Archive for March 2014

With 200,000 users, Capitaine Train comes to Android

Capitaine Train, the number one challenger of to book train tickets in a blink of an eye has finally released its Android App. If, like me, you’ve been waiting for it ever since you first used Capitaine Train’s web version, you might think there’s a whole new world of train-tickets-opportunities. And you’re right. Apparently […]

RudeVC: There’s a party goin’ on [not] here

RudeVC: There’s a party goin’ on [not] here

. There’s a party goin’ on right here A celebration to last throughout the years So bring your good times, and your laughter too We gonna celebrate your party with you Kool & The Gang probably did not have the stock market in mind when their hit song reached #1 on the Billboard Hot 100 […]

WIRED asked me who I think are the 10 Hottest startups in France.

WIRED asked me who I think are the 10 Hottest startups in France.

Every year, WIRED puts together a list of the fastest growing startups in Europe, reporting on the hottest startups in each of the European markets. As WIRED doesn’t cover the European tech scene in depth, it often reaches out to country experts to get recommendations and nominations. For the second year, I proposed my favorite […]

Offering new insights on technical marketing, web design and CMS, AgoraCMS is back on April 25th

After a first very successful first edition last year, AgoraCMS, which is dedicated to solutions, uses and best practices around web design and CMS, comes back to Paris on April 25th. This year’s edition is set to welcome 350 participants who will get the opportunity to deepen their understanding of how to optimize content management […]

AdTech M&A: Ebuzzing to merge with Teads. Next stop, IPO.

AdTech has been pretty hot in Paris in the past few years, and with Criteo’s IPO paving the way for M&A, it would seem that the best is yet to come. Sources close to the two companies have confirmed that French AdTech startup eBuzzing will announce a merger with Video AdTech startup Teads this week, […]

8 Startups selected for Silicon Valley accelerator Ubi I/O

After running their annual tech tour for 7 years, Ubifrance in partnership with BPIFrance announced that they would be evolving their tour into a 10-week Silicon Valley based accelerator program. The program is supported by both French and Silicon Valley mentors; various supporters including such big names as Yahoo, Logitech, IBM, Oracle, etc who the […]

Bonjour, Entrepreneurs – Only you can prevent French-Bashing

Over the weekend, I read Liz Alderman’s “Au Revoir, Entrepreneurs” in the International New York Times, and my reaction was quite typical, “Ugh, another French-bashing article. Confirmation bias, reiterated (untrue) stereotypes & affirmation of the audience’s pre-existing opinion.” But as I sat coming through the inversely proportionate well-written, poorly researched piece (statistics on French exodus show that […]

Countering Numericable, Bouygues offers €13.15 Billion to purchase SFR from Vivendi

It looks like Vivendi’s SFR is becoming the WhatsApp of the TelCo sector in France – Bouygues made a formal offer yesterday to Vivendi offering to pay nearly €2 Billion more for its subsidiary SFR. The exact deals of the term would be €13.15 Billion in cash, as well a %21.5 stake for Vivendi in […]

5 Reasons to get excited about Code in the Dark!

Tonight at Deezer HQ Rude Baguette will welcome 100+ coders and spectators to the second Paris edition of Code in the Dark. Born out of a frustration with how developer events attracted, for the most part, non-developers, Code in the Dark is a competition that pits developer against developer in a pure coding exercise – […]

Study finds France lags other countries in mobile device screen time

A study just released by Millward-Brown, confirms what many had been predicting for sometime – while we, unsurprisingly, live in a multi-screen world, mobile devices now account for almost half of daily screen time use across the world. The far-reaching study was conducted with 12k multi-screen users (those having access to a TV and/or smartphone […]