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After its Folders acquisition, a big iOS update affirms Box’s position as “cloud meets mobile”

Box released an update to its iPhone & iPad app this week which the company hopes will make its users more efficient with the way they collaborate, communicate & work on mobile. The company currently offers 50Gb of free storage to all users who sign up (of which the company currently has 20 Million), with its […]

Eightly co-founder Andy Grignon “I’m addicted to creating Platforms”

Eightly co-founder Andy Grignon “I’m addicted to creating Platforms”

Sitting in the Hotel Vendome bar with Andy Grignon, a man whose title ‘fuckchop’ at Apple comes second in awesome-ness only to his position as one of the original iPhone team members, the phrase ‘moving the needle’ comes up quite a lot. I met with Andy during LeWeb in December to discuss his most recent […]

VLC’s iOS App pokes a giant hole in Apple’s walled garden ecosystem

VLC’s iOS App pokes a giant hole in Apple’s walled garden ecosystem

Last Friday, VLC, the non-profit video player that has been used by pirates legal video viewers since its creation in 1998, relaunched an iPhone and iPad app for its video player. The association had previously launched an app in November 2010 which was pulled from the app store 10 weeks after its release, and the […]

Android dominating mobile sales across Europe

In stark contrast to the US where iOS is still holding its own, Android is largely pulling away in the mobile market share race in Europe. According to recent numbers released by Kantar Worldpanel ComTech, during March – May of this year, Android captured an average of 70% of mobile phone sales in across 5 […]

[INFOGRAPHIC] Mobile penetration is 108% in France, and 15% of the country owns a Tablet

I am often asked by other journalists, entrepreneurs, and investors why I cover the French tech market. In an effort to avoid the disappointingly obvious “it’s because I live here” answer, I have always said that it is because France is a country of people with a higher than average level of education and a […]

Orange’s all-in-one communications app Libon launches on Android

Following its highly successful iOS launch last November which has hit over 1 million downloads and is available in over 100 countries, Libon is launching on Android today. Available to download for free from Google Play, Libon will now offer Android users free calls, smart messaging, and personalized visual voicemail.  As a reminder, Libon is […]

SNCF iOS app now stores user info. Can Capitaine Train compete?

I wrote a little while ago about a startup called Capitaine Train, which raised $2 Million in order to bring a unified train travel ticketing experience. I have been outspoken about my lack of conviction about this business model – it’s not quite the kayak of the train travel industry, and their largest value-added is […]

Microsoft Surface now available in stores in France

Microsoft Surface, which appears to be off to a mixed and ambiguous start on the other side of the Atlantic, just launched in France, right in time for the holidays. As with other markets, Microsoft has opted for a slow roll-out, choosing only to sell the Surface in a few major chains/distributors initially before expanding […]

Gameloft rising fast amongst top 10 iOS publishers

Gameloft, one of France’s most famous games industry success stories, has established itself as a force to be reckoned with in mobile gaming.  According to App Annie’s October index, Gameloft jumped 8 places to #4 in the ranking of top app publishers by free download on iOS and is holding steady at #4 amongst game publishers […]

Google Transit launches metro & RER directions in Paris

Google France announced today that Google Maps will now include public transit directions, a tool that has long been lacking for Paris users, considering the amazing public transportation here. The public transit directions include approximations for departure and arrival times for RER (trains), the Metro, and the bus system. Coming off the release os iOS6, where even […]