Archive for April 2013

Nantes’ tech conference of the year Web2Day announces stellar line-up for 5th edition

Atlantic 2.0/La Cantine, organizers of Web2Day, have just launched their full prorgam for the 5th edition of Web2Day, set for May 16-17th in Nantes. Last year’s conference, which was also attended by Minister Fleur Pellerin, proved to be a super, high-quality event which as Liam pointed out ‘punched well above its weight’.  The 2012 edition […]

Bouygues gearing up for its big 4G launch later this year

Bouygues gearing up for its big 4G launch later this year

Having received the go ahead from ARCEP in mid-March to launch and commercialize their 4G network at 1,800 MHz across France, Bouygues is gearing up for its big launch later this year. In order to be prepared to help consumers with the transition, Director General Olivier Roussat confirmed in an interview with Le Figaro that […]

Consumer complaints about mobile services skyrocketing in France

Consumer complaints about mobile services skyrocketing in France

In 2012, Afutt (the French association for telcoms users) registered a record number of official complaints from subscribers about their mobile service. Although mobile contracts are getting cheaper and cheaper thanks to newbie Free Mobile as well as the incumbents who’ve been playing catch-up, consumers don’t look to any happier with their mobile services. In fact, […]

Quaero: Sorry No Results Found

“Seek and ye shall find,” thundered Ed Harris from behind bars in a pitiful 1995 film called Just Cause that was a knock-off of Silence of the Lambs and In the Heat of the Night. Harris’ character, a wanna-be Hannibal Lecter, causing the whole movie theater to burst out laughing in ridicule at the over-the-top […]

TheFamily raises $250K & announces 10 startups already in its Paris Accelerator program

Launched earlier this year by former LeCamping program director Alice Zagury and LeCamping EIR Oussama Ammar, TheFamily has announced a $250K round of funding to get its “1%” accelerator off the ground. The seed round, which will be used to hire up to 4 people for the program and, notably, cover expenses like housing (including […]

April 16th, join Cookening, Drivy & Capitaine Train for Paris UX Design event UXD4Startups

The second edition of UXD4Startups – Paris’ first dedicated UX Design event – has been set for April 16th. The event, who’s theme “Designing efficient services [that] users trust” will touch on best practices for website design, product development, and problem solving. Hosted by the veritable Olivier Desmoulin, the event rarely disappoints, and they have […]

Orange plans to combat Piracy by making shows available to its users. It’s about freakin’ time.

A while back I read a great piece by MG Siegler about how he was being forced to pirate the television show Game of Thrones because HBO wasn’t making the content available to viewers until very recently. Because the TV industry was trying to maximize the value of its content in each stage of its […]

Startupbootcamp hosts Open PitchDays Paris for mobility, connectivity & big data startups

As part of their Open Pitch Days International Tour, Startupbootcamp is coming to Paris to allow startups to get feedback from their mentor network and the accelerator program directors. The event is being co-hosted alongside The Family, the Paris accelerator started by the former LeCamping director & EIR. The event is being hosted on April […]

The Digital Club Franco-Allemand is offering 50% discount on tickets to NEXT Berlin April 23-24

2013 is the year of the 50th anniversary of the Elysée treaty. To commemorate and celebrate this historical event Google’s Cultural Institute has digitized the contract including signatures of Kondrad Adenauer and Charles De Gaulle extending it’s lifetime into an era that has not much in common anymore with the year 1963. The Digital Club […]