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It's no secret that many countries want greater control over the internet than they have under the current, US-centric model. However, France is demanding more influence for a very specific (if not entirely unexpected) reason: wine. The country isn't happy that the overseer for internet addresses,...

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World of Warcraft isn't the only online game that's working on a movie adaptation. DOFUS has an animated feature that will be coming out in French theaters on February 3rd, 2016. The feature is called DOFUS -- Book I: Julith and will be fully animated. The project has cleared the pre-production ...

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French folks will soon be able to pick up a phone plan as easily as a baguette thanks to a network of SIM-vending kiosks arriving in the nation. Operator Free Mobile, well known for its ultra-cheap contracts, will let folks dodge lines by signing up for a contract from a kiosk "in a few minutes." ...

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Sure, the French have it sweet with a 35 hour work week and five+ weeks of paid vacation. But (Mon dieu!) workers there are still bombarded with job-related emails when off the clock. Almost a million of them won't need to put up with such rude intrusions anymore, though. A legally binding deal si...

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Netflix could soon arrive to the streaming-deprived netizens of France, but looks set to use a Luxembourg loophole to dodge stringent film industry laws, according to Les Echos. The US company has a similar arrangement in the UK and other parts of the EU, mainly for tax reasons. In France, however...

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Gameplay broadcasting platform Twitch announced the addition of servers in Paris, France, bolstering the service's stability in Europe. The Paris addition is just the latest in a string of Twitch overhauls; Twitch also upgraded its infrastructure this month in Dallas and London while Los Angeles...

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The G Flex's world tour continues: following news of launches in the US, LG has announced that its bendy smartphone will reach more than 20 European countries this February. The continent-wide release involves larger countries like Austria, France, Germany, Italy and the UK. LG hasn't named carrie...

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Google's run in with France's privacy regulator has come to a rather undignified end. After months of deliberation, the National Commission on Computing and Freedom (CNIL) today hit the search giant with a €150,000 ($204,000) fine for breaking the law with its unified privacy policy. Accordin...

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To the surprise of virtually everyone in France, the government has just passed a law requiring car services like Uber to wait 15 minutes before picking up passengers. The bill is designed to help regular taxi drivers, who feel threatened by recently introduced companies like Uber, SnapCar and LeC...

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