Archive for February 2013

It feels like the dying print media industry is trying to die faster in France

Today, print kiosks are closed in Paris. It’s not because all the “quotidiens” (daily print newspapers) have simultaneously closed. No, it’s because Presstalis, the sole distributor of newspapers has gone on strike so many times in the past month, which has meant that vendors haven’t been able to sell newspapers, that the vendors are striking […]

Airbnb’s key to success in the French market: offline engagement

Airbnb’s key to success in the French market: offline engagement

2013 has already been declared the year of the Sharing Economy, with Airbnb founder Brian Chesky appearing on the cover of Forbes as the spokesperson for the aforementioned billion dollar industry. Airbnb has certainly risen to the top of the rising trend, with almost any new player in the market or any new implementation on […]

Le Mobile is shaking up the mobile industry in France this year March 18th-19th 2013

Le Mobile is shaking up the mobile industry in France this year March 18th-19th 2013

Le Mobile2013, Paris’ perineal annual event on all things mobile, will be kicking-off on the 18th and 19th of March at the Centre Pompidou.  The theme of this year’s event, Le Choc des Geants, perfectly captures how mobile’s shaking up the terrain for all digital player, regardless of their size, geography, or market power, and […]

Indian Giant Tata to open office in Euratechnologies for its consulting arm

Indian Giant Tata has announced it will be opening up an office in the Euratechnologies ICT Cluster in Lille for its consulting subsidiary, Tata Consulting Services. TCS has been operating in France for five years already, and, according to Invest in France, “its choice reflectsits confidence in France, the buoyancy of the market and France’s […]

Orange’s latest Ad Campaign features Norman, one of France’s biggest YouTube stars

In its most recent ad campaign, Orange has teamed up with Norman Thavaud to push their most recent set-top box, the LiveBox Play. It’s pretty normal for Orange to pick up well known TV stars to gather interest and attention; however, this tishome Orange partnered up with one of France’s biggest YouTube stars. Known for […]

Eventbrite: How they managed to integrate Facebook’s “Buy Tickets” feature in just 48 hours

Last week, Eventbrite announced integration of Facebook’s new “Buy Tickets” feature – a feature which allows Facebook Events to integrate ticket purchasing – so that Eventbrite events can now be posted to Facebook as events, allowing users to buy tickets to your event directly from Facebook. The news was pretty interesting, mainly because that feature […]

Feb. 19th, The Mash Up returns to discuss the importance of technological innovation in entrepreneurship

This Tuesday February 19th, Mash Up is back for its 8th event, this time taking place at Novancia, a Paris Business School. The event, which looks to introduce university students to entrepreneurship through a combination fireside chat, networking session, pitch competition and job fair, has always done a pretty good job of bringing together the right people. This event, which […]

Here’s some new Tax Credits just for French startups

The 2013 French Finance law, voted last December, has been a hot topic in the startup community because of a controversial capital gains tax hike proposal. The directions for the new law were set in the National Pact for Growth, a set of measures aimed at helping SMEs grow by fostering innovation, among other things. Apart […]

Criteo is getting ready for an IPO in 2013 in the US, not Europe.

This afternoon Journaldunet has reported that Criteo is getting ready to do an IPO, during which it hopes to raise between 270 and 400 million euros. The French Adtech giant, which has seen explosive growth in the last few years, winning the Deloitte Technology Fast 50 for the past two years, raised a 40 Million euro […]

Norway, France & Holland have highest penetration of tablets, smartphones, and connected TVs

France ranks #2 in terms of Smartphone, tablet, and and connected TV adoption,  according to a recent report by Offremedia. The report claims that penetration of these ‘new media’ is at 38.8% in Norway and 35.7% in France, as of 2012. The report also makes predictions about where these countries will be in 2015, and has […]