LeWeb 2013 articles

Net 2023: Peering Into The Future

Net 2023: Peering Into The Future

Unmanned drones delivering Amazon parcels. 3D printing machines that can produce a tiny heart valve to save a baby’s life or a working gun. That future is already here. So what do the next 10 years on the Net have in store? To find out, Informilo interviewed over a dozen scheduled speakers at LeWeb, an

Adding Social Media Into The Marketing Mix

Facebook and Twitter accounts, along with other social media, are considered essential tools when setting up a new business — kind of like fax machines were around 30 years ago, says social media strategist Ramon De Leon, a scheduled speaker at LeWeb in Paris. But when you ask people why, the majority struggle to respond,

Q &A With Chris Daniels, Facebook’s VP of Business Development

Chris Daniels, Facebook’s Menlo Park-based Vice President of Business Development, is a scheduled speaker at LeWeb Paris, an annual Internet conference that attracts some 3,500 people from around the globe. Daniels joined Facebook in 2011. Prior to that he spent five years at Microsoft, where, among other things, he was responsible for Bing mobile product

Russia’s Red-Hot E-Commerce Market Will See Explosive Growth In The Next 10 Years

With a skyrocketing number of Internet users, but a still under-developed commercial environment, the opportunity to build phenomenally-successful domestic e-commerce businesses in Russia is huge. Just under half of the Russian population — some 61 million people — were online in Russia in 2012, already the largest online community in Europe and growing rapidly, according

Top 25 Start-Ups To Meet At LeWeb 2013

Informilo’s list of the Top 25 start-ups to meet at LeWeb 2013 includes the sixteen semi-finalists of LeWeb’s annual start-up competition.   These companies will pitch in Plenary 2 on December 10th. The jury will choose the winners on December 12th. We then asked some of the most active investors in the sector to nominate and

Let A Thousand Start-Ups Bloom

What a difference a year makes. When the local digerati gathered in Paris in 2012 for LeWeb, an annual Internet conference that attracts a global audience, the atmosphere was morose. An initiative by the new government to tax capital gains as salary had led investors and entrepreneurs to form a lobby group called “Les Pigeons,”