AccorHotels + Yahoo! + Netflix = INSIDERS

by bold-lichterman

  • AccorHotels is teaming up with LinkedIn to help traveling professionals develop their network.
  • Yahoo! reported third quarter net income of $ 163 million.
  • Nadame Camp, the summer camp to become the new Norman is making videos.
  • An entrepreneur co-authored a documentary on video games on Arte.
  • LCL signs a partnership with FinTech Fizen.
  • The figure of the day: Netflix gains more than 3.5 million new subscribers in the third quarter.
  • Image of the day: the Living Lab, a new meeting place for “Tech for Good” players.
  • The nominations of the day: BugBusters, Interbrand Paris…
  • Online workshop: Better engage your visitors thanks to push marketing.
    October 20, 2016 at 11 a.m., with AB Tasty.

Business CheckAccorHotels has partnered with the professional social network LinkedIn (106 million users) to offer a new functionality for business travelers on the French hotel group’s mobile application. Called Business Check, this service offers AccorHotels customers profiles likely to match them to make professional meetings in the city in which they are traveling.

To facilitate the connection with local contacts, Business Check offers the possibility for users to connect to their LinkedIn account to share their next destination with their network and to solicit contacts who live in the city where they are going to stay via an in-mail pre-written or a personalized email. “There are over 26 million “business travelers” on LinkedInSays Joshua Graff, VP Marketing Solutions for the EMEA region at LinkedIn.

The concept of Business Check resembles that of Shapr, a mobile networking app that raised $ 4 million this month. The latter is based on a suggestion algorithm which makes it possible to offer a personalized selection of around fifteen people to members of the platform every day. The application takes into account the geographical position, interests and professional experiences of users to offer them relevant profiles.

REVIEW the interview with Sébastien Bazin, CEO of AccorHotels, on the occasion of the Hub Forum 2016:

marissa-mayer-yahoo-google-650x400Yahoo! finally achieved better than expected results in the third quarter of the current year. Despite doubts surrounding its takeover by Verizon, the firm led by Marissa Mayer reported quarterly revenue up 6% to $ 1.3 billion. At the same time, Yahoo! posted a net profit of $ 163 million, double the same period a year ago.

The American group has been in turmoil since the revelation of a cyber attack in 2014. During the latter, the data of nearly 500 million users was stolen. Now aware of this incident, Verizon wants to know the real impact of the attack on the company before confirming or not its takeover offer, formalized last July for 4.8 billion dollars.

Nada KhettabTo give the theoretical and practical bases to the young people to become the next star of YouTube or of social networks, this is the objective of Nadame Camp. Founded by Nada Khettab, this association will offer holiday camps, lasting four to six days, to learn the basic principles of “Blogging” and “YouTubing”. During the training, leading YouTubers and bloggers as well as social media specialists will step in to offer their tips and tricks for success in the world of YouTube and blogging.

Aimed at young people (middle school, high school and college students), this program will be accessible between 690 and 790 euros depending on the theme and the duration of the holiday camp. To start its activity, Nadame Camp launched a crowdfunding campaign on Ulule. The association hopes to collect 5,000 euros to finalize and launch its project.

Olivier HeckmannIn the wake of Paris Games Week (October 26-31), a documentary on video games will be broadcast on Arte on November 15, at 10:30 p.m. Called “Video games, the new masters of the world”, this 80-minute survey, carried out between Europe, the United States, China and Japan, has the particularity of having seen the light of day at the instigation of ‘Olivier Heckmann.

Serial entrepreneur, collaborating with Heek, Wizbii and Anaxago, he looked into the video game industry with director Jérôme Fritel. In addition to Arte, this documentary will be broadcast on several channels around the world, notably SVT in Sweden, RTBF in Belgium and Al Arabya in the Middle East.

Diffusion : “Video games, the new masters of the world”, on Arte on November 15, at 10:30 pm.

Xavier de LabarriereFizen, start-up led by Xavier de Labarrière and which publishes BFMs (business financial managers) for very small businesses, is associated with the LCL bank. FinTech, which publishes a platform to simplify accounting procedures, will offer its services to LCL clients on subscription. This targets the self-employed and VSEs who need support with their daily accounting. Subscriptions will range from 12.5 euros per month to 39 euros. In addition to individual customers, the bank has 330,000 professional customers and 28,000 corporate and institutional customers.

Read also: Who are the French players in FinTech?

Netflix exceeds its own growth forecasts and announces to have reached 86.74 million subscribers in the third quarter of the year. The streaming specialist claims to have attracted 3.2 million new subscribers worldwide (outside the United States), and 370,000 new American subscribers. That’s 55% more subscribers than what it announced at the end of the second quarter of the year.

In terms of financial results also, the American company is doing better than expected in the third quarter: 2.29 billion in sales (against 2.28 billion dollars expected), and earnings per share of 0.12 dollars (against 0.06 dollar expected). As a direct consequence of these announcements, its share price rose 19%, according to data. Reuters.


The Living Lab, a new place of civic and social innovation, has just opened its doors in the Sentier district in Paris. In total, nearly 2,000 square meters are made available to start-ups, associations, researchers and other large companies interested in issues of inclusion through Tech. Among the first residents of the Living Lab, we find Bayes Impact, Jam and Hello Tomorrow.


ludovic-piccin-bugbusters-2016BugBusters appoints Ludovic Piccin as Key Accounts Director

Ludovic Piccin joined Bugbusters as key account manager. After a career in marketing, he launched his company L2L in February 2013, specializing in supporting and coaching SME managers in their business strategy.

Jeremie Feinblatt becomes New Business and Marketing Director at Interbrand Paris Jeremie-Feinblatt-interbrand-paris

The teamInterbrand Paris strengthens with the arrival of Jeremie Feinblatt as New Business and Marketing Director. He founded the Souple / hop! before becoming Director of Strategy at FutureBrand.

Anh-Tho-Chuong-2016Anh-Tho Chuong joins Qonto as Business Developer

FinTech Qonto appointed Anh-Tho Chuong as Business Developer. Qonto’s mission is to provide an online banking service to start-ups, helping them to obtain a bank account and a credit card. Previously, Anh-Tho Chuong was Country Manager France at Weebly.

The International French Tech Meetings
October 19 and 20, 2016

The Rencontres Internationales de la French Tech, Business France’s flagship meeting dedicated to Information and Communications Technology professionals and innovative start-ups. Placed under the theme of international development, these meetings allow us to grasp global TECH trends, to benefit from feedback from companies that have taken the international step and to meet Business France market specialists.

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