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MXP4 video teaser

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MXP4 – Play with it! from MXP4 on Vimeo. Beautiful video trailer explaining the MXP4 concept. Well I shoudl say trying to explain since I tested on someone unfamiliar with MXP4 whose conclusion was “So MXP4 let u listen to music while walking?”. Nice to have the money to make that kind of clips anyway – and while I still don’t understand why I should be interested in remixing music myself, and why I should care, it’s still quite puzzling.

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Innovating at a low cost

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Since a few years, if you had an idea the price for creating your first prototype got significantly lower. With a few thousand bucks and a little time you can now come up with a talented team of AD and coders that can turn most of your ideas into working prototypes. I’ve been using this approach now for years letting me rather confront ideas to the market than do old-style market studies that at the end always prove what you want to demonstrate. It’s also a great way to try…read more

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Steek acquired by F-Secure

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It’s always such an excitement to see a start-up complete its life-cycle by a positive exit. As you know I joined the Steek adventure 3 months ago to create and develop the mobile division. When I first stepped in I discovered a company with talented people really sales-oriented and customer driven. This 7 years old start-up has achieved great goals and with over 2.5 million users it can really play in the carrier playground. Seeing a positive exit as announced today is a positive signal sent to all the other…read more

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VR-WEAR releases its code under GPL

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The VR-WEAR modification of the Second Life client never intended to be commercial, and as such we decided to release our modification as a patch to let others contribute to our work. The modification relies on the integration of the OpenCV library plus a pile of custom filters enabling us to detect specific motions on the user’s head by monitoring the computer’s webcam. The amazing feedback and the pile of request to release the code are now fulfilled, let me know if you wish to help so we can coordinate…read more

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Raising funds online ?

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As you may now, I’m currently raising a seed round for my latest venture, VR-WEAR (For those whom I didn’t yet pitch, VR-WEAR designs produces and sells Virtual Reality devices for video games). As the French seed market got pretty hard to address since the September crisis and as I’m looking for quite a lot of money (500-700kâ?¬ which is pretty big for seed in France) I though I might give a try to those dating sites between angel investors and entrepreneurs and I must confess I’m a bit troubled…read more

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LeWeb08

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Photo by Leafar( ulike.net) LeWeb this year was quite an experience – while last year everything and everyone was shining, this time it was totally the opposite, entrepreneurs struggling to get funding, VCs pessimistic, fund raisers grinning and bloggers blogging but without their usual enthusiasm. Of course there were innovations, inspiring talks like Gary Vaynerchuks’s (WineLibraryTV) and the usual good stuff (like Marc Canter – this guy is really a shiny refreshing OVNI). Some good contacts, time will tell how effective they really will be, a nice CSG diner where…read more

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Love is at LeWebParis and in WoW

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Just received that baby Blizzard bear for WoW 4th anniversary – looks so cute ! That’s a perfect (?) transition to next week’s LeWebParis conference whose theme is LOVE and where I hope to see you all ! I’ve been following the LeWeb (previously LesBlogs) conference since 2005 where WaveStorm provided the (working) WiFi at the conference… pretty good memories and my first conference of this kind as I was still a junior entrepreneur – those kind of events helped me a lot over the years.

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