On the lighter side: geek stuff, creative industries and innovation
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Benoit's topic on his research at Ambroise Conseil. Benoit is writing a thesis on the financing of the creative industries, and the young innovative companies. Looking at how the interactions with private and public funding migth influence the management in the companies.
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"A Multiplayer Game Environment Is Actually a Dream Come True for an Economist" - Reason.com

"A Multiplayer Game Environment Is Actually a Dream Come True for an Economist" - Reason.com | On the lighter side: geek stuff, creative industries and innovation | Scoop.it

Je The in-house economist for the company behind Half-Life and Portal explains what video games can teach us.

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Putting this back up!! I forgot this wonderful article which has today a new meaning. 

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Why the creative industries are embracing the freelance economy

Why the creative industries are embracing the freelance economy | On the lighter side: geek stuff, creative industries and innovation | Scoop.it
The freelance economy is here to stay. Brand Republic talks to freelancers and digital creative teams about what they get out of this new way of working.
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Cambridge University hiring for best job ever: Professor of Lego | News | Geek.com

Cambridge University hiring for best job ever: Professor of Lego | News | Geek.com | On the lighter side: geek stuff, creative industries and innovation | Scoop.it
Polish up your resumes and start photographing your MOCs, education majors. One of the most storied universities in the world, Cambridge, is searching for a professor of Lego to join its faculty. Lego [...]
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Keeping it simple: The next technology revolution | ExtremeTech

Keeping it simple: The next technology revolution | ExtremeTech | On the lighter side: geek stuff, creative industries and innovation | Scoop.it
How can you innovate simple technological solutions for the most profound and lasting effects? Turns out, it's doable. Here are some recent examples.
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Retiring Cisco CEO delivers dire prediction: 40% of companies will be dead in 10 years

Retiring Cisco CEO delivers dire prediction: 40% of companies will be dead in 10 years | On the lighter side: geek stuff, creative industries and innovation | Scoop.it
His final visionary speech was filled with fire-and-brimstone predictions.
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Numa, fidèle soutien des start-up parisiennes, change de dimension

Numa, fidèle soutien des start-up parisiennes, change de dimension | On the lighter side: geek stuff, creative industries and innovation | Scoop.it
L'accélérateur de start-up abandonne son statut d'association, se transforme en entreprise et annonce son déploiement à l'international.
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"Full stack", le nouveau business model de start-up qui a la faveur des fonds d’investissements

"Full stack", le nouveau business model de start-up qui a la faveur des fonds d’investissements | On the lighter side: geek stuff, creative industries and innovation | Scoop.it
"Full stack" est une expression en grande partie trompeuse. Elle est née de l’architecture moderne des logiciels dont les modules s’engrènent les uns aux autres.
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Quand le ministère de l'Agriculture vante les bienfaits de "Farming Simulator"

Quand le ministère de l'Agriculture vante les bienfaits de "Farming Simulator" | On the lighter side: geek stuff, creative industries and innovation | Scoop.it
Le tweet est dans le pré. "Farming Simulator", exigeante simulation agricole, compte un fan de plus : le ministère de l'Agriculture.
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Qu'en pense la FNSEA? 

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The Dumbest Idea In The World: Maximizing Shareholder Value

The Dumbest Idea In The World: Maximizing Shareholder Value | On the lighter side: geek stuff, creative industries and innovation | Scoop.it
There is only one valid definition of a business purpose: to create a customer. Peter Drucker, The Practice of Management “Imagine an NFL coach,” writes Roger Martin, Dean of the Rotman School of Management at the University of Toronto, in his important new book, Fixing the Game, “holding a press conference on [...]
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Andreessen Horowitz invests $20M in startup Improbable to build massive simulated game worlds | GamesBeat | Games | by Dean Takahashi

Andreessen Horowitz invests $20M in startup Improbable to build massive simulated game worlds | GamesBeat | Games | by Dean Takahashi | On the lighter side: geek stuff, creative industries and innovation | Scoop.it
Improbable says it can enable small indie game companies to create massive game worlds.
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Trillion-Dollar Alternative Lending Industry Is A VC Gold Mine | TechCrunch

Trillion-Dollar Alternative Lending Industry Is A VC Gold Mine  |  TechCrunch | On the lighter side: geek stuff, creative industries and innovation | Scoop.it
In a recovering economy where big banks are restricted by complex regulations, startups and venture investors are gearing up for the next gold rush in the..
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Lannion L'agglo achète la moitié du site Alcatel

Lannion L'agglo achète la moitié du site Alcatel | On the lighter side: geek stuff, creative industries and innovation | Scoop.it
La moitié du site d'Alcatel-Lucent devient propriété de l'agglomération.
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All cannabis startup parties should be like this cannabis startup party

Flow Kana is a new San Francisco-based, on-demand cannabis delivery service that sources marijuana from small farmers in California. The Bay Area is already blessed with a growing number of apps...
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The WTF Economy

The WTF Economy - The WTF Economy - Medium
WTF?! In San Francisco, Uber has 3x the revenue of the entire prior taxi and limousine industry.
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Here is Marc Andreessen's 'grand unifying theory' for what's going on in markets right now

Here is Marc Andreessen's 'grand unifying theory' for what's going on in markets right now | On the lighter side: geek stuff, creative industries and innovation | Scoop.it
Investors are making public companies think short-term while allowing private companies to think long-term.
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Supercell's CEO reveals the culture he built to produce a £2.5 billion company in 2 years (Wired UK)

Supercell's CEO reveals the culture he built to produce a £2.5 billion company in 2 years (Wired UK) | On the lighter side: geek stuff, creative industries and innovation | Scoop.it
"The best people make the best games," says Ilkka Paananen, founder of Finnish gaming startup Supercell. "It sounds simple and perhaps naive, but if you truly believe it then the only thing that matters is getting those people and creating the best possible environment so they stay"
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Why Startups Love Moleskines - The New Yorker

Why Startups Love Moleskines - The New Yorker | On the lighter side: geek stuff, creative industries and innovation | Scoop.it
The notion that non-digital goods have become more valuable seems to defy the disruption-worshipping narrative coming out of Silicon Valley.
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Electronic Arts mobile head suddenly leaves the company - CNET

Electronic Arts mobile head suddenly leaves the company - CNET | On the lighter side: geek stuff, creative industries and innovation | Scoop.it
The game making giant said Frank Gibeau has "chosen to transition on from Electronic Arts," after having most recently led its mobile efforts. Gibeau held some of the most influential positions in the company.
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The Expert (Short Comedy Sketch) - YouTube

Funny business meeting illustrating how hard it is for an engineer to fit into the corporate world! Starring: Orion Lee, James Marlowe, Abdiel LeRoy, Ewa Woj...
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Des comptes aux Contes, Nicole D'Almeira

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BERNARD NOELLYNE's curator insight, May 6, 2015 12:55 PM

article académique très intéressant. 

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40 YEARS OF GAMING | Dan Bull - YouTube

What's up! I'm Strippin or Sam, and welcome to my channel. Here you'll find fast paced let's plays, hilarious highlights and much more. Like what you see? St...
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Bica Studios secures VC funding in a major boost to Portugal's growing game industry | GamesBeat | Games | by Dan Crawley

Bica Studios secures VC funding in a major boost to Portugal's growing game industry | GamesBeat | Games | by Dan Crawley | On the lighter side: geek stuff, creative industries and innovation | Scoop.it
Portugal Ventures is helping fund Bica Studios’ growth in mobile gaming and beyond.
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Agenda - Dionys'hum - Salon de la valorisation de la recherche en SHS

Agenda - Dionys'hum - Salon de la valorisation de la recherche en SHS | On the lighter side: geek stuff, creative industries and innovation | Scoop.it
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PME innovantes : une incitation fiscale pour le capital risque d'entreprise

PME innovantes : une incitation fiscale pour le capital risque d'entreprise | On the lighter side: geek stuff, creative industries and innovation | Scoop.it
Le chef de l'Etat avait annoncé un nouveau dispositif de soutien au financement des PME innovantes le 27 septembre dernier, lors de la remise du...
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Taux de TVA réduit pour les livres numériques : l'UE épingle la France

Taux de TVA réduit pour les livres numériques : l'UE épingle la France | On the lighter side: geek stuff, creative industries and innovation | Scoop.it
La France ne pourra pas continuer d'appliquer un taux de TVA réduit sur les livres numériques et devra donc appliquer le taux de TVA normal de 20%, a tranché jeudi la Cour de justice de l'UE.
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