Believe by Justin Bieber has been ranked No. 1 in some 30 countries, including the United States, Canada, Australia and Brazil. Released on June 19 in the US, the album was at the top of the charts one week later. This new offering reflects the artistic maturity of the young Canadian and presents a more accomplished sound. With over 15 million albums sold worldwide, Bieber has been leading the sales charts for over two years now. He has 44 million Facebook fans, over 23 million Twitter followers and more than 3 billion views on YouTube, where he is by far the most popular artist of all time.
The next mission in the 007™ Legends video game
The second mission from the six feature-length Bond films to appear this year in the next 007™ Legends video game will be On Her Majesty’s Secret Service. For the first time in a Bond video game, 007™ Legends offers an original, comprehensive scenario that brings together five settings from the top films in the series. For the most diversified game yet, a sixth setting inspired by Skyfall, the eagerly awaited new Bond film due this year, will be available for free download. The release of 007™ Legends is slated for October 19, 2012. The game gives players the chance to use high-tech spy gadgets as well as an arsenal of weapons and incredible vehicles. Players will fly to exotic destinations and have James Bond’s class, talent and elegance at their full disposal as they neutralize menacing villains and their henchmen while completing impressive stunts.
SFR and the RATP roll out 3G and 4G services in the Paris metro system
SFR and the RATP (the Paris public transport operator) have just signed an agreement covering the roll-out of 3G and 4G services in the Paris-area metro and RER (regional train) system. Owners of smartphones and tablets will be able to use all their mobile Internet services during their underground travel, whether they’re at a station, on a platform or on a train. SFR is the first operator to sign such an agreement with the RATP. This fall, SFR will launch 3G services at the Châtelet and Gare de Lyon stations, and all stations on metro line 1 and the majority of stations on RER lines A and B will be covered in 2013. By the end of 2014, SFR has committed to rolling out 3G and 4G at the 170 main stations in the system (both metro and RER), thereby offering services to 75% of all travelers, and all RATP stations will be equipped by the end of 2015.
Maroc Telecom publishes its 2011 Activity and Sustainable Development Report
Maroc Telecom has just published its Activity and Sustainable Development Report for the 2011 fiscal year on its website. For the first time, the Group’s annual report now offers information on both its operations and sustainable development performance, a change made to underscore the central role of sustainability in the Group’s strategy and operations. It also brings three other advantages: a simplified, comprehensive overview of the Group’s results involving its main strategic goals, greater transparency regarding the company’s impact on society and the environment and information on how the Maroc Telecom Group coordinates its financial, labor-related, societal and environmental performance.
GVT begins operations in two new cities
Last week, GVT began operations in two new cities in the state of Sao Paulo with a complete portfolio of broadband services, Pay TV and fixed telephony with an investment exceeding $ 26 million BRL. In both cities interested in acquiring the services of the operator can now order them by phone 103 25. In 2011, the company began operating in 21 cities in nine states. This year are ten cities in four states, with estimates that by the end of the year the company has launched 20 to 25 new cities, including the arrival of new states.
The miniseries Labyrinth presented at Comic Con’ Paris on July 7
Labyrinth, the hit miniseries produced by Tandem Communications and based on Kate Mosse’s best-selling book, was presented on July 7 at Comic Con’ Paris, the popular convention for fans of comics, fantasy and science fiction. The last 30 minutes of the first episode were aired, and visitors had the chance to meet those involved and get autographs. Labyrinth was represented by actors Katie McGrath and Emun Elliott, director Chris Smith, Tandem’s assistant producer Moritz Polter and the author of the worldwide hit, Kate Mosse. For more information, visit the official Labyrinth site at www.labyrinth-tv.com as well as the Comic Con’ site at http://www.comic-con-france.com.