Aug 13 2014

Intel removes fans computers

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 Intel wants

calm reign in IT. The chip giant announced Monday a new generation of microprocessors particularly economical energy, which dissipate less heat. PC manufacturers can then design and tactile finest portable tablet computers. The latter, freed from fans, will also be quieter. It is no less than "reinventing the laptop," said Intel in a presentation document. This development

is critical for Intel. The world leader in microprocessors built his fortune from embedded chips in PCs. The advent of smartphones and tablets, has weakened its positions. These small devices, always on and connected to the Internet, require highly efficient energy chips, Intel has long been unable to provide. As a result, computer manufacturers have turned to rival chips produced by Qualcomm, Nvidia and Samsung, while Apple went to design its own components for its iPhone and iPad. More worrying

Intel, microprocessors originally developed for smartphones and tablets, now considered strong enough, begin to be installed in the PC, the preserve of Intel. The latest laptop from Acer this week introduced the Chromebook 13 loads a Nvidia chip. Autonomy would reach 13 hours, more than models with Intel technology.

With the new microprocessor, called "Core M", Intel intends to maintain its position in the computer and win in new tablets. "Core M" will find its place in some ultraportables in hybrids, these tablets that transform into PC with the addition of a keyboard, as well as in high-end tablets.

"You will see in particular tablets with the highest level of performance, which will be thinner and lighter," promises Christian Morales, Vice President of Intel for Europe, Middle East and Africa. Intel is virtually absent from the high-end tablets, over 300 euros. Available for Christmas

Most Intel chips are now in the entry-level models, where the margins of the American group are smaller. Only a few remained faithful partners like Microsoft. Its Surface 3 thicker than the iPad Air Apple and the Galaxy Tab from Samsung features a fan. As for laptops, the "Core M" chip could also end up in a future version of Apple's MacBook, which does not contain a fan, according to analyst Ming-Chi Kuo of KGI Securities. The "Core M" is the first chip from a new generation of components Intel, called Broadwell. Intel launched volume production of its chip, which means that the first PCs and tablets equipped with "Core M" will be commercially available for the crucial holiday season of Christmas. The entire range will be presented at the upcoming Intel Developer Forum, to be held in San Francisco from September 9 to 11. Other microprocessors for conventional laptops, desktops or servers to professionals, should be offered in number to Intel customers until the beginning of next year. Intel

indeed took several months of delay in the development of the generation of chips Broadwell, who was asked to review its manufacturing processes.  These chips

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Jul 31 2014

Bundesbank calls for a 3% increase in German wages

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From our correspondent in Berlin,

Wages may increase Germany.1. It is the recommendation of the head of the Bundesbank, Jens Weidmann. In an interview with Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung published 2 Wednesday, he suggests a 3% increase in wages, not for the sake of social redistribution, but by simple economic fact. "The labor market in Germany is in a better position there a few years ago," says the representative of the monetary and fiscal orthodoxy. "In a number of sectors and regions, we are almost at full employment and the needs of labor is increasing. It is in the nature of things, and this is to be welcomed, as real wages rose more strongly than when the German economy was in a worse situation ".  

The level of 3% increase is not set at random: it comes to adding a level of CPI inflation 2% and increased productivity by 1%. At each branch to negotiate based on its characteristics, he also added. "We do not immisçons us in wage negotiations," warns Jens Weidmann.

While Germany has introduced a minimum wage and a generalized growth of 1.9% is expected this year, the head of the However Bundesbank would contain wage demands. "Wage agreements that go well beyond an increase indexed to productivity would hurt growth and employment in Germany and would be a disservice to the euro area," he says. Having advocated the serious economic or austerity in Europe, Germany set a bad example.

German unions have already announced that they would negotiate wages to rise. In public services, this is an increase of 3.5% which is required for example. The IG Metall has in turn already obtained an increase of 2.3% on 1 July for employees Metallurgy and 1.7% in May 2015, 4%. Employers

worries about his side effects of these increases on the competitiveness of the German economy. The minimum wage, which has just been voted cause loss of jobs, do we also accused or price increases. Hairdressers, for example, have already revised their prices to rise.

Seen the rest of Europe, the increase in purchasing power and consumption in Germany is good news. France.3 put on this particular recovery in its main economic partner to improve the economic situation of its businesses. Prime Minister Manuel Valls 4devrait address the issue Thursday with Vice Chancellor and Economy Minister, Sigmar Gabriel, he receives Matignon. The head of government also intends to plead the cause of France to Germany for more flexibility and flexibility in reducing the French deficit.


Jul 21 2014

Nearly a third of ebooks sold on Amazon are self-published

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The debate on the future of publishing is not likely to subside. The self-published science fiction blockbuster author Hugh Howey has released a report on the sector ebooks. He argues that the indie works (ie self-published), represent 31% of sales of ebooks on Amazon. Hugh Howey goes further and says that according to his Statistics1 freelance writers are moving beyond the Big Five, ie the five largest éditeurs2 (Hachette, Macmillan, Penguin Random House, HarperCollins and Simon and Schuster) in the United States in terms of royalties on paperless books.

Amazon offers the Kindle Direct Publishing3 service that allows independent authors to publish for free and immediately his ebook and sell it since 2007. "I tested the bestsellers of tomorrow on KDP before offering great paper publishers," explained Didier Imbot in 2013, littéraire4 agent at the head of Global Literary Management, Le Figaro. Amazon likes to highlight its "success stories" 5, the freelance writers who make a name and able to earn a living through self-publication. Amazon

against publishers

Hugh Howey is an example of successful freelance writer. It is especially known for his saga Wool Omnibus. It takes a specialized site to advise authors and publishes regular reports on the state of the sector. "I think it's more a kind of public relations for Amazon from an objective view of the digital market," retorted Philip Jones, editor of the trade magazine The Bookseller Guardian6. For statistical kitchen Howey in puzzles many. Among other things, the author works with an anonymous statistician, simply named "Data Guy" in the articles. Nevertheless, the role of independent sector is undeniable. In December 2013, according to figures trimestriels7, freelance writers accounted for a quarter of the top 100 Amazon. Com. The famous Netflix

Book launched by Amazon will also relate essentially independent authors and small publishers. Indeed, the Big Five are not part of the offer of unlimited access to 600,000 ebooks for 9.99 dollars per month. For some of these publishers, it is also a way to protect competitors 8In services which they have invested, as Oyster. The rise of self-publishing also coincides with the war between the major publishers and Amazon.


Jun 28 2014

Banks undertake for small businesses

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In 2013, some 100,000 credit applications from all small enterprises (VSE) were rejected. But banks promise to do better now. The French Banking Federation (FBF) took five commitments Friday, when submitted to the ministers, and Arnaud Michel Sapin Montebourg1 the report of the national credit mediator Jeanne-Marie Prost 2out financing TPE. The latter concludes that if access to credit TPE investment is pretty good, access to cash loans is difficult.

While TPE accuse them of time still too long, banks promise to give within fifteen working days in response to any request for credit. In case of refusal, they agree to receive the entrepreneur for him to explain why. All their letters, they also indicate the existing remedies, particularly the mediation of credit still unknown. In a pedagogical concern, they will publish further guidance on the short-term financing because TPE3 use too often discovered as a tool for cash, so it is not always the most appropriate or the most economical. Banks

finally endeavor to promote greater stability of their CROs, while patterns TPE complain constantly change of interlocutors. In this important "turnover", the same mediator recommends "a term of office of at least four years." However, banks do not advance over a period, stressing that they can not interfere with the career of their agents.

These five measures, which will also apply to SMEs4, occur while the FBF has already announced last week the appointment in each banking network, 'privileged interlocutors for SMEs.

"First step"

The issue is important because it affects 2.7 million businesses ranging from local shopkeepers to professionals through the artisans. "Small employers, on the ground, when they talk about banks, often scathing, conceded Arnaud Montebourg. This is a fundamental first step to appease the relationship. "

The Minister also urged the leaders of TPE to enter more often mediation crédit5 via local branch of the Bank of France6. A free service to help get out of tight situations. "The TPE is very small but it is very important because it is an essential tool in the fight for jobs," concluded Michel Sapin7, Minister of Finance.


Jun 26 2014

After the e-cigarette, electronic seal up

Tag: economy, life, resources, technology, traveladmin @ 2:25 am

 The business of

vapotage continues its diversification. After the e-cigarette – allows opening a specialty store every three days1 in France – here's the e-seal, which arrives at the European tobacconists. This invention of a Dutch company called E-njoint already exists in three versions: the first model as safe according to law, without THC, tobacco-free and without nicotine.Totalement legal and harmless, the main advantage of this model is its original form and its operation: you pull the e-seal, and a hemp leaf lights at the end.

In contrast, the other two models which are also sold are much less harmless. And for once are real electronic seals, with effects that go with it: one of the two versions is charged with e-liquid that contains cannabis! And like a true joint, it is the user who decides he wants to dose inside. The last model allows smoking all kinds of dry grass, obviously including marijuana. If the Dutch company mentioned this last model in a statement, it currently left a blur on the Functioning of the latter variation. A

use in the health sector?

The company – which produces no less than 10,000 e-joints per day to be sold in Europe – also announced in discussions with Tikun Olam, the main Israeli company culture marijuana for medical purposes, to develop products to be used in medicine. This is not the first attempt: the website 01net notes that the company Cannabee offers electronic cigarettes and bottles of cannabidiol, a non-psychotropic cannabinoid which would be a medical benefactor.

Another finding, published in a report made in 2013 by the French Office for the Prevention of smoking and other addictions (OFTA): multiple sites or blogs offer Tips to change the composition of e-liquid to change its electronic cigarette e-joint. In fact, so it was already possible to make your own electronic seal. The report also cites several companies – including Cannabee – located in California that are active since 2012, and selling e-liquid for electronic cigarette transform its e-joint.


Apr 18 2014

Road transport threatened by low-cost

Tag: Uncategorized, business, features, publications, technologyadmin @ 5:57 pm

 Between

a French truck driver paid 31,000 euros net per year and his Polish counterpart paid 16,000 euros, an international transport company quickly made the calculation, provided that the rate of social security contributions is almost two times lower than in Poland … This "splits" denounced by a Senate report information was again discussed Wednesday by transport professionals and political representatives to the Economic and Social Council where there was a European conference on harmonization of social conditions in the road freight transport.

For decades, the distortions of competition between low-cost countries and others are dug. The "French flag" represents only 10% of the European market for international freight while in 1999 it was still 50% court records.

This movement is irreversible, say industry professionals. Some large French groups (Norbert Dentressangle1 Geodis …) are still present in this segment but their leaders emphasize that only the creation of subsidiaries in eastern Europe has kept an international activity which reflects the shift in activity industrial on the Old Continent.

The liberalization of the road haulage market and the enlargement of the European Union do not facilitate the harmonization of working conditions.

Early December, Frédéric Cuvillier2, the Minister of Transport, now secretary of state, even denounced "behavior slave" in the transport sector. "I saw how employees are treated European countries, apart from all social rules and creates an unacceptable dumping" had he exclaimed. Social dumping

The FNTR3 (National Federation of Road Transport) which includes the majority of transport companies denounces illegal and effects of "optimization" practices. Clearly, the practices of "cabotage" – that is to say, the succession of loading and unloading of goods in a country other than that of origin in the context of international transport service – which not comply with the regulations. In this case, the French companies that provide domestic services compete with these international operators. Other companies circumvent the law by using light vehicles traffic is not regulated public court records. The FNTR

hope that a common European driver status could be created within five years. It would converge fiscal, social and regulatory. No question, however, to align this standard on the French model, consider companies. "We should especially harmonize working hours," said an officer who regrets the equivalent costs there ten years between French companies and their counterparts in West Germany are now 10% lower than in Germany because of for better productivity and lower payroll taxes. By coincidence, the directive on posted workers who can fight against the dumping social4 was adopted unanimously Wednesday to the European Parliament.


Apr 06 2014

 Charlie Hebdo offers reduced in past cities right and the extreme right prices

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 A

"special offer post election hangover wood." Charlie Hebdo1 offers until April 8 subscriptions at reduced rates for the past right or the extreme right in the last municipal elections cities. "Your city is moving to the right or the far right? You do not plan to move? Charlie supports you in this event, we offer you the discounted rate for all contracts taken until Tuesday, April 8 included, "says the description of the subscription.

Subscription for 6 months and from 55 to 45 euros; than a year from 96 to 76 euros and that of two years from 185 to 146 euros. In addition, "you receive a gift and save up to 54% of the cover price. What could be better? "The newspaper added. The Offer is made all the inhabitants of the past right and the extreme right cities, "young, old, military, unemployed, prisoners, retired, non-taxable, invalid, or you subscribe someone who the is ".

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So without marketing or real militant act? "This is a militant act," replied Charlie Hebdo. "We did this also to laugh, to lighten the mood." And the satirical newspaper, marked left, is not his first attempt. Already in 2011, the a "Sharia Hebdo5" was controversial and the newspaper was the target of arson. "We have already launched promotional offers of this type," says the satirical weekly.

And the financial impact is not necessarily strong. "We have not noticed an increase in our subscriptions up this offer," says Charlie Hebdo. If "people take it as a joke," offer different prices depending on the location of the subscription is illegal. "In legal terms, this is discriminatory," says Delphine Meillet, a lawyer at the Paris Bar .. "Legally, there is the matter, but the damage will not look very far," she adds.


Mar 10 2014

Auchan prepares his attack against France in

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 France

The last year has been the weak link Auchan1 group. The northerner distributor there had a "difficult year business plan," as Vincent Mignot, CEO of Auchan France says.

In France representing 41.8% of sales, sales decreased by 1.1% (excluding taxes) to 20 billion euros (- 3% VAT). The decrease is especially marked in its hypermarkets (- 2.5%), which represent the heart of its network, including sealed non-food. Net income also fell. If Auchan did not release precise figures, it acknowledged that its profitability had not been "fully satisfactory", although the decrease is a "sustainable and manageable level." Finally, the distributor has lost ground to its competitors (- 0.4 points to 10.5% market share, according to Nielsen). "We also lost our first place in promotions this year is a number one priority to become leader," said Vincent Mignot. But if the visit frequency and average basket of clients decreased their number remained stable. Auchan

fifth distributor in France, made the cost of intensifying price war. Carrefour2, who made a comeback to face Leclerc, has invested heavily in price reductions and the renovation of its stores in addition to its comparative advertising campaign there one year, the "low price guarantee Carrefour" 500 Products signed the offensive.

Nutella and Coca-Cola

Auchan has also suffered from the rise of "drive", where he released his efforts after pioneer. Finally, it has been the success of the stores, a segment which it is almost absent. The Emergency

2014 is the "reconquest" in order to achieve its goal of becoming the preferred brand of French 2020. "We will resume the offensive on trade," promised Vincent Mignot. If Auchan plans to invest 230 million euros in its stores, priority will be given to the "aggressiveness" on prices. What catch up on its competitors who competed promotions and low prices, including major brands, to cause deflation rays.

"The fight on national brands is never done," says Vincent Mignot, citing Nutella and Coca-Cola. One third of the stores will offer renovated and Auchan will accelerator by June on scales less than one euro (fruits and vegetables, meat …). It also systematize the "comparative carts" at the entrance to its stores. Finally, the distributor – which refines a new offensive on the front of promotions – multiply the lowest prices on its seasonal products (toys, chocolates …) and in the food industry. "It is now the cheapest on the daily races, insists the CEO of Auchan France. It has not said enough last year. "Distributor should strike a blow in the spring pub.

In the end, the group is growing through international with a total turnover (excluding taxes) of € 48.1 billion , an increase of 2.4%.


Mar 09 2014

Phone: Bouygues negotiating its mobile network Free

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The group announced Bouygues1 be willing to give its network of antennas and mobile frequencies to its competitor free2 (Iliad), to facilitate his marriage SFR3, and thus completely reconstruct the landscape of the French mobile telephony. "We have entered into exclusive negotiations to yield to Free for an amount up to 1.8 billion euros go our entire mobile network," announced Olivier Roussat, CEO of Bouygues Telecom in an interview with Journal du Sunday4 . This agreement, which covers "15,000 antennas and a portfolio of frequencies, some of which for 4G" is conditioned to the fact that SFR Bouygues acquires sold by Vivendi. Vivendi, parent company of SFR, which seeks to separate its telecom subsidiary to focus on the media said Wednesday it has received offers from Bouygues and Numericable majoritaire.L takeover offer was unveiled by Bouygues favors particular Exchange, but seemed to be a problem with the rules of competition. This agreement enables Bouygues "raise the main uncertainty from (its) project under the Competition Authority. And Free to become a full and complete operator," says Olivier Roussat this entretien.Il remains yet "subject to the success of our proposed merger with SFR filed Wednesday, March 5 from its parent company, Vivendi," he says. "We provide an immediate response to the imperatives of competition. In case of merger with SFR, we would have a network too. Again, there is a buyer who will recreate a competitive dynamic. This turnkey solution should facilitate marriage with SFR and Vivendi reassuring, "he says again. The Competition Authority will review the file and if all goes well, migration and network subscribers could place "in 2015," plan to ensure that the agreement "also ensures the use of the entire telecom sector in France with maintaining three networks." "Free wishes to maintain the network with its own agents, warns CEO of Bouygues Telecom. And we want to keep our 1,200 employees who are affected. Our network will not be destroyed. Instead, Free will live 15,000 antennas that will become his. "Olivier Roussat also confirmed that his" proposed merger with SFR not cause any departure. "On the contrary, the merger will invest in the Internet and mobile networks and "create jobs. This is the sinews of war. "This merger agreement and fully rebattrait cards in the field of French mobile telephony share four players. Orange leader today has 27 million mobile customers, SFR has 21 million, 11 million Bouygues Telecom and Free Free 7.4 millions.Cependant a relay network underdeveloped and relies on a 3G roaming agreement with Orange, but not for 4G. however Bouygues boasts of have the best 4G network via authorization which allowed him to use this technology on a frequency band that already operated giving him an edge in terms of coverage. This agreement should enable Bouygues and Free "to reduce costs," according to Olivier Roussat which ensures that the price war being waged by the mobile operators, at the initiative of Free, and more recently in the Internet, the initiative this time Bouygues should continue.


Mar 07 2014

Air France strengthens its low-cost subsidiary Transavia

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 Air France 1

great hopes on Transavia2, its low-cost subsidiary green and blue logo based at Orly. While Air France has reduced its wing short and medium-haul flights the summer season – which starts in late March – it has instead increased fleet Transavia. Must still find the necessary drivers. Wednesday evening, SNPL3 the powerful pilots' union, agreed to sign an interim agreement for one year which will transfer to Air France pilots on aircraft Transavia. This agreement aims to "test the leisure market and the development of Transavia and allow Air France to build a more comprehensive response to reclaim the market left fallow for low-cost airlines," said Jean-Louis Barber Chair the SNPL Air France Alpa.

Currently, Transavia France has thirteen devices, but this number should be increased to sixteen this summer. And every year, five new aircraft will enhance the stable of low-cost. The agreement signed by the SNPL leaves some to fear that the short and medium-haul Air France are, in the coming years, cannibalized by Transavia, where conditions are less generous pay and flight times are longer . Several flights in 2013 by Air France from Charles de Gaulle (to Rome, Istanbul and Casablanca) will now be operated by Transavia from Orly.

40 hours per month

The agreement signed Wednesday will provide compensation to volunteers: a premium calculated on the basis of the period of secondment, up € 15,000 per year for a captain and up to 35,000 euros for a copilot. "It's like putting your finger in gear, said Julien Duboz, the spokesman SPAF, a pilot union opposed the agreement signed Wednesday. In the medium term, there will be no premium and working conditions at Transavia become the norm "According to him, the management company must address the chronic overstaffing among pilots." Air France co-pilots work 40 hours per month on average over the medium-haul when they reach 75 hours on average in EasyJet4. "

The subject has just been discussed at central works council of Air France, which took place Thursday. Indeed, in October, the leaders of the company had announced that 2,800 job cuts – including 1,400 on medium-haul operations – in addition to 5,122 already completed. Evaluation of overstaffing given in October was confirmed: 700 flight attendants and 300 pilots – split equally over the long-haul and medium-haul – will benefit from voluntary departure plan whose age criterion was lowered to attract a sufficient number of candidates to begin with. Transavia but has yet to validate the relevance of its business model. In 2013, the company that caters to customers 'leisure' posted an operating loss of € 5 million.


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