[INSIDERS] Showroomprivé gets its hands on Beauteprivee
- Showroomprivé acquires Beauteprivee.
- Goodbye Axelle Lemaire.
- The end of the Withings brand.
- Renault-Nissan is joining forces with Transdev to accelerate in the autonomous car, and mobility on demand.
- Sales up 46% for Ykone.
- A chatbot in the Dictée by Bernard Pivot.
- Where will 5G be developed as a priority by 2022?
- The nominations: Christophe Shaw, Madhur Aggarwal, Franck Risbec, Jean-François Goize …
Private showroom, a player in event sales, has announced the acquisition of Beauteprivee, an e-merchant specializing in flash sales of beauty products. Founded in 2007 by Xavier Chauvin and Frédéric Bille, the site claims 3 million members and 800 partner brands. In 2016, he reported on a turnover of 20 million euros, up 40%. The team will be fully integrated into Showroomprivé, specified Thierry small (opposite), CEO. The amount of this acquisition has not been specified.
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Joined the government in 2014 when Manuel Valls was appointed Prime Minister and replacing Fleur Pellerin in Digital, Axelle Lemaire leaves the ship three months before the elections. The secretary of state for digital believes that it will be more useful “outside government than inside», She explains to Release.
The former secretary of the PS section in London said to herself “worried that we in France are rushing into the same mistakes that led to Brexit in Britain and the election of Donald Trump in the United States“. “In government, I noted the worrying fact that our democratic institutions are running out of steam. We must go to the end of the logic of reinventing democratic institutions in the digital age», She still analyzes.
Regarding universal income, the one who now wants to support Benoît Hamon, believes that the candidate “asked the right questions“.
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The page Withings is now officially touring. The range of products of the French company, specializing in the design of objects for well-being and bought by Nokia for 170 million euros last year, will in fact be sold under the brand of the Finnish group from l ‘next summer.
In this context, Nokia announced a complete overhaul of the Health Mate app, which tracks the user’s fitness status on a daily basis, to facilitate “the interaction between the different Nokia health products», Explains the Finnish group. At the same time, Nokia is launching the Patient Care platform, which intends to “transform the relationship between patients and healthcare professionals“.
The Alliance formed by the two car manufacturers Renault-Nissan signs a partnership with Transdev, specialized in mobility. Under this contract, Renault-Nissan and the public transport operator will work on the development of fleets of autonomous electric vehicles, used both in public transport and in on-demand transport. Thanks to a complete and modular system, customers will be able to book their journeys remotely.
“Together we will develop an advanced driverless mobility system that will dramatically improve existing public and on-demand transport services.», Declares Ogi Redzic, Director of Alliance Connected Vehicles and Mobility Services. The first tests will be done with Renaults Zoe, in the Paris region.
2016 will remain a good year for Ykone. Last year, the digital agency dedicated to fashion, beauty and luxury brands recorded consolidated sales of 7.35 million euros, up 46%. Its growth was driven by the launch of the new version of Campaygn, a platform which analyzes in real time the content posted by more than 60,000 luxury, fashion and beauty influencers.
In 2016, Ykone launched a subsidiary in Dubai, which generated € 1 million in revenue in its first year. “While initial forecasts were for Dubai to contribute 5.5% to revenue, 12.2% of Ykone’s activity was carried out there in the first year.», Indicates Clement Robin, CFO at Ykone. In the second half of the year, the digital agency also opened four new offices in London, Berlin, Copenhagen and Bangalore.
The agency Fred & Farid has developed a chatbot for the Fête de la Francophonie to familiarize the Chinese with French culture. For this, she imagined a chatbot activated from March 1 by following the “Faguowenhua” account in the WeChat application. This Dictée de Pivot chatbot 2017, available from 1er on March 31, will select 29 finalists who will be invited to participate in the Pivot Dictation in Beijing on March 20 on the occasion of the International Day of La Francophonie. Here is its preview appearance:
The Mobile World Congress, the event dedicated to mobile professionals, opened on Monday February 27 in Barcelona. But no mobile innovations without an efficient telecom network. How many 5G subscribers will there be in 5 years? This is the question that arose Statista.
The data specialist estimates this number at 545 million, all geographic areas combined. The number of 5G subscribers will be the most important in Asia-Pacific in particular.
Christophe Shaw promoted to Director of the Developer Experience team at Microsoft
Madhur Aggarwal appointed Director of SAP
Madhur Aggarwal becomes director of SAP, software publisher. As part of his new functions, he will be tasked with increasing direct sales activity. Madhur Aggarwal was previously COO at SAP.
Franck Risbec becomes channel director for Southern Europe at RES Software
RES Software announces the arrival of Franck Risbec as channel director for Southern Europe. He was previously channel director for Southern and Western Europe.
The Fullsix group announces the appointment of Jean-François Goize as vice-president in charge of creation
Jean-Francois Goize arrives at Fullsix as vice-president in charge of creation. He was previously Creative Director at TBWA Paris.
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