Amazon X The Oscars + Pickles + Samir Amellal (ex-Publicis) = INSIDERS

by bold-lichterman

  • Amazon, Oscar nominee.
  • Pickles raises 2 million euros to deliver fresh meals to Paris and London.
  • Alibaba injects $ 1 billion into Koubei.
  • At $ 7.7 billion, Alibaba posted revenue up 54% in the third quarter.
  • Spotify’s losses since 2010.
  • The nominations: Samir Amellal, Pierre Martini, Bruno Chotin, Nicolas Rieul…
  • Online workshop: The interest of data visualization for business.
    February 9 at 11 a.m., with EM Lyon Business School.

For the first time, a tech giant and its streaming service are nominated for the Oscars. With its drama “Manchester by the Sea», Adapted by Amazon Studios, it has so far won 6 Oscar nominations in various categories. A few weeks earlier, Casey Affleck, in the lead role, had already won the Golden Globe for Best Actor.

Veronique bergeotThe start-up Pickles, specializing in the design and delivery of fresh meals, has completed a funding round of 2 million euros. The investors were not specified. Founded by Véronique Bergeot (opposite) and Sylvain Eche, founders of the Social Moov agency, specializing in media buying on social networks, Pickles offers the delivery of hot and balanced meals, prepared in its own kitchens, in a 20-minute time slot in the Paris region.

To reduce delivery times, the company has internally developed a logistics solution, based on algorithms, which allows demand to be predicted and the routes of delivery people to be optimized. The start-up claims that it “just hit the breakeven point on a delivered meal“.

This investment should enable Pickles to extend its delivery area to the whole of Paris by March 2017 and to increase its number of daily deliveries. To support its development, the company also plans to recruit delivery staff on permanent contracts and expand its kitchens. In 2018, Pickles should set sail for Europe by exporting its model to London.

Internet shopping, online purchase, e-commerce and packages delivery concept, merchandise cardboard boxes on laptop keyboardAlibaba and Ant Financial, its investment subsidiary, announced that they had completed a funding round of 1.1 billion dollars for Koubei, with Silver Lake, CDH Investments, Yunfeng Capital and Primavera Capital. Koubei is a platform whose objective is to connect physical merchants with online consumers. Initially positioned in food and beverage products, the service has gradually opened up to a larger set of merchants in order to broaden the range of offers available. Koubei notably allows merchants to offer mobile payment or to launch promotional campaigns. Alibaba announced its intention for Koubei last October.

Read also: Alibaba retaliates against Tencent in O2O trade with Koubei

Ali BabaAlibaba once again exceeded its targets in the third quarter of 2016. In a communicated Published on its site, the Chinese e-commerce giant indeed announced that it had achieved a turnover of 7.669 billion dollars for the third quarter of its 2016-2017 financial year, which ended at the end of December. This is 54% more than last year. Its net income is $ 2.471 billion over the period.

More precisely, 87% of its turnover comes from its core business, e-commerce. 8% of its revenues come from its “digital media and entertainment” activity, which explodes with a growth rate of 273% compared to the same period in 2015. Up 115% compared to Q3 2015, Alibaba’s cloud computing activities generate 3% of its revenues in Q3 2016. Note, the company headed by Jack Ma also claims to have generated $ 4.9 billion in free cash flow over the quarter.

Read also: 17.8 billion dollars of transactions recorded via Alipay during the Singles’ Day, Alibaba reaches $ 476 billion in transaction volume

Will 2017 be the year of Spotify’s IPO? Nothing is less certain, if we consider the performance of the company since 2010, taken up by Statista. The music streaming company in fact posted losses of around 173 million euros in 2015. This is 7% more than in 2014, when its losses reached 162 million euros. Note, 77% of its expenses relate to the assignment of copyright and the distribution of music.

Last March, the Swedish company raised $ 1 billion in bonds convertible into shares at the time of its IPO. It has therefore undertaken to pay interest to its investors if its IPO does not take place in the timing provided at the time of its last fundraising.

Infographic: When will Spotify's IPO be coming?  |  Statista

samir-amellalSamir Amellal becomes Managing Director in charge of data, innovation and foresight at Fullsix

Samir Amellal integrated Fullsix, a subsidiary of the Havas group, as general manager in charge of data, innovation and foresight. He was previously CDO of Publicis.

pierre-martiniPierre Martini becomes Non-Executive Director of Eulerian Technologies

Eulerian Technologies announces the arrival of Pierre Martini as Non-Executive Director. He was previously in the same position at Hospimedia.

bruno-chotinBruno Chotin promoted to Coheris Product and Alliances Director

Coheris appointed Bruno Chotin as Director of Products and Alliances. He joined the software solutions editor in 2002 and until now was responsible for Business Intelligence & Intranet.

nicolas-rieulNicolas Rieul appointed Vice President of Marketing and Research at Databerries

Nicolas rieul becomes vice-president of marketing and research at Databerries. He was previously Head of Mobile at Dentsu Aegis Network.

Return of CES 2017 hosted by Olivier Ezratty

To follow live on FrenchWeb.fr from 4.30 p.m.

On January 25, from 4:30 p.m. to 8 p.m., the think tank Living things, worn by Cap Digital and Systematic, is organizing a “return from CES 2017” event hosted by Olivier Ezratty (Innovation Strategy Consultant) who goes to this show every year to analyze the latest digital developments. On this occasion, he will carry out a complete overview of the uses and technologies observed at CES.

The live will be to follow on FrenchWeb.fr from 4.30 p.m.

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The interest of data visualization for business

February 9 at 11 a.m. with EM Lyon Business School

The digital age is revolutionizing the world and shaking up the rules of the game in your business. In this uncertain environment, data visualization is a tool that allows you to analyze Big data and make this complex data readable to make an observation, a discovery that will allow you to adapt your strategy.

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