All posts in Arnaud Montebourg

RudeVC: 2013 landing on a good note

Various topics have been tumbling around my brain about which to write in this last post of 2013 on France’s startup ecosystem. There’s the alarming passage of a wide-reaching French surveillance law, or yet another French fiscal flap like the Eckert proposal, and of course the depressing pronouncements by Arnaud Montebourg at LeWeb last week. […]

IBM to set up big presence in Lille, creating 750 new jobs

IBM to set up big presence in Lille, creating 750 new jobs

After announcing that they’ll be laying off 13% of their French workforce by the end of 2014, IBM will announce some positive news later today, finally giving the French government reason to cheer. According to initial reports in Le Figaro, IBM is set to announce that they will open a top-notch service center in Lille’s […]

5 Awesome startups I saw at Futur En Seine

5 Awesome startups I saw at Futur En Seine

Last week Futur en Seine, a digital festival in Paris, kicked off its 10 day event, with both Fleur Pellerin and Prime Minister Jean-Marc¬†Ayrault making appearances. The event falls somewhere in between a SXSW for France and some sort of museum of modern innovation, with school children of all ages making field trips to come […]

Has Yahoo walked away from the Dailymotion deal? Might this be good news?

The WallStreetJournal reported early this morning that Yahoo is no longer interested in the Dailymotion purchase. News of the potential deal began months ago with rumors, and as things progressed, it became more and more clear that the “international partner” that Orange was looking to offload its stake in Dailymotion on was Yahoo. This week, […]