Google news or no news? Google pays 60 million euros to fund the French news media transition to the Internet. But who is getting the better end of the deal?
In Test 24 we check out BlackBerry's long-awaited comeback… the Z10.
Google signed an agreement with François Hollande on Friday that will see the internet giant setting up a 60-million euro fund to help old media adjust to digital technology after two months of mediation with French news sites.
Two leading US broadsheets made headlines this week when they announced they'd fallen foul to hacking from China - we take a closer look. Next, North Korea is laid bare as Google unveils a detailed new record of the secretive Communist nation's geography. Finally, Bali's beautiful beaches are what attract the tourists, but tourism is damaging the picture perfect view.
INTERNATIONAL PAPERS, Weds. 30/01/13: Syria is getting a lot of attention in the international press today, after evidence emerges of a fresh massacre in the northern city of Aleppo. Mali is also in the spotlight as reports emerge of revenge attacks in northern towns liberated by the French and Malian armies. And the US papers applaud the first steps towards immigration reform.
Google Executive Chairman Eric Schmidt on Monday arrived in North Korea on a private visit, despite apprehension from the US government over the timing of the trip. He is the highest-profile US executive to visit the communist nation.
France's Budget Minister Jerome Cahuzac said on Tuesday he was confident the government would be backed by French courts if its dispute with the Internet giant over a reported €1.7 billion in unpaid taxes could not be settled amicably.
On this week's show we focus on two giants: Chinese search engine Baidu and American multinational corporation Google. Baidu is investing 1.2 billion euros in "cloud computing" and has already begun to eye international markets such as Japan, Southeast Asia and Brazil. Meanwhile, Google launches its newest tablet: the Nexus 10 promises "immersive HD content and the best Google apps" on the world's highest resolution display.
Google chairman Eric Schmidt said on Monday that the company hopes for a settlement with France over a billion-dollar tax dispute “by the end of the year”, but insisted that the company did not want to pay for content it does not host.