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Mathieu Rosemain

French startup Devialet hopes to score big with smaller speakers

09 Oct 2018

PARIS French startup firm Devialet, whose high-end speakers have won admirers from rapper Jay-Z to President Macron, unveiled a miniaturized version of its flagship product which it hopes will broaden its clientele in a competitive market.

Exclusive: Orange Bank's CEO Coisne to resign in next few weeks - sources

19 Sep 2018

PARIS The boss of telecom group Orange's online bank will resign in the next few weeks, three sources close to the matter told Reuters, underscoring operational challenges at the lender less than a year after its launch.

Telco maverick Iliad loses more ground in France amid price war

04 Sep 2018

PARIS French telecoms group Iliad , whose cut-price deals shook up the country's mobile market, is now being beaten at its own game as a price war dented its market share in the first half of the year and led it to cut a key profitability target.

Investors unhappy as Altice Europe sacrifices margins to gain customers

02 Aug 2018

PARIS Investors punished Altice Europe on Thursday for sacrificing its margins to gain market share in the second quarter, a strategy turnaround deemed risky for the debt-ridden telecoms and cable group.

Vivendi looks to cash in on music industry's rise from the ashes

31 Jul 2018

PARIS French tycoon Vincent Bollore is looking to cash in on the music industry's revival with plans to sell up to half of Vivendi 's iconic Universal Music division - an asset worth up 30 billion euros ($35 billion).

Vivendi considers selling half its UMG music 'jewel'

30 Jul 2018

PARIS Vivendi is considering selling up to half of its UMG music division to one or several strategic partners, ending months of speculation about a potential stock market listing of the unit, whose value soared on booming streaming revenues.

France to bolster anti-takeover measures amid foreign investment boom

19 Jul 2018

PARIS France wants to tighten takeover rules to protect companies deemed strategic as it walks a fine line between preserving a surge in investments and preventing its technology falling into the hands of foreign powers like China and the United States.

France to bolster anti-takeover measures amid foreign investment boom

19 Jul 2018

PARIS France wants to tighten takeover rules to protect companies deemed strategic as it walks a fine line between preserving a surge in investments and preventing its technology falling into the hands of foreign powers like China and the United States.

Publicis shares slump after unexpected drop in second-quarter sales

19 Jul 2018

PARIS France's Publicis Groupe SA reported an unexpected drop in second-quarter sales that caused its shares to fall sharply, pointing to the steep underperformance of its U.S. healthcare communications business.

For 'French Tech', Macron's global appeal a double-edged sword

27 Jun 2018

(This 26th June story has been refiled to clarify Yann LeCun's role in paragraph 39)

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