Articles about LeWeb

NetVibes Launches Smart Tagging for Premium Dashboard
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 easily customize their page with Netvibes modules, that include an RSS/Atom feed reader, local weather forecasts, a calendar, bookmarks, notes, to-do lists, multiple searches, support for POP3, IMAP4 email as well […]

Sokoz, Live Reverse Auction Site
[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 […]

Niklas Zennstrom at LeWeb
[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 initially gained fame and fortune with file-sharing service Kazaa, pointed out that none of the potential investors that he and co-founder Janus Friis approached wanted to put money into Skype. “The VCs in Europe […]

LeWeb: Chad Hurley, CEO of YouTube
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 […]

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MySpace Suite of API's Leveraging Real-time Updates
[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 […]

Pearltrees: Visual Collaborative Web Browsing Interface
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 graph”. […]

Ubergizmo is Going to Paris with the Traveling Geeks
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:  Beth […]

Marisa Mayer on Google in 2009
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 the conversation are below: The word LOVE is one of the most translated words on Google translator iGoogle and Causes—have been reaching out to artists and designers to develop themes for iGoogle Google has […]

Cellity Launches Public Beta
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 brought about by the multiple sources of contact list sources. In addition to offering users with a sleek and seamless aggregation of contacts across platforms, Cellity’s offers smart add-ons and call capabilities that are […]

Eric Besson: France is Europe's Formula1
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 for supporting startups. Infrastructure content are free in France and the French enjoy over 95% broadband coverage in France. The government is introducing fiber optic to make sure people have the highest internet speed. By […]

Susan Wu, CEO, Ohai: Virtual Goods Make Real Sense
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 on things that only exist in a database? Value: Like brands, spirituality, blessings, prayer—virtual goods too have value even though they are intangible. Context: The world’s largest seller of […]

Money Talks: Getting Financed in a Recession
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 companies in the last month and expecting all calls to be met, the others presented a more grim picture. No matter of geography and size of investments, all agree it is both […]