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Internet: Twice as Influential as TV; Eight Times as Print Media

by: Matt Rhodes

A new study, tracking and measuring the impact of the internet on consumer behaviour across three European countries (UK, France and Germany), suggests that the internet is twice as influential as television and eight times as influential as print media. These findings come from the Digital Influence Index study from PR firm Fleishman-Hillard and research firm Harris Interactive.

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French Supermarket Casino Labels Eco-Friendliness of its Products

by: Alain Thys

Now here's a green programme that's pragmatic, inspiring and at the same time simple enough that it could make consumers care.  In 2008, the French supermarket Casino intends to label its products according to their eco-friendliness.  The move follows an earlier announcement by Britain's Tesco who will start tracking the CO2 footprint of its products.

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High risk France and Spain

by: Dick Stroud

This chart shows an Aging Vulnerability Index that attempts to measure how vulnerable countries are to an aging population. The index looks at things like pensions, healthcare, numbers of younger people, education etc...

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'Averages’ are misleading and dangerous

by: Dick Stroud

The French have just had their presidential election that was won by Sarkozy by a 53% share of the votes. Sarkozy is a man of the ‘right’ - the loser, Ségolène Royal, is of the ‘left’ - if such political descriptors have any meaning.

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one third of IPTV global subs are in France

by: Lynette Webb 

I recently had to do some research into the status of IPTV in Western Europe. One of the more credible estimates for IPTV penetration I came across was provided by Dittberner, a specialist telecoms research house.

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