Airbnb + Instagram + Cécile Delépine = INSIDERS

by bold-lichterman

  • Airbnb hopes to make tourist tax deals with 500 more cities.
  • Instagram integrates live and ephemeral videos.
  • The used smartphone market could reach $ 30 billion in 2020.
  • User Generated Content vs. Marketing, who wins the favor of consumers?
  • The nominations: Cécile Delépine, Jim Kowalski…
  • Online workshop: Personalization for dummies in 10 points.
    November 22, 11 a.m. with Netwave.

Airbnb hopes to reach city tax deals with 500 more cities

Brian cheskyTo protect yourself from any tax laws against it, Airbnb tries to protect his rear. The peer-to-peer accommodation platform thus wishes to conclude agreements on tourist taxes with 700 cities in total.

After signing agreements with 200 cities, Brian chesky, CEO of the Californian start-up, announces in the columns of Financial Times that it hopes to sign 500 new by 2018. Although the platform operates in more than 34,000 cities around the world, Airbnb estimates that the cities targeted by these agreements represent 90% of its activity.

In France, its second market after the United States, the platform has set up the automatic collection of the tourist tax (0.83 euros per night and per traveler) from its users in Paris and Chamonix last year. The procedure has been extended to other large cities, such as Amsterdam and San Francisco, where Airbnb is engaged in a legal standoff with the city that requires rental owners to register with it and pay their fees. a package of 50 dollars.

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instagram-stories-FW2The battle between Snapchat and Instagram with interposed functionalities continues in earnest. After the launch of Stories last August (very largely inspired by Snapchat), Instagram announces the launch of two new features: live on Instagram Stories, and ephemeral videos in its messaging, Direct.

Users of the social network specializing in images can now share live what they are doing with their community, and send videos with a limited lifespan to their friends. Remember that Stories has conquered more than 100 million users barely two months after its launch, and that Instagram Direct claims more than 300 million monthly users.

1605468751 419 Airbnb Instagram Cecile Delepine INSIDERSBy 2020, 222.6 million used smartphones are expected to be sold worldwide, according to data IDC. This is 2.7 times more than in 2015, when 81.3 million units were sold. Assuming that a second-hand smarphone sells for an average of $ 136, the American research firm estimates the market potential at more than $ 30 billion by 2020.

The demand for used smartphones is already constrained (it cannot be satisfied, editor’s note) in certain markets like the United States. Mobile operators are the most affected, given their need for replacement smartphones for their customers who have opted for insurance when purchasing their phone“, Explains one of the leaders of the study in a press release. From an 18.7% market share in 2015, the United States should thus increase to 24.8% in 2020.

It’s no surprise that 87% of consumers research information on the Internet before buying a product. But are they more sensitive to the marketing messages that the brands themselves post on social networks, or to the feedback of other consumers? This is the question that wanted to answer Smart Focus, a company specializing in “contextualized” marketing, in its study “What is the impact of UGC content on consumer purchasing behavior?“.

First observation, more than one in four consumers say they trust the content shared by other consumers more than the information shared by the brands themselves. 61% of respondents to the survey combine marketing information and customer reviews. Finally, three-quarters of respondents declare that they themselves have already shared their experience with a brand, product or service on the web.


** Study carried out among 860 French consumers, in November 2016

celine-delepine-know-how-linux-2016Cécile Delépine arrives at Savoir-Faire Linux as Deputy Managing Director

Cecile Delépine is appointed Deputy Managing Director at Linux know-how. Before joining the company specializing in open source software, she was business development manager at Paris Region Entreprises.

Jim Kowalski becomes chief revenue officer of MapR Technologiesjim-kowalski-mapr-2016

MapR Technologies announces the arrival of Jim kowalski as chief revenue officer. He will lead the sales teams of the company which offers a big data platform for businesses. Previously, Jim Kowalski was Vice President and General Manager of Marketo.

IAB France annual conference #ConsumerFirst

November 22 at the Palais Brongniart

Appointment on 22 November next to Brongniart Palace for the 12th edition of IAB France annual conference #ConsumerFirst, animated by Jeanne Dussueil, Editor-in-Chief of FrenchWeb.

The theme of this annual conference is “Consumer 1st”; Digital advertising experts will be present on this occasion to make you experience a day full of teaching.

Between round tables and presentations, these professionals will take the floor to share their experiences on key digital topics.

For more information:

Meetic Senior CRM Development Engineer (M / F)

Reporting to the “IT-CRM” Manager, Senior CRM Development Engineer reinforces the engineering division


  • Work in a multidisciplinary collaborative environment (Tech / Product / Design);

  • Actively participate in the daily improvement of the application architecture and the industrialization of systems by sharing your ideas and implementing them for the benefit of a more efficient product;

  • Produce simple, high-quality code that can be maintained by the entire team;

  • Manage CRM projects with many technical / product transversal interactions

  • Ensure the good health of the main Application and CRM business indicators

  • Promote quality, innovation, productivity and fun in all your areas of intervention.

In addition to this, you need to know more about it.Apply!