France’s competition regulator orders review of Google’s Advertisement policies

According to Google, the issue revolves around Amadeus charging consumers for services that are available for free, or for a nominal charge; this practice is against its internal policies which prohibit ads for services that can be obtained for free or at a lower price from the government or another public source. In a significant…

France to auction 5G frequencies this autumn: Agnes Pannier-Runacher

France’s 5G auction, which will in most probability exclude bids from China’s Huawei Technologies, will set the groundwork for next generation industries, including IoT. On Thursday, French news agency Le Figaro reported Junior Minister Agnes Pannier-Runacher as stating, France will commence the auction of 5G telecoms frequencies this autumn, with licenses expected to be given…

France brings in bill amendments aimed at China’s Huawei Technologies

Despite facing international pressure on its business, Huawei has managed to secure 30 contracts to supply 5G equipment; it has already shipped 25,000 5G base stations. As per a report by French newspaper Les Echos, France is weighing its option for introducing a bill amendment so as to empower its defense and security institutions to…

London still maintain sizeable leads as top destination for fintech funding

Although London is still maintaining a sizeable lead, Paris and Berlin are fast catching up. The gap could narrow down significantly in case of a cliffhanger Brexit. Data from PitchBook, a funding database, shows that despite Brexit, London has managed to cling on to the title of the top destination for technology investments in 2018…