Category: Le Web / Les Blogs

C’est Magnifique! LeWeb 3 2007 Thoughts

Last year, after LeWeb 3 (2006), I came back from Paris fuming (You might remember). It was pretty evident to all, including my Mum calling me after she realised just how upset I was (and creating a mental note that ‘my parents read my blog…‘). Well, I’m now back from LeWeb 3 2007, the forth edition, and in no way am I disappointed. LeWeb 2007 c’est magnifique! While it was subtitled “evolution/revolution” I think a bigger theme of the conference is that if you trust people, they will actually help you. The biggest impact LeWeb3 2006 has had was not

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A Few Conferences Before Christmas (Nokia World and Le Web)

So next week I’m off again, with a three night trip over to Amsterdam to attend Nokia World, the Finnish companies chance to show off to a conference of delegates and press. I’ll be covering the event, as always, for All About Symbian. Expect a bumper bundle of podcasts and editorial, and I might even turn my hand to some video coverage as well. The week after that is, of course, Le Web 3. You might recall that I had some strong opinions on this event after last year’s programming decisions. After talking to Loic Le Meur (the organiser) in

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Final Le Web Podcast with Marc Canter

And now the final recording from Le Web 3, and my interview with Marc Canter – you can have one guess what he’s talking about… yes it’s the People Aggregator! Anyway, as always you can pop over to The Tech Conference Show, or just listen here. [audio:http://techconf.thepodcastnetwork.com/audio/tpn_techconf_leweb3_06.mp3] Show Notes – Download MP3 – RSS Feed One final thought here. While I didn’t do the following (it wouldn’t have been fair on Marc), I was seriously considering interrupting the show half-way through to drop in a second interview, discussing the lyrics to “A Fairytale of New York,” because I’m pretty sure

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[Le Web 3] David Sifry Interview

Just posted over on TPN’s Tech Conference Show is the following interview with David Sifry, CEO of Technorati. [audio:http://techconf.thepodcastnetwork.com/audio/tpn_techconf_leweb3_04.mp3] Show Notes – RSS Feed – MP3 File As a quick aside, I’ve embedded quite a few notable podcasts and MP3 files in the last couple of posts. Let me know if you are (or aren’t) enjoying them…

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[Le Web 3] Loic Le Meur’s Reply and My Thoughts

First of all, Loic Le Meur has replied on his blogs to the blogstorm of comments around Le Web 3. You should head over and read that first. I am glad Loic has said sorry, and he’s looking to move forward. That’s good. Personally the main issue I have is that Le Web 3 turned into the Daily French Politics. Le Meur knows how politics works, and should have been able to recognise that this was going to be the news cycle of the day, that Candidates A and B spoke to ‘those internet people who represent 60 million people’

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[Le Web 3] Tech Conf Podcast with Sam Sethi (Formerly Tech Crunch UK)

Le Web 3 held the promise promise of bringing together entrepeneurs, coders, internet geeks, I wanted to find the man behind the UK/Europe echo chamber of Tech Crunch UK, Sam Sethi. Why start the company? What challenges are there for VC funders, how do start ups work in the 2.0 world, and what can they use as their cash out? This conversation was recorded and edited on Monday evening, before subsequent events placed Tech Crunch UK on hold, with Sam Sethi and Michael Arrington parting company. No subsequent edits have been made, although it is a rather bittersweet listen now…

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