Archive for March 2014

Art photography distributor and retailer Yellow Korner raises €2.5 million

  Having raised about 7.5 million euros to date from the likes of A Plus Finance, UFG-Siparex, 360° Capital Partners, Louis-Christophe Laurent, and PriceMinister co-founder Pierre Kosciusko Morizet, Yellow Korner has just announced that they’ve just closed on a new €2.5 million round from the investment fund of Charles Beigbeder, Audacia. Yellow Korner’s objective is to give the […]

During SXSW, Whyd announces integration with Deezer

During SXSW, Whyd announces integration with Deezer

During the SXSW festival in Austin last week, French startup Whyd was showing off their SXSW playlist, but they also announced that their music social network has integrated with Deezer, meaning that users can compile playlists, mixing songs from Deezer, Soundcloud, YouTube & more. In addition to spending a few great evenings with Whyd’s cofounders, Gilles […]

Vivendi chooses Numericable, Bouygues and Free on the sidelines for now

Vivendi chooses Numericable, Bouygues and Free on the sidelines for now

On Friday, the French telecom world was buzzing from a somewhat surprise decision that Vivendi would be entering into exclusive negotiations to sell-off its telco unit SFR to Numericable, effectively leaving Bouygues and, indirectly, Free out in the cold. While Numericable had reportedly been Vivendi’s preferred candidate early on, Bouygues came in later in the […]

LaFrenchTech spreads its wings at SXSW, embodies a more attractive France

On a Tuesday night at SXSW, I strolled up to a building adorned with roosters – France’s national bird – walked past a line of 100 or so music fans waiting to get in, waved hello to the bouncer and walked into the French Tech Club. Located one block from the Austin Convention Center, one […]

NEXT Berlin launches call for candidates for its Startup-Pitch

NEXT Berlin, Berlin’s first conference for the digital economy in Berlin, is kicking-off its call for candidates for its Startup-Pitch competition. Finalists will present their start-up on one of the main stages on  5-6 of May at NEXT14 and take home a super attractive prize package. The jury is top-notch, composed of renowned entrepreneurs, venture capitalists and […]

The first thing I do is cheat

At Mobile World Congress, Jesse Freeman surprised most of the audience, and us panelist as well, when he admitted that whenever he got a new game, the first thing he did was look at ways to cheat.  At least he is honest! However, Jesse’s behavior is not an exception and spreads beyond games into enterprise […]

Check out the connected lamp that sets the mood based on your music selection

I have a confession to make: my interest in the connected home is born purely out of an urge to live a single fantasy of mine, which is to bring a girl back to my place and have Marvin Gaye’s “Let’s Get it On” playing as we open the door, with the lights dim and […]

[SPONSORED] The Toyota i-ROAD: a solution to France’s urban traffic problems?

Presented at CES earlier this year, the i-ROAD is one of those innovations that may make drivers scratch their heads a bit when they first see it – it’s electrical, three-wheeled, and doesn’t really look like anything anyone has driven before. Yet it immediately makes us wonder: is it the future of urban transportation? The i-ROAD is not a […]

Lengow’s eCommerce Day is back on April 3rd

After a hugely successful first edition last year, Lengow, France’s leading eCommerce SaaS solutions startup, brings their eCommerce Day back to Paris’ Tapis Rouge on April 3rd. The objective of eCommerce Day is to bring together all the major eCommerce players so that they can respond to eCommerce vendors’ most pertinent questions, propose new, innovative services, […]

Appsfire’s latest Ad Format enables Mobile App Developers to include newsfeed-style Ads

After releasing Ura Maki & Sushi earlier this year, Appsfire announced its 3rd mobile ad format, Sashimi, which allows Mobile app developers to create newsfeed-style ads inside their apps. Similar to Appsfire’s other ad formats, the ads are primarily for other apps, and draw content from the images submitted to the App Store preview and description. The ad […]