Aug 17 2014

Economic policy: Holland Valls and cling to their course

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Why change a policy that does not work? Growth may well be zero, François Hollande 1s'en lies in the roadmap that has set December 31, 2013 and he subsequently clarified on January 14. At the 70th anniversary of the landing in Provence2 Friday it has raised the wrong digit INSEE indirectly, a sentence at the conclusion of his speech at the memorial of Mount Faron on "France, fifth economic power world and that means in its reforms, remain at that level. "

All indicators are nevertheless a potential worsening of the situation. GDP stagnated in the second quarter, as it had done in premier.3 Industrial production fell 0.5% between March and June. Business investment fell 0.8%. The trade deficit is still in the red and unemployment continues to rise and reaches 10.1% of the workforce. In early summer, Manuel Valls 4puis Hollande had also anticipated this deterioration, the head of state even evoking, August 4, "a real risk of deflation." The never-seen with the president, who had not abandoned his optimism for his now famous "recovery, it is" of 14 July 2013 …….

But … this brutal return to reality will apparently not impact the program returned from the executive. This is the conclusion of the workshop that were formed Holland and Valls midday Friday at Fort Brégançon5. For a little less than three hours, lunch melon-rib-including fruits, they sought how to maintain their course "with insight and fighting," said a presidential adviser. Sylvie Hubac, Chief of Staff at the Elysee, Gilles Gateau, Deputy Chief of Staff at Matignon and social advisor, and Gaspard Gantzer, head of communication of the Head of State, joined them for coffee. Upon his return

Hyeres, Manuel Valls said he was not surprised by the growth figures. "I myself had said on August 1 that we were going to have a difficult re-entry, he has said. I want to tell the truth to the French, I'm not here to hide the reality. "The Prime Minister said that" far too low growth "called further reform" as well as initiatives for investment in European ". New lunch

The government has yet to plead his case once at the summit to install the new européenne6 Commission, on August 30. The Minister of Economy, Michel Sapin7, set the tone in an article published by The Mondedaté August 15 where he tries to show "why we must refocus European economic policies." "France will not reach its goal this year in terms of its fiscal deficit despite total control of our spending," he laments. He believes that GDP growth "should be of the order of 0.5%" in 2014, instead of 1% under the amended Finance Act and adds: "There is no reason at present to predict 2015 is much higher than 1% growth. "

only source of consolation, the executive seems to preclude any further increase the tax burden," as was the case in the years 2010 to 2013, with the now known in terms of household purchasing and reduced investment capacity of enterprises' power effects, writes Michel Sapin. The Minister of Economy fails to mention that the levies have increased at a rapid pace since 2012 and have not dropped since. He does not say, either, what 'alternative measures' will restore two devices censored by the Council constitutionnel8: relief of employee contributions and lower taxes on jobs at home. A counselor

Holland confirms that the topic was discussed over lunch at Brégançon. They also talked about the "tax act" waited for the start but, according to the president's entourage, "has not yet been finally adjudicated." They returned on sites already programmed, including the revival of learning and the construction of housing. And, of course, discussed the situation in Iraq and Ukraine.

The tax and benefit package should be ready no later than the submission of the draft budget 2015 Cabinet in late September but the executive n did not intend to stay silent until then. Cabinet re-entry will be next Wednesday and the day before, Francois Hollande, and Manuel Valls have lunch together once again to study the timing of announcements and develop a communication strategy to show that, in adversity, they are more united than ever.


Aug 10 2014

Elon Musk, the conqueror

Tag: Uncategorized, economy, money, special, worldadmin @ 1:00 pm

 

"At that time, we would follow to hell with oil to tan." On August 3, 2008, Dolly Singh and hundreds of fellow employees at SpaceX assist in Direct the failed launch of the Falcon 1 Months of hard work are rocket undone in a moment, causing the hopes of exhausted engineers in their wake. But in a few sentences, Elon Musk has redirected his troops, she tells the site Quora business card. The problem is complex, it has raised the money for another attempt and, above all, he "will never give up." Touting a future travel to Mars and hyperbolic transport neo-prophet regained the heart of his followers as quickly as doubts had settled in their minds.

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Aug 08 2014

Google wants to inflate its messaging to compete with Apple

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acquisition for Google. The latter racheté1 application of intelligent messaging Emu. Born there two years, she inserts information during conversations of its users. For example, if a caller provides a message in a restaurant on a Friday night, Emu automatically suggest a nearby restaurant and present the review on a site like Yelp. Emu can also use the GPS smartphone, search for the Cinema2 or view your calendar, all without leaving the application.

Following its acquisition, the application will close on August 25. It is likely that Google integrates term Emu features to Hangouts, the email application. He will replace gradually the traditional SMS on Android. Apple

Compete on messaging

For the trade magazine Wired, Google's acquisition is intended to open up new markets publicitaires3. Mail Hangout could display advertisements based on user conversations. Moreover, after research and emails, messages would complement the loop of personal data processed by the digital giant.

With this acquisition, Google will be able to compete with Apple and its advanced messaging and voice guidance. At its last developer conference, the company announced several new for his courier, iMessage. Moreover, Emu lot like Siri, Apple's personal voice assistant. Before founding the company Emu Messenger and become the CEO, Gummi Hafsteinsson worked to develop Siri at Apple. Google has also developed his personal assistant, Google Now, and it is likely that the Emu features are integrated into the outil.SERVICE following: "The practice technology and flawless preferential price Apple4 ….. …


Aug 07 2014

The loan rate between zero track

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 All hands

for battle in immobilier1. The loan rate ZERO2 expanded to a larger number of beneficiaries and the cap on fees estate agents will come into force.

From 15 September, the agency fees will be paid by landlords with the exception of four benefits shared by the landlord and the tenant. Now visit of dwelling, drafting the lease and the constitution of the file will be capped by three types of areas more or less "tense".

Clearly, they are more expensive where demand far outstrips supply and therefore where prices are highest. These services will be billed from August to December euros per m2 depending on the degree of "tension" of the market where the housing is located. However, the inventory will be capped at 3 euros per m2 across France. Reaching

80,000 zero-interest loans in 2015

The relaxation of the granting interest-free loans (PTZ) must also encourage home ownership to a greater number of households online payday loans. The stated objective of the government is to reach 80,000 zero-interest loans in 2015 against 44,000 in 2013

The vesting conditions of the loan are set in several geographic areas are also classified according to the voltage on the housing market. Now the loan limit on the number of people within the same household and location of housing.

For example, in a "rather tense" zone (B1), a couple with an income of 2250 euros per month can borrow 49,000 euros zero rate instead of 43,500 euros currently. In

"unstretched" (C) zone, a family with two children living with 2000 euros per month may borrow 35,000 euros instead of 31,000 euros currently and receive a deferred repayment of 14 years instead of 5 years old today

The new "PTZ" will be available in October 2014, the time for banks to update their computer systems.


Aug 03 2014

With the PlayStation 4, Sony returns to profit

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 Sony

can thank the PlayStation 4. Having completed its fiscal year 2013 ended March 31, a loss of 128 billion yen (930 million euros), the Japanese group has to announce a windfall for the months of April to June Buoyed by a turnover up 6%, Sony1 multiplied by eight net profit with a profit of 26.8 billion yen, or 194 million euros. The performance of its second largest video games division, currently the group behind the phone, are not foreign to the good start of the year. Long

deficit, the video games industry has doubled its revenues in the first quarter net profit of 4.3 billion yen (31 million euros). Last year at the same period, the division lost 16 billion yen (116 million euros). Sony has revised upward its forecast blow for fiscal year 2014 in the video game, with an expected profit of 25 billion yen, against 19 billion loss last year. Services

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This reversal is due to the incredible success of the PlayStation 42, the new console group. Launched in November, she surpassed forecasts Sony with 7 million sales 31 March3.

While many signs that the console continues to tear, Sony has disclosed in its quarterly report that the accumulated PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 3 distributed worldwide. Between April and June, 3.5 million of the consoles found in shops, against 1.1 million Xbox and Xbox One side Microsoft5 3604, and 600,000 Wii and Wii U in Nintendo6. Finance

Japanese group benefiting from the ecosystem of the PlayStation 4, facing the game and online entertainment small personal loans. To play with friends on the Internet, the owner of the console must pay an annual subscription of 50 euros. PlayStation 4 also allows you to rent movies and listen to music online, either as paid services. Above all, the console became profitable in less than six months, against three years for the PlayStation 3. Accounts Sony have long been sealed by the design costs of the latter, designed entirely in-house. By choosing for the PlayStation 4, components and tools existing development, the Japanese group has instead been quickly become profitable. The telephony mast

Another source of satisfaction for Sony, the good results of its television business, whose sales rose 3.8% this quarter. A Cup effect world7 that Sony does not, however, expected to be sustained. The group has revised down its forecast for TV sales throughout the year with 15.5 million copies, against 16 million expected in May. But Sony intends to reap a profit of 10 billion yen in the sector, against 25.5 million loss in 2013

. The outlook is much more subdued in telephony. Cornered between Apple8 for upscale and its Chinese competitors for low and mid-range, Sony plans to sell only 43 million units of its Xperia this year, against 50 million announced in May. The Japanese company even expects no longer generate any profit on this activity in 2014

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Jul 28 2014

McDonald's France should achieve the best year in its history

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 The French subsidiary

always the model student at McDonalds. If the global results of the fast food giant in the first half, published last week, disappointed, France stands out for its sustained growth. Despite the crisis and the purchasing power at half-restaurant sales company-owned and franchise of the Hexagon rose 4.8% since January. "We should manage to maintain this growth rate in the second half," said Jean-Pierre Petit, CEO of McDonald's1 France, with sales under the brand reached € 4.46 billion in 2013 ……

… "A portion of the sales growth comes from change in scope related to the opening of new restaurants (40 to 50 per year, Ed), another our effectiveness in the development of network performance, explains Jean-Pierre Petit, which celebrates its tenth anniversary next January at his post. France is the second subsidiary behind the U.S. in terms of profitability, and 2014 will be our best year in absolute terms. "

In a market where the crisis continues, King hamburger experienced a steady growth in business for several years. France, land of gastronomy, where he established in 1979, has become a very profitable market for the group. "McDonald's has succeeded in the synthesis of DNA and its American culture through the French lines, recipes, restaurant facilities and services tailored to the needs of the French," says Jean-Pierre Petit, citing jumble the use of Charolais meat, cheese AOC and its range of snacks and salads. The burger

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"We have been able to evolve and innovate constantly, as the last example, the integration of new technologies in our restaurants and we were able to take into account the concerns of the French company in terms of quality, traceability and food safety, "develops the CEO Low fee payday loans. McDonald

France is a creative company that provides jobs "second chance" to young people without diplomas. The group, which employs 72,000 people in France, established 9000 net permanent positions between 2012 and 2014. It plans to create as many over the period 2015-2017.

According to its CEO, the development potential of the fast-food chain remains very important in France. If McDonald holds between 78% and 80% of the hamburger market, far ahead Quick2, KFC3 and KING4 Burger, who made his return to France a few months ago, and 63% on the fast food, its share falls 12.5% ​​on the commercial foodservice, which includes the restoration table. The latter market is stagnating for years. Meal a week is taken out of the house in France against one in three UK and two in the United States.

To gain market share, the company put on "a wide range and affordable prices for répondreà all market segments," and his heart business, the hamburger. The multiplication of an offer hamburgers in traditional restaurants and chefs table is welcomed by McDonalds. "It's very good. This gives acclaim to a quality product and natural. Multiplying the competition can widen the market, "says Jean-Pierre Petit.


Jul 26 2014

Facebook: how the boss won $ 1.6 billion in one day

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Mark Zuckerberg has not won the lottery yesterday, but the title of his business literally blazed Exchange. Facebook founder 1a actually won $ 1.6 billion following the new record reached Thursday on Wall Street by the title of star networks. After his presentation

results2, Facebook has actually won more than 5% to almost 75 dollars. In one year, the soaring stock reaches 183% ….! The largest increase in the S & P 500 index of top 500 U.S. listed companies.

One of the first beneficiaries of this market surge is the founder and leader of the group no fax payday loans. The fortune of Mark Zuckerberg and reached $ 33.3 billion, according to Bloomberg index milliardaires3. The entrepreneur of 30 years and returns from 22nd to 16th place in the ranking of the richest persons in the world. The star of Web 2.0 is now as rich as Bernard Arnault, CEO of LVMH and second French fortune, and wealthier than Google founders Sergey Brin and Larry Page, and even Jeff Bezos, Amazon's boss.

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Jul 20 2014

Holiday workbooks are converted to digital

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 Réviser1

and have fun during the summer seems possible with applications2 notebooks holiday. A solution that always attracted more parents to judge by the number of downloads for some estimated up to 2 million. The advantage? The Child3 becomes autonomous. Parents not just see a tab where they can check the average and the development of the child. "It is even a tool with which we can share good times with family," says Jérôme Serre, of EduPad leader, creative startup of iTooch Papers vacances4 application. A

"more exciting" tool

The application iTooch Cahiers holiday

A fun and interactive side that goes up to develop a scenario: "The game Video5 side of an application is much more challenging than a traditional notebook," confirms Bruno Le Guern, founder of the Application Class Pass. For his first day on Class Pass, the child begins his adventure on a boat. The objective is to reach a deserted island after spending the first session of questions and consulted pages progress. In all, nearly 10 hours of adventure and quizzes. The desire to unlock points or stars is then stronger than scratching on paper. But no

either side "time" panic, the child will not become addicted because the majority of applications shall adjust work sessions from 5 minutes one hour. "The vacances6 are primarily made to rest, a holiday notebook should not become a constraint," insists Caroline Maitrot, Nomad Education. Applications

prices remain below the paper book that ranges from 3 to 15 euros. For Notebook iTooch holiday application it takes more than 3 euros, and more than 4 euros for Passport and iCahiers holiday Nomad Education. Question reliability, the opinions of parents iTunes7 are divided: some are considered too short by users as Passport Hachette8 Education, lack of pedagogy Learning with Waki, etc.

. Application "complement" paper notebook

One reason not to throw paper notebook! "The application must be considered as a supplement, especially in the context of écriture9" says Caroline Maitrot. But Isabelle Racoffier National President of AGEEM (General Association of Teachers Schools and Kindergarten classes public), the smaller éducation10 mostly through elements of everyday life: "On vacation, I would invite families make sandcastles, explore a museum or zoo. They provide opportunities to review the concepts of math, science, etc.. " Draw, play and visit are all activities that, regardless of age, to enrich and grow.

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Jul 09 2014

An American harvest tens of thousands of dollars for his potato salad

Tag: Uncategorized, online, opinions, people, specialadmin @ 11:16 am

 

Some jokes can be expensive, others report more than expected. Danger that Zack Brown has allowed him to harvest date, 57,000 dollars (41,800 euros) and gather more than 4000 contributors around … a salad potato. And it's not over as there is still 24 days before the end of the quest.

When the young American publishes its project on the crowdfunding site Kickstarter, it sets its target to $ 10. "I'm just a salad potato. I have not yet decided which, "says Zack in the project description. For those who are willing to finance the salad up to a dollar, it promises a "thank you posted on the site" and recite their names aloud while cook. For $ 3, visitors must get some of the finished product. Sole risk of this unusual investment: "This may be not good, this is my first salad of potatoes," warns Zack in the "Risks and Challenges" section of the page Kickstarter1.

…… The improbable project met and exceeded the original target. Zack takes the game and promises new counterparties. At $ 35, it will be "four times more potato salad." At $ 75, it will hold a "pizza party". Ultimate grail, 100 dollars for which gratify contributors two different salad recipes potatoes. Against all odds, mayonnaise takes. Boosted by social networks, the project has been an unexpected success and donations accumulate. In just three days, it reached 4000 dollars. In a video posted Sunday Zack thank users "without whom it would never have been possible guaranteed pay day loans."

…… "When I started this campaign [crowdfunding], my secret goal was to reach $ 60, "reveals Zack. He is now the head of a virtual capital of tens of thousands of dollars. Wednesday morning, the project brought together 57,000 dollars and more than 4,000 contributors. "I never thought it would take on such a scale, responded the young man on the U.S. site Reddit2. Ten dollars seemed a reasonable goal. I think people have found an opportunity to gather around something as absurd as banal. "

He invites" all internet "to a baby salad potato … ……. In exchange, American offers a hat bearing the image of a potato salad or a cookbook, send it in December. This leaves a few months to organize Zack, who plans to "rent a large room to invite all Internet a feast of potato salad." While some question, however, the project should be approved by Kickstarter.

The site has softened effect there one month operating rules and the draft Zack, although delusional, meets the three conditions imposed in that the project must "propose creating something to share with others," "to be honest and clearly presented" but that the funds raised are for a "charity" and that the proposed compensatory measures are financial. Asked about the moderation of such fanciful projects, crowdfunding platform has répondu3, not without humor, that "there is no single recipe for inspiration."


Jul 06 2014

Companies forced to reduce their quota of trainees

Tag: Uncategorized, finance, news, resources, specialadmin @ 8:53 am

 

While many young people "still struggling" already to find internships, often required to validate their years of study, the new law on the supervision of stages1, finally adopted on 26 June will complicate their task a little more. Starting again laudable intentions – they protect young people against abuse and other "courses copiers" – this text is likely to miss its target. For

by increasing constraints, it may discourage foremost business leaders to open their doors to students. However, demand is high: the number of stages2 in France has almost tripled in less than ten years to 1.6 million per year, in part due to their generalization in the curricula of secondary and higher education. But also because the course has often become a point of passage for a first job.

Result, since July 1, employers are forced to comply with new Obligations3. First, they must not exceed a maximum ceiling of trainees based on number of employees of the company. This number, which will be fixed by decree, could be three trainees in enterprises with more than 30 employees, and 10% of trainees in larger companies. Cherpion Act

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"Violation of this provision shall be punished by a fine not exceeding € 2,000 per trainee concerned and 4,000 euros if recurrence, "said the law firm DaemPartners, recalling that the limitation period of the administrative action is two years. The maximum duration of internships remains at 6 months, but in two years, there will be no derogations possible for example to make a gap year in his studies to go abroad.

Then entrepreneurs will have to increase by September 2015, the remuneration for internships over two months, which will increase from 436 523 euros monthly. Finally, they must extend to all students access to the restaurant business, earnings restaurants securities or reimbursement of transport costs where they exist for their employees.

"This rigid and dangerous law will scarce supply Internship"

Patrick Hetzel, UMP ….. ….. In addition, the law reinforces the means to identify and punish any abuse, introduces leave of absence, leave, time aligns the presence of trainees on the employees, exempts from tax income gratification. "The names of the students in the institution should now be listed in order of finish in a specific part of the single registry staff to facilitate the monitoring of labor inspectors" still regrets the cabinet DaemPartners .

The left supported the text "going in the right direction" and reflecting a campaign promise François Hollande4 despite flats Left Front, while the UMP and the UDI voted against. The objective is not to "leave to think that companies are fraudeuses, but some like to play with the rules," observed Denys Robiliard (PS). Whereas

"existing law already protects students' thanks to Cherpion Act of 2011, Patrick Hetzel UMP denounced a bill" rigid "and" dangerous scarce will offer internships. " As the UMP, UDI also criticized the maximum duration of six months for internships, "which will challenge the gap year" in studies from abroad.


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