Paris

Tim Bradshaw

The taxi industry’s war on app-enabled chauffeur services such as Uber has broken out into physical combat on the streets of Paris. During a strike by French cab drivers who are protesting against the rise of what are locally called “voitures de tourisme avec chauffeurs”, several drivers and limos who crossed the picket line were attacked, with windows smashed and tires slashed. Read more

Tim Bradshaw

The opening address at the e-G8 conference in Paris from the French president certainly woke up the assembled digerati.

John Perry Barlow, co-founder of open-internet campaigner Electronic Frontier Foundation, set the tone when he tweeted a previous Nicolas Sarkozy quote – “The internet is the new frontier, a territory to conquer” – with the sharp reply: “And I am in Paris to stop him.” Read more