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French Twitter users can now tweet money
Users of one French bank can now send money via their Twitter accounts. Photo: AFP

French Twitter users can now tweet money

Money is now only a tweet away for French people, after a bank in the country launched a novel way to transfer money on the social networking platform. READ  

Paris to unveil new app to help find a taxi
Paris has created a new app that is meant to make finding a cab a bit easier. Photo: AFP

Paris to unveil new app to help find a taxi

Paris will roll out its brand new smartphone app on Wednesday which is supposed to make the sometimes impossible task of hailing a taxi in the French capital a little easier. But will it be of any use? READ  

'Champagne tablets' prove too good to be true
Champagne in tablet form:? Before you shout "sacrilege" it's not actually true. Photo: Firma

'Champagne tablets' prove too good to be true

A marketing agency published adverts this week showing how the famous French Champagne brand Veuve Clicquot had managed to produce the luxury tipple in the form of tablets that dissolve in water. Alas it proved too good (or too bad) to be true. READ  

French bombard Google with pleas to be forgotten
Thousands of French have bombarded Google with requests to be forgotten - more than any other nationality in Europe. Photo: AFP

French bombard Google with pleas to be forgotten

French internet users have bombarded Google with requests for links to be deleted from the search engine, but the internet giant has told European officials it's proving difficult to clear their memories. READ  

Netflix promises 'to invest in French society'
Netflix is set to launch in France this September. Photo: Jason Merritt/AFP

Netflix promises 'to invest in French society'

American video streaming service Netflix has announced it is coming to France in September and has promised to invest in French society. Rumours are still flying around online about how much the service will cost per month. READ  

Paris declares war on biodegradable toilet roll
Paris has declared war on biodegradable loo roll tubes. Photo:Shutterstock

Paris declares war on biodegradable toilet roll

Biodegradable toilet roll tubes that can be thrown down the bowl once finished seemed like revolutionary invention that would cut down on waste as well as domestic disputes, but authorities in Paris have become suspicious. READ  

VIDEO: UFOs spotted in sky over Dordogne
What are these flying objects in the sies over the Dordogne? Photo: Screngrab YouTube/WTFlow

VIDEO: UFOs spotted in sky over Dordogne

A video posted on YouTube has caused a fair amount of intrigue as it appears to show four UFOs hovering in the sky above a forest in the Dordogne, southern France. Scientists have so far been unable to explain the objects. Can you? READ  

Ten essential free phone apps for a visit to Paris
Ten essential free apps for a visit to Paris. Photo: Shutterstock

Ten essential free phone apps for a visit to Paris

Paris might be a city rich in history but any visitor these days would be wise to make use of modern technology to get the most out of their trip to the City of Light. So The Local has gathered together ten free smartphone apps that could come in handy. READ  

EU roaming charges more than halved
The reduction in roaming charges is part of the EU's Digital Agenda. Phone photo: Shutterstock

EU roaming charges more than halved

Using your mobile phone outside of Italy just got cheaper, with charges for internet use more than halved, as the EU capped roaming charges from Tuesday. READ  

French foreign minister crowned king of Twitter
French FM Laurent Fabius (left) fires off a quick tweet, while Sweden's Carl Bildt (right) has his back turned. Fabius has been crowned the most connected foreign minister on Twitter. Photo:John Thys/

French foreign minister crowned king of Twitter

French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius has proved he has his finger on the pulse after being crowned the most well-connected foreign minister on social media site Twitter, taking the mantle from Sweden's notoriously prolific tweeter Carl Bildt. READ  

French games firm sorry after PR stunt bombs
Attendees walk by the display for the game "Watch Dogs" by Ubisoft at the Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) in Los Angeles in 2013. AFP Photo/Robyn Beck

French games firm sorry after PR stunt bombs

French video game developer Ubisoft apologised "unreservedly" on Thursday after an Australian office was evacuated and a police bomb squad called out in a public relations stunt gone wrong. READ  

French firm finds 'old-school mobile' niche
Old-style Nokia mobile phones. Photo: AFP

French firm finds 'old-school mobile' niche

They fit in a pocket, have batteries that last all week and are almost indestructible: old-school Nokias, Ericssons and Motorolas are making a comeback as consumers tired of fragile and overly-wired smartphones go retro. READ  

Fans flock to League of Legends clash in Paris
Photo: AFP

Fans flock to League of Legends clash in Paris

The tickets are sold out and the excitement is reaching a crescendo at the League of Legends championships underway in Paris for fans of the immensely popular online battle arena video game. READ  

Hackers target Orange in massive client data theft
Personal data from 1.3 Orange customers has been stolen by hackers. Photo: Denis Charlet/AFP

Hackers target Orange in massive client data theft

French mobile phone giant Orange revealed this week that it had been hit by a massive new theft of personal data, that has affected 1.3 million customers. It comes just three months after info on 800,000 Orange subscribers was stolen. READ  

French rockers hail 'win' over Candy Crush maker
Toulouse band Bubblies, who hailed their win over Candy Crush on Monday.

French rockers hail 'win' over Candy Crush maker

A French rock band hailed victory this week claiming the makers of the hugely popular video game Candy Crush Saga have withdrawn a demand for them to either find a new name or face a court battle. READ  

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