Google and French space agency team up on Project Loon to bring broadband to all - but Ericsson's CEO reckons the solution lies with power, not internet balloons.
Vive la tech
Liberté, égalité, IT: Vive la tech rounds up all the latest technology news and opinion from France.
Anne Morris is a freelance journalist, editor and translator. She has been working in the telecommunications sector since 1996, when she joined the London-based team of CommunicationsWeek International as copy editor. Over the years she held the editor position at both Total Telecom Online and Total Telecom Magazine, eventually leaving to go freelance in 2010. Now living in France, she writes for a number of titles and also provides research work for analyst companies, with a particular focus on mobile communications. In her spare time she translates business texts from German into English.
Frances Marcellin is a British freelance journalist based in south-west France from which she runs content solutions company Piece Boutique. As well as reporting from France for ZDNet, Frances writes for consumer and business-to-business titles, such as New Statesman, The Connexion (France’s English language national newspaper), The Belfast Telegraph and Progressive Digital Media’s business titles, such a Railway Technology, Ship Technology and Airport Technology. She has a particular interest in technology, transport and property, and if it is related to France, then all the better.
French president François Hollande has ordered "tablettes pour tous" (tablets for all) for the country's schools. But is there a concrete strategy behind this grand technology plan?
A subsidiary of France's second biggest banking group has introduced a novel money transfer service tied to Twitter.
One man applies pressure on Google to remove links to a defamatory article worldwide.
Chinese-French smartphone maker has already made its mark in the Hexagon, and now it's got its sights set on taking its unique recipe for smartphone sales further afield.
Lessons on how to code will be offered to primary school kids from the next school year.
There's no end to upheaval in France's mobile market in sight, as Numericable agrees to swallow the MVNO.
A 34-point initiative, launched under the banner 'Nouvelle France Industrielle', is setting its sights on emerging tech to help stimulate French production.
Hackers nab customer details, including pizza preferences, from an insecure Domino's Pizza server. All your favourite toppings are belong to us?
"All scenarios are on the table" as France's biggest mobile players look into deals to buy or partner with old rivals.
More than one million Orange customers face an increased risk of phishing attacks after hackers broke into a marketing platform.
The fight over the future of France's second biggest telco looks to be finally over, with Numericable's parent company walking away with the prize.
A French consumer group is taking action over the three companies' refusal to alter their terms and conditions on privacy - including sending French users to documents in English.
France has reportedly been giving its data to France's main intelligence agency, the Direction Générale de la Sécurité Extérieure, for years.
Vivendi's owner has just entered exclusive talks that could see France's second largest telco sold to Altice. Here's why everyone from billionaires to ministers to SFR's rivals have been lining up to throw brickbats or bouquets.
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- 2 Technology made in France: The ambitious plan to rejuvenate French industry with cloud and IoT
- 3 4G in Europe: How far, how fast and how much is LTE in France?
- 4 Inside the pay-by-tweet service that's poised to shake up France's payments market
- 5 Wiko: Meet the Chinese smartphone maker with a French twist that's set to conquer Europe