Archive for May 2014

With over 4,500 Android developers on their ad network, AdBuddiz launches on iOS

Following their launch a couple of years ago, Purple Brain first focused on their game discovery reward app Gifitz which is about to hit 1 million installs on Google Play. However, it was the launch of their Android mobile ad network AdBuddiz just under one year ago that marked a big leapforward for them and, […]

Cloning or crying wolf? CSI Hidden Crimes VS Criminal Case

Cloning or crying wolf? CSI Hidden Crimes VS Criminal Case

French gaming industry behemoth Ubisoft has just published CSI: Hidden Crimes on iOS and Android. Controversy is never far in the gaming industry, as games very often draw inspiration from their illustrious not-so-distant predecessors, and outright cloning is an ever-present worry (ask the Vlambeer guys). In this case, CSI Hidden Crimes uses mechanics that are […]

Developers and game enthusiasts, don’t miss this weekend’s HTML5 Game Jam

Developers and game enthusiasts, don’t miss this weekend’s HTML5 Game Jam

HTML5 Game Jam, a big game hackathon/conference event, will get going tomorrow May 9th and run throughout the weekend at L’École Multimédia. HTML5 Game Jam seeks to bring together teams of passionate graphic designers, web developers and game development enthusiasts to see who can make the best game from scratch using the latest open web technologies. […]

B2B Rocks is back on May 20th

On May 20th, B2B Rocks comes back to Paris.  This time taking place at ESCP Europe, the conference sets as its goal to gather the most inspiring SaaS and B2B startups in Europe and through their multi-faceted program, offer them actionable insights on how to move their business forward. This year’s speaker list includes leaders […]

Tripadvisor announces acquisition of La Fourchette to push local services in Europe

US travel company TripAdvisor announced this week its intent to acquire (sources tell us the confirmation is all but confirmed) La Fourchette, the Paris-based restaurant booking platform with more than 12,000 listings in France, Spain & Switzerland. Majority owned by Otium Capital since 2009,  La Fourchette is expected to close down with employees continuing to work […]

Europioneers startup competition rewards the people behind the startups

Applications for the the Europioneers Awards, a competition to reward the best European Web Entrepreneurs, start today! Organized by the StartUp Europe initiative (from the European Commission) together with Deloitte, European Young Innovators Forum and HUB Institute, this second edition aims at bringing visibility, raise awareness and inspire the whole European tech ecosystem. Applicants should be based in one […]

How I pitch “La French Tech”

I’m blessed to have the opportunity to travel a fair amount, and the people I encounter often ask me about the state of the French tech ecosystem. Admittedly, sometimes I’m the one who first puts the topic on the table, but I only share my pitch with those who are interested. Furthermore, calling this a […]

Google extends startup partnership in Paris, announces the first Android Test Lab

Google announced that it would be building upon its partnership with NUMA (formerly named Silicon Sentier), an incubator, accelerator & overall community space based in the heart of Paris’s startup district, by going beyond financial contributions to include office hours with Googlers at NUMA, as well as creating the first Android Test Lab. The Android […]

The Sharing Economy is here to stay: OuiShareFest kicks off in Paris

This week, OuishareFest is kicking off its annual conference dedicated to the The Sharing Economy, and the message is clear: The Sharing Economy isn’t going anywhere. Local players like Drivy & Blablacar, leading the way in Car-sharing in Europe, aren’t the only ones to see Paris as an important market for collaborative consumption – in an […]

What’s the “New Normal”? NEXT Conference in Berlin seeks answers

NEXT Conference has been focusing on trends in digital marketing and innovation since 2006. Over the years, it has built a pretty good reputation and is getting the European scene together around high quality conferences and keynote speeches. 2014 edition starts today, and opens the Berlin Web Week. This year’s topic is “the new normal” […]