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I tried Uber’s luxurious London competitor Wheely, and it made me think it's possible for money to buy happiness

Luxurious Russian chauffeur app Wheely launched into London last year. CEO Anton Chirkunov said that the company is trying to attract drivers in the capital away from Uber. I tried Wheely on two occasions — once from my flat to Gatwick Airport (£75, or $97), and once to Heathrow (£70, or $90). It was more like having a personal driver than being in a taxi. I've lived in London for more than five years, and getting around is officially becoming exhausting. Over the last few years I've become r...
Tags: Uber, UK, London, Trends, Paris, Heathrow, Gatwick, Moscow, Gatwick Airport, South East London, Addison Lee, LONDON MOSCOW, Anton Chirkunov, Financial Times Read, Chirkunov

Paris informs Tokyo it wants Renault and Nissan to integrate: Nikkei

A French government delegation has informed Tokyo that it would seek an integration of Renault and Nissan, most likely under the umbrella of a single holding company, the Nikkei reported on Sunday.
Tags: Money, businessNews, Paris, Tokyo, Nissan, Renault

Boston Tech Watch: Nantucket, Lionbridge, Nano-C, Barac & Quick Base

Nantucket entrepreneurs welcome, and acquisitions abound. There are also new owners, new offices and new money in the bank for Boston-area technology companies this week. Read on for the details.—Sense, the Cambridge, MA-based home electricity management technology startup, has partnered with Swiss utility technology company Landis+Gyr to put Sense’s technology in Landis’ Internet-of-things platform, the companies said. In addition, Landis+Gyr joined Sense’s previously announced $18 million Ser...
Tags: Translation, Deals, Startups, Internet Of Things, UK, New York, Entrepreneurship, Germany, Boston, Trends, Tech, Cybersecurity, Vc, Paris, Venture Capital, Cambridge

Medtech company HighLife picks up Series B funding

Paris-based HighLife SAS, a medtech company, has raised 32 million euros in Series B funding. U.S. Venture Partners and Andera Partners led the round. Source: Press Release
Tags: Trends, Paris, Healthcare, Sas, VC Deals, U S Venture Partners, Andera Partners

Many would rather talk to an app than a person, Vodafone boss says

"There will be no closures of New Zealand call centres as an outcome of this process," Vodafone NZ boss Jason Paris told the Herald this morning as the telco's restructure continues.His reassurance, of sorts, comes after Paris... [Author: [email protected]]
Tags: Business, Paris, Vodafone, New Zealand, Herald, Jason Paris, Vodafone NZ

OpenGate adds new MD to team

OpenGate Capital named Paul Bridwell as a managing director to lead operations and portfolio management for the firm’s North American-based investments. His appointment became effective November 5, 2018. Previously, he was was a partner and managing director, head of operations at a unnamed New York City private equity firm. PRESS RELEASE LOS ANGELES–(BUSINESS WIRE)–OpenGate Capital, a global private equity firm, announced that Mr. Paul Bridwell joined the firm on November 5th, 2018, as Managing...
Tags: Europe, New York City, Los Angeles, Trends, People, Paris, North America, Operations, Paris France, PAUL, Andrew, Los Angeles California, Bridwell, OpenGate Capital, OpenGate Capital OpenGate Capital, OpenGate

Airports, customs, trade: Europe preps for a chaotic Brexit

PARIS (AP) — France is spending 50 million euros ($57 million) to beef up security at airports and the Eurotunnel, hiring hundreds of extra customs officers and issuing emergency decrees to gear up for the increasingly likely possibility... [Author: [email protected]]
Tags: Europe, Business, France, Ap, Paris

British PM May wins no-confidence vote, but is still beset by Brexit

By JILL LAWLESS and DANICA KIRKA LONDON — British Prime Minister Theresa May survived a no-confidence vote in Parliament on Wednesday to remain in office — but saw more of her power ebb away as she battled to keep Brexit on track after lawmakers demolished her European Union divorce deal. May won a narrow victory, 325 votes to 306 votes, on an opposition motion seeking to topple her government and trigger a general election. Now it’s back to Brexit, where May is caught between the rock of her ow...
Tags: Europe, Business, London, News, France, Angela Merkel, Berlin, Uncategorized, Eu, Sport, European Union, World news, Britain, Soccer, Theresa May, Labour

Yellow Wood-based Paris Presents announces changes to senior leadership team

Paris Presents, a portfolio company of Yellow Wood Partners, has named Patrick O’Brien, who is currently CEO, as vice-chairman. Also, Bill George, currently CEO of Freeman Beauty, which is backed by Yellow Wood, will become CEO of Paris Presents. The appointments become effective March 1, 2019. Paris Presents is a provider of branded cosmetic and bath accessories. PRESS RELEASE BOSTON, January 15, 2019 – Yellow Wood Partners, a Boston-based private equity firm focused on investing in consumer br...
Tags: Boston, Trends, People, Paris, Bill, Company, George, Patrick, Booth, Bill George, O'Brien, Patrick O'Brien, Midwest Region, Yellow Wood, Yellow Wood Partners, About Yellow Wood Partners Yellow Wood Partners

Pia d’Iribarne joins Stride.VC as third partner

It turns out Stride.VC isn’t going to focus exclusively on the U.K. after all. Pia d’Iribarne is leaving Accel to join Stride.VC as a partner. Stride.VC was originally co-founded by former Accel partner Fred Destin along with Harry Stebbings, producer of “The Twenty Minute VC” podcast. Back in October, when TechCrunch’s Steve O’Hear covered the official closing of the £50 million fund, the pair said that they would focus on the U.K. at first. Arj Soysa also joined the firm as operating par...
Tags: Startups, Europe, London, France, Tech, Bloomberg, Paris, Venture Capital, Felix Capital, Accel, Fred Destin, DESTIN, Natasha Lomas, Steve O'Hear, Harry Stebbings, Stebbings

Carlyle Group announces promotions

Carlyle Group said Jan. 14 that it promoted 60 professionals to senior positions, including five to partner, 22 to managing director and 33 to principal and director. PRESS RELEASE Washington, DC – Global alternative asset manager The Carlyle Group (NASDAQ: CG) today announced the promotions of 60 professionals to senior positions: five to Partner, 22 to Managing Director and 33 to Principal/Director. (Principals and Directors are the same level in Carlyle parlance; Principal is the title used ...
Tags: Asia, Europe, Japan, New York, London, Washington, Americas, US, Trends, People, Beijing, Ireland, Washington Dc, Paris, Shanghai, Tokyo

L’Occitane to buy ELEMIS for $900 mln

L’Occitane International SA said Jan. 13 that it agreed to buy ELEMIS for $900 million. ELEMIS is owned by Steiner Leisure Ltd, a portfolio company of L Catterton. ELEMIS is a British skincare brand. Jefferies and Nomura provided financial advice to ELEMIS, and Kirkland & Ellis served as legal adviser. PRESS RELEASE Geneva and Paris and London and New York – January 13, 2019 – L’Occitane International S.A. (“L’OCCITANE” or the “Group”; SEHK stock code: 973), the leading manufacturer and retailer...
Tags: New York, London, Trends, Paris, M&a, Geneva, Group, Jefferies, Qvc, Kirkland Ellis, Nomura, Elemis, Catterton, l'Occitane, Alcone, Groupe Arnault

Meet Living Coral, the 2019 Pantone Color of the Year (& How to Rock It)

Introducing the 2019 "Color of the Year" and sharing some ideas how you can add it to your style. Every year since 2000, the Pantone Color Institute has announced an annual "Color of the Year." Now that we are in a new year, we are officially saying goodbye to 2018's "Ultra Violet" and hello to the color of 2019, "Living Coral", a coral pink with golden undertones.So why "Living Coral"?? This color was chosen by Pantone because it "energizes and enlivens with a softer edge." According to Panton...
Tags: Kim Kardashian, College, Trends, Paris, Coral, Lulu, Colors, New Year, Pantone, Bella Hadid, Pantone Color Institute, Becky G, Fashion Trends, Fashion News, Living Coral, Ultra Violet

The Latest: French protesters demand more help from govt

PARIS (AP) — The Latest on French yellow vest protests (all times local):10 p.m.Thousands of yellow vest protesters have marched through Paris and other French cities for a ninth straight weekend to denounce President Emmanuel... [Author: [email protected]]
Tags: Business, Ap, Paris, Emmanuel

The Latest: French yellow vest protesters number 32,000

PARIS (AP) — The Latest on French yellow vest protests (all times local):4:50 p.m.The French Interior Ministry says about 32,000 people have turned out in yellow vest demonstrations across France, including 8,000 in Paris, where... [Author: [email protected]]
Tags: Business, France, Ap, Paris, Interior Ministry

The 31 best movies you can watch on Amazon's new free streaming channel, IMDb Freedive

On Thursday, Amazon’s movie and TV database, IMDb, unveiled its free streaming video channel, IMDb Freedive.  The ad-supported channel is available on the IMDb site or through Amazon Fire TV devices, and is the latest destination where you can watch a collection of movies and TV shows for free, like Crackle or the Roku Channel. We looked through its current library of movies and it’s not too shabby. Along with TV shows like "Fringe" and "Heroes," there are a bunch of movies ranging from the 198...
Tags: Amazon, California, Trends, Paris, Robert De Niro, Julie Delpy, Robert Zemeckis, Amazon Fire TV, Steven Spielberg, Adam Goldberg, Delpy, De Niro, Bob Gale, Peal Harbor, Roku Channel We, Blue Jasmine Drive Here

The Latest: French protesters, police clash in Paris

PARIS (AP) — The Latest on French yellow vest protests (all times local):3:40 p.m.Repeated scuffles broke out between French anti-government protesters and police near the Arc de Triomphe monument in Paris.Security forces used... [Author: [email protected]]
Tags: Business, Ap, Paris

French yellow vest protests stretch into 9th straight week

PARIS (AP) — Thousands of French yellow vest protesters marched through Paris on Saturday for a ninth straight weekend as others took to the streets in the central city of Bourges to denounce President Emmanuel Macron's economic policies... [Author: [email protected]]
Tags: Business, Ap, Paris, Emmanuel Macron, Bourges

Thousands march in 9th straight French yellow vest protests

PARIS (AP) — Thousands of people wearing yellow vests started marching in the streets of Paris as others were gathering in the central French city of Bourges amid high security measures as authorities feared possible violence between... [Author: [email protected]]
Tags: Business, Ap, Paris, Bourges

French yellow vest protests hit 9th week, clash with police

PARIS (AP) — Thousands of yellow vest protesters marched Saturday through Paris and other French cities for a ninth straight weekend to denounce President Emmanuel Macron's economic policies, and repeated tensions broke out with police.Sporadic... [Author: [email protected]]
Tags: Business, Ap, Paris, Emmanuel Macron

Paris, provinces brace for revived yellow vest protests

PARIS (AP) — The central French city of Bourges is shuttering shops to brace for possible violence between police and yellow vest protesters, as the nationwide movement seeks a new stage for its weekly demonstrations. Paris, too, is hunkering down for a ninth weekend of anti-government protests Saturday. France’s government has deployed 80,000 security forces […]
Tags: Business, News, France, Ap, Nation, Paris, Bourges

Renault: Ethics experts say pay to top execs is fraud-free

PARIS (AP) — Renault ethics officials have concluded that financial compensation to members of the French automaker's executive committee in 2017 and 2018 was fraud-free.The review was initiated after Renault chief Carlos Ghosn... [Author: [email protected]]
Tags: Business, Ap, Paris, Renault, Carlos Ghosn

A world map of Virgin Mary apparitions

For centuries, the Virgin Mary has appeared to the faithful, requesting devotion and promising comfort.These maps show the geography of Marian apparitions – the handful approved by the Vatican, and many others.Historically, Europe is where most apparitions have been reported, but the U.S. is pretty fertile ground too. None The divine is supernatural, but religion is very much of this world. The way people worship even has an impact on their physical surroundings. Here's a telltale sign that y...
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A world map of Marian apparitions

For centuries, the Virgin Mary has appeared to the faithful, requesting devotion and promising comfort.These maps show the geography of Marian apparitions – the handful approved by the Vatican, and many others.Historically, Europe is where most apparitions have been reported, but the U.S. is pretty fertile ground too. None The divine is supernatural, but religion is very much of this world. The way people worship even has an impact on their physical surroundings. Here's a telltale sign that y...
Tags: Europe, Mexico, France, Germany, Nazis, Africa, Israel, Church, Religion, Americas, Jerusalem, Eu, Spain, European Union, Ukraine, Rome

Badi gets $30M for AI-aided room rentals

Should you let AI help you pick your roommates? Barcelona-based urban room rental startup Badi thinks so, and it’s just closed a $30M Series B funding round less than a year after a $10M Series A — suggesting algorithm-aided matchmaking is resonating with its target Millennial(ish) ‘Generation Rent’ demographic, as they hunt for their next flatmate. The 2015 founded startup has now raised circa $45M in total, while its platform has passed 12M rental requests. Badi also tells us it passed one ...
Tags: Fundings & Exits, Startups, Apps, Europe, Real Estate, UK, London, France, Tech, Spain, Barcelona, Rome, Artificial Intelligence, United Kingdom, Paris, Italy

Roland Foods buys Albert Uster Imports

Roland Foods LLC, a portfolio company of Vestar Capital Partners, has acquired Albert Uster Imports Inc. Financial terms weren’t announced. Albert Uster, of Gaithersburg, Maryland, imports of specialty pastry, bakery, and confectionary products for professional chefs and bakers. Kirkland & Ellis served as legal counsel and SunTrust Robinson Humphrey as financial adviser to Roland Foods and Vestar. Legal counsel for AUI was provided by Arnold & Porter. PRESS RELEASE New York, NY – January 10, 201...
Tags: New York City, Trends, Paris, M&a, Roland, New York Ny, Company, Kirkland Ellis, Robinson Humphrey, PCB, James Wagner, Gaithersburg Maryland, Arnold Porter, Vestar Capital Partners, Vestar, Roland Foods

Talentsoft raises $50 mln

Talentsoft said Jan. 9 that it raised a $50 million round of funding led by Francisco Partners. Existing investors, Bpifrance and Goldman Sachs, also participated. Talentsoft, of Paris, provides learning and human capital management software. PRESS RELEASE PARIS, January 9, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — Future unicorn confirms its position as the European leader in HR Tech Talentsoft, the European leader in learning and human capital management software, today announced that it has closed a funding round ...
Tags: Europe, France, Trends, Paris, Gartner, Goldman Sachs, Francisco Partners, Euronext, Bpifrance, VC Deals, Goldman Sachs Merchant Banking Division, About Francisco Partners Francisco Partners, Roland Berger, Talentsoft, Francisco Partners Existing, Jean Stéphane Arcis

Airbus deliveries up, sales down after challenging year

PARIS (AP) — Airbus delivered more planes than ever to airlines around the world last year, but orders for new aircraft slumped. In a statement Wednesday, the company said it handed over 800 planes to customers in 2018. That was up from 718 a year earlier, and just behind the 806 delivered by rival Boeing […]
Tags: Business, News, Ap, Nation, Paris, Airbus, Boeing

Naked lunch: why diners couldn't stomach the Paris nudist restaurant

O’naturel’s eating in the buff failed to catch on and it’s closing after 15 months. Is this the end for novelty dining experiences?Paris’s nudist restaurant O’naturel is to close its doors next month, just 15 months after it opened. “We want to make gastronomy work for nudity,” cofounder Stéphane Saada, a former insurance salesman, said in 2017. Instead, the website now states, “it is with great regret” that the time has come to pull the plug.Contacted for comment, Saada and his twin brother and...
Tags: Food, Business, Restaurants, Food & drink industry, Paris, Mike, Saada, Stéphane Saada

Jeanne Augier, French Riviera luxury hotel owner, dies at 95

PARIS (AP) — Jeanne Augier, the millionaire owner of a luxury French Riviera hotel appreciated by celebrities and royalty, has died at 95.The Hotel Negresco in Nice announced Wednesday that Augier died on Monday. It said she took... [Author: [email protected]]
Tags: Business, Ap, Paris, Nice, Riviera, Jeanne Augier, Augier

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