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Crypto Coins

Global regulators going ‘full steam’ to tame crypto currencies

Regulators came late to the fast evolving cross-border world of cryptoassets but they could come up with their first global framework of rules within months, a senior official has ...

Platform News: European Union flags

EU and tech giants boost cooperation on fighting online hate

European justice ministers and tech giants Google’s and Meta have agreed that a clear legal framework was needed to step up cooperation against online hate, France’s ju...

Platform News: Facebook VR

Metaverse won’t be turning point in cryptocurrency adoption, investor Chesnais says

The growth of online virtual worlds will help advance the mainstream adoption of cryptocurrencies for payment transactions but it won’t be a game-changer, according to Frédér...

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...

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