Archive for April 2013

Bootcamp ventures brings its Investor/Startup event to Paris June 18th-19th

Bootcamp Ventures is bringing its iX Event series to France, hosting iX Paris on Jue 18th & 19th. A global innovation platform for aligning game changing technology start-ups with international investors, partners and customers, Bootcamp Ventures has hosted several iX Event series already in Tel Aviv & Istanbul, bringing together international and local investors to meet, […]

Orange’s all-in-one communications app Libon launches on Android

Orange’s all-in-one communications app Libon launches on Android

Following its highly successful iOS launch last November which has hit over 1 million downloads and is available in over 100 countries, Libon is launching on Android today. Available to download for free from Google Play, Libon will now offer Android users free calls, smart messaging, and personalized visual voicemail.  As a reminder, Libon is […]

Why Polestar’s indoor GPS Technology – 10 years in the making – is the future of local commerce

Why Polestar’s indoor GPS Technology – 10 years in the making – is the future of local commerce

A little while ago we announced that Google had rolled out its indoor mapping feature to Google Maps in key Paris areas, like Charles De Gaulle Airport and Forum Les Halles. This came after the initial 2011 roll-out that Google did, starting with indoor mapping in the Mall of America. Now, in the past month, we’ve […]

i/o Ventures Partner Anne-Marie Roussel talks French startups & the Silicon Valley

The following post is a guest post by Alexis Niki, a Paris-based founder & CEO of StoryNova, which provides concept and story strategy and development support. You can follow her at @AlexisNiki. Last week I was at MIP where I had a chance to catch up with French Silicon Valley- based VC Anne-Marie Roussel, president of this year’s MIPCube […]

Design tips from Deezer’s Windows 8 product designer

Deezer has a talented team of 100+ to make it the leading online music streaming platform in France. Additionally, there are currently 26 million listeners from over 180 countries sharing 100 million shareable playlists from 20 million tracks. Exceptionally known for the way they treat artists, Deezer is hosting ‘silent disco’ concerts starting Monday April 15-18, featuring Little […]

16 Startups selected for Ubifrance’s French Tech Tour to the Silicon Valley, including DocTrackr, & Wimi

UbiFrance’s 7th annual French Tech Tour has released the names of the 16 startups that have been selected for a one week trip to the Silicon Valley. For those unfamiliar with the French Tech Tour, the tour’s finalists are selected by the very companies who will see the startups: this year’s companies include Amazon, AT&T, BT, […]

French startup Algolia makes it into NEXT Berlin pitch contest finals

After running open, public voting through end March, NEXT Berlin has announced the 12 finalists that will be pitching at its upcoming conference on March 23rd – 24th.  The contest that is, once again, organized in conjunction with Deutsche Telekom’s incubator hub:raum, who added about today’s announcement via representative and jury member Peter Borchers “We are thrilled […]

3 Things Fleur Pellerin could be doing instead of fighting AppGratis’ battles for them

We wrote this week about AppGratis being pulled from the Apple App Store unexpectedly last weekend. CEO Simon Dawlat later came out and said that he was utterly confused as to why Apple would do this, and that there was zero communication around the subject. If you’d like to catch up on the other side […]

Augment raises 220K€ to take its 3D Augmented Reality app to the US

3D Augmented reality app Augment has raised 220K€ from Paris investors, including PriceMinister cofounder Olivier Mathiot(1001Pharmacies), LeGuide COO Nicolas Vauvilliez, Laurent Therezien & Tristan Vyskoc (who also recently invested in TheFamily). Created in 2011, the company’s cofounders, JF Chianetta, Cyril Champier, and Mickael Jordan were part of Paris Accelerator LeCamping‘s 3rd batch of startups in 2012. The app, which allows […]

In alternate reality where Windows 8 was called XboxOS….

While the Rude Baguette tends to stick to covering the French tech market, I couldn’t resist speaking about a topic which has been bugging me for quite some time. Imagine for a moment, if you will, that Microsoft had decided to call Windows 8 “XboxOS” instead of Metro, or Windows RT, or whatever it’s called […]