Archive for April 2014

ARCHOS launches its ‘Helium’ 4G category 4 smartphones priced at under 200€

Pioneer in Android tablets and connected devices, ARCHOS launched late last week its Helium 4G category 4 range of smartphones. Their new Android smartphones come with a host of new, market leading features and technology, however one of the strongest points of the new range is its affordable price point.  All 4 phones in the range […]

SFR’s next-generation box to enable the Connected Home

SFR’s next-generation box to enable the Connected Home

Anxiously awaited for quite some time, SFR will finally launch its next generation ADSL/FTTH  box this June. The announcement came via executive DG Franck Cardoret during his interview this week on 01netTV’s ‘Grand Talk.’  SFR had been criticized for lagging it’s peers in terms of rolling-out their new box on the market, particularly vis-a-vis Free and […]

France joins the Open Gov Partnership to develop its open data strategy

France joins the Open Gov Partnership to develop its open data strategy

Today, Marylise Lebranchu, Minister of Decentralisation and State reform announced at La Conférence de Paris that France is joining the Open Gov Partnership. France is the 64th country to join the international initiative to promote Open Government OGP is an “international platform for domestic reformers committed to making their governments more open, accountable, and responsive to […]

The Connected Conference Program is available – Parrot, Withings & other speakers added!

Today we have posted the Program for the Connected Conference, sponsored by SIGFOX – France’s 1st International Connected Hardware Conference. In the past few months, we have announced some amazing speakers, like Siri co-creator and Samsung VP Luc Julia (listed among the Top 100 most influential French Engineers according to a recent report commissioned by […]

Crowdfunding for Equity platform SmartAngels raises €1 Million to expand across Europe

Crowdfunding for Equity platform SmartAngels has closed a €1 Million fundraising from 12 Business Angels & 3 VCs in what the company is calling an “symbolic fundraising.” The list of investors includes VCs (Elaia, IDInvest, & Xange) & Business Angels (Xavier Niel, Jean-David Blanc, Denis Payre, Jacques-Antoine Granjon, Marc Simoncini, Pierre Kosciusko-Morizet, Frederic Montagnon & more). I […]

LeCamping & Techstars Alumni DocTrackr acquired by IntraLinks for $10M

Secure file-sharing startup DocTrackr has been acquired by IntraLinks for $10M  in cash, according to an SEC filing (originally picked up by GigaOm’s Barb Darrow). The Boston-based startup was founded in 2011 by  Clement Cazalot & Alex Negrea, and was a participant in the 1st season of the LeCamping accelerator program. They subsequently raised $2 Million from Atlas […]

La Maison du Bitcoin set to open in Paris this May

Bitcoin may have squarely exited the Hype phase, but that hasn’t stopped Thomas France & Eric Larchevêque, founders of Prixing & Flink, from building La Maison du Bitcoin, a community center and coworking space dedicated to the Bitcoin ecosystem. The maison, located at 35 rue du Caire in Paris’ Sentier district, is set to open on May […]

Withings launches Pulse 02 & adds Blood-Oxygen tracking

Withings announced the launch of their new latest activity tracker, Pulse O2, an overhauled version of their first activity tracker, which they launched last year. Like the Withings Pulse, the Pulse O2 tracks your sleep, your movement, and your heart rate; however, the new Pulse O2 also tracks your blood-oxygen using oximetry, i.e: estimating the level by shinging […]

After sale to Fimalac, Overblog cofounders’ latest project is Secret Media

After finalizing the acquisition of Overblog (acquired by eBuzzing in 2010) to Webedia (acquired by Fimalac in 2013), co-founders Frederic Montagnon & Julien Romanetto are not waiting long to start on what will be their third startup built together, Secret Media (nothing more than a landing page today). After starting Nomao & Overblog, both of which […]

RudeVC: Stickers-as-a-Service is the new SaaS

LINE’s creators market finally opened up last week allowing third parties and independent illustrators to submit their sticker collections for distribution on the Line’s messenger app. In case you haven’t heard yet, there’s a sticker revolution going on. A recent article in Le Figaro deems the business still-as-yet unrecognized, but entrepreneurs know better. With all […]