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Mathieu Rosemain

Orange blames network outage on software failure - audit

Jun 11 2021

PARIS (Reuters) -Orange, France's biggest telecoms operator, said on Friday that a software failure caused the network outage that affected calls to French emergency services for several hours last week, according to an internal inquiry.

Bollore won't seek exemption of tender offer rules on Vivendi

Jun 11 2021

PARIS French billionaire Vincent Bollore's family-owned group has pledged to media giant Vivendi that it will not request an exemption to file a tender offer on Vivendi's shares if it crosses the 30% threshold in capital ownership or voting rights, Vivendi said.

Billionaire's Altice group buys 12% BT stake in support of fibre plans

Jun 10 2021

LONDON/PARIS (Reuters) -Telecoms billionaire Patrick Drahi has bought a 12.1% stake worth about 2.2 billion pounds ($3.1 billion) in BT Group, backing its ambition to build a nationwide fibre broadband network.

Google to change global advertising practices in landmark antitrust deal

Jun 07 2021

PARIS (Reuters) -Google said it would make changes to its global advertising business to ensure it did not abuse its dominance, bowing to antitrust pressure for the first time in a landmark settlement with French authorities. | Video

Ackman reinvents SPAC in Universal Music deal talks

Jun 04 2021

(Reuters) -William Ackman's Pershing Square Tontine Holdings said on Friday it was in talks to buy 10% of Universal Music Group at a 35 billion euro ($42 billion) valuation, in a departure from the playbook of special purpose acquisition companies (SPACs).

Orange boss under pressure over French telecoms outage

Jun 03 2021

PARIS (Reuters) -Orange boss Stephane Richard came under political pressure on Thursday after a network outage at France's biggest telecoms firm prevented emergency calls for several hours.

Facebook ready to commit to clear ad data access for partners, French watchdog says

Jun 03 2021

PARIS U.S. social media giant Facebook has offered to commit to providing its partners with clear and objective conditions of access to advertising inventories and ad campaign data, France's antitrust authority said on Thursday following an investigation.

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