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#FrenchTechFriday : go to warp speed with Starnode

Today’s French Tech Friday startup does a very simple thing: it can run your asynchronous javascript functions in parallel. Ok, I might have hit you a bit hard there… How about we start at the beginning and discover all about StarNode.     What on earth is Node.Js?   Our story starts with Node.Js and […] leapfrogs Netflix by launching this week in France leapfrogs Netflix by launching this week in France

With Netflix launching in France on September 15 with a strategy to not only offer an extensive catalog and awarding winning content, but also produce customized, high quality content for the French market (a French House of Cards anyone?), others are also setting their ambitions on conquering the French VOD market.  Rakuten’s got a jump on Netflix […]

Canal+ buys France’s #1 YouTube Channel – Studio Bagel

Canal+ buys France’s #1 YouTube Channel – Studio Bagel

Just a few months back, Canal+ decided to change from its strategy of only diffusing its content line via their own player to developing a Canal+ ecosystem on YouTube by launching 16 of its own channels. Now they seem to have changed course yet again, announcing that they have bought a 60% stake in Studio […]

Apple, Google, Amazon & Netflix in France’s radar with new smartphone/tablet tax

François Hollande will receive a report today resulting from nine months of studying how the digital economy can contribute to cultural funding in France. This report will detail a plan to add a tax on smartphones and tablets, a tax which will go to pay for art & culture in France -whether it be keeping […]

And then there were two | Netflix to delay entrance into the French Market

Netflix announced its fourth quarter results from 2012, which outperformed all market expectations. The video streaming company saw a 30% rise in its stock after hours yesterday, as it was originally expected to see massive losses from the Nordic market ($112 Million, to be exact), and instead performed quite well internationally. As TNW reported, this […]

Vacances à volonté, a rising trend of unlimited vacation days

“Impossible, that would never work in France; don’t be so idealistic,” chided my friend with a dismissive wave of the hand. With a storied career rising through the ranks of a CAC40 firm and more recently a business owner, my friend knew a lot about managing people in a French workplace. We were discussing a […]

Amazon & Netflix will fight it out for the French Market in 2013

This week, during a meeting with the Competition Authority, Canal+ President Bertrand Meheu fought off claims that his company had exclusivity on the VoD and SvoD market by suggesting that Netflix would be launching early in 2013. The investigation into the monopoly comes from the fact that, in addition to Canal+ offering the only VoD & SVoD […]

Rude VC: Pour une France Compétitive

Over the weekend I had the pleasure of perusing France Digitale’s whitepaper “Pour une France compétitive et créatrice d’emplois.” I say pleasure, because I really did enjoy reading the organization’s pragmatic proposal of four concrete measures to include in the upcoming Loi des Finances 2013. For those who are not familiar, France Digitale is a […]