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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 05:46


Counterfeit battle between LVMH and eBay ends

PARIS, FRANCE: The French luxury goods conglomerate LVMH and Internet auction site eBay said they had reached an agreement to end a long legal battle over the sale of counterfeit goods.

18 Jul 2014 09:31


Top 10 digital campaigns of 2014: Jan-Jun

CANNES, FRANCE: European research company Best Marketing International has monitored the Gold and Grand Prix winners of 35 local, regional, and global digital marketing awards from all corners of the World (including Cannes Lions) between January and June 2014. (video)

By Hando Sinisalu and Ann Kruuk 2 Jul 2014 06:18


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 07:19


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 10:50


YouTube blocks artists on paid music service

PARIS, FRANCE: YouTube is planning to block the videos of artists like Adele and the Arctic Monkeys after several record labels refused to sign up to its new subscription service.

19 Jun 2014 07:22


Worthless extortion demand against Domino's Pizza

PARIS, FRANCE: Domino's Pizza refused to cave in to a €30,000 extortion demand by hackers who claimed they had stolen the personal data of 600,000 of its customers.

18 Jun 2014 08:34


Bouygues Telecom cuts workforce by nearly 20%

PARIS, FRANCE: Struggling French telecommunications company Bouygues Telecom said it will cut nearly 20% of its workforce in a move to help it survive in the struggling sector.

12 Jun 2014 08:50


Free imprisoned journalists says world press

PARIS, FRANCE / DARMSTADT, GERMANY / World's press calls on Ethiopia to release Eskinder Nega; urges a stop to the rising global trend for imprisoning journalists.

9 Jun 2014 11:15


Innovation Lions: 30 shortlisted entrants to present their ideas

CANNES, FRANCE: Cannes Lions delegates will have the unique chance to join the Innovation Lions jury as they watch and deliberate on the presentations of the shortlisted entrants as they take to the stage to showcase their ideas.

5 Jun 2014 11:04


Euronews Campus selected by USA and France in foreign policy training

LYON, FRANCE: The foreign policy educational institutes of USA and France, two major countries on the diplomatic front, choose Europe's leading news media group as support for their training programmes.

3 Jun 2014 13:49


Disney and Deezer to stream music, animations

PARIS, FRANCE: Disney and French online music streaming company Deezer are going into partnership that will give customers access to hit songs and classic animations from the US film company.

3 Jun 2014 08:41


Cannes Lions: A week of unrivalled content

CANNES, FRANCE: The forum explores talent, art, data & music workshops deliver practical learnings master classes present personal stories with industry greats.

30 May 2014 11:23


Catch a private jet for €550 an hour

PARIS, FRANCE: Once the preserve of the ultra-rich and celebrities, a flight on a private jet is now available for as little as €550 an hour, with technology and competition helping to bring down prices.

27 May 2014 08:52


Forget apps, old-school mobiles ring in a comeback

PARIS, FRANCE: They fit in a pocket, have batteries that last all week and are almost indestructible: old-school Nokias, Ericssons and Motorolas are making a comeback as consumers, tired of fragile and overly-wired smartphones, go retro.

26 May 2014 09:50


Cannes Lions honours Joe Pytka with the Lion of St Mark

CANNES, FRANCE: The organisers of the 61st Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity, have announced that the Lion of St. Mark award will this year be presented to director Joe Pytka in honour and celebration of his long and outstanding contribution to creativity in the advertising and communications industry.

21 May 2014 06:12


Digital companies demand new Google anti-trust probe

PARIS, FRANCE: The Open Internet Project (OIP), which includes 400 companies in Europe's digital markets, lodged a complaint with the European Commission against what it alleges are new anti-competitive abuses by Google.

16 May 2014 07:21


Orange says it has staunched sales drop

PARIS, FRANCE: French telecommunications operator Orange, with 239m customers across several countries, said it had slowed a fall of sales in the first quarter and increased its operating margins.

2 May 2014 09:34


Cannes Lions announces final juries

CANNES, FRANCE: The Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity has announced the final names that will make up the 17 juries coming together in Cannes, France, for this year's Festival and Awards.

14 Apr 2014 10:35


European Digital Media Awards

PARIS, FRANCE: The world's most innovative digital news media - from giants like the Guardian and Norway's VG to the smaller DOTYK, the first tablet-only weekly in the Czech Republic - were honoured on Tuesday (8 April) as winners of the European Digital Media Awards, the annual prizes from the World Association of Newspapers and News Publishers (WAN-IFRA).

9 Apr 2014 08:53


Bouygues boosts mobile bid for SFR, in French turf war

PARIS, FRANCE: French telecommunications group Bouygues stepped up its bid to buy mobile phone operator SFR from Vivendi, launching a new phase in a huge fight over positions in France.

7 Apr 2014 09:15


Brazil Day comes to Cannes Lions

CANNES, FRANCE: The Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity has announced that this year's Festival will incorporate a programme dedicated to showcasing, understanding and celebrating Brazilian creativity.

2 Apr 2014 15:13


Cannes Lions announces juries

CANNES, FRANCE: The Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity has announced the members of the juries in the new Product Design, Film, Media and Promo & Activation Lions categories.

19 Mar 2014 11:51


Networked masks set to revolutionise skiing

PARIS, FRANCE: Measuring performance, providing a soundtrack and giving real-time information about the slopes: the latest ski masks are revolutionising skiing, but can they crossover into the mainstream, or will they remain stuck with a niche market of rich geeks?

18 Mar 2014 07:47


France's Vivendi favours Numericable in telecoms bidding war

PARIS, FRANCE: French consortium Vivendi said it was entering exclusive negotiations with Numericable to sell the cable operator its telecommunications unit SFR, shrugging aside France's industrial renewal minister's bid to scupper the cable operator's bid.

17 Mar 2014 06:49


Iliad eyes growing French mobile share after strong 2013

PARIS, FRANCE: Iliad looks set to consolidate its position in the French mobile market after its Free network posted a strong rise in 2013 sales and tipped a transformative deal with competitor Bouygues Telecom.

12 Mar 2014 08:35


Bouygues offers to buy Vivendi SFR for €14.5bn

PARIS, FRANCE: Bouygues Telecom on Thursday (6 March) made a €14.5bn offer for Vivendi's SFR unit in a deal that could create a new French telecommunicationss powerhouse amid a wave of consolidation in the sector.

7 Mar 2014 07:47


'Tribo-electric,' the buzzword of the future?

PARIS, FRANCE: Out at sea, gentle waves provide power for thousands of homes. In cities, dance-floor moves generate electricity for nightclubs. In the countryside, hikers use leg power to recharge their phones.

5 Mar 2014 09:02


Impressive speaker lineup at Lions Health

Lions Health, the inaugural global festival and awards celebrating creativity in healthcare marketing and communications will welcome a speaker lineup that includes some of the most awarded creatives in healthcare and top marketers at the forefront of the industry from around the world.

28 Feb 2014 13:25


Jury presidents for Cannes Lions announced

The Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity organisers have announced the jury presidents, including the first jury president for the new Product Design Lions category.

20 Feb 2014 09:21

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