CybelAngel + JeChange + Nicolas Petit = INSIDERS

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  • The French of CybelAngel melt the whole Slush in Helsinki.
  • JeChange buys the Belgian KillMyBill to expand internationally.
  • YouTube is launching a “Gaming” application for video game enthusiasts.
  • CA Technologies acquires Automic to strengthen its position in Europe.
  • 8 out of 10 advertisers believe that mobile advertising is an effective contact channel.
  • The virtual reality market in the world.
  • The appointment: Nicolas Petit …
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CybelAngel, a Parisian company specializing in cybersecurity for businesses, caused a sensation at Slush, the European Tech festival in Helsinki, Finland. Co-founded in 2012 by Erwan Keraudy, CybelAngel won the start-up competition and is offered a check for 500,000 euros. More than 2,000 European start-ups competed, but it was the French who came out on top in the final.

CybelAngel’s pitch will be broadcast next week on FrenchWeb on video.

gael-duvalThe start-up I change, specialized in the reduction of current invoices, announced the acquisition of its Belgian competitor KillMyBill. Financial details of the transaction were not disclosed.

Founded in 2006 by Gael Duval, JeChange has developed a comparator of multi-sector services (telecoms, electricity, gas, insurance, mutual health insurance, etc.) to reduce household fixed charges. Currently, the start-up claims 180,000 contracts generated each year and 850,000 unique visitors per month.

This takeover should allow JeChange to set sail internationally. “This acquisition represents an important milestone taken by JeChange in the internationalization of its activities and announces future projects that are always more ambitious in terms of development, in Spain and in other horizons.“, Explain Philippe goold, Managing Director of JeChange.

YouTube GamingAfter YouTube Kids for children, the video platform has just launched the application YouTube Gaming in France. This, available on Web and mobile (iOS and Android), offers a space designed for video game enthusiasts, allowing them easier access to videos and live broadcasts relating to the gaming world.

According to YouTube, the platform lists more than 25,000 video games, from the latest FIFA to GTA V, including Mario and Zelda. To date, France has 20 gaming channels with more than a million subscribers (Squeezie, Cyprien Gaming, MrLEV12…) on YouTube. In addition, 30% of French users connected to YouTube are gaming fans, according to the video platform.

ca-technologiesCA Technologies, publisher of business applications software, announces that it has obtained a definitive agreement for the acquisition ofAutomic, an Austrian automation software publisher. The operation, estimated at 600 million euros, should allow CA Technologies to expand its offering while strengthening its presence in Europe. The functions specific to Automic will be directly integrated into the CA Technologies offer.

Following this acquisition, which will be effective during the fourth fiscal year of the American publisher, CA Technologies expects to see its forecast turnover increase by half a percentage point in 2017. Its global operating brand should, initially, decline by 1% over the 2017 financial year.

Woman using her mobile phone, city skyline night light backgroundAdvertisers are overwhelmingly convinced (85%), mobile advertising does not look like advertising that can be done on other media or media, according to the results of the second Mobile Advertisers Barometer, realized by Harris Interactive for the Syndicate of Internet Authorities (SRI). They are also 80% believe that mobile advertising is an effective channel for contacting their customers.

Another observation, 68% of advertisers believe that programmatic is particularly interesting on mobile, and 67% that it is easy to calculate the ROI of this type of operation. When asked about the question, 34% of advertisers cite tracking problems as the main difficulty, 33% the lack of benchmarks on the effectiveness of mobile advertising, and 28% the difficulty in defining specific objectives.

** Methodology: survey carried out among 160 marketing professionals, including 101 advertisers, 40 agencies and advertising agencies, and 19 independent experts.

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By 2025, the virtual reality and augmented reality market is expected to generate $ 80 billion in revenue, according to estimates from Goldman Sachs Research. Which companies will really benefit from the boom in this market, if it keeps its promises of growth? This is the question the company was interested in 01Consulting, in an analysis taken up by VentureBeat. To establish the market shares of companies in the virtual reality sector, the consulting company analyzed the sales of nearly 30 companies, and 40 different products. With 30% market share, Sony leads the way, followed by Facebook (11%) and Google (8%).


nicolas-petitMicrosoft appoints Nicolas Petit Global Marketing and Operations Director

Nicolas Petit becomes Director of Global Marketing and Operations at Microsoft, while remaining CEO.

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