Apple’s latest operating system non-compliant with EU privacy requirements: France Digitale

On Tuesday, France Digitale, the country’s leading startup lobby is preparing to file a complaint against Apple with French data privacy watchdog CNIL alleging that the iPhone maker breached European Union rules. France Digitale’s seven page complaint against Apple, is backed by most French digital entrepreneurs and venture capitalists; the complaint alleges that Apple’s latest…

France’s Air Liquide partners with Itochu Corp to develop hydrogen mobility markets in Japan

On Friday, in a statement French industrial gas giant Air Liquide said, it has entered into a collaboration with Japan’s Itochu Corp, a trading house, to further develop the hydrogen mobility markets in Japan. Initially, both companies will focus on the development of hydrogen retail infrastructure in Japan for both commercial and for passenger vehicles,…

Astanor Ventures raises $325 million for investing in agri-food tech startups

On Friday, Astanor Ventures, a backer French insect breeder Ynsect as well as Germany’s vertical farmer InFarm stated, it had raised a $325 million fund to invest in sustainable agriculture, food, and ocean technology startups. The new fund will back ventures that seek to make the food supply more resilient to climate change and attempt…

U.S.-France Digital Tax framework being negotiated at Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development

In a statement, French President Emmanuel Macron stated he has had a “great discussion” with U.S. President Donald Trump regarding the introduction of a digital tax planned by France; both countries have agreed to collaborate and avoid further rise in tariffs. According to aa French diplomatic source, Macron and Trump have agreed to hold off…

French competition authority levies $167M fine on Google

France’s competition watchdog has levied a fine of $167 million on Google citing Google’s non-transparent advertising rules and the fact that it changes them at will. Google is facing a growing number of investigations into its advertisement business practices, on both sides of the Atlantic. The ruling is the first penalty by the French authorities…

FCA’s board as well as Peugeot’s board to meet today on proposed $50B planned merger

On Tuesday, sources with knowledge of the matter at hand disclosed, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV’s board is scheduled to meet later this afternoon to consider taking the next steps toward a proposed merger with French automaker Peugeot SA. Peugeot’s board is also expected to meet this afternoon and is expected to consider a memorandum of…