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French telecom company Orange has released a charming new ad for the iPhone 6 which puts a spin on the classic short film, The Red Balloon. While the advertisement raises questions about how exactly every stranger in France has each other's number, it is still a nice little short film all on its o...

December 5th 2014 at 10:00am 0 Comments
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Apple is planning to expand its retail presence in France with a new store in the city of Lille. According to Macnn, the 15,000 square foot store is under construction with an expected grand opening sometime in November. A black construction barricade blocks the street level-view of the store, whic...

October 31st 2014 at 3:00pm 0 Comments
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To promote its recent launch in France, Netflix hired Ogilvy Paris to create an advertising campaign with a difference. The agency installed digital posters that change their content to match the context of their surroundings. GIFs from Netflix's content library in the country, such as Orange is t...

October 31st 2014 at 8:54am 0 Comments
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We've seen robots star in plays before, but the one in a new production of Franz Kafka's The Metamorphosis doesn't take on a bit role or even a supporting one: it's the show's lead actor. While we feel bad for struggling theater performers who can never seem to get a big break, it seems rather fit...

October 20th 2014 at 8:16pm 0 Comments
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Remember the French law that, if passed, would make life impossible for companies like Uber, LeCab and Allocab? Last night the country's national assembly gave a Gallic thumbs-up to the rule. The biggest change is that drivers are now banned from sharing their GPS location, preventing customers fr...

September 19th 2014 at 7:58am 0 Comments
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This week began with Netflix launching streaming video service in France, and since then it's added Germany, Austria and Switzerland to the list. Belgium and Luxembourg are the final two on the list this fall, putting them among the 40 or so countries where Netflix now offers its services. CEO Ree...

September 19th 2014 at 2:40am 0 Comments
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Netflix's next big push into Europe isn't exactly secret, but its plans are finally starting to bear fruit. As announced in a not-so-subtle tweet earlier tonight, the streaming media service has finally launched in France, and it's expected to go live in five other countries later this week, too....

September 14th 2014 at 11:19pm 0 Comments
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"The sharing economy" is a buzzword that's thrown around to talk about services like AirBnB and Lyft, and now it looks as if Toyota wants in on the trend. The automaker is putting 70 electric cars into commission in France, half of them being i-Road EVs, as spotted by Gizmodo. Instead of competing...

September 13th 2014 at 2:48am 0 Comments
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France's "anti-Amazon" law prohibiting free shipping and discounts has now gone into effect, and Amazon quickly announced that it had conformed -- technically. Though it no longer ships books for free, it only charges 0.01 euro, conforming to the letter if not the spirit of the law (French Prime m...

July 11th 2014 at 6:49am 0 Comments