French tech startups take matters into their own hands

France’s internet economy appears to be caught in a hurricane. Uber’s recent troubles in the country seem to say as much. However, not every tech company’s outlook is as dire. In fact, the image of France as a country of lost opportunities for emerging tech startups is changing. A study by GP Bullhound published last […]

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Government surveillance, trade, immigration: a view from France

Government surveillance and immigration are very contentious issues opposing Silicon Valley and Washington DC. Speaking to a few journalists, including Decoding Europe, at the French Café de la Presse in San Francisco on May 1, French Ambassador to the US Gérard Araud explained how they are dealt with in France. He also briefly addressed the […]

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Is France tech-protectionist? French Ambassador answers.

I had the fortune of having a conversation with French Ambassador to the US Gérard Araud in San Francisco on May 1, alongside two other representatives of the international press. I asked Mr. Araud about his views on the controversy initiated by President Obama in February regarding Europe’s alleged protectionism and anti-US tech policy (for […]

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