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Corporate Culture

Corporate culture appears obvious from these remarkable facts:

  • The call center is run almost entirely on Ubuntu-based PCs.
  • On startup, each Freebox HD device displays Rock'n'roll on the TV screen.
  • On advertising pictures, the time displayed by the Freebox device is 13:37 (leet).
  • In February 2000, Xavier Niel offered 10 million francs to Google directors to buy their search engine activities in France (the offer was declined).
  • The name Free was chosen in 1999 two weeks before the launch of the service, and eventually became the company's name, the other candidate name being Online.
  • The Freebox device name was inspired by the name of a pack of cigarettes.

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