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‘La French Tech’ Leads French Startups to Success

By | Nov 10, 2016 at 5:50 pm

Since 2009, Web Summit has been one of Europe’s largest events related to technology. This year’s edition is the first happening overseas, in the beautiful city of Lisbon, the capital of Portugal. Other than the strong presence of Portuguese companies, the 2016 edition of Web Summit…

Gear & Gadgets

PK K’asq Get Wireless Earbuds Right, Sound Quality Average [Review]

By | Nov 1, 2016 at 10:30 am

When Apple announced the new AirPods in September, consumers lost their minds. Mostly because the likelihood of losing the fully wireless earbuds was pretty high. Even before Apple, another brand, PK paris, actually had nearly the same concept, albeit a different design to the…

Startups & Apps

Meet the Minds Behind Triby, The First Non-Amazon Alexa Speaker

By | Jul 1, 2016 at 2:00 pm

Everyone loves a good underdog story, and in the world of technology and gadgets few successfully break through. From Shark Tank and local pitch competitions (CES, too) to crowdfunding and ProductHunt, there are emerging opportunities for early adopters to tap into the next generation…

Opinion/Analysis

Paris: The Next Startup Capital

By | Jun 29, 2016 at 11:45 am

Cities across the globe are often competing to be hailed as the next tech startup capital. London has been the top listing in recent years, but with recent EU referendum results looming over the heart of business, tech could be taking a back seat….

Startups & Apps

BoostVC’s Beloola Brings Virtual Reality to Your Browser

By | Sep 8, 2015 at 5:00 pm

Celebrities performing for invited fans inside a virtual reality stadium. Brands sharing social media updates with their followers within a virtual reality environment. Friends exchanging YouTube videos and Spotify clips via a virtual reality interface. This is our digital future, and it is happening…

Tips & How To’s

Learn to Be an Entrepreneur for Free with TheFamily

By | Apr 27, 2016 at 12:45 pm

Anyone can become an entrepreneur. At least, that’s what it says on the website of Paris-based startup accelerator TheFamily. And if their rising popularity and gigantic funding deals are any indication, they might be right. So, if you are looking to start a business in Europe,…

Startups & Apps

Dayuse Takes the Shadiness Out of Daytime Hotel Reservations

By | Apr 17, 2016 at 12:09 pm

What do you think of when I mention daytime hotel reservations? Do you think of seedy by-the-hour motels that you probably would be horrified by if you took a blacklight to them? There is definitely a stigma attached to renting a room for a…

Startups & Apps

Praditus Helps Individuals Find Best Career Fit

By | Jun 8, 2015 at 11:00 am

Humans are naturally curious creatures. And thanks to our highly developed frontal cortex, we have self awareness and a tendency to turn that curiosity inward. We like learning about ourselves for self improvement purposes, to live happier, fuller lives, and simply out of curiosity….

Communication

Is Text Messaging Slowly Fading Away?

By | May 19, 2015 at 10:00 am

There have been a lot of entrepreneurs taking advantage of a somewhat niche, but popular, trend in the personal messaging space. Imgur, Imoji, and Pixit have all delivered the world a disruptive and different way to communicate with the people in your life. Instead of…

Startups & Apps

WingIt Is an Event Discovery App for the Spontaneous Traveler

By | Nov 20, 2015 at 3:00 pm

If you are new to an urban area or simply passing through, finding fun events to attend is difficult. Magazines and other periodicals are just old news. Sifting through your multiple social media feeds is useless because you might not have the right connections…

Trends

Créer Quelque Chose! TechShop Makes Expansion Into Europe

By | Feb 18, 2015 at 6:30 pm

TechShop, a membership-based facility that’s a do-it-yourself fabrication and prototyping studio, hackerspace, and learning center, announced yesterday its expansion to Europe. Set to open in France, the expansion marks TechShop’s first move into the international market. This expansion is made possible with collaboration with Leroy Merlin, a…

Business

Charlie Hebdo to Print 1M Copies with $300K Support from Google

By | Jan 9, 2015 at 8:00 am

Charlie Hebdo is reportedly planning to run its biggest print to date. In light of this week’s brutal acts of terrorism on the the French satirical magazine, during which eight members of its staff were killed, the remaining staff is planning on running 1 million…

Mobile

Turn Your Instagram Photos Into Video With Iconosquare (formerly Statigram)

By | Dec 20, 2014 at 1:06 pm

It’s time to reflect on the year that was 2014, and just like last year, turn your Instagram photos into video thanks to Iconosquare (formerly known as Statigram). For those of you unfamiliar with their service, it offers a dashboard that analyzes your Instagram account with statistics…

Business

Braineet: Collaborative Platform for Brands and Loyal Customers

By | Sep 25, 2014 at 7:50 pm

What if (insert your favorite brand name) did (insert your idea) to make (your favorite product) better?  We’ve all been in a situation where we came up with a brilliant idea to improve upon a specific product. It’s possible to share ideas through customer service…