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Apple Music to host Christine and the Queens concert in Paris ahead of new film & album

09/04/2018, 10:09 am

Apple Music will host a concert by synthpop band Christine and the Queens in Paris on Sept. 13, marking both the debut of a new album, "Chris," and a short film about it.

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Siri on HomePod can now speak to you in French, German, Canadian English

05/29/2018, 09:05 pm

With HomePod primed for launch in Canada, France and Germany, Apple on Tuesday expanded Siri's capabilities to provide compatibility with languages -- and dialects like Canadian English -- spoken in those countries, and announced future support for French Canadian.

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Apple HomePod coming to Canada, France & Germany on June 18, gets AirPlay 2 & stereo pairing with iOS 11.4

05/29/2018, 11:05 am

Apple's first smartspeaker will finally be coming to Canada, France, and Germany on June 18, the company announced on Tuesday. Later today it will launch AirPlay 2 and stereo pairing for the device, through the release of iOS 11.4 and matching HomePod firmware.

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Activists stage 'die-ins' at French Apple stores to protest impact of tax avoidance on social services

04/08/2018, 05:04 pm

The Association for the Taxation of Financial Transactions and Citizen's Action -- or Attac for short -- staged "die-in" protests at two French Apple stores on Saturday, once again charging the company with exploiting loopholes to avoid paying its fair share of taxes.

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Apple Pay gets more US, Canadian & French card issuers, new app- & Web-based promotions

04/05/2018, 01:04 pm

Apple on Thursday updated its roster of banks and credit unions with Apple Pay, adding more entries for Canada, France, and the U.S.

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Apple grows carrier billing options in UK, France, Germany & other European nations

03/20/2018, 08:03 am

People wanting to take advantage of carrier billing for Apple Music, the App Store, and other Apple online services now have further options in several European countries.

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Apple invites developers to app workshop in Paris' Station F startup incubator

03/16/2018, 03:03 pm

Apple is believed to be organizing a developer workshop in Paris next week, according to French Apple-specialist media, with the event apparently being held at a tech startup center called 'Station F,' a facility thought to have a small Apple team in residence to help developers working in the incubator.

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Apple denies French government's 'abusive commercial practices' accusation

03/15/2018, 01:03 pm

Apple has responded to accusations by the French government that it is taking advantage of the country's developers, dismissing claims of 'abusive commercial practices' by highlighting the funds paid to the nation's iOS app developers and the support it provides to both application producers and their users.

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France plans to take Apple and Google to court over 'abusive commercial practices'

03/14/2018, 08:03 am

The French government will be taking legal action against Apple and Google for alleged "abusive commercial practices," France's finance minister has declared, accusing the tech firms of taking advantage of the country's app developers with unfair contracts and unjust app store pricing schemes.

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French court denies Apple injunction against tax protests

02/23/2018, 01:02 pm

A Parisian court has blocked Apple's attempt to prevent Attac -- the Association for the Taxation of Financial Transactions and Citizen's Action -- from staging protests at the company's French retail stores.

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Apple-made Swift curriculum coming to 70 European colleges & universities

01/19/2018, 08:01 am

Apple on Friday announced that its "App Development with Swift" curriculum is being adopted by 70 European schools, including ones in the U.K., Germany, France, Italy, Spain, the Netherlands, Sweden, Denmark, Norway, Austria, Belgium, the Czech Republic, Ireland, Luxembourg, Poland, and Portugal.

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French government investigates planned obsolescence allegations amidst iPhone slowdown controversy

01/08/2018, 04:01 pm

The French government is reportedly investigating a recent private complaint against Apple, which charges that the company's decision to slow down iPhones with weak batteries is a form of planned obsolescence meant to sell new hardware.

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Apple sues group that occupied Paris store to protest company's unpaid taxes

01/04/2018, 12:01 pm

Apple has leveled a lawsuit against Attac -- the Association for the Taxation of Financial Transactions and Citizen's Action -- which ran protests at a number of French Apple stores on Dec. 2, including a brief occupation of the company's flagship Opera store in Paris.

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Apple Pay picks up new card issuers in US, China, France, Finland & Italy

12/19/2017, 12:12 pm

Apple has added dozens of new banks and credit unions to its list compatible with Apple Pay, focusing primarily on the U.S., but with a number of international expansions.

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Apple's 'TV' app goes live in France, Germany & UK [u]

12/08/2017, 11:12 am

Apple on Friday quietly brought its "TV" app for iPhones, iPads, and the Apple TV to Europe, offering a centralized way of watching shows and movies from iTunes and various compatible streaming apps. [Updated with info about Sweden & Norway]

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Activist group occupies French Apple stores in protest of unpaid Irish taxes

12/02/2017, 05:12 pm

An activist organization staged a series of protests at French Apple stores on Saturday, calling on the company to pay the $15.5 billion in back taxes the Irish government has been ordered to collect by the European Commission.

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Detente possible between Tim Cook, Macron over Apple's future taxation in France, EU

10/10/2017, 10:10 am

More details have emerged from Apple CEO Tim Cook's meeting with French President Emmanuel Macron -- with Cook reportedly exiting the discussion aware that the earnings generated by the iPhone need to be better shared amongst EU nations, and not primarily collected by one or two countries.

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Tim Cook talks economy, education in 45-minute conversation with French President Emmanuel Macron

10/09/2017, 02:10 pm

Apple CEO Tim Cook's audience with French President Emmanuel Macron has concluded, with the pair reportedly discussing education, taxation, and the global economy over the course of the meeting.

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Apple's Cook visits Normandy war cemetery, iPhone X supplier ahead of meeting Macron

10/09/2017, 08:10 am

Apple head Tim Cook on Monday shared publicity photos from a pair of stops on his tour of France, including a visit with iPhone X supplier Eldim, and a trip to the Normandy American Cemetery and Memorial, where over 9,300 U.S. soldiers who fought in World War II are buried.

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Apple's Tim Cook to talk with French President Macron on Oct. 9

10/08/2017, 07:10 pm

Apple CEO Tim Cook will meet with French President Emmanuel Macron on Monday, according to an official agenda item, marking just his second official visit to France as CEO.

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