Archive for September 2013

Orée Design expands its sustainable tech collection to include marble chargers & wooden touchpads

Orée has always strived to create a beautiful blend between nature & technology, and nothing demonstrated that desire more than their ever-popular wireless wooden keyboard. Today, however, Orée announced that they are expanding their suit of products. The first of their new products is a wooden touchpad (or “touch slab,” as they call it), which can […]

How creative authors can leverage HTML5

How creative authors can leverage HTML5

In December, many book professionals will be heading to Guadalajara for the International Bookfair to talk about the business of books. Just as in many other conventions, amidst lectures and books’ introductions, there will be talks about the impact of new technology on books and publishing. HTML5 being one of the hot topics of the tech […]

Study suggests, few European companies view Big Data as ‘very relevant’

Study suggests, few European companies view Big Data as ‘very relevant’

Each year, Steria’s Business Intelligence Maturity Audit (biMA®) conducts a survey across 20 European countries to examine the readiness of European business in embracing Big Data. Despite all of the excitement around the value Big Data is expected to bring companies and individuals alike, it looks like European businesses still are a ways-off from being ready […]

Startup Pitch Competitions have tricked Founders into sharing all their secrets.

Once every 2 ½ hours, a startup, somewhere in the world, is being asked on stage to give confidential information about their startup – that’s not a real statistic, but it certainly feels true today. Startup Competitions are bad. Judges in non-related sectors determine whether an early-stage gaming studio is ‘better’ than a boot-strapped big […]

Rude VC on the PEA-PME and tax optimization game

Last week’s post on finance minister Pierre Moscovici’s newly announced measure of a PEA for SMEs in France prompted some feedback that caught me off guard. Beyond the customary reactions wavering between praise and consternation (usually tilting toward the latter), I found myself in the unusual position of being solicited for tax planning advice. “Should […]

iSketchnote launches KickStarter to turn your physical sketches digital

With Lima’s $1.2 Million KickStarter campaign successfully wrapped up, it’s time to turn our attention to the next great French KickStarter campaign. One candidate for such a title is the Grenoble-based iSketchnote, a “smart iPad cover” by iSKN, which launched its $35,000 campaign today. The product uses a special cover & magnet-tipped pens alongside any […]

Last chance to be a part of BLEND Mix’s startup contest!

Coming up on October 1st and 2nd, France’s tech community will decend on Lyon to ‘blend’ and share their experiences and innovations. Bringing together entrepreneurs, investors, designers, developers, researchers, bloggers and students, BLEND Mix seeks to not only enable partcipants to deepen their knowledge in their area of expertise, but also encourages them to meet […]

Structure:Europe speaker, VMware’s Joe Baguley, on cloud security and the ‘European Cloud’ challenge

Gigaom’s Structure:Europe is where Europe’s leading cloud visionaries convene to analyse technology and product needs for cloud services in Europe. This year’s edition, coming up on September 18 & 19 in London, will showcase some of the top global thought leaders on the Cloud. One of Europe’s brightest thinkers and leaders on the Cloud appearing […]

In response to YouTube censorship, one of its largest stars turns to Dailymotion

One of YouTube’s largest International stars, Rémi Gaillard, has always been a crowd-favorite when it comes to YouTube. With over 3 Million subscribers, his videos regularly get more than 1 Million views. His most popular video features Gaillard in a high-powered Go-kart in full Mario gear chucking bananas at cars as he drives around town; […]

What do you get if you take the “Startup Hipster” out of Berlin?

Last week, a  post entitled “Enough with the Berlin Startup Hipster stereotype. We’re here to do business” appeared on Berlin startup blog Venture Village, which underlined a sentiment that has been growing in Berlin since the beginning of the year, namely that being the “cheap place” or the “hipster startup scene” might not be the […]