• French regulators hit Google with a fine of 500 million euros ($593 million) last week. The fine was for not complying with an order to work out fair deals with news publishers for the use of their content, CNBC and others reported
• The Buffalo Newspaper Guild is “calling on The Buffalo News to stop its assault on the region’s daily paper and local jobs,” says a statement from the guild. At a news conference last week, the largest union at The Buffalo News announced actions including a billboard, petition and byline strike. A News & Tech email to Lee’s communications manager got no response as of this writing.

• The Athletic is raising the cost of an annual subscription, Variety reports. The Athletic is now charging new and existing subscribers $71.99 per year. Before an annual subscription cost $59.99. The Athletic has been in the news as it has been looking at possible mergers. 
• Agfa North America and Mac Papers and Packaging entered an exclusive authorized reseller agreement to represent the Anapurna portfolio in the Southeastern United States. Mac Papers and Packaging is a distributor of wide-format equipment, paper and packaging material.