Archive for March 2014

Sick of hackatons? Join an actual dev competition at Code in the Dark

Code in the Dark is not a hackaton. It doesn’t last 2 days but just one cool night. It is not an excuse to have 100 developers work for free. Code in the Dark does not support a brand, a company or a community, it supports developers. Coders will be a the center of the […]

Is “connected” our next level of sexual happiness?

Is “connected” our next level of sexual happiness?

  It takes a great deal of innovation to enhance the oldest and most primitive of all pleasures: sex. From 2000 years-old, somewhat-ritual wooden sticks to vibrating devices available in consumer retail catalogs at the beginning of the 20th century (about a decade before electric irons and vacuum cleaners, by the way), the dildo has come […]

MWC2014 Wrap-up

MWC2014 Wrap-up

This year, I attended MWC 2014 with 2.5 hats on: 1. was being showcased on the Intel booth as we use their XDK to develop the mobile portion of SmartNotify.  So I got to experience MWC from an exhibitor’s perspective; something quite unique for a Startup that would, otherwise, not be able to afford […]

Open source eCommerce platform Prestashop raises $9.3 Million from XAnge, Seventure, Serena

Score yet another one for open source startups: Prestashop has raised $9.3 Million from XAnge, Seventure & Serena Capital in order to “fuel global expansion,” the startup announced this week. Founded by Bruno Leveque with offices in Miami, Florida & Paris, France, the company announced that it had 165,000 active online stores & a 600,000 […]

Discover Madmagz’s HR philosophy “P.A.C.T.E” for passionate and ambitious startup-lovers

Pursuing its mission to fight unemployment and talents’ misfits, the Rude Baguette is featuring interviews of startups (small and bigger) participating in next edition of the Paris Startup Job Fair. Whether your job is insanely boring, your talent is misunderstood by your boss or you are not so keen on going back to Pôle Emploi, […]

edjing celebrates its 2-year anniversary with ‘craziest’ photo contest

Launching just two years ago as the first DJ app on mobile, edjing has grown at break-neck pace to achieve 300% growth in 2013 and 15 million downloads. While proudly wearing their “French Tech” badge (even though they were courted by others to move abroad), edjing is showing that yes you can have your roots […]

Whatt launches as Whatsapp for Status Updates

Remember the days when Facebook was a way to tell your family how you were doing, let your friends know where you were, and tell a group of people “I’m eating breakfast. Rad.” ? Well, with the advent of Facebook events, groups, pages, games, apps, ads & messages, it seems the traditional Facebook status update […]

Recipient of the first articifical heart dies 75 days after transplant

This week French medical device startup CARMAT issued a press release announcing that the recipient of the first artificial heart, a 76 year-old man with a terminal heart condition diagnosed with days or weeks to live, passed away 75 days after the transplant was done. Calling the transplant a success (they have formally defined success […]

When is the right time to launch your product?

  How to assess if you product is market-ready, bug-free, problem-solving or viral-material? The issue of launching is highly important for entrepreneurs since it can cost a lot of time and money, and let’s face it, it kind of feels like this:   Here are a few pieces of advice coming from fellow bloggers, journalists, […]

OpenDataSoft announces deal with French cloud provider Numergy

OpenDataSoft, a fast-growing startup in the area of publishing, visualizing and sharing OpenData online, has just announced a partnership with ‘French cloud’ provider Numergy. The partnership will make OpenDataSoft available on Numergy, aka France’s ‘sovereign cloud’, enabling both their public and private clients to put the information utilized in OpenDataSoft’s solution in a cloud environment that […]