Archive for August 2013

EEMI, Xavier Niel’s other internet school, to expand into former La Cantine office space

With the ‘success‘ of Silicon Sentier’s #cobatissons crowdfunding campaign, the group is set to move into its new giant office space, which will allow it to bring together the previously separate LeCamping accelerator & La Cantine coworking space, in addition to adding a more proper event space and some conference rooms. However, for those who […]

Government-backed law to require 15-minute delay on smartphone ride services irks Parisians

Government-backed law to require 15-minute delay on smartphone ride services irks Parisians

In the past week, the French Government has come out in favor of a law that would require VTC (véhicule de tourisme avec chauffeur, namely, non Taxi chauffeurs) to have a minimum 15-minute delay between time of reservation and time of pick up. The announcement provoked a response from SnapCar co-founder Dave Ashton this week, “an […]

Google launches a price comparison service for car insurance in France

Google launches a price comparison service for car insurance in France

In Mountain View, Google launched on Monday a price comparison service for insurances in France. No spectacular press release this time, on the contrary the website is currently in beta. To access it, you need to enter that url or to enter the right keywords on Google. For now, users can get price comparisons for only […]

Entrepreneur Interview Series: Pierre Chappaz on building Ebuzzing

Throughout the month of August, the Rude Baguette will be running a series of interviews with some of France’s top and rising entrepreneurs, where they’ll share their reflexions on their year thus far, their plans through the end of the year and how they manage their businesses through the August down period.  In this first […]

France is undergoing a pro-business revolution – don’t miss the signs.

When everyone around you tells you it’s a bad idea to do something, it’s often a bad idea; however, if your gut tells you to do it anyway, it might just be the best time. Looking at the dot-com bubble burst, we see a plethora of companies that were started in the years following – […]

The Guardian launches dedicated Dailymotion channel with 700+ hours of video

The Guardian announced today that they are launching a dedicated Dailymotion channel that will contain not only their 700 hours of video archives, but also their weekly shows such as James Richardson’s European Football Review, The Guardian Film Show and How to Dress with fashion editor Jess Cartner-Morley. In addition, The Guardian will now also be an official […]

Wooden keyboard maker Orée to announce new line of products in September

If you haven’t heard of Orée, the above image sums them up quite nicely. An entirely Made in France hardware startup, they describe themselves as being at the intersection of Tech, Design, and …. Wood. Their all-wood keyboard (made from one solid piece of Maple or Walnut wood) comes with a leather pouch, and has […]

Join the Paris – Berlin trek to Startup Safary on September 6th

  The following post is a guest post by Theophil Haberstroh who helps support startups with their expansion to either France or Germany. Theophil is also an active member of the Digital Club Franco-Allemand (DCFA).  Visiting Germany and especially Berlin can be a great step forward for young startups and those planning to run a business […]

Twitter’s Transparency Report lacks one key ingredient: context.

This week, Twitter released its Transparency Report for the first half of 2013, revealing which countries have made take-down and data requests between January and June of this year. The social network first started releasing these figures in 2012, though there were only 48 requests in total to remove tweets or users. In 2012, we […]

UX, the new frontier in software development

The following is a guest post by Gregory Menivelle, a French-American entrepreneur and founder of and Pyrasolutions, He also has a background in international expansion, helping companies achieve success on a global scale. Chef David Chang (a famous US chef) was recently interviewed by Adam Savage and had an intriguing insight into one of his biggest business challenges: Whenever […]