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Getaround acquires European car rental platform Drivy for $300 million

Getaround, the peer-to-peer car-sharing startup that launched at TC Disrupt back in 2011, is making moves to become a global car rental service. Today, the Softbank-backed startup announced its acquisition of Drivy, a Paris-headquartered car-sharing startup that operates in 170 European cities. “We were obviously looking at what our European strategy was and how we would expand out of the U.S. and into other parts of the world,” Getaround CEO Sam Zaid told TechCrunch. “When we started looking...
Tags: Startups, Transportation, Europe, Softbank, Paris, Getaround, Acquisition, Zaid, Drivy, Paulin Dementhon, Sam Zaid, Dementhon, Drivy Getaround


New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern wants Facebook, Google, and Twitter to help slow the spread of violent content online

New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has been in contact with leaders of major tech companies as part of her push to slow the spread of violent content online. Ardern announced on Wednesday local time that she and the French President Emmanuel Macron will host a summit in May to encourage industry and world leaders to escalate their efforts to address the matter. The prime minister said she has received positive responses from leaders she has spoken to so far. New Zealand has been eager t...
Tags: Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Trends, Paris, New Zealand, Christchurch, Emmanuel Macron, Facebook Google Microsoft, Facebook Google, Jacinda Ardern, Ardern, The New York Times New Zealand


New Zealand and France to call for an end to online terror

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — New Zealand’s Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern says she and French President Emmanuel Macron will host a meeting in Paris next month seeking to eliminate acts of violent extremism and terrorism from being shown online. Ardern says she and Macron will ask world leaders and chief executives of technology companies to […]
Tags: Business, Technology, News, France, Nation, Paris, New Zealand, Emmanuel Macron, Wellington New Zealand, Macron, Jacinda Ardern, Ardern


Amazon expands partnership with retail company Casino Group in France

Casino Group and Amazon that they're expanding their partnership in France. In particular, there will be Amazon lockers in 1,000 supermarkets and smaller grocery stores across France. Casino Group partnered with Amazon last year to launch Monoprix on Amazon Prime Now. Prime members in Paris can order groceries and other products you'd regularly find in Monoprix supermarkets and get them delivered in just a couple of hours. And it sounds like this offering is working well as you&#...
Tags: Amazon, Ecommerce, Europe, France, Tech, Paris, Casino, Monoprix, Casino Group, Monoprix Casino Group, France Casino Group, Vival


The EU voted to create a giant biometric database just 1 year after introducing the world’s strictest privacy laws

The European Parliament, which represents all EU citizens, has voted to approve the creation of one of the world's biggest biometric databases. It happens to coincide with the first anniversary of 2018's groundbreaking EU legislation to protect people's online privacy. The EU says the new database will make it easier for border guards and security officials to spot terrorists, criminals, and illegal immigrants. Critics say the new database is intrusive. Visit Business Insider's homepage for mo...
Tags: Google, Europe, Microsoft, US, Trends, Eu, Fbi, Paris, Reddit, Silicon Valley, Brussels, Parliament, Gizmodo, European Parliament, Trump, Cir


Le Wagon launches part-time coding bootcamps

Le Wagon has been steadily growing for the past few years. The bootstrapped French company now has 34 campuses across 22 countries. And now, Le Wagon is about to welcome a whole lot more students thanks to a new part-time program. The startup has been testing a new part-time format in London and now wants to expand this program across all campuses. This way, students can keep working in their existing company and attend Le Wagon on Tuesday night, Thursday night and Saturday. Le Wagon still fo...
Tags: Travel, Startups, Europe, London, Paris, France Newsletter, Le Wagon, Coding Bootcamp


Homeless activists outside Notre Dame demand “a roof too”

PARIS (AP) — Dozens of public housing advocates are protesting outside the gutted Notre Dame in Paris to demand that France’s poorest be remembered after donors pledged $1 billion to rebuild the cathedral and its destroyed roof. Around 50 people from a French homeless association gathered Monday with placards reading “1 billion in 24 hours.” […]
Tags: Business, News, France, Ap, Nation, Paris, Notre Dame


Notre Dame fire: It's not easy to put a value on a cathedral

Rebuilding Notre Dame, the 800-year-old Paris cathedral devastated by fire this week, will cost billions of dollars as architects, historians and artisans work to preserve the medieval landmark.But contrary to what one might think,... [Author: [email protected]]
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10 Big Companies Setting Great Environmental Examples

By Aaron Viles Last year, world leaders met in Paris to hash out a global climate deal to curb greenhouse gases and prepare countries and communities from the unavoidable impacts of climate change, made so by decades-long feet-dragging and unwillingness to act. While these public solutions are critical to fighting climate change, equally important are the voluntary steps taken by the private sector that have a direct positive effect and show by example that environmental protection and business ...
Tags: Apple, Climate Change, Colorado, California, Environment, Sales, Going Green, Unilever, Corporate Social Responsibility, Walmart, United States, Paris, Ikea, Ibm, Panasonic, Newark


Worth the risk? It’s not easy to put a value on a cathedral

LONDON (AP) — Rebuilding Notre Dame, the 800-year-old Paris cathedral devastated by fire this week, will cost billions of dollars as architects, historians and artisans work to preserve the medieval landmark. But contrary to what one might think, little of the money will come from insurance companies. Notre Dame and all of its pre-1905 artworks […]
Tags: Business, London, News, Ap, Nation, Paris, Notre Dame


As France rebuilds Notre-Dame Cathedral, the French studio behind 'Assassin's Creed' is offering up its 'over 5,000 hours' of research on the 800-year-old monument

A fire ravaged Notre-Dame Cathedral in Paris on Monday, which destroyed the iconic spire built in the 19th century. An unlikely source has emerged as potentially helpful in the rebuilding efforts: The video game "Assasin's Creed Unity," which contains an elaborate re-creation of Notre-Dame during the French Revolution. "Obviously we would like to help if they would like to get in touch," Ubisoft creative director Maxime Durand told Business Insider in an interview on Wednesday. The studio has ...
Tags: France, Trends, Paris, Ubisoft, Creed, Notre Dame, Business Insider, Louis Vuitton, Assassin, Notre Dame Cathedral, Durand, Creed Unity, Maxime Durand, Assassin s Creed, Dame Durand


Lockdown: Notre Dame’s neighborhood isolated since fire

PARIS (AP) — The neighborhood around Notre Dame Cathedral is usually buzzing with tourists all year. Now the shops and cafés are empty and the streets eerily quiet. Since Monday’s fire, half the island in the middle of the Seine has been closed to visitors. Residents who have the right to cross the safety cordons […]
Tags: Business, News, Ap, Nation, Paris, Notre Dame, Seine, Notre Dame Cathedral


Idinvest Partners leads funding round for Alsid

Paris-based Alsid, an active directory protection solution provider, has secured 13 million euros in funding. Idinvest Partners led the round. Source: Press Release
Tags: Trends, Paris, Idinvest Partners, VC Deals, Alsid


The Public Cloud is Making Enterprise Tech Accessible for Every Business

By Stéphane Donzé How we work has changed dramatically over the past decade and a half. We’ve gone from using desktop PCs to holding devices that are hundreds of times faster than the world’s first supercomputers in the palms of our hands. We’re more connected to the digital world than ever before. Obviously, that has had a huge impact on how companies work and the tools that they use. One place where these advances have made a major impact is in the area of enterprise content management (ECM). ...
Tags: Business, Technology, California, France, Paris, Right Now, ECM, Stephane, École Polytechnique, Dassault Systemes, Bakhtiar Zein Shutterstock, Stéphane Donzé How, Lucas Wiscons, Exalead


Notre Dame fire raises fears for UK's crumbling Parliament

For some Britons who watched Notre Dame burn so fiercely in Paris, the horror was mixed with apprehension.
Tags: UK, Finance, Article, Paris, Associated Press, Parliament, Notre Dame, Jill Lawless, FBN, Fbn/markets, Fox-business/markets, 0bf18fbe-3fbf-5dad-ade2-98177e389820


CRA grows a sustainable pavilion out of mushrooms in just 6 weeks

Could the houses of the future be grown from mushrooms? Italian architectural firm Carlo Ratti Associati (CRA) broaches this question with The Circular Garden, a sustainable pavilion made of mushrooms that — true to the project name — was grown out of the soil in six weeks and will return back to the soil at the end of its lifecycle. Created in partnership with global energy company Eni, the mushroom structure was on display at Milan Design Week 2019’s Fuorisalone at Brera’s Orto Botanico, the ...
Tags: Design, Milan, Barcelona, Gallery, Paris, Innovation, Biodegradable, Sagrada Familia, Antoni Gaudí, Mycelium, Eni, Milan Design Week, Brera, CRA, Carlo Ratti, Carlo Ratti Associati


Paris region opens bus system to competition

The Paris region opened its bus system to competition on Wednesday, kicking off the liberalisation of one of Europe's biggest public transport systems.
Tags: Europe, Money, businessNews, Paris


TPG-led investor group to invest in jewelry brand APM Monaco

A TPG-led investor group has agreed to invest in APM Monaco, a jewelry brand. No financial terms were disclosed. According to terms of the deal, TPG and its partners China Synergy and Trail will acquire a minority stake in APM Monaco. Natixis provided financial advice to APM Monaco on the transaction. PRESS RELEASE BEIJING, April 17, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — China International Capital Corporation Limited (CICC) today announced that TPG, a leading global alternative asset firm, has led a consortium o...
Tags: Asia, Hong Kong, Europe, France, China, Singapore, Trends, Beijing, Frankfurt, Paris, Monaco, Mainland China, Company, ODM, Paul Weiss, Natixis


The stunningly detailed re-creation of Notre-Dame Cathedral in an 'Assassin’s Creed' game could help with the rebuilding efforts. Here's what it looks like up close.

A fire ravaged the iconic Notre-Dame Cathedral in Paris on Monday. French President Emmanuel Macron has vowed to rebuild the 800-year-old landmark. French game publisher Ubisoft, the company behind "Assassin's Creed Unity," could be an unlikely source of help: The game contains a lavishly detailed, historically accurate depiction of Notre-Dame Cathedral. The game is set during the French Revolution, and it allows players to explore every inch of Notre-Dame as its main centerpiece. New videos s...
Tags: Trends, Paris, Ubisoft, Notre Dame, Emmanuel Macron, Assassin, Arno, Notre Dame Cathedral, Creed Unity, Notre Dame YouTube


The French publisher behind the 'Assassin’s Creed' series is donating half a million Euros and its detailed research to help rebuild Notre-Dame Cathedral

The world famous Notre-Dame Cathedral caught fire on Monday.  The French game publisher Ubisoft created a stunningly detailed version of Notre-Dame Cathedral in the 2014 game, "Assassin's Creed Unity." On Wednesday, Ubisoft pledged a 500,000 Euro donation to the rebuilding efforts. Moreover, the company said it's "more than happy to lend our expertise in any way that we can to help with these efforts" — a reference to the extensive research Ubisoft did of Notre-Dame Cathedral for "Unity." Visi...
Tags: Trends, Paris, Ubisoft, Notre Dame, Assassin, Notre Dame Cathedral, Creed Unity, Caroline Miousse, Notre Dame Cathedral in Unity, Creed Unity On Wednesday Ubisoft


Notre Dame fire: How drones and a robot called Colossus helped limit the damage

The fire that devastated the iconic Notre Dame Cathedral on Monday shocked many around the world. In a bid to prevent even worse damage to the structure, Paris firefighters opted to deploy drones and a robot called Colossus. The post Notre Dame fire: How drones and a robot called Colossus helped limit the damage appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: News, Trends, Drones, Paris, Robots, Firefighters, Notre Dame, Emerging Tech, Notre Dame Cathedral


Meet the woman who helped discover DNA — and whose work was nearly forgotten by history

Rosalind Franklin made a groundbreaking discovery into DNA, but died before she could receive a Nobel Prize.  On April 16, the anniversary of her death, here's a look back into Franklin's fascinating yet overlooked life and achievements.  Visit BusinessInsider.com for more stories. If ever there was a case of someone who didn't get the recognition she deserved, it's Rosalind Franklin. The British-born chemist, whose death anniversary is today, did pioneering work that led to the discovery of ...
Tags: England, London, Trends, Paris, Bank, Watson, Cambridge University, Royal Institution, Randall, Francis Crick, Bernal, King s College, Wilkins, Franklin, Keyser, James Watson


The effort to rebuild Notre-Dame Cathedral could get help from an unlikely source: A video game

A fire ravaged the iconic Notre-Dame Cathedral in Paris on Monday. The cathedral was a centerpiece of 2014's "Assassin's Creed" game, "Assassin's Creed Unity." In order to recreate the cathedral virtually in-game, a level artist at the game's studio spent years cataloging its structure, "to make sure that each brick was as it should be." While the effort to rebuild the iconic cathedral could benefit from the game designers' work, there hasn't been any confirmation yet as to whether their work ...
Tags: Trends, Paris, Ubisoft, Notre Dame, Louis Vuitton, Emmanuel Macron, Assassin, Macron, Notre Dame Cathedral, Creed Unity, Andrew Webster, Caroline Miousse, Notre Dame Cathedral in Unity, Miousse


French billionaire Bernard Arnault and his group LVMH pledge 200 million euros for Notre Dame's reconstruction

French billionaire Bernard Arnault and his group LVMH pledge 200 million euros for Notre Dame's reconstruction.
Tags: Finance, Article, Paris, Associated Press, Lvmh, FBN, Fbn/markets, Fox-business/markets, Bernard Arnault, 1bf86e46-f476-58d7-8472-e5c4559f9621


10 things in tech you need to know today

Good morning! This is the tech news you need to know this Tuesday. Multiple YouTube viewers tracking the devastating fire at the Notre-Dame Cathedral in Paris reported that live streams and news videos were displaying an information panel related to the September 11 terror attacks in the US. The information panels were automatically triggered as the fire at Notre-Dame Cathedral captured global attention. A New York Times investigation into how Google furnishes law enforcement with phone data e...
Tags: Apple, Google, Facebook, Lyft, Pinterest, Microsoft, India, US, Trends, Eu, Bloomberg, New York Times, Paris, Times, Foxconn, Alexa


YouTube videos tracking the Notre-Dame Cathedral fire mistakenly showed some viewers information about the September 11 terror attacks (GOOG, GOOGL)

As the Notre-Dame Cathedral was struck by a devastating fire on Monday, a new YouTube feature in the US and South Korea displayed an information panel related the September 11 terror attacks. YouTube's panels are meant to combat misinformation and conspiracy theories by linking to verified sources on trending news subjects. The information panels were automatically triggered as the fire at Notre-Dame Cathedral captured global attention; YouTube says it has disabled the panels for live streams ...
Tags: South Korea, Youtube, France, Wikipedia, US, Trends, Paris, Notre Dame, Notre Dame Cathedral, US YouTube, Katie Bouman


France’s Macron to respond to yellow vest economic crisis

PARIS (AP) — French President Emmanuel Macron will be laying out his responses to the yellow vest crisis after three months of a national debate that aimed to encourage ordinary people to propose changes to France’s economy and democracy. Macron will announce a series of measures in a televised speech to the nation Monday evening […]
Tags: Business, News, France, Ap, Nation, Paris, Emmanuel Macron, Macron


Advertising group Publicis’ shares boosted by $4.4 billion Epsilon deal: Reuters

PARIS (Reuters) – Publicis’ shares rose on Monday as analysts welcomed the French advertising company’s $4.4 billion takeover of marketing and data company Epsilon. Publicis said on Sunday that it would buy Epsilon from U.S. company Alliance Data, expanding Publicis’ digital business and North American footprint. Publicis shares were up 4.2 percent in early trading. Analysts at brokerage Liberum kept a “buy” rating on the stock, saying the Epsilon deal looked positive. “With a suggested double-d...
Tags: Google, Trends, Paris, M&a, Publicis, Reuters, Liberum, Interpublic, Arthur Sadoun, Epsilon, Business Services, Facebook Alphabet, WPP Omnicom, Reuters Publicis, Epsilon Publicis, U S company Alliance Data


HSBC says number of jobs moved so far due to Brexit is tiny

HSBC has so far moved only a "tiny" number of jobs to Paris in order to deal with Brexit, Chief Executive John Flint said on Friday, in the bank's most detailed comments yet on its plans.
Tags: Money, businessNews, Paris, Hsbc, Brexit, John Flint


LumApps raises $24M Series B for its ‘social intranet’

LumApps, the “social intranet” for the enterprise, has closed $24 million in Series B funding. The round is led by previous backer IdInvest, and will be used to scale LumApps’ global sales and marketing and accelerate product development. Founded in Paris in 2012 — and now also with offices in London, Tokyo, San Francisco and New York — LumApps has developed a social web-styled intranet for enterprises to let company employees better connect and collaborate. The solution integrates with both ...
Tags: Fundings & Exits, Startups, TC, Europe, Microsoft, Tech, Paris, Logitech, Idinvest, Veolia, Ricard, LumApps, London Tokyo San Francisco, New York LumApps, G Suite Microsoft, LumApps Social Intranet



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