France

Platform News: Binance

Regulator: Anti-money laundering credentials key for Binance’s Paris plans

France’s financial sector regulator has said that crypto exchange Binance must focus on its anti-money laundering compliance if it wants regulatory backing to set up a possib...

Platform Economy: The technology sector in Paris, France

France orders websites to remove online marketplace Wish

France has ordered search engines and online platforms to strip Wish from their listings over concerns about product safety and the US e-commerce marketplace said it was taking leg...

Platform News: Spotify music streaming app based out of Sweden

Spotify to hire hundreds to drive ad sales in Europe, Australia, Canada

Spotify Technology is planning to hire hundreds of staff to boost its advertising sales in Europe and elsewhere, as the music streaming service looks to increase revenue from custo...

OVHcloud

Computing firm OVHcloud IPO set to go ahead at low end of price range

French cloud computing services provider OVHcloud’s IPO is set to move ahead at a price of 18.5 euros per share, at the low end of the range, one of the banks in charge of th...

G20 - Rome, Italy

After G20 endorses tax deal, Italy says its digital levy could stay for two more years

G20 finance leaders have endorsed a global tax deal that calls for the elimination of unilateral digital services taxes, but Italy’s economy minister said it may take up to t...

Platform News: Japan's SoftBank

French startup Swile gets unicorn status with Softbank-led fundraising

Swile has raised additional an $200 million in a capital increase backed by Japan’s Softbank, aiming at expanding its business internationally and beyond corporate benefits s...

Thales

Thales partners with Google on secure cloud services

Defence company Thales and Google are partnering to offer state-vetted cloud computing services for the storage of some of France’s most sensitive data, the companies have sa...

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

EU lawmaker says US tech giants should be regulated where they are based

US tech giants such as Apple, Google, Facebook and Amazon should be regulated by the EU country where they are based under proposed EU rules, a top lawmaker said on Tuesday, knocki...

Platform News: Google

US trade judge finds Google infringed five Sonos patents

A US trade judge has ruled that Alphabet Inc’s Google infringed five patents belonging to Sonos Inc that concern smart speakers and related technology, a decision that could ...

Google Cloud

Banks take steps to reduce potential cloud computing risks, Google survey

Banks are taking steps to mitigate risks from their increasing use of external cloud computing services, a survey by Harris Poll and Google Cloud has said.

EU: The European Union

Commission starts legal action against 23 EU countries over copyright rules

France, Spain, Italy and 20 other EU countries may be taken to court for their tardiness in enacting landmark EU copyright rules into national law, the European Commission has said...

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...

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