Archive for Entertainment from France

With the Traveling Geeks @ La Cantine

by on December 13, 2009 at 4:32 am

This second part of my report from the Traveling Geeks tour in Paris is focused on the companies we visited during the first two days, Monday 7th and Tuesday 8th of December 2009. With startups with short presentations, startups with long meetings, then larger companies (Orange, Parrot).

I’ll start here with the startups we met at La Cantine. I realize I’ll need more posts for the rest of this two days visits. (more…)

(From an original article by Olivier Ezratty)

Le Web: Q&A with Google VP Marissa Mayer on the future of search

by on December 9, 2009 at 7:19 pm
December 9, 2009 | Kim-Mai Cutler

mayerMarissa Mayer, Google’s vice president of search and user experience is on-stage at the Le Web conference in Paris. I’m live-blogging as we go:

Michael Arrington asks about the search announcements earlier this week (namely Google Goggles, local search and real-time search). (more…)

Marissa Mayer Talks About Wave, Music Search and the Future of News

by on December 9, 2009 at 8:19 am

leweb_dec09a.jpgIn an interview with TechCrunch editor Michael Arrington at LeWeb today, Google’s Marissa Mayer discussed some of the new product that Google announced over the last year, including the recent integration of real-time news streams into the default search pages, Google Music Search and Google Wave. Talking about the future of search, Mayer expects that people will soon do searches by talking to their phones, or through services like the newly announced Google Goggles.

Sponsor (more…)

(From an original article by Frederic Lardinois)

Accordionist and Bassist on the Paris Metro

by on December 9, 2009 at 1:52 am

I have seen so many accordions in Paris, especially on street cars on the Paris Metro. I’m still waiting for one of them to play “Lady of Spain.” This was the first time thought I saw a stand up bass on a train. And I complain about having to drag luggage. I must say the music makes Metro travel a lot more pleasant. Thanks Paris.

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  3. Parisian accordionist sings “Just a Gigolo”

(From an original article by David Spark)

Musicovery, presented by Cap Digital

by on December 8, 2009 at 12:47 am

Musicovery, presented by Cap Digital

[Traveling Geeks] Musicovery is an interactive music discovery online service, with a cool visual interface. It lets people find songs using a 2 dimension “mood graph” based on a famous psychology model (Russell Circumplex). On one dimension it is a variation from calm to energetic, and on the other one, it is negative sentiment to positive sentiment. The mood specifications are then translated into music characteristics such as tempo, orchestral power and so on, and this categorization is done by humans. Musicovery has 1 million monthly unique visitors with 600,000 registered members, 15% of the audience comes from the US (#1).

(From an original article by Eliane Fiolet)

MXP4 Presented by Cap Digital

by on December 8, 2009 at 12:43 am

MXP4 Presented by Cap Digital

[Traveling Geeks] MXP4 is a new interactive audio format that lets people to remix on the fly different song versions. The company has developed a suite of creative tools for artists and producers to deliver a new interactive listening, premium and personalized playback experiences to listeners. Check out the video in the full post.

(From an original article by Eliane Fiolet)

Parisian accordionist sings “Just a Gigolo”

by on December 7, 2009 at 1:36 am

Here’s another video from the karaoke accordionist I saw in Paris on my free day before the beginning of the Traveling Geeks French tech junket. While the accordionist handed the mike to others to sing while he accompanied, he took over to sing “Just a Gigolo” (history of song) all in English.

Related posts:

  1. Karaoke accordionist in Paris
  2. Accordionist and Bassist on the Paris Metro
  3. The cool and not-so-cool of LeWeb

(From an original article by David Spark)

Social Media Hour #34: Shredding Conventions and LeWeb 2009

by on December 2, 2009 at 12:19 am

What do Beethoven, Geeks and Paris have in common? All three were topics of discussion on this episode of Social Media Hour. Cathy starts the show with The Great Kat, a classically trained musician who’s shredding stereotypes, and music. Then it’s all croissants and crepes as the discussion turns to the upcoming LeWeb conference in Paris, yes Paris France. First up, Eliane Fiolet and Renee Blodgett of The Traveling Geeks, a group of which Cathy is an original member, talk about their plans and then it’s Chris Heuer and Dana Oshiro of ReadWriteWeb to talk about La Social Media Club House. So don your berets, pour a glass of Bordeaux and take a listen!

The Show:

Want to know more about the guests … then read on…

(From an original article by Cathy Brooks)


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