France

Platform Industry: Google News

France fines Google 500 million euros over copyright row

France’s antitrust watchdog slapped a 500 million euro (approximately $593 million) fine on Google for failing to comply with the regulator’s orders on how to conduct t...

Platform Industry News: TikTok smartphone app video streaming

TikTok tells employees to return to office for three days a week

Popular short-video app TikTok has told its employees that some will be offered the option to work remotely for up to two days a week after they return to office, according to an i...

Wine Bottles

Moët Hennessy teams up with Campari in wines, spirits e-commerce venture

LVMH’s Moët Hennessy and Italy’s Campari have agreed to team up to invest in wines and spirits e-commerce companies and create a European ecommerce player in the sector...

Platform Industry News: Twitter

French court orders Twitter to provide details on what it is doing to tackle hate speech

A French court has ordered Twitter to provide clear details on what it is doing to tackle hate speech, according to a court judgment obtained by journalists, after several French l...

Platform News: Google

Google deal with French publishers on hold pending antitrust decision

Google has put on hold a preliminary deal with some French publishers to pay for news content as it awaits an antitrust decision that could set the tone for copyright talks on onli...

Platform Industry: Apple logo on a window

French court sets date in Apple case over App Store developer contracts

A French court has set on the 17th of September as the date for hearing a case brought by the finance ministry against Apple over allegedly abusive contractual terms imposed by the...

President Macron

Macron bemoans nonsense innovation, takes aim at Chinese and US tech bonanza

French President Macron has called out what he described as excesses of liquidity in the US and Chinese financial markets, some of which he said could instead foster the growth of ...

Amazon Prime Video Platform

Amazon rights row throws French soccer into fresh turmoil

France’s Canal+ TV group has said it would stop showing top division French soccer games in protest at a decision to award some broadcasting rights to Amazon.

Platform News: Google

Google to change global advertising practices in landmark antitrust deal

Google said it would make changes to its global advertising business to ensure it did not abuse its dominance, bowing to antitrust pressure for the first time in a landmark settlem...

Platform News: Facebook

French watchdog: Facebook ready to commit to clear ad data access for partners

Facebook has offered to commit to providing its partners with clear and objective conditions of access to advertising inventories and ad campaign data, France’s antitrust aut...

Platform News: Tech Titans including Facebook, Google, Amazon and Apple

Germans, French and Dutch want more say over tech giants’ start-up deals

Draft rules targeted at Google, Facebook, Amazon and Apple should be beefed up to allow regulators to vet their acquisitions of start-up rivals, Germany, France and the Netherlands...

Platform News: Airbnb

Airbnb bookings jump 52% as vaccinations spur vacation rental demand

Airbnb Inc beat Wall Street expectations for first-quarter gross bookings and revenues, as speedy COVID-19 vaccinations and easing restrictions encouraged more people to check into...

Platform News: Search engine Google's New York office

Google: ‘not up to us’ to dictate how news companies spend its $1 billion

Google has reached licensing deals with over 600 news outlets around the world and is seeing a “huge increase” in users requesting more content from specific publicatio...

Facebook

Reporters without Borders sues Facebook over hate speech

Reporters Without Borders (aka RSF) has filed a lawsuit against Facebook in France over hate speech and false information, the global media watchdog said in a statement.

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