Netflix wants to go to Europe later this year, and the CEO of French operator Orange just spilled the beans about a possible partnership.
Re:char’s new venture Soil IQ has teamed up with Yves Behar to make a connected soil fertilizer gadget to stream data about dirt and weather conditions.
The multinational-targeting cloud platform is currently based on in-house technology, but France Telecom’s business services arm is considering options such as OpenStack for the future.
Orange, the French telco giant, unveiled the first 6 startups in its inaugural accelerator program, including startups building hardware and software for the developing world, and startups using data to make clouds and online identities secure.
Orange’s Skype-and-WhatsApp rival is gaining functionality and reach for users around the world, with particular benefits for customers of certain Orange carriers.
France plans to spend up to $27 billion on fiber connectivity. Yet, the plan so far doesn’t detail how operators will fund deployment in rural areas, a sticking point that torpedoed a previous attempt.
The link between Paris and Lyon is the first operational deployment of long-distance 400 Gbps wavelength fiber connectivity, with its first tester being France’s educational and research network, Renater.
Mobile operators have treated Skype as a threat for years. Now they’re going to profit off it by allowing customers to buy Skype Credit directly through their phone bill or pre-paid allowance and taking a cut.
Paris-based eNovance will resell Inktank’s Ceph services and the two companies apparently already have a mystery customer. And, quelle surprise! eNovance is also deeply involved in a government-sponsored project to rival Amazon Web Services.
It turns out that Google, the great proponent of net neutrality, is paying Orange to handle its traffic on the carrier’s mobile networks. That’s an unwelcome development, and here’s why.