E1 conference 2015 in Toulon - Problem Solved - Recaps

(Cover photo - credit @loiclemay) Yesterday I had the pleasure to attend the E1 conference, in Toulon. This one day conference was dedicated to problem solving and the talks were oriented towards the main difficulties web entrepreneurs might have faced. E1 staff is preparing badges before the conference and Credit photo : @ThomasGabelle Live Broadcast We had one track with 11 talks in French about personal experience and feedback from past projects which have faced major problems. »

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Facebook enters the authorship race

For those who know me, you know that I have been terribly impacted by Google’s decision to stop promoting the authorship tag. This feature gave me the opportunity, at that time, to work toward my first startup project called Elokenz. Google’s decision took many people by surprise, and I was very sad the day George Muller announced it on Google+. Facebook new decision to showcase authors In a press release published on June 18th, Facebook officially announced that the social network will support a new author tag. »

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Installer WordPress sur Webfaction

J’ai récemment découvert l’hébergeur web Webfaction chez qui je suis en train de déplacer mes sites petit à petit. Je vais sans doute proposer une suite de tutoriels pour vous expliquer en français comment installer tel ou tel CMS sur la plateforme. Il faut savoir que Webfaction est un hébergeur dont le support technique est le plus rapide que je connaisse, mais qu’il souffre pour le moment d’une lacune de taille pour le marché français : la doc et le support est en anglais. »

Web In Provence #1

Je reprends la plume délaissée depuis un certain temps pour vous présenter un évènement auquel je viens d’assister à Marseille. Il s’agit du Web In Provence , un apéro networking dédié aux acteur du web en … Provence. L’idée était d’associer un apéro avec une conférence sur une tendance montante d’internet. Pour cette première édition, les organisateurs (Florent Hernandez et Alexandre Durain) avaient choisi comme thème le “Conception Web et Multi Device” . »

Comment j’ai triché à Samsung Launching People et pourquoi ils ont bien réagi

Toujours en cours actuellement, un concours mis en place par Samsung a récolté une très bonne visibilité sur la blogosphère française : Samsung Launching People. Dans cet article je vous explique comment il était possible de tricher à ce concours et comment Samsung gère la situation d’une manière intelligente. Introduction Dans ma série de posts pour expliquer comment tricher sur le web, j’aimerais aujourd’hui vous parler du concours Samsung Launching People. »

Business Model : A framework for innovation

If you never heard about the 30-days startup challenge that I am taking, then I suggest you to read the following list of articles. Today we will disclose the business model behind WordiZ, the application we are creating. By doing this, I am of course aware of confidential issues, but I have the feeling that people tend to be lazy and stealing ideas take some energy. Since I am also some steps ahead from I will describe here, the concept given is the one I wrote down 2 weeks ago, and it as slightly evolved. »

Creating a logo for the 30-days startup chalenge – 30DSTART – Day 7

If you arrive on this post by a direct link or from Google, I suggest you to read the last two posts on the 30days startup challenge : here and here. Now, let’s go to the main topic of my article : how to design a logo for the startup. Well, it’s not going to be a nice tutorial like the ones you can find on Smashing Magazine. Here I won’t give you any method, just some tools I used to design my logo. »

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30DSTART – Day 4 – Startup Name

For those who don’t know about the 30-days Startup Challenge, please have a look at my explanation here. The post of today will explain in detail how I selected the name of the startup, and what had been achieved in the last 4 days. We are indeed already reaching day-4 and I have the feeling that many things happened. Initial feedback You have been almost 300 people to read the first article (and I got no comment via the blog). »

The 30-days Startup Challenge

I have not been writing on my blog for many months now. This was probably to learn more and more from online readings and share experience with friends. As you may know, I am still working on PhD degree (Italy//Spain) in the field of nanotechnologies. However, I recently decided to try a quick and intensive challenge. Let’s call it the « 30-days startup challenge ». »

Elevage de Sentimancho

Je participe actuellement à une épreuve d’élevage de sentimancho. J’aimerais vous faire partager ma passion pour cette sous-branche du référencement et vous en dire un peu plus. Qu’est-ce que le sentimancho Le sentimancho est le nom tiré d’une épreuve française de référencement. Le but à atteindre est de se positionner le mieux possible avec son sentimancho dans le classement d’un moteur de recherche français. En rajoutant des textes pertinents sur son site web ou en liant des accords avec des amis, le site concours va monter progressivement et se détachera de ses concurrents. »

How to transfer money from USD ($) to EUR (€) accounts

Since I will soon have to transfer my money from an USD ($) bank account (Wells-Fargo) to France (in EUR €), I had to look around to find the best solution. With the help of one friend, I started discovering some solutions last year ; but none of them were satisfying. I thus looked a little bit more on forums and found two interesting threads. One is unfortunately in French (google translate it if you want) , but hopefully the most interesting one is in English. »