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Mt. Gox’s trustee has finished examining claims for missing bitcoins

bitcoin-mountain-rise A couple of years after bitcoin exchange Mt. Gox imploded, some former Mt. Gox users might finally get their bitcoins back. Tokyo’s court-appointed trustee in the Mt. Gox investigation has finally finished examining all the claims for missing bitcoins. Kraken is also partnering with the trustee on this investigation. Read More
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Google office in Paris is being raided for tax noncompliance, reports say

DUBLIN, IRELAND - APRIL 19:  (FRANCE OUT) A general view the Google European headquarters, on April 19, 2016 in Dublin, Ireland.  (Photo by Vincent Isore/IP3/Getty Images) This story has been going on for years, but it looks like France’s equivalent of the IRS (Direction générale des finances) wants more proof. According to Le Monde and Le Parisien, Google’s office in Paris is being raided right now. According to the DGF, Google should be paying more taxes in France as the company has been doing more than just tax-optimization strategies. Google may… Read More
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10 raisons d’aimer Miami

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Mon amour pour Miami n’était en rien prémédité. Arrivée à New York en 2009, du haut de mes 25 ans, je ne jurais que par cette ville. New York coulais dans mes veines. Je vivais à Fort Greene, un quartier métissé de Brooklyn, mon bureau était dans le bouillant et très gourmand Soho. L’énergie qui se dégageait de la grosse pomme était telle qu’en plus de mes reportages télé, je vous racontais des histoires, ici même, sur ce blog. Ça a duré un peu plus de 3 ans et c’était cool non ? Pourtant, dès que j’avais quelques jours de libre, … Lire la suite

Get ready for the Xiaomi drone

Screen Shot 2016-05-23 at 6.59.41 PM On Wednesday, Xiaomi is going to unveil a new product. While details are still thin, it looks like the electronics company is about to announce a drone. Xiaomi is a well-known phone manufacturer. But the company now also manufactures all sorts of devices, from Android TV set-top boxes to smart rice cookers. And then, there’s Read More
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Shift Technology grabs $10 million to prevent fraudulent insurance claims

car crash French startup Shift Technology just raised a $ 10 million Series A round from Accel, with existing investors Elaia Partners and Iris Capital also participating. Shift Technology uses big data and machine learning to detect patterns of fraudulent insurance claims. This way, insurance companies can save money. Read More
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Zenly proves that location sharing isn’t dead

Zenly - 1 Now that you are giving up on check-ins and sharing your location with your friends, a French startup is coming up with better technology and new use cases to make location cool again. Zenly has been quietly working on location for years, and teenagers are now getting addicted to this app. SoLoMo is back. Zenly couldn’t be more straightforward. When you open the app, you see a giant map… Read More
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Watch Google’s I/O keynote live right here

google-io16-splash And we’re back for yet another developer conference extravaganza. Google is kicking off its annual I/O developer conference today. The conference starts at 10 a.m. Pacific Time (1 p.m. on the East Cost, 6 p.m. in London, 7 p.m. Central European Time) and you can watch the live stream right here on this page. We have a team on the ground ready to cover the event. We’ll have a live… Read More
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Coding school 42 plans to educate 10,000 students in Silicon Valley for free

Screen Shot 2016-05-17 at 4.53.11 PM Xavier Niel’s new project is an ambitious coding university in Silicon Valley called 42. But the trick is that it’s nothing like other universities out there. 42 is free, doesn’t care about your SAT and wants to educate 10,000 students in 5 years. This isn’t Niel’s first try at building a coding school. 42 has been doing well in France. The French businessman… Read More
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Blockchain open sources Thunder network, paving the way for instant bitcoin transactions

bitcoin-perfecthue Blockchain, the company behind the world’s most popular bitcoin wallet, has been quietly working on an interesting project called Thunder. The Thunder network is an alternative network of nodes that lets you make off-chain bitcoin payments in seconds and settle back to the bitcoin blockchain every now and then. And it makes me excited about bitcoin all over again. Read More
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Bolt Threads raises $50 million to brew spider silk, inks deal with Patagonia

Dan Widmaier (Bolt Threads) If the idea of wearing spider silk intrigues, the idea of managing a farm full of spiders isn’t all that appealing. A startup called Bolt Threads has developed a means of brewing spider silk and other insect fibers, and spinning then into yarn, making them accessible to makers of apparel, upholstery and more. Read More
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Sunrise will sunset on August 31st ????

Sunrise We all saw it coming, but it’s still hard to swallow. Well-designed calendar app and service Sunrise will be removed from the stores in the next few days. The servers will be shutting down on August 31st. Read More
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And the winner of TechCrunch Disrupt NY 2016 is… Beam

tcdisrupt_NY16-5816 The competition has been incredibly fierce, but we now have a winner. At the very beginning, there were 22 startups. We hand-picked all these great companies from the wild world of startup land so that they could compete in our highly competitive startup competition — the Startup Battlefield. They all presented in front of multiple groups of tech leaders serving as judges. The startups… Read More
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With Lumenus smart cycling apparel, you can leave your boring cycling jacket at home

Hem Turn Signal As self-driving cars are not quite ready yet, bike accidents are still a thing, unfortunately. Sometimes, stupid monkey brains can’t see someone riding a bike. Lumenus wants to fix that with smart clothes and accessories for runners, cyclists and motorcyclists. The company is taking part in our Startup Battlefield competition at TechCrunch Disrupt NY. Read More
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AlexaSite wins the Disrupt NY 2016 Hackathon Grand Prize

tcdisrupt_NY16-8734 It’s been a long night at the Brooklyn Cruise Terminal. But this time, you couldn’t see anyone waiting for a boat. Instead, the Cruise Terminal hosted a very special competition — the Disrupt NY Hackathon. Around 650 engineers and designers got together to come up with something cool, something neat, something awesome. The only condition is that they only had 24 hours to work… Read More
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The TechCrunch Meetup + Pitch-Off is coming to Stockholm just in time for the summer

meetups Hello startup friends! The TechCrunch team had a great idea — the summer is right around the corner, so we’re going to celebrate Nordic startups with a Meetup + Pitch-Off in Stockholm for the first time ever on June 7. “What a great idea, how do I get involved?” you’re probably thinking right now. So here’s what’s up. As the name suggest, the… Read More
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Craig Wright backs out and won’t prove that he is bitcoin creator Satoshi Nakamoto

bitcointug Satoshi Nakamoto, 2016 edition, might not be Craig Wright after all. Just a couple of days after claiming that he was the creator of bitcoin, the Australian entrepreneur updated his website with a note that says that he won’t share the proof that he’s Satoshi Nakamoto. Read More
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Drivy grabs $35 million for its car rental marketplace

2016 Chevrolet Volt French startup Drivy has raised another $ 35 million (€31 million) from Cathay Innovation, Nokia Growth Partners and existing investors Bpifrance, Via-ID and Index Ventures. If you don’t already know Drivy, the company wants to rethink the way car rental works today. Read More
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Philips launches new Hue app with much improved design

Philips-Hue-app-lights-overview Let’s be honest, the Philips Hue app has a horrible design. But this is just a bad memory now as the company has released a new major version of its iOS and Android app. The app is now more polished and comes with a bunch of extra features. Let’s start with the design. I’ve been using Huemote on my iPhone to control my lights. It’s clean, straightforward and comes with Read More
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With Sqreen, web developers can seamlessly find and avoid security threats

Sqreen-Dashboard-2 French startup Sqreen wants you to rethink how you deal with security for your web-based apps. With little effort, Sqreen can inspect, track and fix security holes, acting like a shield. You won’t have to change your workflow as Sqreen plugs to your existing app. Read More
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Buy this iconic web company on Craigslist for just $8 billion!

3105372669_519545c1e5_o Look what I found on Craigslist. This is the best deal ever. If you browse the “antiques” category, you’ll find an offer you can’t refuse. For a mere $ 8 billion, you could buy Yahoo! Read More
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Amazon shares pop 10.6 percent following surprisingly good earnings

amazon Amazon shares opened at $ 665.55 this morning, up 10.6 percent compared to yesterday’s closing price of $ 602. In other words, Amazon’s market capitalization just grew by nearly $ 30 billion. Yesterday, Amazon announced some blockbuster earnings. This was the company’s most impressive quarter. In particular, Amazon Web Services is growing like crazy and could generate well over… Read More
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TiVo is getting acquired by Rovi for $1.1 billion

TiVo You might not know Rovi, but the company is apparently quite big as it is acquiring TiVo for $ 1.1 billion in a cash-and-stock deal. Rovi holds a bunch of patents related to the entertainment industry and does a lot of software licensing to set-top box makers. It also manages metadata for TV content and sell them to cable companies, etc. TiVo has been a pioneer in the DVR space. Many people gave… Read More
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Apple investors officially shave over $40 billion off Apple’s market cap

shutterstock_152974484-apple-aapl It was bound to happen, but now it’s official. Apple shares opened at $ 96, down 8 percent compared to yesterday’s closing price of $ 104.35. But because this downswing is about Apple, 8 percent represents a lot of money. In just one night, Apple investors shaved around $ 43 billion off the company’s market capitalization. Read More
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Apple has a couple of new iPhone ads

Screen Shot 2016-04-26 at 4.30.25 PM Apple released a couple of new iPhone ads on its YouTube channel. While the second one called ‘Fingerprint’ is in the same vein as previous ads, the first one called ‘Onions’ is a quirky ad and stands out from many Apple ads. Read More
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Amazon now lets you separately subscribe to Prime Video for $8.99 per month

amazonlead Amazon has been ramping up its video streaming efforts by investing heavily into original content. A couple of years ago, Prime Video looked like an afterthought for Prime’s delivery subscription. Now, it’s a full-fledged service with a separate subscription. Starting today, non-Prime member can subscribe to Amazon Prime Video for $ 8.99 per month. You can cancel any time, you… Read More
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Amazon has built a subscription launchpad with Amazon Prime

flight-sky-earth-space It looks like incremental news, but the fact that Amazon now lets you subscribe to Amazon Prime Video separately from the rest of Amazon Prime signals a bigger shift. Amazon wants to turn the company into a subscription business, one subscription at a time. Read More
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Here are some great improvements that should be in iOS 10

Screen Shot 2016-04-21 at 5.34.49 PM Let’s be honest, most concept videos suck. They show you an imaginary device that looks nothing like the final product and defy the laws of physics. But some software concept videos tick all the right boxes, like this one from MacStories. Federico Viticci and Sam Beckett teamed up to create the following iOS 10 concept video. It’s a beautified wish list for the upcoming release of iOS. Read More
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How Le Wagon is quietly becoming a major coding bootcamp in Europe

tchret Slowly but surely, French startup Le Wagon is becoming a leading coding bootcamp in Europe. Not only the company is executing quickly and expanding to a bunch of new cities, but Le Wagon is also refining its approach to coding bootcamps by using technology as much as possible. Le Wagon started in Paris more than two years ago. Only 15 students took part in the first class. I covered the… Read More
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Tech fatigue

tEREUy1vSfuSu8LzTop3_IMG_2538 This isn’t a rant post. But if you have worked in tech for long enough, you know this feeling — tech fatigue. At some point, everything new feels old, everything different feels dumb. If you get stuck in this circle of endless cynicism, you need to ask yourself the important questions. Read More
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Apple’s WWDC will be held June 13-17

wwdc-2013-moscone-2 Apple has yet to update its website, but we now know the dates of the next Worldwide Developers Conference. When you ask Siri “when is WWDC,” Siri already has an answer for you. Apple will hold its annual developer conference from June 13 to June 17. This is in line with Apple’s previous conferences. The company will very likely present a bunch of new stuff during its… Read More
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The next version of OS X could be called ‘MacOS’

big-mac-stack-side It’s a small branding change, but it would make a lot of sense. Many different signs point to Apple abandoning the name “OS X” in favor of “MacOS”, or maybe “macOS” without a capital letter. Apple SVP of Worldwide Marketing Phil Schiller first hinted at this change last year at WWDC in an interview with John Gruber. Then a configuration file <a… Read More
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Molotov is defining the future of TV

Molotov-Feature For the smartphone generation, the idea that you have to sit down in front of the TV at a very specific time to watch something is archaic and inconceivable. And yet, I’ve been using Molotov for three months, and I can confidently say that the young French startup represents the future of TV. Read More
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David Plouffe to talk at Disrupt NY about his move from the White House to Uber strategic adviser

6264343875_b198f8e9a9_o What do Barack Obama and Uber have in common? The answer is David Plouffe. In 2008, Plouffe was Barack Obama’s campaign manager. He then became a White House adviser. As Washington and Silicon Valley are getting closer, Plouffe joined Uber in 2014 as Senior Vice President of Policy and Strategy, later settling into Uber’s Chief Advisor and a Member of the Board of Directors. And… Read More
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Facebook releases Bot Engine to create much smarter bots

DSC05719 Messenger is all about bots now. As expected, Facebook unveiled the Send and Receive API at its F8 conference. It lets you create bots for Messenger to search for things and interact with businesses. But what if you want to use machine learning and create more complex scenarios? Meet the Bot Engine, Facebook’s more powerful bot framework. Read More
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Apple will sell Apple Watch Hermès bands separately

Watch_Sims_12-SCREEN If you’re like me, you bought an Apple Watch before Apple announced the Hermès special edition in September, but you’ve fallen in love with the Apple Watch Hermès since then — yes, the Hermès Watch looks awesome. And yet, it’s hard to justify buying a new Apple Watch if you already have one. Apple will now let you buy Hermès bands separately. The company is also… Read More
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Apple is going all-in on celebrities to sell new Apple TV

fathertime_still_frame.1001.00954718 After Cookie Monster, Taylor Swift, Alison Brie and Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, Apple is releasing a new ad featuring a couple of celebrities. This time, basketball player Kobe Bryant and actor Michael B. Jordan are sitting on a couch watching a Bryant biopic. Read More
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Justice Department keeps pushing Apple to unlock iPhone in New York drug case

ipad-mini-3-touch-id The fight between the government and Apple is not over. While the most controversial case is now over, the Department of Justice keeps pushing Apple on another case. The government still wants Apple to unl Read More
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WordPress.com turns on HTTPS encryption for all websites

Lock WordPress.com is adding HTTPS support for all its blogs. If you have a custom domain or have a blog under the wordpress.com domain name (like bestcrabrestaurantsinportland.wordpress.com), you’re good to go. While many social services like Facebook and Twitter have supported HTTPS for a while now, WordPress.com was still lagging behind for custom domain names. Since 2014, WordPress.co Read More
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FBI says method used to unlock iPhone doesn’t work with iPhone 5s or newer

iPhone5c-back-low-angle Slowly but surely, the FBI is releasing information about the method it used to unlock Farook’s iPhone 5c involved in the San Bernardino shooting. Now that the Justice Department has dropped the case, the FBI doesn’t have to disclose the mysterious method it used. Read More
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Le premier magasin laboratoire de Lululemon

La marque de vêtements sportifs Lululemon vient récemment d’ouvrir son premier magasin laboratoire aux Etats-Unis, à New York. Cette marque d’origine canadienne fait fureur chez les adeptes du yoga et connait un grand succès aux Etats-Unis.

Lululemon's Lab store on Bond Street in New York City.

Ce qui attire l’attention au premier abord dans ce magasin est sa longueur et le fait qu’il ne soit pas compartimenté. A l’entrée, on peut voir l’ensemble du magasin et l’atelier de fabrication dans lequel les designers travaillent. Cet atelier est totalement ouvert et se situe en prolongement de l’espace d vente.

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Tim Cook joins Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights’ board

tim cook Apple CEO Tim Cook is joining the board of directors of Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights, a nonprofit organization founded by the Kennedy family. Cook has been an outspoken CEO, personally defending equality and civil rights. In December 2015, Cook already received the Ripple of Hope Award from the nonprofit organization. But Apple’s CEO is taking its public involvement for human… Read More
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Lydia is launching a bot to pay back your friends directly from Slack

lydia-P2P Lydia and Slack are two charming services and I like using them. So when I learned the two of them were having a baby together, you bet I was excited. Lydia is a French payment app, a sort of Venmo for Europe like stealth startup Cookies. It lets you instantly send and receive money with your friends without paying any fee. And it’s Read More
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Quand Nordstrom vend des boitiers de protection pour iPhone

Le magasin Nordstrom vend, en ligne, des boîtiers de protection de marque pour iPhone6 et 6S. Le moins que l’on puisse dire est que ce n’est pas attirant du tout.

Le boitier de protection pour iPhone Moschino….n’est pas un poisson d’avril.

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Stae wants to prepare cities for the future

city infrastructure Meet Stae, a New York-based startup that wants to make cities and tech startups work together. Major cities are getting denser and facing bigger challenges. And yet, innovation is coming from private companies. These companies are starting to have better insights about how a city works compared to local governments. Read More
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L’Empire State Building célèbre le baseball

Le retour de la saison de baseball aux Etats-Unis c’est ce week end, et en hommage à ce moment important de l’année pour un des sports préférés des américains,  l’Empire State Building se met au couleurs des équipes de la ligue.

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Timberland et son panier digital en magasin

Chez Timberland, il n’y a plus de paniers physiques, vous faites votre shopping avec un iPad.

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Afin de créer une nouvelle connexion avec les produits, Timberland équipe en effet les clients de tablettes qui permettent de communiquer avec les produits équipés de tags NFC et de Beacon.

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Vous ‘scannez” un produit et vous pouvez alors voir une liste de couleurs ou de styles pour le produit qui vous intéresse.

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Les tendances du New York Auto show

Le NY Auto Show se tient actuellement à  New York au sein du Javits Center. Nous ne parlerons pas ici des voitures présentées en elle-mêmes, mais plutôt des moyens de les mettre en avant dans un salon comme celui-ci.

Petit coup d’oeil sur la dernière Jaguar et ensuite on passe aux choses sérieuses.

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Comme vous pouvez vous en douter, les réseaux sociaux sont présents. Chaque marque veut mettre en avant ses produits et encourage les visiteurs à  Twitter, Instagramer, Snapchater ou Facebooker en utilisant les Hashtags appropriés.

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New York: le magasin lieu de vie

Le magasin physique n’est pas mort, il devient même un lieu de vie dans lequel on se déplace pour consommer, apprendre et pour se détendre.
Quelques exemples à découvrir à New York !

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Justice Department drops lawsuit against Apple as FBI has now unlocked Farook’s iPhone

locks, lock, single lock The FBI has unlocked Farook’s iPhone 5c involved in the San Bernardino shooting using an alternative method that didn’t involve Apple. Given this new development, the Department of Justice is dropping the case. The government has been evasive about this alternative method, but it looks like it worked. The filing is very succinct. “The government has now successfully accessed… Read More
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Uber devient distributeur de parfum

Ce Samedi à New York, Uber est devenu un distributeur de parfums Marc Jacobs. Les deux marques se sont en effet associées pour offrir des déplacements gratuits (sur des courtes distances tout de même) et un flacon du nouveau parfum de Marc Jacobs: Daisy.

De midi à 18h, vous pouviez en effet commander votre Uber sur l’application en entrant le code MJDAISY. La voiture était décorée à l’intérieur de merchandising Daisy, l’odeur du parfum vous enivre durant tout le trajet et bien sur, la bande sonore de la prochaine publicité de Marc Jacobs passe en boucle dans la voiture.

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