After having shaken up France's mobile market, Xavier Niel is aiming to do the same with a new school offering free tuition but no diploma to thousands of students.
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Liberté, égalité, IT: Vive la tech rounds up all the latest technology news and opinion from France.
A graduate in networking and databases and an author of several books about Apple gear, Valéry Marchive has been covering the French IT landscape since the late 90s, both for the consumer and enterprise sectors.
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.
The Association of Jewish Students in France (UEJF) has taken fresh legal action against Twitter for not complying with a previous court order compelling it to share data that might help identify the authors of anti-Semitic or racist tweets.
A confidential report from the French ministry for industrial renewal recommends reducing the powers of the country's regulator in order to better align telecommunications policy with government strategy.
France's Bouygues Telecom has been given the go-ahead to refarm 1800Mhz spectrum - the band used by the iPhone 5.
A Paris court has decided that Apple Retail France won’t be allowed to have its employees work at night in Apple stores.
The French weekly newspaper Le Point revealed that LinkedIn offices in Paris have been raided by the French tax authorities last month.
The French anti-piracy authority Hadopi recently published a report outlining possible measures to fight copyright infringement online that could see the organisation facing an overhaul. Others would rather it disappeared altogether.
French president François Hollande wants very high-speed broadband to reach every household in the country by 2023 - a plan that will need private as well as public investment.
The French government has just launched a consultation to collect 'expectations, needs, and ideas' to help it define its project of turning Paris into a digital innovation hub.
France Telecom is dipping its toe in the water of 400Gbps optical networking links to support our growing thirst for cloud and multimedia - but it won't be rushed.