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Diversity and Inclusion in the Technology Industry: Perception v. Reality

Diversity and Inclusion in the Technology Industry: Perception v. Reality

A Harvard Business Review titled “To increase diversity, U.S. Tech companies need to follow the talent,” published on 4th December 2020, addresses the tech industry’s inherent diversity and inclusion problem.  It states that tech companies have constantly had similar promises to bridge the gap between minorities, yet little success has been attained in this light. […]

<strong>How Russia and Ukraine are finding new ways to use tech in the war</strong>

How Russia and Ukraine are finding new ways to use tech in the war

From facial recognition to Musk’s use of SpaceX’s Starlink satellites, technology is being used in creative ways in the ongoing Ukraine war. People and companies are using technology to help end the war and save Ukrainian victims. Some big techs like Microsoft and Google have been indirectly involved in the war. While some target Moscow […]

<strong>Elon Musk’s Purchase of Twitter; Is It Really About Free Speech?</strong>

Elon Musk’s Purchase of Twitter; Is It Really About Free Speech?

While conservatives cheer and greet Musk as a liberator of free speech following his Twitter purchase, the leftists and others believe otherwise. The neutrals now ask if the Musk Twitter purchase is about free speech. Simply put, would his purchase enthrone more free speech on the app, or will it be just a hoax? Musk […]

Here’s why robots may be the missing link for your business growth

Here’s why robots may be the missing link for your business growth

Out of over 4,000 firms surveyed in 2021, the report shows that the 10% making the biggest revenues invested heavily in Robots. The advancement in robotics technology has been enormous in the last five years. However, there hasn’t been much research on the effects of robotics on businesses and companies’ growth. While critics of robot […]

<strong>The Metaverse is coming and the world is not ready for it</strong>

The Metaverse is coming and the world is not ready for it

On October 28, 2018, Facebook’s Chief Executive Officer, Mark Zuckerberg announced the coming of Facebook’s Meta, or what we know as the Metaverse during the virtual Facebook Connect event. In this event, he regarded this latest development as the internet of the internet that would bring ultra reality to the doorstep of users.  Of course, […]

Is artificial intelligence the future of writing?

Is artificial intelligence the future of writing?

It’s not new that the emerging artificial intelligence technology aims to take over the writing space. High-end and intermediate writers have expressed cynical views and even fears over the AI writing software introduction. For proponents of the AI writing application, it’s not so! According to them, the concept behind the creation is to help lessen […]

Web3 vs. big tech; why you should believe the web3 hype

Web3 vs. big tech; why you should believe the web3 hype

There have been several considerations on the hype and widespread adoption of Web3. While others believe it may not live up to the hype, others think Web3 can’t scale sustainably. Many people ask, can Web3 live up to its hype or expectations?  But we believe that it has come to stay and will profoundly affect […]

The Risks of Clout Online

The Risks of Clout Online

By Annie Mullins To say the last few months have been ‘uncertain’ is an understatement, particularly for young people at a critical time in their development where being with their friends feels and is especially important. To most, Summer Break means spending time with friends and gearing up for the new school year, both of […]

Yubo shows how a FrenchTech app can go global

While social media platforms like Facebook have come under fire for their harmful impact on mental health, particularly for younger users, the success of one “Made in France” social media platform suggests there’s room for a new approach. Yubo, the French social media startup that emphasizes the “social” aspects of its teen-focused platform, has drawn […]

Beyond Britain, Huawei makes inroads across Europe

After months of heated debate, Theresa May and her ministers have finally made a decision on how much of Britain’s new 5G network they are willing to entrust to Chinese multinational Huawei. In response to warnings from officials like defence minister Gavin Williamson, May’s National Security Council decided Huawei could participate in “non-core” aspects of […]

From farming to phones: five French startups making a difference

From farming to phones: five French startups making a difference

Many startups claim that they’re trying to make the world a better place—though there’s often confusion between startups which make our individual lives better and startups which genuinely give back as part of their business model. As an example, Deliveroo may make your life better by allowing you to satisfy that sushi craving at any […]

French Tech Friday : Kokoroe’s amazing success story

French Tech Friday : Kokoroe’s amazing success story

Many startups have great ideas, many hold fantastic hopes. Some want to change the world. However, many don’t get to that point. It makes it all the more pleasant when a startup has a real success story to share. And Kokoroe has one of those stories.   A fresh approach to online courses   Kokoroe […]

10 Misconceptions about French support for startups

There are several schemes to help startups in the complicated launching phase. The Research tax credits (CIR) scheme celebrates its 35th anniversary this year and has proved to be one of the main drivers for innovation in France: over 20,000 companies presently benefit from it. However, many misconceptions still persist about this support facility, as […]

#FrenchTechFriday : Archive Valley joins 9 other startups at the Berlinale

Back in August 2018, we had introduced Archive Valley: a French startup dedicated to providing archive footage to filmmakers. It’s only been a few months but they have been very busy indeed. And they are starting year 2019 with an invitation at the Berlinale.   Getting the numbers up at Archive Valley   Archive Valley […]