Archive for January 2013

Samsung rolls out Jelly Bean update to SIII users in France

In the past week, some French Android users began seeing the infamous Android 4.1.2 update rolling out on the Samsung Galaxy S III. Reports have been coming out over the past month about Samsung rolling out 4.1.2 in Poland, the UK & Germany – this after news came out out last November that the S III would […]

LeCamping has a new program manager for Season 4

LeCamping has a new program manager for Season 4

Last week we broke the news that the Paris startup accelerator LeCamping would be saying au revoir to program manager Alice Zagury, who has been with the program since its inception in 2009. Taking with her LeCamping’s most recent Entrepreneur in Residence Oussama Ammar to launch a new Paris accelerator, there was a big hole […]

Syntec Numerique launches campaign to attract French youth to tech careers

Syntec Numerique launches campaign to attract French youth to tech careers

Syntec Numerique, France’s largest professional organization representing the tech sector, will launch on January 17th a wide-reaching campaign to attract French youth to tech careers. The primary target of the campaign will be 15-18 year-olds and will center around a 6 video web-series on You Tube called “Les S’Nums”, a prehistoric group evolving in a world mixing the […]

“Siri for Enterprise” VirtuOz acquired by Nuance, the company behind Siri

Yesterday rumor began to slip out that French startup VirtuOz had been purchased by Nuance Communications, the makers of Apple virtual assistant Siri. First discovered by TechCrunch’s Ingrid Lunden, the article suggests that the deal closed earlier this week, and that the news will be made public in the coming weeks, though an amount has not yet […]

Pixmania exclusive eRetailer in France for 249€ Acer Chromebook C7

Google announced this week at CES the release of the latest generation of Chromebooks. Available for $199 or 249€ (do the math on that one), the Acer Chromebook C7 brands itself as the chromebook ‘for everyone.’ Built entirely within Google’s Chrome OS, the hardware is a simple stripped down version of a computer, running entirely […]

Orange to earn €1 Billion in 2 years from Free Mobile contract

When Free Mobile launched just one year ago, it didn’t quite have its mobile network up & running, and so it signed a deal with Orange whereby it would use some of Orange’s network. In an interview with Les Echos this week, Pierre Louette, #2 at Orange’s parent company France Telecom shared a bit of info on […]

Feb. 6-8, LIFT will be transforming ideas into innovation in Geneva

Over the last few years, the LIFT conference which takes places every winter in Geneva, has been rapidly rising in stature as one of the don’t miss tech conferences in Europe.  LIFT, which will take place 6 – 8 of February, has been featured on Techcrunch’s Best Startup Events, attracts well over 1k people from […]

And the Nominees for Best French Startup Are…

European startup award ceremony The Europas has announced the shortlists for every award category of their ceremony going on in just 10 days in Berlin. We shared earlier the French nominees for the people’s choice award – today we thought we’d share the nominees for Best French Startup, as well as a bit about them: […]

Parrot’s new Flight Recorder adds a blackbox to your AR Drone

Out at CES this week, plenty of French startups are showing off their latest and greatest hardware, and few are more well known than Parrot AR Drone. The Paris-based company’s hovering drone has spawned meetup groups dedicated to hacking the device, resulting in such hacks as adding a video to the device to follow one’s […]

Twitter silent in the face of French Government’s demand for censorship. Good or Bad?

Politicians and civil society have much less of a free speech culture in France than what exists in the US. Recently, there has been a bunch of offensive trending hashtags in France that have been quite widely publicized. France has reacted officially by whining, through the voices of its press secretary first, and now through […]