France, Grudgingly, Imagines Google as a Partner on Digital Media Projects

As France slowly brings its cultural past and present into digital form, it is realizing that the job will require support from a company often viewed with deep suspicion here: Google.Google is highly popular with many Internet users in France, where it controls about 80 percent of the search market. But the French cultural elite has not always been as welcoming, because Google’s growing presence demonstrates France’s dependence on the company to develop its digital media business.

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