Archive for July 2013

6 Reasons to attend Dublin Web Summit, Europe’s SXSW, in October

What do Tony Hawk, Robert Scoble, and Kevin Rose have in common? Perhaps they share a common hobby that we are unaware about, but they will all be speaking at the Web Summit conference later this year. The Web Summit is growing year after year, and what started as a small conference with 500 attendants […]

Hackathons are dead. Introducing Code in the Dark.

Hackathons are dead. Introducing Code in the Dark.

Let’s face it. Hackathons suck. I’ve been to about a dozen of them, as a developer, as a mentor, as a jury member, and as press. Here’s what I’ve noticed. Developers just want to code, but they have to pitch a business at the end. Juries just want to meet developers, but they get stuck […]

Criteo acquires AD-X, seals up the one concern around their IPO: Mobile Ad Tracking.

Criteo acquires AD-X, seals up the one concern around their IPO: Mobile Ad Tracking.

If you were wondering why Criteo was holding off on its IPO, it may not have just been because the process is very complicated: Criteo announced today the acquisition of Mobile Ad Tracking startup AD-X Tracking. The Ad re-targeting giant has been growing as fast as clients will let them, hailing in 202,100%+ growth in the […]

Twitter to cooperate with French Government concerning anti-Semitic tweets

Twitter announced last Friday that it will cooperate with the demands of the French Government, namely to hand over data concerning individuals and twitter accounts that tweeted #unbonjuif (“a good jew”) and #unjuifmort (“a dead jew”) back in October 2012. This comes have a 6 month process in which Twitter was pushed to make direct […]

Pioneers Festival launch innovation platform in preparation for October 30/31st event.

Although there are increasingly more and more great conferences for entrepreneurs around Europe, one big question all these conferences are trying to address as they grow is how to keep participants engaged and continue the ‘conversation’ after the conference wraps-up. The creators of the Pioneers Festival are hoping to offer a good answer to this […]

Five reasons why the Vogue Paris iPad app sucks

Let me start by saying that I enjoy reading on my iPad. I also like Vogue magazine for their great content and awesome fashion editorials, to my mind better than Vogue Us ones. From this point of view Emmanuelle Alt and her team are doing a great job! Where Vogue Paris is not doing such […]

Orange reinvents money in Africa via Mobile

Orange launches the first mobile to mobile transfers in Africa. It will be available in three countries : Mali, Senegal and Côte d’Ivoire. The service, called Orange Money Transfer International (OMTI) will allow users to transfer money simply from mobile to mobile. Every year, about 200 million Euros are transferred between the three countries. According […]

This Sculpteo-eBay partnership will change 3D Printing as we know it

This week eBay is partnering with the French company Sculpteo to power their newly created 3D printed objects store called eBay Exact. The mobile app allows for users to customize their orders to create truly unique designs. Now you might think – a new iPhone cover design, exactly what the world needs. But think twice […]

As registration opens for 2014, is CES ready to make a comeback?

Only last year some were saying that International CES, the hardware industry conference that’s over 50 years old, was out of touch. Pandodaily’s Paul Carr commented on the “hellscape that is CES”, whilst the widespread disinterest in the event wasn’t aided by the fact that big names like Microsoft didn’t make an appearance. However, with […]

Deloitte opens applications for its Fast 50 Technology companies in France

Deloitte announced this week the opening of its annual Fast 50 Technology companies competition this week. French high-growth companies are invited to submit the free application for review. The annual competition is also coupled with Deloitte’s infamous Fast 500. Last year’s list included Criteo, Deezer, Viadeo & Dailymotion, as well as Sewan Communications and many other […]