Fifteen years ago, I had a corner office overlooking Times Square in New York, a secretary, a VP title and a fat monthly salary. I was a young single female advertising executive on top of my game. Life was good and things were looking up as my career was on the upswing.
In a previous post I underlined the big gap in usage between news aggregators and traditional media. When compared side by side, news aggregators perform much better than other news applications and there are several key factors to explain this.
The Cuckoo is a very clever bird. He lays his eggs in the nest of other birds, and let them take care of their eggs even after eggs are hatched. Operating System Google strategy have many similarities and is not duplicable.
In my previous post, I predict that the news industry will follow a similar trend as has digital music and digital video, evolving through a massive delinearization of content on mobile. The success of Yahoo News on the web, cumulating with the facts that six of the top 10 news applications are aggregators on Google Application Store, as are five out of the top 20 apps on US appstores, confirm this trend.
In the last ten years worldwide the music industry value chain has been fully reshuffled by iTunes and some early predecessors. In the last five years the video industry has been changing with the massive international success of YouTube. News content is next to see this scale of international change.
Gilles is the CEO & Founder of News Republic, publisher of news application for smartphones, tablets, and TV. Federating more than 1,000 publishers worldwide such as Reuters, Associated Press, The Independent, CNN International, Al Jazeera, and Gizmodo … Read More
Why My Thoughts on it?
Running a media company, working directly with more than 1,000 news publishers from regions all over the world, having lived and worked on three continents, after three start ups and 20 years of experience in digital content and mobile technology, many success and mistakes, and wrong interpretations… Read More
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Back in the nineties, Cyril started his career as an architect of embedded software. At the turn of the millennium, he created Alcatel’s first WiFi product line in partnership with the Israeli startup Alvarion. He filed three patents in the digital modulation domain.
After an MBA at INSEAD in 2001, he started a new life as an early stage investor, first for a Silicon Valley VC fund (Telesoft Partners), which taught him the underpinnings of the Venture world, and then for a German VC fund (Munich-based DVCG), where he focused on software and mobility. He joined XAnge in Paris in 2007 as a Partner and member of the Executive Committee.
Cyril holds a Masters’ degree in Engineering from Telecom Paris Tech as well as an MBA from INSEAD.
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