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Chaos Unfolds in France as Uber and Taxi Drivers Riot
Uber

Chaos Unfolds in France as Uber and Taxi Drivers Riot

Drivers of the highly regulated taxi system in France say they are unable to compete with the peer-to-peer UberPOP model.
Catherine Clifford
Chinese Billionaire Treats 6,400 Employees to a Free Vacation in France
Employee Benefits

Chinese Billionaire Treats 6,400 Employees to a Free Vacation in France

Tiens CEO Li Jinyuan just took employee appreciation to a whole new level.
Kim Lachance Shandrow
From Fermented Food to Video Streaming, These French Entrepreneurs Are Making a Splash Stateside
France

From Fermented Food to Video Streaming, These French Entrepreneurs Are Making a Splash Stateside

Attitudes towards entrepreneurship are evolving among today's French youth.
Geoff Weiss
France's Postal Service is Experimenting with Drone Mail Delivery
Shipping Strategies

France's Postal Service is Experimenting with Drone Mail Delivery

LaPoste could beat Amazon and Google to the punch.
Nina Zipkin
Why France Is Rebranding the 'Doggie Bag'
Restaurants

Why France Is Rebranding the 'Doggie Bag'

A new campaign seeks to overcome long-held stereotypes that asking for leftovers is either stingy or piggish.
Geoff Weiss
France's New Economics Minister Proposes Increase on 35-Hour Workweeks
Work-Life Balance

France's New Economics Minister Proposes Increase on 35-Hour Workweeks

Days prior to taking office, Emmanuel Macron suggested that unions should vote on certain 'exceptions' to a long-running and controversial French law.
Geoff Weiss
French Court Sides With Business Owner Over Negative Online Review
Censorship

French Court Sides With Business Owner Over Negative Online Review

The decision creates a new crime of 'being too highly ranked' on a search engine, the blogger says.
Geoff Weiss
Technology

One World, One Font? Why Bic Wants Your One-of-a-Kind Handwriting.

The French pen maker is collecting handwriting from all over the planet to build a universal typeface. Here's how you can have a hand in the cool experiment.
Kim Lachance Shandrow
Etsy Snags Parisian Startup in Largest Acquisition Yet
Mergers and Acquisitions

Etsy Snags Parisian Startup in Largest Acquisition Yet

Etsy has scooped up 'A Little Market' -- a Paris-headquartered digital marketplace that also specializes in handmade crafts -- for a reported $100 million in cash and stock.
Geoff Weiss
France Orders 2,000 Trains Too Wide for Station Platforms
Mistakes

France Orders 2,000 Trains Too Wide for Station Platforms

Talk about being on the wrong side of the tracks. While we all make mistakes, France's latest eye-popping mishap should serve as a lesson in vigilance.
Geoff Weiss
While Everyone Else Saw a Parasite, This Man Saw a Marketable Product
Rebranding

While Everyone Else Saw a Parasite, This Man Saw a Marketable Product

One entrepreneur aims to transform the sea snails that have overrun the waters in his fishing town from pest to delicacy.
Laura Entis
Ladurée's Sweet Ascent: How a Fad Food Is Spawning an International Empire
Growth Strategies

Ladurée's Sweet Ascent: How a Fad Food Is Spawning an International Empire

The Holder family has turned the Parisian bakery Ladurée -- famous for its macarons -- into a global brand that's about to open its first American flagship and venture into ecommerce.
Geoff Weiss