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the man who sent the very first message on a mobile phone tells us

MAINTENANCE – The very first text message celebrates its 30th anniversary on December 3, 2022. It was sent from London by a 22-year-old British engineer. He joins the family of thirty-somethings. This Saturday, December 3, 2022, the SMS (Short Message Service) is 30 years old. Since then, the use of the message has evolved, with …

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To take the bus and tram in Clermont-Ferrand, you will soon have to pay more

The Covid had weighed on the use of public transport (up to – 50%) and travelers have still not all returned. But it is another crisis that the transport union (SMTC) must face today with generalized inflation and in particular the explosion in the cost of energy, in particular electricity (tramway) and gas (bus) leading …

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Moody’s confirms ‘stable’ rating outlook

The rating agency Moody’s confirmed its sovereign debt rating for France on Friday, December 2, as well as the “stable” outlook associated with it, affirming its confidence in the country’s economy while its competitor S&P seemed more pessimistic. In a press release, Moody’s thus maintained its “Aa2” rating, which according to the agency reflects the …

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Consumption: what happens to lost parcels from La Poste?

Every year, Swiss Post auctions its lost parcels just before Christmas. And the sale takes place this weekend! Millions of parcels are sent each year by La Poste with a particularly intense peak in November and December for Christmas gifts. Among them, many parcels remain outstanding and never find their recipient. If they have not …

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Motorways: toll rates will increase by 4.75%, on average, from February 1, 2023

From February 1, the price of tolls will increase, on average, by 4.75%. Inflation continues to impact the wallet of the French. After the endless increase in fuel prices, it is the turn of tolls. The announcement took place this Friday, December 2. From February 1, 2023, toll prices for motorway companies will increase by …

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SNCF traffic at Christmas: the Minister of Transport calls for “collective responsibility” to avoid strikes

the essential The Minister of Transport Clément Beaune calls on the unions and the management of the SNCF to “collective responsibility” to avoid the strikes announced for the end of the year celebrations. The Minister Delegate for Transport Clément Beaune calls this Saturday for “collective responsibility” to avoid end-of-year strikes at the SNCF, in the …

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The restyled Volkswagen ID.3 is already showing!

The current Volkswagen ID.3 did not have an easy start to its career. Arriving at the time of the great covid-19 crisis, factory closures and confinements, the German manufacturer’s first modern electric automobile was also delayed by software problems on its infotainment system. Does the Wolfsburg manufacturer consider that the car needed a major technical …

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Bitcoin is running out of steam, can it still come back? The ECB does not believe it

A post that just appeared on the ECB blog summarizes the monetary institution’s grievances against Bitcoin (some of which will sound familiar to crypto enthusiasts). In this text whose title, “The last battle of Bitcoin”, directly announces the color, the Central Bank enumerates in a list à la Prévert all the faults it finds in …

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