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The ugly side of the Google+ demise

It’s not really a surprise. Google has announced the end of Google+ for consumers. It seems logical since you probably can’t recall the last time someone told you “please join my Google+ circle so we can stay in touch”. But there is a back story to it. A story of flaws, cover up and a […]

You can’t tell human from AI with Google Duplex

You can’t tell human from AI with Google Duplex

Google’s annual I/O conference was dominated by the announcement of Google Duplex. Duplex is an artificial intelligence that is able to make phone calls to businesses for a consumer. The purpose of Duplex is to make appointments, place orders or even cancel reservations.   Google’s Duplex mimics the way a real person would speak, marking […]

France leads the world on wifi hotspots…for now

France leads the world on wifi hotspots…for now

France currently leads the world in terms of number of public wifi hotspots with 13 million (commercial and community hotspots) according to a far-reaching study by global wi-fi provider iPass. The US comes in second in terms of number of hotspots at 9.8 million and the UK third at 5.6 million.  Europe overall has the world’s largest […]

Orange working on their own HDMI key to rival Google’s Chromecast

The success of Google’s Chromecast HDMI has sparked the interest of Orange. So much so that, according to l’Opinion, they’re currently working on a ‘similar but different’ model of heir own. No word yet as to what the key differences will be. Chromecast was launched in France in mid-March. While Google hasn’t announced sales figures […]

Algolia gets backed by Y Combinator

Unless you’re living in the digital dark ages you certainly rely on search everyday. Surprisingly enough searching for what we’re looking for is somewhat difficult. Sure there is Google and Bing to crawl through the world’s data, but try searching for a keyword inside a website or an app and you are likely to find […]

France fines Google 150K€ for unclear practices around user data

The CNIL, France’s data privacy regulatory board, released a statement this week following a meeting in which they determined that an update made to Google’s privacy policy, which violate European Union laws around data privacy. The 150,000€ fine comes with a requirement for the search giant to post a notice on its homepage (google.fr) within 8 […]

French GPS service Coyote to take Waze to court over “unfair competition”

French startup Coyote thinks that Waze (acquired by Google, 2013) has gone a bit too far with the precision of highway radar guns, according to LesEchos. Coyote, which offers a GPS navigation hardware device for your car similar to Garmin or Tom Tom, says that French law prohibits exact precision as to where speed traps […]

Google launches a price comparison service for car insurance in France

In Mountain View, Google launched on Monday a price comparison service for insurances in France. No spectacular press release this time, on the contrary the website is currently in beta. To access it, you need to enter that url or to enter the right keywords on Google. For now, users can get price comparisons for only […]

Just.me combines social, storage, and messaging into one mobile app

Just.me presents itself as a holistic app with a global approach on messaging and a wide view of its horizons. The team has aimed high by a massive launch in 155 countries in 32 languages, investing Android, OS and HTML and having raised money from Khosla Ventures, Google Ventures, CrunchFund, SV Angel among others. Ninety […]

SNCF riders increasingly interested in buying their tickets via Google or Amazon

A far-reaching study conducted by Accenture across 8 European countries revealed that significant numbers of train riders would buy their tickets via Google or Amazon if they could. Google leads the way in the minds of riders as the best potential source for finding train tickets as 55% overall and 45% for Amazon. Facebook came […]