Keep an eye on the french digital economy

Keep an eye on the digital french economy, image credit  : http://www.evilenglish.net/

Keep an eye on the digital french economy, image credit : http://www.evilenglish.net/

A few days ago I attended jobstic an event in Toulouse, France that talked about the various existing roles in the digital and the ICT (Information and communications technology) sector, its evolution the last couple of years and most importantly the part it is playing in the french economy today. Here are a couple of interesting points I noted and I wanted to share with you.

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“Talking about a revolution”! or the future PhoneBlocs?

The PhoneBlocs, image credit: TechSpot

The PhoneBlocs, image credit: TechSpot

I woke up this morning with the idea of writing a blog post about the new iPhone 5C and iPhone 5S and then I said to myself, hang on a minute. I can actually talk about a smartphone revolution? And just like Tracy Chapman, I did! Don’t worry, it’s just my way introduce to you the PhoneBlocs, a new product that Dave Hakkens, designer from the Netherlands, created not so long ago. It’s so far a concept with a slogan that speaks for itself “A phone worth keeping”.

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Will Graphene become a reality or remain just another Sci-Fi movie?

Back to the future; image credit: backtothefuture.wikia

Back to the future; image credit: backtothefuture.wikia

Sci-Fi movies such as Back To the Future, Matrix or Star Wars are inspiring and enables me to dream and hope of a better future: more connected and technologically advanced. Graphene or the new “wonder material” has such characteristics that it promises us the same dream. Will Graphene become a reality or remain just another Sci-Fi movie?

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Will Instagram video enhance or ruin the user experience?

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I am passionate about photography and I am a believer of the famous saying ” one picture is worth one thousand word”. I enjoy good quality pictures and this why in 2008, during my MSc in Manchester, I bought an SLR camera, Canon 400D. I took a lot of shots and it made my master year a memorable one. But I cannot always have an SLR camera around me to capture the moment, instead Instagram does not replace it but offers me a product that is between an SLR and a Photoshop.

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A Delete button for the internet: myth or reality

NYU professor Nouriel Roubini interviews Google's Jared Cohen and Eric Schmidt (from left) during an event Monday in New York.

Jared Cohen and Eric Schmidt from Google interviewed by NYU professor Nouriel Roubini at an event in New York
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The World Wide Web can be sticky sometimes and a “delete button” could solve a lot of issues related to identity and privacy, expressed Eric Schmidt, Google’s Executive Chairman, at an event held in New York University, on May 6th, 2013.

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WhatsApp, an app that cares for their customers!

“WhatsApp ize a way for people to stay in touch, it’ze a way for people to stay connected to zeir friends and to zeir family” began Jan Koum, co-founder and CEO of WhatsApp, his speech speaking with a sexy “french accent” at the Dive into mobile conference, in New York, on April 16th, 2013.

Jan Koum, co-founder and CEO of WhatsApp Image credit:www.allthingsd.com

Jan Koum, co-founder and CEO of WhatsApp Image credit:www.allthingsd.com

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Facebook changes the status-quo with Home

Is it a phone, an operating system or an App?! Home is a set of apps turning your Android phone into a “great social phone” explained Mark Zuckerberg, Facebook’s chief executive, in his keynote speech on April 4th, 2013.

Home changes the status-quo of both mobile and social industries and will be available for download on April 12th, 2013.

It brings to life three key aspects of a phone : people, homescreen and messaging.

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Google reinvents the present with Glass

Image Credit: www.theverge.com

Image Credit: www.theverge.com

It is light, comfortable and sturdy. You wear it on your face. You can take pictures and videos with it. And it instantly gives you the information you need.

What is it? Google reinvents the present with its new product Google Glass. It’s a pair of glasses that enables you to communicate through images and videos and instantly access information.

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