Archive for November 2012

Deezer launches App Studio to take on Spotify App Centre

Deezer announced today the launch of it App Studio, part of the Open Deezer initiatize launched earlier this year which saw the birth of its desktop app platform an iOS API.. Reported on Musically, the app studio will also be accompanied by a Facebook-style App Centre, which will likely compete heavily with Spotify in the coming […]

Google Transit launches metro & RER directions in Paris

Google Transit launches metro & RER directions in Paris

Google France announced today that Google Maps will now include public transit directions, a tool that has long been lacking for Paris users, considering the amazing public transportation here. The public transit directions include approximations for departure and arrival times for RER (trains), the Metro, and the bus system. Coming off the release os iOS6, where even […]

Great companies to watch at Game Paris Week

Great companies to watch at Game Paris Week

Game Paris Week, which is run by the Paris region video game cluster Capital Games,  has now officially kicked-off.  The first event, Game Paris Talent which place last Friday and the only event open to the general public, offered high school students the opportunity to learn about the video games sector and network with several leaders in the […]

99designs launches its crowdsourced design marketplace in France

We’ve got a contest down below for startups to win free designs courtesy of 99designs! US Startup 99deisgns has launched a French localized version of its site,, today. Originally annoucned by TheNextWeb, the site is reported active in the UK as well as Germany, after an acquisition of berlin-based startup 12designer earlier this year. With […]

European Commission seeks ideas to improve startup ecosystem

The European Commission has launched an initiative to reinforce one of its key Digital Agenda Priorities – to strengthen the environment for web-entpreneurs in Europe.  What they’re looking to do is gather ideas directly from web-entrepreneurs on  “any actions in the area of ICT innovation for the benefit of web based entrepreneurship / web businesses, which could be […]

Rude VC: Moody Blues in France

It has been a demoralizing 10 days for France in its standing in the business world. A week ago Friday, The Economist published a damning report on the parlous state of France’s economy with a cheeky cover story calling the country The Time-Bomb at the Heart of Europe. Then on November 19th, Moody’s downgraded France’s […]

The Scribd of Europe, YouScribe raises €2M from Iris Capital

YouScribe announced this morning that they have raised € 2 million from Iris Capital, a leading pan-european VC fund who has partnered with Publicis & Orange in its investments. Founded in January 2011 by Juan Pirlot de Corbion, former head and founder of, YouScribe is working on the digitalization of written texts, which can be read, […]

Teleportd raises $1M with Nitrogram – Instagram Analytics

I don’t like to toot my own horn, but I told you so. Teleportd are announcing today that they have raised $1 million from Connect Ventures, Betaworks (Bitly, SocialFlow, Chartbeat), as well as CEO Joe Cohen & CEO Taavet Hinrikus. Teleportd is a Seedcamp graduate, and while the company is technically a UK […]

Self Publication App for iPad Tactilize Raises $1 Million

Tactilize, a self-publishing app for the iPad just raised $1 million from an undsiclosed source and is working on an additional $280,000 round from Switzerland and the Middle East. CEO Nicolas Voisin has spent seven years of his career in the advertising agency world, working for various agencies before starting his own content website called […]

Blogger Cocktail Hour at LeWeb

With LeWeb coming up, Rude Baguette is excited to announce that we will be inviting Bloggers to an Apéro-style cocktail hour on December 4th. The event will take place 45 minutes after LeWeb wraps up, before any real parties will start, but enough time to go back to the hotel and change. The cocktail hour will […]