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French antitrust regulator fines Apple $1.2 billion

France’s competition watchdog on Monday fined iPhone maker Apple approximately $1.23 billion, saying it was guilty of anti-competitive behaviour towards its distribution and ...

Platform Economy: The technology sector in Paris, France

French telecoms pledge bandwidth ‘discipline’ in possible hit to Netflix

French telecoms operators will exercise greater discipline allocating internet bandwidth from Monday as France braces for a surge in the number of people working from home, the ind...

Platform Industry News: Ride-sharing driver

French court deals blow to Uber by giving driver ’employee’ status

France’s top court has recognised the right of an Uber driver to be considered an employee, a ruling that could upend the US firm’s business model and potentially requi...

Platform News: Huawei Technologies

Huawei executive suggests they’ll build a French factory regardless of 5G decision

Huawei will build a factory in France regardless of the government’s decision on whether to use its equipment in a new 5G network, an executive at the Shenzhen-based group sa...

Platform Economy: The technology sector in Paris, France

Macron and Trump agree to tariff truce in digital tax dispute

The President of France has tweeted that he had a “great discussion” with President of the United States, Donald Trump over a digital tax that France had been planning. The Emmanue...

Platform Economy: The technology sector in Paris, France

France launches procedure for 5G licenses

PARIS (Reuters) – The French government said on Tuesday it had launched a procedure for assigning 5G frequency licenses after it approved specifications proposed by the commu...

Airbnb

EU court to rule to rule on how to classify Airbnb

BRUSSELS (Reuters) – Is it an online booking service? Or a real estate agent? The popular US home-sharing site Airbnb will on the 19th December know how it should be labelled...

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U.S. to announce findings from probe of France’s tech tax on Monday

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. trade officials said they will announce any proposed action toward France on Monday when they release the findings from their investigation into t...