Google France's chief has filed an appeal against France's €500 million fine that was imposed in July. The executive claims that the penalty is disproportionate and undermines existing efforts.
TikTok and Spotify have made an agreement that lets TikTok users claim Spotify Premium, for free, for four months. The offer is available in several European markets including the UK and Germany.
Google has been fined a whopping €500 million ($592 million) in France for failing to reach an agreement with news agencies about how they will be compensated for their content being displayed.
Google has vowed to improve interoperability with third-party ad platforms after a French antitrust watchdog found it to be biased towards Google's own marketplace and fined it €220 million (~$268m).
Snap Inc and Oxford Economics have released a new report which says Gen Z will drive the economic recovery thank to their aptitude with technology. It said they'll also adopt AR first.
Google has agreed to pay a €1.1 million fine in France as a result of an investigation into its hotel rating system, which was deemed to be misleading as it didn't follow the country's standards.
While Microsoft had already announced that the Surface Duo handset is coming to Europe in early 2021, the company today announced pricing and availability for the UK, France, Germany, and Canada.
After igniting its upper stage eight minutes after liftoff, the Vega rocket lost nominal speed and went on a degraded trajectory, taking with it the Spanish and French payload onboard.
Facebook has announced plans to bring its News service to the U.K, Germany, France, India, and Brazil within the next 12 months. It said it will pay publishers of news that it curates.
The EU has asked the United States to come to the negotiating table at the OECD level in order to hammer out some rules over digital taxation. The EU wants to see digital firms fairly taxed.
The French government won't impose a complete ban on the usage of Huawei's technology in the country's 5G networks, but it is pushing telcos to avoid switching to the Chinese company.
Police forces worked with the NSA to introduce malware into a secure texting platform EncroChat. Over 800 criminals have been arrested. Two tons of drugs and dozens of arms have been seized as well.
Nokia has confirmed plans to cut a third of the workforce at its subsidiary Alcatel-Lucent. It comes just months after it announced that it would need to cut costs by a huge €500 million.
France has seen its contact tracing app downloaded more than 600,000 times in the hours since its launch about 24 hours ago. The country hopes more people in cities will download the app.
France has introduced a new law which will see platforms take down terrorist and child abuse content in just one hour. If firms fail to comply, they could be fined up to 4% of global revenue.
Plex and Endemol Shine Group have announced a partnership which will see more free content arrive on Plex. Films including Mr Bean will be available in a number of countries including the U.S. and UK.
Nokia has announced that its technology will upgrade Iliad Group networks to support 5G. It will also modernise the technology already in place so that it's ready for new services of the future.
France's economy minister, Bruno Le Maire, has announced that France will not take sanctions from the U.S. lying down. The U.S. is thinking about imposing tariffs over France's digital services tax.
The European Commission has approved funding from several member states which will be used to develop every stage of the battery manufacturing process, thus improving the technology.
Ride-sharing giant Uber is going to bring new features to its users in France. In the weeks to come, Uber will bring electric scooters to its French consumer base in collaboration with Cityscoot.
Groupe Renault announced today that it is exploring the possibility of setting up a driverless mobility service in the Île-de-France region in France. The project will be developed jointly with Waymo.
France and the U.S. have come to an agreement that will allow the European country to go ahead with its Digital Services Tax plans without incurring retaliation from the Trump administration.
G7 finance ministers have cast doubt on Facebook's Libra cryptocurrency, saying that it'll have to be regulated, similar to other currencies, in order to prevent criminal activity.
French President, Emmanuel Macron, has announced that the country will launch the Air and Space Force from September next year. France will use the new entity to defend the country's satellites.
Several of Japan's financial institutions have come together to discuss the ramifications of Facebook's upcoming Libra cryptocurrency. The group is set to develop policies to manage Libra's impact.
The United States Trade Representative's office has announced that it will be holding a public hearing about France's new Digital Services Tax on August 19, starting at 09:30 EDT (UTC-4).
The U.S. has issued a statement saying that it plans to investigate a new law in France that is expected to pass later today. France hopes to force big tech to pay more tax with the DST.
Sony has said that those buying the new Xperia 10 or Xperia 10 Plus from the Sony eStore will get a free case. The offer is available for those in the UK, France, Ireland, Germany, Italy, and Spain.
After having been fined last month in the UK and The Netherlands for a massive data breach in 2016, Uber today has been slapped with another penalty in France for the same incident.
Emmanuel Macron is hopeful that he can get the Germans to side with proposals to levy big tech firms with a digital sales tax of 3%. Yesterday, Ireland, Denmark, and Sweden put brakes on the plans.
The latest midranger from the Huawei sub-brand is now available in Italy, France, and Spain, with the UK soon to follow. Pricing will start at a little under €250 for the 4GB RAM/64GB storage model.
Valve and Ubisoft have been fined with monetary penalties of €147k and €180k respectively due to improper refund policies. The two companies now must display a notice informing users of said fines.
Rob Joyce, head of cybersecurity at the White House, has cast doubt on the possibility of bitcoin regulation in the near term. The White House is still weighing up the benefits and risks of bitcoin.
It appears that France is trying to cut back on the number of accidents caused by drivers using their smartphones while behind the wheel. A judge has ruled you can't even use it while pulled over.
Facebook is bringing its Community Boost programme to the European Union to help individuals and businesses learn the digital skills they need. The programme was announced for the U.S. last year.
It has been revealed by officials close to the French President that Telegram is the go-to app for discussing non-sensitive issues. It was used recently to arrange the First Lady's trip to a zoo.
Theresa May will be meeting with other Western leaders and representatives from Google, Microsoft, Twitter, and Facebook to demand more be done to stop the spread of online extremist content.
On the day that deliveries were supposed to begin, the Microsoft Store has pushed back the release of the IDOL 4 Pro in France and Germany, following a delay to the handset's launch in the UK.
France's ecology minister has announced a plan to ban the sale of fossil-fuel-powered vehicles by 2040 that includes financial incentives, a carbon tax and the end of new licenses for oil exploration.
An unnamed suspect was apprehended for allegedly planning to assassinate the French President, after he apparently discussed buying a specific weapon in an online gaming chatroom this week.