Category: LeWeb3

Five Companies From LeWeb3 2007’s Start-up Competition

Over at IT Pro, my look at five of the start-up companies that presented at LeWeb3 2007 back in December is now live. With an eye specifically for technologies geared towards the enterprise market, which five are going to make the grade? Oh alright then… Zyb: Sync your mobile phone PIM info into a social network. Louder Voice: Use micro-formats to add your own reviews to a central index. G.ho.st: A virtual computer that uses your browser as the thin client. Holistis: Online shopping optimised on a per user, per session basis. Alenty: Allows web tracking and hits on dynamic

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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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Opening the LeWeb3 Schwag Bag

Yes it’s time for the ever popular “open up the bag of freebies at a conference, and see what’s in it” podcast – the LeWeb3 Edition! Joining me at the stupidly early Parisian time of 8am are… Joichi Ito (www.neoteny.com) Dennis Howlett (ZDnet) Nir Ofir (Blog.tv) Matthias Luefkens (Word Economic Forum) [audio:http://www.ewanspence.com/podcast/ewanspence_leweb3_bag_20071211.mp3] As usual, the surprises in the bags are all given equal time, including the inserts, marketing materials, and weird objects that could never get through customs or security at the airport. Did someone forget this was an inernational conference and we’re all flying home? Enjoy!

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Paris and LeWeb3 Already A Success

So I’m in Paris, back in the Suite Hotel after the Speakers and Sponsors dinner hosted by Loic Le Meur and the LeWeb family (and if you’e wondering if I’m a speaker or a sponsor of the event, then can you please not tell Loic…) and I’m pretty pleased with myself already. Partly because I can afford something a little bit better than the six bed dorm in the Hostel a la last year, but mainly because I finally managed to catch a picture of the Spitifre Mk Vb outside Edinburgh Airport while speeding past it on the bus. The

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