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Sotheby's snapped up by French tycoon Drahi for $3.7 billion

17 Jun 2019

PARIS/BOSTON Franco-Israeli cable magnate Patrick Drahi made a surprise move into the art world by snapping up Sotheby's in a deal worth $3.7 billion (£2.9 billion), marking the art auction house's return to private ownership after 31 years. | Video

Macron takes aim at U.S. in push for fairer tech industry

16 May 2019

PARIS President Emmanuel Macron on Thursday took a swipe at the freewheeling U.S. business model, saying the private sector had too much influence on U.S. policy and Europe should offer a middle way between China's state control and U.S. laissez-faire. | Video

Facebook restricts Live feature, White House snubs call for New Zealand shooting response

15 May 2019

PARIS/SAN FRANCISCO Facebook announced steps on Wednesday to temporarily block users who break its rules from broadcasting live video, in the wake of an international outcry after a gunman killed 51 people in New Zealand last month and streamed the attack live on his page. | Video

Facebook's Zuckerberg hails French hate speech plan as EU model

10 May 2019

PARIS Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg hailed France's efforts to regulate hateful content online as a model for the European Union after meeting President Emmanuel Macron in Paris on Friday. | Video

France seeks handle on Facebook algos to help combat hate speech

10 May 2019

PARIS French authorities should have more access to Facebook's algorithms and greater scope to audit the social media company's internal policies against hate speech, a report commissioned by President Emmanuel Macron has concluded.

France seeks handle on Facebook algos to help combat hate speech

10 May 2019

PARIS, May 10 French authorities should have more access to Facebook's algorithms and greater scope to audit the social media company's internal policies against hate speech, a report commissioned by President Emmanuel Macron has concluded.

Altice Europe hails strong French market, says turnaround materializing

09 May 2019

PARIS Altice Europe founder Patrick Drahi said on Thursday that lower costs, a rise in profit and growth in new customers in key market France signaled the turnaround of his telecoms and cable group was underway, just 18 months after the stock slumped 60 percent.

French tycoon Niel to sell mobile towers to Cellnex for 2.7 billion euros

07 May 2019

PARIS/MADRID French tycoon Xavier Niel has agreed a 2.7 billion euro (2.3 billion pounds) deal to sell mobile towers in France, Italy and Switzerland to Cellnex as he seeks to bolster the finances of his telecoms group Iliad.

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