The Week: Media News - Google faces French taxes

Google is under threat of being taxed on its advertising revenue in France as part of president Nicolas Sarkozy's ambition to regulate the internet.

Proposals in a government-led report handed to the culture minister, Frederic Mitterrand, recommend that companies deriving income from online search, also including Yahoo! and Microsoft, should be forced to pay a tax levy each time a user clicks on a banner ad or sponsored link.


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1 Job description: Digital marketing executive

Digital marketing executives oversee the online marketing strategy for their organisation. They plan and execute digital (including email) marketing campaigns and design, maintain and supply content for the organisation's website(s).