The smartphone market has become increasingly saturated; tablet growth has slowed. So, will the smartwatch revive the market or kill it? Mobiles Republic just released our first apps for the Samsung Gear Fit and Gear 2 smartwatch. Developing the apps have given us a unique hands-on experience with the smartwatch platform. Combined with my strategic analysis I would like to share my perspective on wearables…
The latest Comscore figures reveal people are using the web less and less. Total Internet audience is stable in the US with 222 million unique monthly visitors. But from February 2013 to February 2014, the average time spent on the web per visitor went down by a scary 17 percent from 35 hours per month (2108 minutes) to 29 hours per month (1741 minutes).
Four times in my life I have been an immigrant: in Honk-Kong, Los Angeles, Singapore, and currently in San Francisco. Although each time I have enjoyed a certain level of comfort (with many of my expenses covered by a company), I still had to grapple daily with language difficulties, cultural gaps, and constant minor, day-to-day life issues.
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.
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
On the settee…
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.