12/10/2009, [LeWeb] Mendeley is an online research papers database that connects scientists together by analyzing the connection between them and their research papers. Mendelay enables collaboration and conversations in the scientific community and aims to change the way research is done, paving the way to “Science 2.0”. Based in the UK, the startup has rapidly grown and currently offers 25,000 downloadable free research papers covering a broad range of academic disciplines, […]
12/10/2009, Shutl is a platform that connects retailers with local same day-courier providers. Shutl selects the best vendor for each delivery by monitoring pricing and performance history, it works as a delivery services aggregation platform that directly connect online with the retailers’ e-commerce platforms. According to the company, the same day delivery is cost effective and often cheaper than a standard multi-days offering.
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 sessions or travel deals from trusted brands including, Sony, Apple, Ralph Lauren, Nikon, Starck and many more. At LeWeb, Sokoz is […]
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 dollar each. Chad Hurley briefly talked about the YouTube Formula 1 project, a blog from where Formula1 events videos are available http://youtubeformula1.blogspot.com/. Chad has […]
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 be filtered to control the amount of date seen, Google, GroovyCorp, and OneRiot are among the first to implement is. Status and Mood Commenting API: third party sites […]
12/08/2009, This morning we are at Club Melcion in Paris with the Traveling Geeks. We are meeting with Julien Coulon, Cedexis co-founder and General Manager. The company is an early stage startup and does not have a website yet. Cedexis provides a collective intelligence platform that enables next-generation traffic management strategies. It measures the best performances provided by different CDN providers and will select the best one for internet services providers. […]
12/08/2009, [Traveling Geeks] MXP4 is a new interactive audio format that lets people to remix on the fly different song versions. The company has developed a suite of creative tools for artists and producers to deliver a new interactive listening, premium and personalized playback experiences to listeners. Check out the video in the full post.
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 browsing interface: users browse the internet visually using “Pearls” that represent websites and, by connecting them, they create a network of interest, I call it the “interest […]
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 worked quite a lot to put this blogger tour together with Renee Blodgett, Traveling Geeks co-founder , Phil Jeudy, co-organizer, and Sky Schuyler, CTO. The Traveling Geeks include: […]