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6 IoT startups that are making your stuff smarter

6 IoT startups that are making your stuff smarter | cross pond high tech | Scoop.it

Every year, The Next Web holds hundreds of interviews with young startups in order to shortlist the cream of the crop and invite them to Boost, our early-stage growth program at The Next Web Conference.

With the eleventh edition of our flagship Amsterdam conference coming up in May .../...

This week, we’ve selected six Internet of Things startups that are sure to make your stuff smarter. Whether it’s keeping up to date with your home’s power usage and security, or saving money by changing your driving habits, there’s bound to be something here for your wish list.

Check out the six companies that have been invited to participate here

Philippe J DEWOST's insight:

Congratulations to Philippe Chassany and OOCar for being selected by TheNextWeb 

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A "sex vs money" look at French Entrepreneurs Revolt

A "sex vs money" look at French Entrepreneurs Revolt | cross pond high tech | Scoop.it
Interesting cross-pond analysis of the "pigeons revolt" by Jean-Louis who writes that "Considering sex and money, Americans and French cultures exhibit truly polar opposite behaviors. The French see nothing wrong with a President having a wife, a mistress and a love child, they revel in sexual and often sexist jokes. But, if you ask someone how much they paid for their apartment, they’ll react as if you’d touched them in boundary-breaking ways. Conversely, they perceive us Americans as demonizing sex — think a past President and his “oral” office — while being obscene with money."
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San Francisco's Real Start-up Secret Sauce

San Francisco's Real Start-up Secret Sauce | cross pond high tech | Scoop.it

According to Philip Rosedale :

"I think the magic of Silicon Valley (and, most visibly, San Francisco) is not in fostering risk-taking, but instead in making it safe to work on risky things. The phenomena is larger than the people: having traveled a lot, I would argue that the entrepreneurs and engineers in San Francisco are pretty much the same sorts of people as the ones you'd find anywhere.  

But there are two things happening in Silicon Valley that are qualitatively different from New York or London (or pretty much anywhere else):  First, the sheer density of tech entrepreneurs per capita is 10 times greater than the norm for other cities, and second, there is a far greater level of information sharing between entrepreneurs here.  Putting a sharper point on that second one:  In New York City they ask you to sign NDA's, and in San Francisco we don't.  And what may feel a bit risky for the one turns out to have a big positive benefit for the many."

Philippe J DEWOST's insight:

Tech Founding Density matters

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Marc Guidoni's comment, May 15, 2013 9:04 AM
Clever...