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Berlin Needs Exits to Bolster Tech-Hub Case

Berlin Needs Exits to Bolster Tech-Hub Case | French Startup Ecosystem | Scoop.it
Berlin is a magnet for start-ups Germany, but it will take a few years before it’s clear how sustainable this boom is.
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Fliike Counter Shows Off Your Facebook Likes in the Real World | TIME.com

Fliike Counter Shows Off Your Facebook Likes in the Real World | TIME.com | French Startup Ecosystem | Scoop.it
Show off your Facebook Likes in real-time on a handsome, train station-style counter.
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Nice mention of Fliik in Time

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PathoQuest a levé 3,8 millions d'euros

PathoQuest a levé 3,8 millions d'euros | French Startup Ecosystem | Scoop.it
PathoQuest, société spécialisée dans l’identification d’agents pathogènes par Next Generation Sequencing (séquençage haut débit), a réussi un deuxième tour de financement de 3,8…
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French Cross Rhine for Work to Escape 10% Unemployment

French Cross Rhine for Work to Escape 10% Unemployment | French Startup Ecosystem | Scoop.it
Anne Marie Maiweg, who lives in the eastern French city of Strasbourg, doesn’t mind her 45-minute trip to work by tram and bus. It takes her to a place where she found a job on the first try: Germany.
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Not necessarily related to startups, but interesting to see cross-border employment.

 

“There’s a lack of motivation,” she said in an interview. “We don’t find the people.”


“Many people still refuse to work in Germany,” he said. “It’s the language and demons of the past.”

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French court lifts ban on Monsanto GM corn - The Local

French court lifts ban on Monsanto GM corn - The Local | French Startup Ecosystem | Scoop.it
France's top administrative court on Thursday threw out a government ban on US agro-chemicals giant Monsanto from
growing a type of genetically modified corn.
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Not Cool.

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Can France create its own Kendall Square? - The Boston Globe

Can France create its own Kendall Square? - The Boston Globe | French Startup Ecosystem | Scoop.it
On the Fourth of July, I boarded a commuter train at a subterranean station a few blocks from Notre Dame and the Sorbonne. I disembarked at town of Orsay, just over a half hour from downtown Paris.
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This analysis sounds all too familiar...

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Worldcrunch Impact, solutions without borders

Delivering top international journalism on one urgent issue each month -- not just the problems, but real solutions.
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Way to go WorldCrunch for raising $16K on KickStarter to make all news global!

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France Wants the Profits From French Innovation

France Wants the Profits From French Innovation | French Startup Ecosystem | Scoop.it
A competitiveness czar hopes to prevent another PC fiasco
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The title is misleading... talks about how Louis Gallois is persuading Hollande to improve France. Very interesting.

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Studio Bagel a trouvé la recette du succès

La chaîne française lancée par la société de production Black Dynamite a dépassé les 500.000 abonnés sur YouTube....
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Safe to say the French economy is 'deteriorating' - This French Life

Safe to say the French economy is 'deteriorating' - This French Life | French Startup Ecosystem | Scoop.it
LOOKING at April's economic measures in France from INSEE, the official statistics body, I think you can say things are...
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CaptainDash Reckons It Has A New Take On Big Data Dashboard Apps | TechCrunch

CaptainDash Reckons It Has A New Take On Big Data Dashboard Apps | TechCrunch | French Startup Ecosystem | Scoop.it
Tableau Software in Seattle recently released a new data visualisation platform with new APIs. But it wasn't in the cloud and we were, er, unimpressed.
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Samsung drops European patent injunctions against Apple

Samsung drops European patent injunctions against Apple | French Startup Ecosystem | Scoop.it
Korean electronics giant Samsung said today that it has dropped injunction requests against Apple products all across Europe, including in the U.K., France, Italy, Germany, and the Netherland...
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Depardieu heads to Belgium to side-step tax changes - This French Life

Depardieu heads to Belgium to side-step tax changes - This French Life | French Startup Ecosystem | Scoop.it
ACTOR Gérard Depardieu has set up home in the small town of Néchin, in Belgium, as he looks to hide...
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Bitcoin, BitTorrent, TOR : un Internet décentralisé pour des usages centralisés ?

Bitcoin, BitTorrent, TOR : un Internet décentralisé pour des usages centralisés ? | French Startup Ecosystem | Scoop.it
De nombreux réseaux décentralisés coexistent sur Internet et contiennent, pour la plupart, des points centraux aisément ciblables pour l'arrêt d'activités jugées illégitimes.
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Go LeMonde - touching on some big issues here!

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Index Funds Ambitious Paris Accelerator

Index Funds Ambitious Paris Accelerator | French Startup Ecosystem | Scoop.it
The London VC firm has invested around €1 million in TheFamily, a Paris accelerator that wants to launch 100 startups a year.
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New app hopes to give Parisians less to complain about | SmartPlanet

New app hopes to give Parisians less to complain about | SmartPlanet | French Startup Ecosystem | Scoop.it
PARIS — Parisians, known for finding fault with most anything, can now actively take part in fixing urban problems.
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Withings and I: Two weeks with the Pulse activity-tracker [Review]

Withings and I: Two weeks with the Pulse activity-tracker [Review] | French Startup Ecosystem | Scoop.it
The Quantified Self movement could be heading in weird and wonderful directions, but for now keep-fit freaks the world over are content with tracking their every step, snooze and sandwich.

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A great review of the WiThings Pulse

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MediaPost Publications Ebuzzing Ups Business Growth 07/30/2013

Ebuzzing Ups Business Growth - 07/30/2013
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EUROPA - PRESS RELEASES - Press Release - Speech - The single market in financial services: we need the UK on board

EUROPA - PRESS RELEASES - Press Release - Speech - The single market in financial services: we need the UK on board | French Startup Ecosystem | Scoop.it
European Commission - Press Release - European Commission Michel BARNIER European Commissioner for the Internal Market and Services Speech - Conference: “Britain, the EU and the Single Market in Financial Services” London, 12 July 2013 Ladies and...
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In which Europe both reminds the UK of its dependence on Europe and pleads for them not to leave.

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RetailMeNot acquires Abcyne to beef up its digital coupon site portfolio in France

RetailMeNot acquires Abcyne to beef up its digital coupon site portfolio in France | French Startup Ecosystem | Scoop.it
RetailMeNot, the US-based digital coupon marketplace operator formerly known as WhaleShark Media, has acquired Abcyne, a French discount code distributor and price comparison website ...
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France minister in Silicon Valley seeking allies

France minister in Silicon Valley seeking allies | French Startup Ecosystem | Scoop.it
SAN FRANCISCO (AFP) - The French minister of innovation and the digital economy was in Silicon Valley Wednesday to assure Internet giants that France sees them as allies, not enemies.
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Pinterest Pins Its Hopes On International Growth, Starts Out With Localizing ‘Pin It Forward’ Campaign To Drive More U.K. Posts | TechCrunch

Pinterest Pins Its Hopes On International Growth, Starts Out With Localizing ‘Pin It Forward’ Campaign To Drive More U.K. Posts | TechCrunch | French Startup Ecosystem | Scoop.it
TechCrunch is a leading technology media property, dedicated to obsessively profiling startups, reviewing new Internet products, and breaking tech news.
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Pinterest says France is the next big frontier, after bringing its service to UK 

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TextMaster debuts LOOP, offers on-the-fly translation and proofreading of your emails

TextMaster debuts LOOP, offers on-the-fly translation and proofreading of your emails | French Startup Ecosystem | Scoop.it
When you're sending business-related emails to clients or partners, no matter what size your organization is, the last thing you want is for messages to be riddled with typos and grammar ...
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Report: CA Technologies To Buy Enterprise App Deployment And Management Company Nolio For Over $40M | TechCrunch

Report: CA Technologies To Buy Enterprise App Deployment And Management Company Nolio For Over $40M | TechCrunch | French Startup Ecosystem | Scoop.it
According to Israeli publications The Marker and Calcalist, IT software giant CA Technologies will purchase Israeli app deployment and management company Nolio. The acquisition price has been reported between $40 and $42 million...
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Another great invesment by Iris Capital!

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UPDATE 1-Actor Depardieu hits back at French PM over tax exile

* Depardieu says will give up passport, social security card* Actor says success now being punished in France* Culture minister outraged by Depardieu decision (Adds comment by culture minister)By
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