Because the French (aka Socialists/Communists) were unable to create an Internet company such as Google, they are trying to come up with a technique to tax Google, Facebook, Apple and others on the basis of users' data these companies collect.
French taxman. The French tax authorities took the passwords French of Google employees to get access to compnay records outside France. Any US companies doing business in France need to be careful.
“We’re thrilled by HP’s vote of confidence in Palm’s technological leadership, which delivered Palm webOS and iconic products such as the Palm Pre. HP’s longstanding culture of innovation, scale and global operating resources make it the perfect partner to rapidly accelerate the growth of webOS,” said Jon Rubinstein, chairman and chief executive officer, Palm. ”We look forward to working with HP to continue to deliver industry-leading mobile experiences to our customers and business partners.”
I am just an ordinary Joe bloggs and I managed to install Ubuntu on my laptop when windows XP was gobbled up with viruses.
I was nervous at first but the install went well and Ubuntu is more user friendly than windows. I am pleasntly surprised and now wonder why anyone wouls want to pay up for windows.
Ubuntu is free and works well
The CEO (who is a French man) is going to retire soon and behind the scenes the French government want a French man to be appointed. The French Finance minister Mrs Lagarde is pushing for a French man even though a foreigner within the company is better positioned. This is racism.
This is a far cry from the London Stock Exchange who appointed a French man based on merit.