Archive for August 2012

MulteeGaming: Bet on your own gaming skill

On MulteeGaming, skill at a video game is the only thing that will affect the outcome of your bet. This is the big difference with the usual online gambling on sports or casino games where randomness plays a major part. Pure skill betting MulteeGaming offers to players of major games (Fifa, Halo, Starcraft, PES) the […]

Gaming giant GREE partners with MobPartner

Gaming giant GREE partners with MobPartner

As Zynga continues to toil over out how to successfully expand into mobile, Japan’s billion euro mobile gaming behemoths and bitter rivals GREE, and DeNA each continue in their quest to dominate the global mobile social games market.  Over the past couple years, both companies have made significant advances toward this goal by executing various […]

Hadopi may be dead as soon as September 2012

Hadopi may be dead as soon as September 2012

In the beginning of the month, Minister of Culture Aurelie Filippetti announced that Hadopi, the anti-pirating law introduced in France in 2009, will have its 2013 budget rethought when it comes up for discussion in 2013 – until then, it will be able to eat up its €11.1M annual budget for 2012. This announcement comes […]

Orange bribes the Assembly with a Cheap Phone Plan

The Assembly announced this week that Orange has won the contract with the assembly, which will put all members of the Assembly (about 3,000 lines) on the same phone plan, which will be paid for by the Assembly. According to Le Figaro[FR], The Assembly had previously been subsidizing individual phone plans up to 6,150 euros […]

Sprint to use Alcatel-Lucent to up its US coverage

Metros, planes and caves. These are the only places where I can enjoy a technology detox which exiles me from the 24/7 noise of global communications. But, Alcatel Lucent may want to change that. The Paris-headquartered telecom corporation recently entered into an agreement with Sprint to enhance network coverage in existing concentrated areas of traffic. […]

Boursorama launching mobile offer…well, maybe

After successfully launching its mobile phone and tablet applications, which are currently being promoted via an interesting offer with Phone House,  online banking leader and Société Générale subsidiary Boursorama is considering jumping into the mobile fray with its own offer.  Bousorama’s management will decide in September whether they will move forward, which similar to La Poste Mobile or […]

Online gambling is a €4B industry for France alone

Online gambling operators got taxed to the tune of 1.4 billion euros for France in 2011, meaning they generated revenues in the vicinity of 4 billion euros for that same year. Not bad for this little industry, considering most of the websites operating in France only got their licenses in 2010, though a few were […]

Pearltrees social library tops US App Store charts

Just 10 days ago Pearltrees, the Paris-based social library tool which allows you to organize all things digital, launched the iPhone version. The app, which acts similarly to the already existing iPad and Web apps, allows users to organize “pearls” of information into categories, which can be shared, organized in a tree-like system, and can […]

6 Parisian Startups Exhibiting at Siggraph in L.A.

Thanks to Cap Digital and the Agence Régionale de Développement, 6 Paris-based startups are exhibiting at the Los Angeles Convention Center where Siggraph 12 is taking place until Thursday 9 August. Siggraph stands for “special interest group on graphics and interactive techniques” and the event is the professional equivalent to the Consumer Electronics Show and […]

Orange & promote Les Entrepreneuses, the French internet portal for women’s content, has teamed up with French giant Orange to support female tech entrepreneurs.. Inviting women to submit their proposals, said that selected Entrepreneuses will receive €10,000 worth of coaching for the development of their project. The submission form for the contest asks for a cover letter, specifically […]