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US probes France’s proposed tech giant tax

The digital services tax is expected to be passed by the French Senate on Thursday The White House is launching an investigation into France’s proposed tax on internet giants like Google, Amazon and Facebook, in a move that could lead to US taxes on French imports. US Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer expressed concern that the… Read More


CLS to launch IoT nanosatellites

French IoT and space company Collecte Localisation Satellites (CLS) has revealed its expansion plans with the creation of Kineis, a subsidiary program to boost its strategy to launch 20 nanosatellites. Through the use of the nanosatellites, CLS hopes to increase the use of IoT connected devices around the world, which it believes will ‘transform the… Read More


AWS opens new region in Paris to widen reach

Amazon Web Services (AWS) has launched its fourth European region, to serve French customers looking for a better service. With this new region, based in Paris, AWS will have a total of 49 availability zones around the world, coming from 18 regions. The firm also anticipates the creation of four new regions and 12 new… Read More


OVH data centres go down, hours of downtime ensue

Customers of the world’s third largest hosting firm, OVH, have suffered hours of downtime after the French firm struggled with a power outage at one data centre and a software issue at another. The company started having issues at around 7 am British time, with complaints being filed to outage tracking website downdetector at that… Read More


French startup iAdvize receives $38 million in funding

French e-commerce startup iAdvize has raised $38 million (approx. £29 million) in a series C funding round, with investment from Bpifrance and Quadrille Capital, bringing total funding to $56 million. The Nantes based firm specialises in conversational marketing, describing itself as the European leader in the technology, which enables business to engage with customers through… Read More



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