Archive for October 2014

SimpliField launches new version to help companies better boost worker productivity

Having raised a first round, led by Kima this past May, SimpliField releases a new version of its web and mobile solution which connects companies’ field workforces and their Executives. SimpliField’s simple mobile-first solution now incorporates advanced features such as a real-time custom dashboard, cross-platform apps, on-mobile knowledge base, internationalization, to help boost worker productivity. A […]

The pyramid of luxury consumption

The pyramid of luxury consumption

On the heels of Paris Fashion Week and the abundance of glitteratti strolling around in the balmy summer weather wearing ostentatious dresses (I saw one model that seemed to wearing a ball gown made of rubber tubes and hanging orbs), it seems appropriate to reflect on the stages of wearable luxury. Here’s how I see […]

Cloud BI leader BIME launches latest version, focusing on flexibility, usability and desirability

Cloud BI leader BIME launches latest version, focusing on flexibility, usability and desirability

    BIME, one of the pioneers and leaders in the area of Cloud BI, announced today the launch of the V6, which broadens the scope of what users can create and discover via their platform, thanks to a newly redesigned UX.  With this new version, users can now access BI from any device, from […]

The French government will fund expatriated French entrepreneurs (& the VCs that back them)

You may recall that back in June of this year, during the FrenchTech month, François Hollande spoke in front of 200 members of the FrenchTech community (and a few distinguished guests, like GigaOm founder & TrueVentures partner Om Malik as well as VentureBeat Editor in Chief Dylan Tweney). During his speech, which had its ups and […]

How HotelTonight continues to redefine last-minute booking

Leading last-minute booking app HotelTonight has blazed the trail for mobile-first eCommerce since their launch in 2010, allowing users to find a hotel, tonight. The simple concept has led to $80.7 Million in funds raised, 10,000+ Hotels on board, 11 Million downloads (2.5 Million of which are in Europe), and, more recently, new offices opening in Berlin, […]

Meet SAM: the 21st Century LEGO for the Internet-enabled generation

I decided to meet SAM co-founder Joachim Horn after a colleague in the Connected Hardware space pointed out their KickStarter Campaign, which had surpassed its £50,000 goal in a matter of days. He stopped by our office and pulled out little gadgets similar to the ones I’d seen in the campaign video, and he said “Let […]

Orange’s launch show ‘Hello’ puts connected objects front and center

Orange welcomed yesterday 1k journalists, tech enthusiasts and others to hear about their latest innovations at their ‘Hello’ show. This time they unveiled 20 new products and services, of which connected objects featured prominently. Some of their new connected object innovations include: Orange Datavenue:  Targeted at service providers and manufacturers of connect objects, Datavenue is […]

Huawei to invest 1.5 billion euros in France

This should help France’s budget situation a (little) bit.  Two weeks after announcing that it would scale up its activities in France with a new R&D center by 2016, Huawei’s president presented to Prime Minister Manuel Valls a 1.5 billion euro investment over 3-years in the French market, focusing on its smartphone business. Huawei’s strategy […]

French Education startup Digischool targets growth in 2015

The Massive Open Online Courses (MOOC) movement hit the internet hard in the past years. As with the Internet itself, the phenomenon began with a handful of Universities looking to share their knowledge, and quickly has spread into independent startups looking to ride the education revolution that will inevitably arrive in the coming years. Online education […]

Free’s latest Triple Play box to run on Android?

With the latest Freebox, the Freebox v7, coming to anxiously awaiting Free users sometime in 2015, Xavier Niel may be set to bring a surprise to Free’s new box in the form of Android TV, which will reportedly be at the heart of the v7 according to the French Android expert blog, Frandroid. This move is a bit unexpected, to […]