Google has acquired the French start-up FlexyCore

The start-up develops software solutions for mobile phones. The acquisition would have amounted to 16.9 million euros. New French acquisition for the American giant Google, which has just finalized the purchase of the Rennes-based start-up FlexyCore. According to information from L’Expansion, the acquisition cost Google 16.9 million euros. The acquisition process began in September 2012 … Read more

The social network for travellers Minube (Monnuage.fr) raises 1 million euros

Kibo Ventures, Bonsai and Sputnik are investing in the start-up, whose French version has been named Monnuage.fr. The social network for travellers, Minube, has just announced a €1 million round of funding from two new shareholders, Kibo Ventures and Bonsai Venture Capital, as well as from a long-standing shareholder, Sputnik. Founded six years ago, the … Read more

Blackberry acquires French start-up Scroon

The social marketing company helps brands such as Louis Vuitton, Orange, Nespresso and Desigual to manage social conversations. BlackBerry has just announced that it has bought French start-up Scroon to accelerate the transformation of BBM, its instant messaging platform that has 80 million active users per month, into a 100% mobile social network. The acquisition … Read more

Choosing a .Net services layer (by Joël Descombes, SQLI) A .Net layer to expose services

With the latest version of the .Net Framework 4.0,the developer can choose between several technologies for the implementation of a service layer. Joël Descombes is a software architect, specialist in Microsoft technologies at SQLI. SQLI Some are more or less recent, others are completely obsolete. Others, although old, are still relevant. Thus we find, in … Read more

The e-tailer 1001Pharmacies.com raises 2 million euros

The healthcare marketplace launched in 2012 aims to exceed 15 million online sales in 2015. 1001pharmacies. com has just completed a second round of financing of two million euros from business angels – including Olivier Mathiot (PriceMinister Rakuten), Marc Adamowicz (Happyview.fr), the Angelor network…- Bpifrance and the Languedoc-Roussillon region. We are currently recording growth of … Read more

Seedsummit wants to protect entrepreneurs by imposing its term-sheet model

The Seedsummint platform launched by Seedcamp will offer European entrepreneurs and investors new standards of legal documentation. Unfamiliar with legal documentation when raising their first funds, European entrepreneurs will now be able to have access to serious documentation created by and for the players in the ecosystem thanks to the initiative of the platform dedicated … Read more

Microsoft 365 (ex-Office-365): from free to paid

“Microsoft 365 (formerly Office-365): from free to paid” [Office 365 MICROSOFT 365 FREE] Alongside a free Office offering, Microsoft 365 Personal and Family target the general public, and Microsoft 365 Business and Enterprise target businesses, from SMEs to large groups. A subscription-based version of the Office suite, Office 365 was launched in 2010. Now called … Read more

edtech start-ups settle in France

E-learning and e-education are on a roll. After the United States, start-ups in the sector are beginning to emerge in France and to raise funds. Here’s an overview. While the major education and technology event (Educatice/Educatec in Paris, Porte de Versailles) is currently taking place, the world ofe-learning and e-education in France seems to be … Read more