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roll up your sleeves and start hacking

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I’ve had those endless discussions with corporate guys, who basically would not understand life outside a big corporation (along with career plans and such). The most amazing revolution over those 10 last years, is that you know can build anything you want with limited to no budget. Want to build a device? Hack an Arduino Want to build a website? Get a text editor Want to do business globally? Load linkedin Want to build a game? Download Unity Wether you’re an engineer or not, building stuff and hacking your way to…read more

Customer service matters

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Customer Service has evolved a lot on the Internet over the last 5 years. The likes of Zappos have set a new standard over how users/customers (let’s call them users for more simplicity) expect to be interacting with an online service.At Diveboard we implemented 3 strategies over how we want to be interacting with our users : Open various communication channels for users to give feedback : mostly through our Facebook page or Uservoice ideabox and make sure to mark our presence there and interact actively with the users Process help…read more

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Solar Impulse @ Paris Air Show

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I was lucky enough to get to meet (along with a few other bloggers) with the founders of the Solar Impulse project : Bertrand Piccard and André Borschberg. This wasn’t the first time I met the “savanturier” Bertrand Piccard (firstly at a conference by the Swiss embassy in Paris, then at LeWeb’10) and I must say his background and lifestyle amaze me. After achieving the first non-stop balloon flight around the globe, he came up in 2003 along with André Borschbeg with the Solar Impulse project as a way to promote the use of technologies and…read more

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How France mis-understands “innovation”

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Over the past few weeks, France has been in a mess regarding the policy to adopt regarding the support of start-ups. The tax privileges have been dismissed but may be on their way back (JEI), and many existing support mechanisms are being reviewed/discussed by the newly born CNN (Numeric National Counsil).That’s fine with me. But they’re not tackling one of the core subject in my opinion. In France we have built a very scholar and elitist vision of what “Innovative” is. And it is utterly wrong. Unfortunately all the support…read more

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GameDesign for Software

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I was lucky enough to attend this year’s #GDCEurope in Germany. GDC Europe is the little sister of the main conference that takes place yearly in San Francisco, but nevertheless since a big part of the most creative game studios is located in Old Europe, this conference had nothing to envy to its bigger sister. A lot of my readers have no clue about games. They find it childish and consider them as a waste of time. I’m not going to argue their views here, yet if you look at…read more

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The Challenge of Displaying the Social Web

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GigaOM is running today a story called Yahooâ??s Big Plan for the Social Web in 2010: Aggregate It . Aggregating the Social Web is definitely something big for 2010, and obviously Yahoo is not going to be the only one trying this. Obviously, we all are part of various social networks: some professional, some personals, some where we are active, some where we barely show up, all in the spirit of keeping in touch with our friends and following the real-time web. As such, the social networks websites are not…read more

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Microsoft becoming amazing again ?

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Let’s face it, since Windows XP, everything consumer from Microsoft (apart from the XBOX) has been lame. Windows Vista, Windows Mobile, MSN/Hotmail have been performing really badly and can be totally regarded as failures. Yet it seems this time may be over. For the first time in a long while, Microsoft is releasing exciting products one after another. Short development cycles, convergence and innovation has enabled them to release an excellent Windows 7, a challenging Bing, improved XBOX 360 experience and insights let us hope for the best with the…read more

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