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NetVibes Launches Smart Tagging for Premium Dashboard

10/19/2010, NetVibes is a free service that lets people build a personalized web page (“dashboard”) by aggregating content from multiple sources via widgets, like iGoogle or My Yahoo, and unlike them, Netvibes features an elegant look and feel. Users can...

Sokoz, Live Reverse Auction Site

12/10/2009, [LeWeb] Sokoz is a reverse auction site that lets people bid only during one minute per item. The auctions start at predefined times, the users have to be on time to be able to bid. It offers a wide variety of products from the latest PC to make over...

Niklas Zennstrom at LeWeb

12/09/2009, [LeWeb 2009] “If you want to be successful, swim against the stream, follow your own path.” That was Skype co-founder Niklas Zennstrom’s advice to aspiring entrepreneurs at the LeWeb conference in Paris. The serial entrepreneur, who...

LeWeb: Chad Hurley, CEO of YouTube

12/09/2009, Chad Hurley spoke a few moments ago at LeWeb in Paris and told us that now YouTube streams over one billion videos a day! Although he did not want to disclose the revenues, he shared that Youtube’s top users (only a handful) earn about a million...

MySpace Suite of API’s Leveraging Real-time Updates

12/09/2009, [LeWeb] Today, Mike Jones, Chief Operating Officer at MySpace, spoke at LeWeb to announce the new suite of open API’s that include: Real-Time Stream API: gives push access to the full MySpace activity stream to third party sites in real-time, it can...

Pearltrees: Visual Collaborative Web Browsing Interface

12/07/2009, I am with the Traveling Geeks at Pearltrees’ headquarter in Paris, I already published about Pearltrees a few months ago when it was in pre- alpha, but the public beta will launch in two days at LeWeb. Pearltrees is a visual collaborative web...

Ubergizmo is Going to Paris with the Traveling Geeks

12/04/2009, I (Eliane) landed in Paris yesterday, and I will be attending LeWeb next week as part of the “Traveling Geeks“, a group of tech bloggers and entrepreneurs, coming from the USA (mostly from the Silicon Valley), South Africa and Europe. I have...

Marisa Mayer on Google in 2009

12/16/2008, By Ravit Lichtenberg (blog) [LeWeb 08, Paris] Marisa Mayer, Google Vice President of Search Product and User Experience, sat down with Michael Arrington, TechCrunch founder and Loic Le Meur, LeWeb and Seesmic founder at LeWeb08. Some highlights from...

Cellity Launches Public Beta

12/16/2008, By Ravit Lichtenberg (blog) Cellity AG, a German startup we met at LeWeb, is opening its Beta to the public today. Cellity’s Addressbook 2.0 is an enhanced contact and communications management tool designed to reduce communication complexity...

Eric Besson: France is Europe’s Formula1

12/10/2008, By Ravit Lichtenberg (blog) [LeWeb 08, Paris] On his way to meet President Nikolas Sarkozy, Mr. Eric Besson—France State Secretary for Prospective and Evaluation of Public Policies and Intent stopped by to informal discuss France’s strategy...

Susan Wu, CEO, Ohai: Virtual Goods Make Real Sense

12/09/2008, By Ravit Lichtenberg (blog) [LeWeb 08, Paris] Virtual goods are about connection with consumers but very few consumer services are tapping into the potential virtual goods hold, says Susan Wu, a former VC and the CEO of Ohai. Why would people spend money...

Money Talks: Getting Financed in a Recession

12/09/2008, By Ravit Lichtenberg (blog) [LeWeb 08, Paris] The afternoon panel comprised of VCs and angels who presented somewhat differing views about the current state of investing. While Wilson and Clavier presented a brighter picture, having funded a number of...