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Chocolate and Creative Diasporas | Winch 5

Chocolate and Creative Diasporas | Winch 5 | World of Social Media | Scoop.it

In today’s world of innovation, creative diasporas are everywhere. I saw one of the best examples of how the entrepreneurial spirit drives them in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. Vincent Mourou and Samuel Maruta, two French entrepreneurs based in the Vietnamese city for several years, don’t make mobile phones or disruptive apps. They make chocolate. These chocolatiers have succeeded with gusto, in the sense of the word’s use in music: what is pleasing to hear … and to taste.

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Taxibeat: A Greek Startup Makes Finding a Cab Easier and More Reliable | Winch 5

Taxibeat: A Greek Startup Makes Finding a Cab Easier and More Reliable | Winch 5 | World of Social Media | Scoop.it
There were a lot of good startups at LeWeb . Startups hailing from northern Europe, Canada and the United States … but the most impressive startup was fr
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There were a lot of good startups at LeWeb . Startups hailing from northern Europe, Canada and the United States … but the most impressive startup was from Greece. Taxibeat, developed in Athens, helps users find taxis in cities major cities, from Paris, São Paulo and Rio to Bucharest and Oslo – with more and more cities being added.

 
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Comment les innovateurs trouvent de l’argent

Comment les innovateurs trouvent de l’argent | World of Social Media | Scoop.it
Comment les innovateurs trouvent de l’argent
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Entrepreneurs, ingénieurs et designers sont indispensables à toute idée qui aspire à devenir innovation. Il en va de même des financiers, ou en tous cas des gens qui sont prêts à mettre de l'argent dans des projets encore un peu fou. Sans eux, la plupart des startups ont du mal à décoller, en tous cas à s'imposer. La bonne nouvelle c'est que les innovateurs du monde entier commencent à trouver des investisseurs.

 
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Diásporas creativas/2- El rol de los “extranjeros” en la innovación | La vuelta al mundo TIC de Francis Pisani

Diásporas creativas/2- El rol de los “extranjeros” en la innovación | La vuelta al mundo TIC de Francis Pisani | World of Social Media | Scoop.it
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En cada escala de mi viaje alrededor del mundo de la innovación me encontré con gente venida de otras partes con el afán de resolver los problemas del lugar y/o de asir las oportunidades que ofrece.

 
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LeWeb et la diversité… de l’Atlantique nord

LeWeb et la diversité… de l’Atlantique nord | World of Social Media | Scoop.it

La plus grande vertu de la conférence LeWeb (dont la 9ème édition vient de se tenir tout près de Paris du 4 au 6 décembre) tient au grand nombre de pays dont viennent les participants. "Près de 70" (pour 3500 personnes) selon ce que ma dit Géraldine Le Meur co-organisatrice avec son époux Loïc (deux entrepreneurs français installés en Californie).

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Empresariado social en China/2: cerca de nosotros | La vuelta al mundo TIC de Francis Pisani

Empresariado social en China/2: cerca de nosotros | La vuelta al mundo TIC de Francis Pisani | World of Social Media | Scoop.it

El empresariado social permite a los chinos atacar los problemas sociales sin inmiscuirse en política. Quizás podríamos aprenderles algo.

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Chocolat et diasporas créatives

Chocolat et diasporas créatives | World of Social Media | Scoop.it

C'est à Saïgon-Ho Chi Minh Ville que j'ai rencontré un des plus beaux exemples de l'esprit d'entreprise qui anime les diasporas créatives omniprésentes dans le monde de l'innovation (voir plus bas). Vincent Mourou et Samuel Maruta, deux français installés depuis plusieurs années, ne fabriquent pas de téléphones mobiles ni ne produisent de logiciels hyper efficaces. Ils prospèrent sous l'enseigne "Faiseurs de chocolat" avec un "gusto" comme on dit en musique, qui fait plaisir à entendre (et à goûter).

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Social Entrepreneurship In China, Part One: Isaac Mao, Advocating Sharing | Winch 5

Social Entrepreneurship In China, Part One: Isaac Mao, Advocating Sharing | Winch 5 | World of Social Media | Scoop.it
One of the biggest surprises I've had recently was seeing the importance of social entrepreneurship in China.
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Les tribulations de Francis - Entreprenariat social en Chine : Isaac Mao prône le partage | SFR

Une de mes plus grosses surprises récentes a été la découverte de l'importance de l'entreprenariat social en Chine. Dans ce pays dont on dit souvent – non sans raison – qu'il offre le pire des deux mondes (capitaliste et communiste), j'ai rencontré des gens qui s'attaquent à changer les deux… sans attendre. Ils ne sont pas encore légion mais prétendent constituer une tendance forte qui gagne du terrain dans la jeune génération.

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The Impact of China's Population on the Future of IT | Winch 5

The Impact of China's Population on the Future of IT | Winch 5 | World of Social Media | Scoop.it

The 1,300,000,000 population of the Chinese nation is seen by foreigners as an enormous potential market. Since the labor there is cheaper than developed nations, companies line up to manufacture and sell there. But this is changing, and the implications for information technologies are complex and, perhaps, surprising.

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China has Innovated throughout its History | Winch 5

China has Innovated throughout its History | Winch 5 | World of Social Media | Scoop.it

Even though we love smartphones, we do have a big problem with them: entering text causes more pain than pleasure. Touchscreens are awesome, but navigating their virtual keyboards is an ordeal. In 2008, four graduates of Shanghai’s best universities, who worked for multinational companies like Microsoft and Intel, attempted to address this.

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Innovation according to Marlon Parker, Cape Town | Winch 5

Innovation according to Marlon Parker, Cape Town | Winch 5 | World of Social Media | Scoop.it
I met Marlon Parker, founder of Rlabs, in June during my visit to Cape Town. I asked how he defines innovation.
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Innovation according to Samer Karam, Lebanon | Winch 5

Innovation according to Samer Karam, Lebanon | Winch 5 | World of Social Media | Scoop.it

I met seeqnce founder Samer Karam this February in Beirut, and asked how he defines innovation.

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LeWeb shows part of the Innovation World's Diversity, but needs more Southern Exposure | Winch 5

LeWeb shows part of the Innovation World's Diversity, but needs more Southern Exposure | Winch 5 | World of Social Media | Scoop.it
The best thing about LeWeb (December 3-6, Paris) is the the huge amount of countries represented. The 3,500 attendees came from “almost 70 countries,”
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The best thing about LeWeb (December 3-6, Paris) is the the huge amount of countries represented. The 3,500 attendees came from “almost 70 countries,” says event co-founder Géraldine Le Meur, who founded the conference – now in its ninth year along with her husband, Loïc. The couple, originally from France, are based in California.

 
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Una nueva generación de medios sociales podría inquietar a Facebook | La vuelta al mundo TIC de Francis Pisani

Una nueva generación de medios sociales podría inquietar a Facebook | La vuelta al mundo TIC de Francis Pisani | World of Social Media | Scoop.it
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Une nouvelle génération de médias sociaux pourrait inquiéter Facebook

Une nouvelle génération de médias sociaux pourrait inquiéter Facebook | World of Social Media | Scoop.it
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Chocolate and Creative Diasporas | Winch 5

Chocolate and Creative Diasporas | Winch 5 | World of Social Media | Scoop.it

In today’s world of innovation, creative diasporas are everywhere. I saw one of the best examples of how the entrepreneurial spirit drives them in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. Vincent Mourou and Samuel Maruta, two French entrepreneurs based in the Vietnamese city for several years, don’t make mobile phones or disruptive apps. They make chocolate. These chocolatiers have succeeded with gusto, in the sense of the word’s use in music: what is pleasing to hear … and to taste.

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China's Social Entrepreneurship, Part Two: Relevant to Us | Winch 5

China's Social Entrepreneurship, Part Two: Relevant to Us | Winch 5 | World of Social Media | Scoop.it

Social entrepreneurship helps Chinese citizens fight social problems without resorting to politics. Perhaps we can learn something from them.

In my last post, I profiled Isaac Mao, who is building a platform to bring his IT and business skills to the service of social activists.

We-Impact approaches things from a different angle. The Shanghai-based company offers organizations a framework for reflection and action, teaching them that it is possible to generate revenue through sustainable development.

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Social Entrepreneurship In China, Part One: Isaac Mao, Advocating Sharing | Winch 5

Social Entrepreneurship In China, Part One: Isaac Mao, Advocating Sharing | Winch 5 | World of Social Media | Scoop.it

One of the biggest surprises I’ve had recently was seeing the importance of social entrepreneurship in China. In a country that is often described as combining the worst of the capitalist and communist worlds, I found people who are trying to change both, and now. Currently there are few in number, but they are part of a trend that’s gaining traction with the younger generations.

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Entreprenariat social en Chine/2 : Proche de nous

Entreprenariat social en Chine/2 : Proche de nous | World of Social Media | Scoop.it
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Enswers: Korea's "Google for Video" | Winch 5

Enswers: Korea's "Google for Video" | Winch 5 | World of Social Media | Scoop.it
With Imideo – immediate video – you only need a single still image to find what video it comes from, and then find and play that video.
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Entrepreneurship is also a Political Act | Winch 5

Entrepreneurship is also a Political Act | Winch 5 | World of Social Media | Scoop.it

Marlon Parker, 34, is a South African who is making a mark as an entrepreneur. Holding a degree in Computer Science from Cape Peninsula University of Technology, he lives in an underprivileged neighborhood rife with youth drug use and gang culture.

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Enswers : le Google de la vidéo qui vient de Corée

Enswers : le Google de la vidéo qui vient de Corée | World of Social Media | Scoop.it

Il suffit à Imideo d'une seule image fixe pour savoir de quelle vidéo elle vient, aller la chercher sur le net et la jouer. Comme Shazam pour l'audio, comme Google pour le texte. Mais pour les images qui bougent, c'est autrement plus compliqué, sauf pour Enswers, une startup coréenne dont vous ne tarderez pas à entendre parler, pas tous avec le même plaisir.

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El impacto del número de chinos sobre el futuro de las TIC | La vuelta al mundo TIC de Francis Pisani

El impacto del número de chinos sobre el futuro de las TIC | La vuelta al mundo TIC de Francis Pisani | World of Social Media | Scoop.it

Los mil trescientos millones de chinos, cuando no se utiliza tal cifra para provocar miedo, son en principio percibidos por los extranjeros como un enorme mercado a conquistar. Y dado que su mano de obra costaba más barata que en los países desarrollados, se precipitaron a vender y fabricar aquí. Tal dimensión importa, por supuesto, pero está cambiando y las implicaciones de cara a las TIC resultan más complejas y hasta podrían reservarnos algunas sorpresas…

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L’impact du nombre de Chinois sur l’avenir des TIC

L’impact du nombre de Chinois sur l’avenir des TIC | World of Social Media | Scoop.it

Le milliard trois cents millions de Chinois, quand ils n'inspirent pas une peur trop facile à provoquer, sont d'abord perçus par les étrangers comme un énorme marché à saisir. Et comme la main d'œuvre y était moins chère que dans les pays développés, ils se sont précipités pour y vendre et fabriquer. Ça compte, bien sûr, mais ça change et les implications pour les technologies de l'information sont plus complexes et pourraient même nous réserver quelques surprises…

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