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Streaming giants target European market for growth and expansion
Mar 28, 2023
With growth tapering in the U.S., American streaming giants are tapping into growing European markets in countries like France.
French cities are banning billboards
Mar 6, 2023
A number of French cities are going to war against street advertising which they say is ugly, anti-ecological and anti-social.
Talking credit cards help visually impaired people prevent abuse
Jan 31, 2023
Thales, a French firm, is launching a credit card that interacts with a user's smartphone to provide audio cues and transaction confirmations.
French entrepreneurs look to agriculture and forestry for the future of aviation fuel
Dec 28, 2022
One company says it can make sustainable aviation fuel using beets, sugar cane and forestry waste.
France cracks down on "dark store" meal delivery services
Dec 27, 2022
In some of Paris' neighborhoods, residents have had enough of so-called "dark stores" that offer home grocery and meal deliveries.
French biogas plants recycle agricultural waste into energy for homes
Oct 20, 2022
The large metal-domed plants are popping up around the French countryside.
Paris will charge for motorcycle parking, stirring protest from the biker community
Aug 29, 2022
The cost of street parking for a motorcycle will be about $40 a day. Officials would like to see greater use of public transportation.
Horses are again working in French vineyards
Aug 4, 2022
The animals can work land that is inaccessible to tractors, and vineyard owners say they improve the soil for grapes. But they raise costs as well.
What if the next big crop we grow is for building materials?
Jun 20, 2022
In the Netherlands, a bridge is made of flax fiber ... the same flax that produces seeds for cereal.
French company is recycling used face masks into useful objects
Jun 10, 2022
The company takes used and discarded symbols of the pandemic and turns them into items such as coat hangers and classroom rulers.