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GE Said in Talks to Buy France’s Alstom for About $13 Billion - Bloomberg

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Stéphane Distinguin

bloomberg.com - General Electric Co. (GE), the U.S. maker of jet engines and oilfield equipment, is in talks to buy Alstom SA (ALO), the French builder of trains and power plants, people with knowledge of the matt...

This Emerging Markets Credit Card is Backed by Facebook Friends » Techonomy

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Yann Ranchere

techonomy.com - Bogota might soon be home to thousands more online shoppers. That’s where Lenddo introduced a “social network” Visa card to 100,000 of its customers yesterday afternoon. By 3:00 p.m. yesterday in N...

For The First Time, Android Passes Apple's iOS Mobile Ad Traffic - Report - Forbes

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Edoardo Cassina

forbes.com - For years, the rise of Android seemed to put almost no dent in the massive proportion of mobile traffic generated by Apple's Apple's iPhones. Various theories held that despite their rapid sales, e...

Are Marketers creating value for consumers? A Q&A Session with Ben Voyer

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escpeurope.eu - Ben Voyer : Marketers are creating values for companies. But are they creating value for consumers? What do you think? Margherita Lillus : As long as they support real activities such as being gree...

CrunchBase

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Guillaume Dumortier

crunchbase.com - Posted April 15, 2014 byChristine Magee

Vodafone and ICICI bank launches M-Pesa in Kerala

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Yann Ranchere

telecomtiger.com - •         Deposit and withdraw cash from designated outlets •         Transfer money to any mobile phone in India •         Remit money to any bank account in India •         Make payments to recha...

'Capital in the Twenty-First Century' by Thomas Piketty, reviewed

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Steve Ohana

newrepublic.com - Capital in the Twenty-First Century by Thomas Piketty, translated by Arthur Goldhammer (Belknap Press) Income inequality in the United States and elsewhere has been worsening since the 1970s. The m...

Onroak Automotive launches the 2014 Ligier Asian Challenge

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Jean-Louis Dauger

csf.r.mailjet.com - Starting in 2014 and for the next three seasons the CN category has been incorporated into the Asian Le Mans Series. The arrival of the CN prototypes will boost the field in the championship, open ...

Jim McKelvey's SixThirty Announces Their Spring 2014 Accelerator Class

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dharmeshsb

tech.co - Yesterday Brian Feldt of the St. Louis Business Journal reproted that Jim McKelvey’s SixThirty, operating under the umbrella of Cultivation Capital, has officially announced the 4 startups that wil...

Invest in the rise of alternative finance - MoneyWeek

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Yann Ranchere

moneyweek.com - Peer-to-peer lending firms are increasingly disrupting traditional banking. John Stepek looks at how to profit from this alternative finance revolution. If you want a sneak preview of the future of...

WeChat and Its Mobile Commerce Potential

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Maud Pasturaud

clickz.com - Tencent-owned WeChat has passed over display advertising to focus on integrating e-commerce solutions. Consider these examples. WeChat has enjoyed explosive growth over the last few years and has d...

New Research Confirms Virtual Work Increases Employee Productivity

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Jackie Jena

experts.allbusiness.com - A recent study reported on by the Harvard Business Review has confirmed what most of us already know: Working at home boosts productivity among workers. Staff at Chinese travel center Ctrip were gi...

Netflix Raising Prices: $1-$2 Increase Per Month For New Subscribers

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Christian Riedi

variety.com - Netflix announced that it expects to increase the cost of its streaming-video service by one or two dollars monthly for new subscribers later in the second quarter of 2014. “We have greatly improve...

Global Information Technology Report 2014 - The World Economic Forum

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Jackie Jena

reports.weforum.org - The Global Information Technology Report 2014 features the latest results of the NRI, offering an overview of the current state of ICT readiness in the world. This year’s coverage includes a record...

Premise: Careers. Lead UX Designer

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Yann Ranchere

premise.com - Premise is building a novel information-gathering network on a global scale. The network harnesses the explosion in mobile technology, combined with sophisticated machine learning capabilities, to ...

Apple leaps on iPhone growth

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dharmeshsb

blogs.ft.com - Apple returned to its old forecast-busting ways on Wednesday, reporting better-than-expected revenue and iPhone growth. Even though iPad sales underwhelmed, Wall Street cheered the second-quarter r...

The gap between desktop and mobile shopping will be non-existent soon - Onswipe Sage

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Maud Pasturaud

sage.onswipe.com - The mobile commerce market in the U.S is a $41B industry that grew 68% YoY in 2013 . … Yet mcommerce is still at a nascent stage: the market is projected at $113B by 2017. … First, the gap between ...

Norwegian Fin-Tech startup flips the Hedge Fund industry around

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Yann Ranchere

arcticstartup.com - There are some problems that most of us can only dream of having, one of which must be to be rich enough to qualify as an institutional investor. Edgefolio, a Norwegian fin-tech startup is working ...

HR Coordinator (limited contract - 6 months) at Apple in Paris -France - Job

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Quentin__Ma

linkedin.com - Job description As a member of the HR team, coordinate HR admin tasks and support HR activities for France and Turkey Key Qualifications see below Description Key Accountabilities: New hires proces...

Firmly Anchored Expectations, No Postponement of Purchases?

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Steve Ohana

fistfulofeuros.net - This article from former European Central Bank board member Jürgen Stark (Doomsayers risk a self-fulfilling prophecy) has been occasioning a lot of commentary over the last week or so. According to...

Apple Acquired 24 Companies In The Last 18 Months

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Amaury de Buchet

techcrunch.com - Apple’s pace of acquisition has seemed to be picking up lately, and Apple CEO Tim Cook revealed just how many the company has been making of late. Cupertino has nabbed 24 companies over the course ...

The New Deal - Y Combinator Posthaven

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Yann Ranchere

blog.ycombinator.com - The investment will come in two chunks, which together will represent a flat 7% of the company.  Although YC itself continues to have no LPs (and that way we have the flexibility to do things like ...

Angela Ahrendts to join Apple next week, as retail SVP

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Maxence TAIEB

9to5mac.com - Tim Cook has just announced on the earnings call that Angela Ahrendts, ex-CEO of Burberry, will join Apple next week. She became a Dame of the British Empire a few weeks ago. Recent doubts about he...

Amazon.com is learning the hard way that people care more about price than brand loyalty. - NYTimes.com

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Dr. Marie Taillard

nytimes.com - In states where Amazon, the largest online retailer, has been forced to begin charging sales tax, households decreased their expenditures on Amazon by 9.5 percent and by 24 percent on purchases of ...

Social Media Listening is a Business Imperative...

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Britt Pettersen

scoop.it - Targeted marketing will become an expectation. As social media expands, consumers are seeking to be marketed to, not at.

Watch: London Live bus tours capital with giant video screen - Brand Republic News

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Dr. Marie Taillard

brandrepublic.com - A screen with over 230,400 LEDs covers one side of the bus, which is promoting the channel from ESI Media, the commercial arm of the Evening Standard and The Independent. The screen can be controll...

DC Gets 4th Place in a Ranking of the Hottest US Startup Cities

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dharmeshsb

tech.co - Tech Cocktail is a literal "cocktail of emerging technology news, people, startups, products, and innovations" for the true tech enthusiast. The media company, founded and lead by former Aol produc...

Messuzz Launches v2.0: Targets US, UK, and Saudi Arabian Markets

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dharmeshsb

tech.co - The Norwegian based company Messuzz today publicly launched version 2.0 of their iOS messaging app designed to make local discovery easier by introducing users to people and events nearby. Today’s ...

How Pharmaceutical Firms Are Using Social Media to Speak to Patients

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Sven Awege

translatemedia.com - Historically, the pharmaceutical industry has been a little slow on the uptake when it comes to the adoption of online marketing. But things are changing. In particular, pharma companies are embrac...

Pixmania said to have lost 75 percent of its customer base in 2 years - e-commercefacts

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Alexandre Madonna

e-commercefacts.com - “Pixmania loses 75 percent of its customer base in two years” is the title of an artcile published this week by Ecommerce-news.es. The Spanish e-commerce news site reports that Pixmania, once a pro...

ECB: Interview with Le Monde

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Steve Ohana

ecb.europa.eu - Is the level of government debt in the euro area sustainable? The euro area countries have already greatly reduced their deficits. Now that growth is returning, continued efforts in this regard wil...

Why Google should buy Dropbox: It has the potential to create a true Internet of You.

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Christian

slate.com - And Dropbox is starting to look very Google-y. Back in February, Houston piqued the Valley’s curiosity by hiring Dennis Woodside, the former CEO of Motorola, away from Google. During his brief stay...

A Day in the (Future) Life of Predictive Analytics -- TDWI -The Data Warehousing Institute

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Amaury de Buchet

tdwi.org - A look into a normal day in the near future, where predictive analytics is everywhere, incorporated in everything from household appliances to wearable computing devices. While eating breakfast, a ...

Study: Samsung’s Apps Are Ubiquitous but Unloved - Digits - WSJ

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Athanas Jamo

blogs.wsj.com - As Samsung Electronics's best-selling smartphones face increasing competition from a horde of Chinese lookalikes, one of the South Korean giant’s key goals has been to translate demand for its devi...

The Shareconomy May Have A Customer Experience Problem

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Christophe HERVÉ

blog.medallia.com - Just because you own the company, doesn’t mean that you own the experience. Whether you rely on frontlines or franchisees, many business leaders must trust individuals far beyond their immediate re...

Social Media is Going Corporate [Infographic] - exploreB2B

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Jérémy Dallois

exploreb2b.com - The following infographic was compiled by MBAPrograms.com and it showcases some recent and interesting findings on how corporations are tackling social media. Initially skeptical of it’s use for bu...

Free downloads

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Jubin Nouri

ecommerce-europe.eu - European B2C e-commerce is developing extremely well. In 2010 Europe overtook the USA, the biggest market in the world until then. In 2012 European B2C e-commerce, including online retail goods and...

75% of Brands' Facebook Posts Are Photos, Study Says

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Athanas Jamo

mashable.com - Ever since Facebook officially launched Timeline for businesses in 2012, brand marketers have found increasing success at engaging their audiences on the social network. But what do brands actually...

The big numbers to watch on tech’s big Wednesday

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dharmeshsb

blogs.ft.com - Richard Waters has headed the FT's San Francisco bureau since 2002 and covers Google and Microsoft, among other things. A former New York bureau chief for the FT, he is intrigued by Silicon Valley'...

Facebook Drove 21% Of All Social Referral Traffic In March (Pinterest 7%, Twitter Just 1%) [STATS] - AllTwitter

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Athanas Jamo

mediabistro.com - Facebook accounted for one in every five social media referrals in March 2014, a percentage point gain of almost six percent since December of last year, reveals new data from Shareaholic. Facebook...

Facebook Tops 1 Billion Mobile Users; New CFO Named

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Julia Arnoldi

adweek.com - Facebook crossed the billion mobile user mark last quarter, the company announced in today’s earnings report. The company also announced a big transition in leadership as CFO David Ebersman plans t...

Talixo, Yet Another European Taxi App Startup, Gets Backed

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dharmeshsb

techcrunch.com - Now that TechCrunch has launched slideshows galleries I’m thinking of lining one up to illustrate the proliferation of on-demand car services/taxi apps in Europe. Earlier today there was Estonia’s ...

The most overvalued market in the world? France - Matthew Lynn's London Eye - MarketWatch

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Francisco SG

marketwatch.com - LONDON (MarketWatch) — The economy is flat-lining. Unemployment remains chronic. Competitiveness is declining. And the political system is heading for a meltdown. There is no country in the develop...

GeekWire Awards: Vote for Hire of the Year - GeekWire

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dharmeshsb

geekwire.com - Talent is the name of the game in the tech industry. And that’s why today’s category in the GeekWire Awards voting — Hire of the Year — is such a critical one. These companies and organizations pic...

Could DueDil's Latest API Update Make CRM Systems More Reliable? - Forbes

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dharmeshsb

forbes.com - The leading British CRM startup, DueDil has released the third update to their API in 12 months, which includes a brand new advanced search capability designed to take the hassle and time out of ma...

Y Combinator Boosts Startup Payout, Keeps Equity the Same

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dharmeshsb

entrepreneur.com - Y Combinator, the Harvard of tech incubators whose notable alums include Dropbox, Airbnb and Reddit, is upping the amount of money it will invest in its startups, while taking the same percentage o...

Growing a greener Apple

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dharmeshsb

blogs.ft.com - Richard Waters has headed the FT's San Francisco bureau since 2002 and covers Google and Microsoft, among other things. A former New York bureau chief for the FT, he is intrigued by Silicon Valley'...

Corporate Acquisitions of Startups: Why Do They Fail? 

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dharmeshsb

huffingtonpost.com - For decades large companies have gone shopping in Silicon Valley for startups. Lately the pressure of continuous disruption has forced them to step up the pace. More often than not the results of t...

European Tech Blog Tech.eu Raises €150K, Backers Include Dave McClure’s 500 Startups And Adeo Ressi

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dharmeshsb

techcrunch.com - Last November, Robin Wauters, ex-TechCrunch writer and former European editor for The Next Web, launched new tech blog, Tech.eu, with a stated mission to fill the “gap” left for in-depth coverage o...

Another Taxi Company App, Estonia’s Taxify, Takes In $100K To Grow In Eastern Europe

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dharmeshsb

techcrunch.com - Another funding round for another taxi app company — albeit this one, Estonian startup Taxify, is focusing on helping existing taxi companies fight the encroaching threat on their business from ind...

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