wins EU greenlight on Portugal Telecom buy-up

PARIS, FRANCE: France's Altice cable and telecoms firm on Monday said it had won European Commission approval for its €7.4bn ($7.9bn) purchase of Portugal Telecom's Portuguese assets...

21 Apr 2015

FRANCE

France's ride-share site BlaBlaCar buys European rivals

PARIS, FRANCE: France's ride-share champion BlaBlaCar has announced the purchase of its main rival, Germany's Carpooling.com, as well as Hungary's Autohop, as it consolidated its position as Europe's market leader...

17 Apr 2015

FRANCE

'Twisted rope' of charged particles precede solar storms

PARIS, FRANCE: A "twisted rope" of magnetically-charged energy precedes solar storms that have the potential to damage satellites and electricity grids, French scientists have found.

23 Oct 2014

FRANCE

Apple's new SIM hurts Gemalto in France

PARIS, FRANCE: Shares in French digital security company Gemalto slumped as investors expressed concerns that Apple's plan to integrate SIM cards directly into the new iPads could threaten part of Gemalto's business.

22 Oct 2014

FRANCE

France lets users Tweet money to others

PARIS, FRANCE: Money is now only a tweet away for French people, after a bank in the country launched a novel way to transfer money using the social networking platform.

15 Oct 2014

FRANCE

Facebook members in court for speed trap tip-offs

RODEZ, FRANCE: Members of a Facebook group that tipped off motorists about speed traps in southern France slammed the "hypocritical" nature of the case against them as their trial opened this week.

10 Sep 2014

FRANCE

Space experts try to fix Galileo satellites

PARIS, FRANCE: Experts are racing to identify and fix a problem that saw two satellites from Europe's troubled Galileo satellite navigation system going into the wrong orbit.

26 Aug 2014

FRANCE

ESA to launch two navigation satellites this week

PARIS, FRANCE: Europe is launching two new satellites this week to boost its Galileo navigation system. Once in orbit Galileo will have six satellites orbiting the Earth.

20 Aug 2014

FRANCE

Telefonica wants to buy Brazil's GVT

PARIS, FRANCE: Spanish group Telefonica has offered Vivendi €6.7bn to buy its Brazilian telecommunications subsidiary GVT.

6 Aug 2014

FRANCE

Nokia renaissance sees profits climb

PARIS, FRANCE: Finnish telecommunications equipment company Nokia jumped back into profit in the second quarter boosted by restructuring after it lost its leading position in handsets and sold its phone division to Microsoft.

25 Jul 2014

FRANCE

Anti-Amazon bill adopted in France

PARIS, FRANCE: French lawmakers adopted a bill that prevents Amazon and other online booksellers from offering free deliveries of discounted books, in a bid to support the country's small bookshops.

27 Jun 2014

FRANCE

AFP gets first woman global news chief

PARIS, FRANCE: Agence France-Presse has for the first time named a woman to head its global operations after News Director Philippe Massonnet announced he was stepping down.

24 Jun 2014

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