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UK government and industry heavyweights set up 5G Innovation Centre, want to go one better - Engadget

UK government and industry heavyweights set up 5G Innovation Centre, want to go one better - Engadget | cross pond high tech | Scoop.it
The UK is almost ready to flip the switch on its first LTE network, but it's determined to be at the forefront of the next-generation, setting up a "5G Innovation Centre" at the University of Surrey. The government announced it's putting up £11.6 million (around $18.6 million) in funding, but another £24 million (around $38.5 million) will be coming from an industry group comprising the likes of Huawei, Samsung, Telefonica, Rohde & Schwarz, Fujitsu and others. The money will allow research to go beyond concept and theory, with the aim that all partners work together to develop and standardize 5G technology, which the university has been looking into for a number of years already. They will focus on energy and spectrum efficiency as well as speed, and although it's early days, 10Gbps has been banded around as a per-tower target, translating to roughly 200Mbps for each connection...
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Beyond Screens Keynote — Connected TV and Digital Media Forum in Moscow

Beyond Screens Keynote — Connected TV and Digital Media Forum in Moscow | cross pond high tech | Scoop.it

Here is the slide deck I used for my Keynote at the &Connected TV & Digital Media& forum where I was invited by Connectica Lab in Moscow on March 5th, 2014. Due to current SlideShare limitations it is impossible to directly import slides in the latest Apple Keynote format, hence the need to manually publish here the keynote verbatim to complement the slides.

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TV has evolved significantly.  First came color. Then came choice. Then came the VCR that allowed recording, deferred viewing, and introduced external content (either purchased, rented, or handed out by friends and family) into the TV set.
Then came digital content and digital broadcast, followed by HD.
And only very recently came competition from other screens to consume video content: not only were they personal, they follow the viewer...

We now spend a full five hours and 16 minutes a day in front of a screen, and that's without even turning on a television (4,5 hours a day for US adults).

- What even does TV watching now mean?

- is TV video delivered in real time ?

- is Connected TV is just TV with Ethernet and firmware updates?

 

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http://getpopcornti.me/ sounds like a strange echo to slide 7 : Content experience is definitely broken. And la #FrenchTech gets promoted slide 15...

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10Gbps over a copper telephone line: A new world record set by Bell Labs

10Gbps over a copper telephone line: A new world record set by Bell Labs | cross pond high tech | Scoop.it

The telecommunications masters at Bell Labs have managed to deliver a world record connection speed of 10Gbps (10,000Mbps) over copper wires. Dubbed XG.fast, the newtechnology could be used to massively extend the life of existing copper wireline networks, offering telecom companies an alternative to laying costly fiber-optic networks to billions of homes that already have a telephone line — but more importantly, it might mean you finally get a serious upgrade from your ~10Mbps ADSL or ~50Mbps VDSL connection.

Bell Labs, now an R&D division of global telecoms giant Alcatel-Lucent, developed XG.fast as an extension of G.fast. G.fast is the successor to VDSL2 — the technology that is used by most FTTC (fiber-to-the-cabinet) installations around the world. Paired with FTTC, VDSL2 offers speeds of up to 150Mbps, G.fast is up to around 1.25Gbps — and XG.fast is from 2Gbps all the way up to 10Gbps.

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Short distance, yet enough to avoid drilling in households? Congrats @BellLabs

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Nothing ever stays the same.  10GBPS over copper.  Things onlkly get better and faster.  The key question is:  HOW CAN THIS BE USED TO CREATE COMPETITIVE ADVANTAGE or COST EFFECTIVENESS?

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Microsoft's Virtual Assistant Cortana Predicted Germany Would Beat Brazil In World Cup Game

Microsoft's Virtual Assistant Cortana Predicted Germany Would Beat Brazil In World Cup Game | cross pond high tech | Scoop.it

Microsoft's virtual assistant for Windows Phones had correctly predicted a series of World Cup games during the group stage.

 

While it's true that Cortana had chosen favorites to win group stage matches, the rival to Apple's Siri has continued its streak of correct predictions, including Tuesday's game.

Before the match, Cortana let users know Germany was likely to win.

Note that Cortana never said the game would be a close one.


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Cupertino, start your photocopiers ? #Siri #Cortana #UberBranlee

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Laurent Bloch : « La France est en train de rater la troisième révolution industrielle »

Laurent Bloch : « La France est en train de rater la troisième révolution industrielle » | cross pond high tech | Scoop.it

.../... le commerce du contenu et des données n’est que la partie visible de l’iceberg, En dessous, il y a les matériels et les réseaux. On parle souvent d’Internet comme si c’était un espace totalement immatériel. C’est faux. L’entreprise Google est un géant industriel. Elle possède des millions de serveurs dans le monde entier, regroupés dans des data centers, qui sont des usines informatiques. Pour assurer son approvisionnement énergétique, Google rachète des centrales hydro-électriques.

Même chose pour les réseaux : Google et Facebook possèdent leurs propres câbles transatlantiques et leurs nœuds de communication. Leurs activités commerciales dépendent avant tout de leurs infrastructures matérielles.

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Un écho intéressant au petit déjeuner thématique co-organisé par la Caisse des Dépôts et la Mission Lemoine le 18 Juin dernier, avec la redécouverte tardive des sujets de "couches basses" (hardware, réseaux, cloud public) et en toile de fond la pub Pirelli : "sans maîtrise la puissance n'est rien"...

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Un robot pour corriger le travail des journalistes

Un robot pour corriger le travail des journalistes | cross pond high tech | Scoop.it
Tout le monde sait – surtout les journalistes – que les articles de presse contiennent parfois des erreurs factuelles. Une start-up parisienne baptiséeTrooclick a décidé d’éradiquer ce problème, en inventant un système automatisé de « fact checking » (vérification de l’exactitude des faits, dates, chiffres, etc.) dans les textes journalistiques publiés sur Internet.

Elle vient de lancer une expérimentation centrée sur les articles en anglais traitant de la vie financière des entreprises : introduction en Bourse, fusions-acquisitions, publication de résultats... A ce jour, le système fonctionne avec une centaine de sites d’information : les rubriques financières de grands journaux comme le New York Times, le Wall Street Journal ou le Guardian, des agences Reuters et Bloomberg, et des sites spécialisés comme nasdaq.com oustreetinsider.com.

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J'ai l'impression qu'il y a du potentiel...

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Alcatel-Lucent boosts small cell pitch with $4M EBlink investment and tie-in

Alcatel-Lucent boosts small cell pitch with $4M EBlink investment and tie-in | cross pond high tech | Scoop.it

The French-American networking company Alcatel-Lucent has invested €3 million ($4.1 million) in EBlink, a French wireless fronthaul specialist.

Alcatel-Lucent is one of several telecommunications equipment players that’s very keen on putting as much as possible of the network into the cloud. Increasing numbers of mobile devices need denser networks made up of smaller cells, so it makes sense to virtualize the heavy-processing part of the base station and centralize it, so you can dynamically shift capacity around the network as you need it.

Which is where EBlink comes in. The company specializes in wireless “fronthaul” – the connection between the small cell and a nearby fiber-connected macro site – for which it uses the unlicensed 5.8GHz band. EBlink claims to have the “highest spectral efficiency in the industry,” allowing it to provide an alternative to fiber “without sacrificing network performance.” Orange is already a customer.

Philippe J DEWOST's insight:

Félicitations à eBlink, une participation du Fonds Ambition Numérique (souscrit par la Caisse des Dépôts et géré par BPIFrance) dans le cadre du Programme d'Investissements d'Avenir !

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Facebook Just Fired A Huge Shot At Cisco

Facebook Just Fired A Huge Shot At Cisco | cross pond high tech | Scoop.it

On June 18th, Facebook introduced Wedge, making good on its promise from last year to push into the $23 billion Ethernet switch market, currently dominated by Cisco.

Wedge is part of the Open Compute Project (OCP), one of the most important tech projects Facebook has ever created. OCP began in 2012 as a radically new way to build and buy computer hardware. It creates free and "open source" designs where anyone can contribute to the designs and use them for free, ordering them from a contract manufacturer.

Philippe J DEWOST's insight:

Attention all European Tech Pundits : OCP is not a hobby, I repeat, OCP is not a hobby.

Sovereignty means control and control now primarily comes from mastering the full stack.

> Bad news : Europe and France are late on this.

> Good news : it took only 20 engineers and 2 years for Facebook to redesign its hardware infrastructure from the ground.

> Better news : the job is done and there are billion $ businesses to be build to cover European region as atoms do not move at zero marginal cost.

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Solowheel unicycles are now cheaper and lighter, but still hard to tame

Solowheel unicycles are now cheaper and lighter, but still hard to tame | cross pond high tech | Scoop.it

The new range of Solowheels start from a much lower price point than the original $1,995 version. First, we have the Spirit, which is essentially the original version modernized with a more stylish look, a more powerful 1,500W motor (instead of 1,000W) and better battery cells. It also packs new features like headlights, tail lights plus Bluetooth connectivity for tracking its speed, mileage and battery status in its upcoming mobile app and dedicated wearable device. Surprisingly, the Spirit only costs $1,199.

Philippe J DEWOST's insight:

One of the gadgets featured at Kinnernet Europe is now available in an updated range. As engadget writes, it's "like a Segway but sans handle and only with one wheel between your legs". Thx to Ch@rles for his patience in helping us test this.

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Weird Point About The Video Gaming Console Market

Weird Point About The Video Gaming Console Market | cross pond high tech | Scoop.it

As you can see, the price of a PC has fallen, significantly through the years. And yet, the price of a gaming console has risen. Why is this? Thompson speculates, "Incumbents are driven by their best customers to add more and more features that drive up the price, causing the incumbents’ product to move further and further away from the average customer’s needs."

As the price goes up, it becomes less appealing. One of the great things about Nintendo in the 80s was that it was an affordable computing device. These things are no longer relatively affordable.

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Rethinking #shufflepuck with #AppleTV in mind

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In case of a Russian invasion, Estonia is uploading its government to the cloud

In case of a Russian invasion, Estonia is uploading its government to the cloud | cross pond high tech | Scoop.it
As anybody who has ever had a computer virus or hard drive crash knows, the best defense for online attacks is a good back-up. Or lots and lots of back-ups, stashed in several different locations. That's essentially the plan that Estonia is contemplating for its entire digital infrastructure. The tiny Baltic nation is one of the most wired countries in...
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Interesting angle on public, Sovereign Cloud...

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A Computer Program Finally Passed the Turing Test? Not So Fast.

A Computer Program Finally Passed the Turing Test? Not So Fast. | cross pond high tech | Scoop.it

Last week at Reading University, 30 judges text-chatted with a bunch of humans and a bunch of computer programs pretending to be human, and the judges tried to figure out who was who. That is the setup behind the famous Turing test—in which a computer program tries to convince an interlocutor, through free conversation on any subject whatsoever, that it is human—posited by legendary computer scientist Alan Turing in 1950 as a measure of artificial intelligence. The results out of Reading claim that one particular program, “Eugene Goostman,” has passed the Turing test, successfully tricking 10 out of 30 judges in five-minute conversations into thinking it was human. On closer inspection, though, the first question to ask is whether computers are getting smarter or people are getting dumber.

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Looks like the selfiesphere, ponderingsphere, likosphere have been unleashing early enthusiasm whithout further thinking, evidencing in a way that we are indeed getting dumber... 

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Innovation, valse et avion solaire : le mix improbable mais génial du Kinnernet. J'y étais

Innovation, valse et avion solaire : le mix improbable mais génial du Kinnernet. J'y étais | cross pond high tech | Scoop.it

Prenez 150 personnes venues du monde entier, rassemblées dans un petit musée de Bourgogne pour parler innovation et créativité, apprendre la valse et faire la cuisine : ça vous parait improbable ? Et pourtant, c'est ce que propose Kinnernet, un cycle étonnant de "non conférences"...

Philippe J DEWOST's insight:

J'avais la chance d'y être également; cette édition a été une très grande découverte...

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AXA conditionne un avantage santé à un objet connecté

AXA conditionne un avantage santé à un objet connecté | cross pond high tech | Scoop.it

Aurez-vous encore votre liberté lorsqu'il faudra choisir entre payer cher sa mutuelle santé, ou accepter de voir son comportement scruté par des machines au service de l'assurance ? Pour le moment sous forme d'un jeu donnant droit jusqu'à 100 euros de médecine douce, AXA montre l'avenir de l'assurance santé liée aux objets connectés et à la médecine personnalisée...

Philippe J DEWOST's insight:

Article à mon avis un peu biaisé ex ante, et qui a mon sens omet deux enjeux que sont : la fidélité de la mesure (j'aimerais savoir de combien un Pulse, un FitBit, et une appli comme Moves divergent en moyenne) d'une part, et l'intégration de ces mesures ou non dans le champ de l'hébergement des données de santé.

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Experience the shocking power of Britney Spears without Auto-Tune

Experience the shocking power of Britney Spears without Auto-Tune | cross pond high tech | Scoop.it

Auto-Tune has been embraced by the music industry for its ability to create polished, listenable recordings when an artist lacks the natural talent to hit every note. That's the nice way of saying it. Engineers also turn to Auto-Tune when dealing with truly wretched "singers." And they're using it everywhere. All the time. Pop star Britney Spears became the latest showcase of all that Auto-Tune makes possible this month after an unaltered studio session voice track leaked online. It's for a song called "Alien" from Spears' 2013 album Britney Jean. The finished song (with copious amounts of pitch correction) can be heard here. This version sounds nothing like that. Spears, who by now should be a recording studio veteran in every sense, is off the mark from start to finish. It's bad enough to be almost unlistenable at first, and doesn't get much better as the song progresses.

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is Auto-Tune Photoshop for voice? Listen to #BritneySpears Interesting answer...

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Must Read: With Big Data Comes Big Responsibility

Must Read: With Big Data Comes Big Responsibility | cross pond high tech | Scoop.it

“You should presume that someday, we will be able to make machines that can reason, think and do things better than we can,” Google co-founder Sergey Brin said in a conversation with Khosla Ventures founder Vinod Khosla.  To someone as smart as Brin, that comment is as normal as sipping on his super-green juice, but to someone who is not from this landmass we call Silicon Valley or part of the tech-set, that comment is about the futility of their future.

And more often than not, the reality of Silicon Valley giants, who are really the gatekeepers of the future, is increasingly in conflict with the reality of the real world!  What heightens that conflict — the opaque and often tone-deaf responses from companies big and small!

Silicon Valley (both the idea and the landmass) means that we always try to live in the future. We imagine what the future looks like and then we try and build it. Sometimes that future delights us and we embrace it whole heartedly, like with iPhones and Android-based smartphones. And  sometimes, that future seems so dystopian that society is scared and unnerved by the unknown.

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Very good "Paper" on a key growing need for wisdom: we all trade our life data exhaust for less than the price of an espresso...

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Google smartphones become brains of hovering robots at ISS

Google smartphones become brains of hovering robots at ISS | cross pond high tech | Scoop.it

NASA will employ Google smartphones with advanced 3D sensing and vision technology to control Star Wars-inspired small, round hovering robots on the International Space Station.

The phones, part of Google’s Project Tango, will be used for NASA’s Synchronized Position Hold, Engage, Reorient, Experimental Satellites (SPHERES). The system may eventually assume chores from astronauts or potentially dangerous tasks outside the International Space Station (ISS).

The 5-inch handsets will accompany a cargo spacecraft scheduled for launch on July 11, according to Reuters.

Project Tango devices, first introduced by Google in February, use sensors to build visual maps of rooms using 3D scanning. Google believes the sensors, used in combination with advanced computer vision techniques, can revolutionize indoor navigation and gaming, among other opportunities.

NASA’s soccer-ball-sized SPHERES robots, guided by the Google handsets, will be used around the space station’s microgravity interior, moving an inch per second via small spurts of carbon dioxide.

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Interesting echo to a recent comment stating than a smartphone now has the computing power of an Apollo mission, or even for some, of the entire 1970 NASA...

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BlaBlaCar: meet the ‘idealists’ who are set to change how the world travels and raised a $100M Series C to execute it

BlaBlaCar: meet the ‘idealists’ who are set to change how the world travels and raised a $100M Series C to execute it | cross pond high tech | Scoop.it

Paris-based long-distance ride-sharing startup BlaBlaCar announced a $100 million Series C funding round led by Index Ventures today. As part of the round, Index’s Dominique Vidal and Martin Mignot will be joining the board. Here, Dominique and Martin explain why Index is so excited about what lies ahead for the company.

The best consumer companies tend to be the simplest. They do one thing particularly well. So well, in fact, that its customers soon take them for granted, and forget that they ever lived without them, and that the premise the company is based on, was once viewed as unthinkable, even slightly ridiculous. BlaBlaCar falls squarely into that category.

Philippe J DEWOST's insight:

Interesting insight from the Index Venture post : "the need BlaBlaCar is addressing is not only universal, but also fundamental. Jeff Bezos has a great way of explaining how he thinks about Amazon's value proposition in the long run: "I very frequently get the question: 'What's going to change in the next 10 years?' And that is a very interesting question; it's a very common one. I almost never get the question: 'What's not going to change in the next 10 years?' And I submit to you that that second question is actually the more important of the two -- because you can build a business strategy around the things that are stable in time."

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Mobile uber alles, leaves desktop in the dust

Mobile uber alles, leaves desktop in the dust | cross pond high tech | Scoop.it

If it wasn’t clear that media usage is shifting from desktop to mobile, here’s a nifty chart provided for us by Statista, using data from the latest comScore report released Thursday.

According to comScore, this is the first time mobile apps have accounted for more than 50% of all digital media consumption. As far as content goes, mobile users tend to use radio and photo applications the most, followed by mapping and instant messaging applications, and of course, games.

Philippe J DEWOST's insight:

If you're still thinking website first, you might want to reconsider. Even responsive design might be traded off for a mobile app development.

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Russia building ARM-based, homemade 'Baikal processor' to replace AMD and Intel chips

Russia building ARM-based, homemade 'Baikal processor' to replace AMD and Intel chips | cross pond high tech | Scoop.it

The Russian government has decided to domestically produce a computer chip which for use in government offices and state-run firms. The move is meant to elbow processors from the likes of AMD and Intel out of government use due to concerns about US spying and processor back doors.

Electronics Weekly says Russian President Putin decided to push forward this processor development initiative. It follows a move, four years ago, when the Russian government said that all its computers would be moving to Linux.

The Russian processor is currently referred to as the 'Baikal' microprocessor, named after most voluminous freshwater lakein the world. The chip is being designed by T-Platforms, a Russian supercomputer maker, alongside state defence corporation Rostec with co-financing from Russian state-run technology firm Rosnano.

The Russian News Agency ITAR-TASS reports that there are going to be two initial Baikal chips; the Baikal M and the Baikal M/S. These chips will be designed upon the foundation provided by the ARM Cortex-A57 64-bit processor and be employed in personal computers and microservers.

Philippe J DEWOST's insight:

Thx to Jean-Paul Smets for spotting this. When will we Europeans realize that

1. Hardware is not dead

2. Hardware can actually be a profitable business (look at Hyve 1Bn$ revenue in the OCP space)

3. Hardware can be a lever in the Quest for Sovereignty

4. ARM is a european company

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Google's Nest Is Buying Wi-Fi Camera Company Dropcam For $555 Million

Google's Nest Is Buying Wi-Fi Camera Company Dropcam For $555 Million | cross pond high tech | Scoop.it

The company's cameras are used primarily for home monitoring. Its two most popular cameras sell for $199 and $149.

In addition to its hardware business, Dropcam also sells cloud storage for its videos. Last year the company said 39% of its customers pay for the video storage service.

Dropcam will probably look to Nest's success in the "Internet of Things" space for guidance. It plans to move beyond video surveillance and hopes to incorporate movement sensors into its products, according to The Wall Street Journal.

Philippe J DEWOST's insight:

When a Data company buys another Data Pump through an IoT subsidiary. At Amazon Summit 2014 in Paris, the above chart was unveiled (courtesy Geoffrey Arduini) claiming that Dropcam is generating more video uploads than YouTube.

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Today’s a tough day for technology patent trolls

Today’s a tough day for technology patent trolls | cross pond high tech | Scoop.it
The US Supreme Court just issued a rare unanimous ruling that will make it harder for technology companies to patent ideas and processes—and harder for patent trolls to force companies to choose between paying up for violating broad patents or facing time-consuming, expensive litigation. The case, between two financial companies, concerned software for clearing financial...
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amusing in the context of Tesla's recent IP move

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Red Hat to Acquire eNovance, a Leader in OpenStack Integration Services | Business Wire

Red Hat announced that it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire eNovance, a leading provider of open source cloud computing services, including
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50 M$ cash + 20 M$ shares 1/ only limit is talent 2/ interesting reshuffling of the card stack
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"Made in da place" - Conférence Futur en Seine sur les Creative/Innovating Cities

"Made in da place" - Conférence Futur en Seine sur les Creative/Innovating Cities | cross pond high tech | Scoop.it

Are all creative and innovating cities similar or all different?

Areas of intensive innovation are frequently located in large cities, like San Francisco is the creative side of Silicon Valley. Such areas mostly appear spontaneously, stemming from the need for cheap rents and attractive living conditions. In Paris, Lisbon, Helsinki and Berlin, such areas are valuable in terms of creativity, quality of life and economic growth. How can such new spaces be created, promoted and mapped to make larger cities more attractive?

Philippe J DEWOST's insight:

Please stop by at CNAM - Amphi Jean Fourastié to listen to how Berlin, Lisboa and Helsinki make a difference as creative and innovative cities. Tomorrow 4:00 PM. Maybe they picked me because of http://j.mp/SmartCitiesIDATE ?

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"La France qui innove a trente ans de moins que celle qui nous dirige" par Marc Arthur Gauthey

"La France qui innove a trente ans de moins que celle qui nous dirige" par Marc Arthur Gauthey | cross pond high tech | Scoop.it

Startup Assembly est une initiative pour démocratiser la culture de l'innovation et de l'entrepreneuriat auprès du plus grand nombre. Son initiateur Marc-Arthur Gauthey, 28 ans, entrepreneur et membre du collectif Ouishare, estime qu'il y a tout à inventer. Et que ce serait dommage de s'en priver.

 

Tout autour de moi, j'observe des gens pour qui le monde change trop vite, emportant dans son mouvement les valeurs, les normes et les principes qui ont, jusque là, été le ciment de notre société. Voilà pourquoi le repli sur soi et la préférence nationale séduisent tant de nos citoyens : ceux qui se sentent laissés pour compte ont avant tout peur d'une époque qu'ils ne comprennent pas. Hors du petit monde des acteurs du numérique et des nouvelles technologies majoritairement jeunes, diplômés, masculins, citadins et ouverts sur le monde, une nouvelle fracture se dessine : la fracture entrepreneuriale. Elle est à la fois sociale, territoriale, générationnelle et sectorielle.

 
Philippe J DEWOST's insight:

Joli "papier" sur le sujet désormais récurrent de la fracture entrepreneuriale ; est-elle également générationnelle ? Pas si l'on se souvient que le mouvement de la French Tech a été initié à partir des recommandations d'une institution quasi bicentenaire...

http://j.mp/cdcQNRapport

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Conference: The digital transformation of organisations at #FENS

Conference: The digital transformation of organisations at #FENS | cross pond high tech | Scoop.it

June 12 02:00 - 04:00pm: Conference "The digital transformation of organisations:  faster, better and connected! " Musée room at Le CNAM (Conservatoire National des Arts et Métiers), 292 rue Saint Martin, 75003 Paris

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I will speak in this IoT driven session along with a few usual suspects.

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DigitalOcean's cloud surpasses Amazon Web Services in one category

DigitalOcean's cloud surpasses Amazon Web Services in one category | cross pond high tech | Scoop.it

Netcraft alluded to the growth in a blog post earlier this month. Netcraft’s most recent survey found that 818 sites jumped from Amazon to DigitalOcean, while 88 sites moved in the other direction.

The company has grown fast. Netcraft’s December 2012 survey put it behind more than 1,500 others in terms of how many web-facing computers it had. Now it’s in 15th place.

All that growth has had an impact on DigitalOcean’s physical infrastructure.

“We were adding four (data center) racks a month in the beginning of the year. Now we’re adding them at a two-day clip,” Mitch Wainer, a cofounder of DigitalOcean and its chief marketing officer, said in an interview with VentureBeat. “It’s really been crazy, and our poor director of operations is losing his mind.”

The company now operates around 6,350 physical servers, up from about 5,000 at the beginning of October, Wainer said. It’s still a tiny fraction of the biggest cloud providers — presumably Amazon, Google, Rackspace, and Microsoft — but clearly, the number is going in the right direction.

 
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Grow fast or die slow wrote McKinsey recently...

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