[INSIDERS] The 6 Tech Info You Shouldn’t Miss

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  • NetBooster merges with Artefact.
  • The start-up Les Habitués raises 1.2 million euros.
  • Doctissimo acquires Animalbox, a specialist in animal boxes.
  • 8 Tech companies in the Top 10 Most Valuable Brands in 2017.
  • In which countries is 4G the fastest?
  • The nominations: Alexandre Bompard, Olivier Buquen, Vincent Pilot…

Francois de la VillardiereA new page opens for NetBooster. The group has just announced its plan to merge with Artifact, digital agency specializing in artificial intelligence and smart data. The transaction will result in an exchange of shares which will allow the executives of Artefact to become the majority shareholders of NetBooster. The latter will contribute their shares in kind to NetBooster, which will issue 6.9 million new securities for the benefit of Artefact shareholders.

The new entity aims to place artificial intelligence at the center of the digital marketing strategies of the two agencies. “We believe together that artificial intelligence will increase the efficiency of our businesses and allow advertisers to better define their marketing and digital strategy. This set, which will have nearly a thousand employees around the world, is an example of the integration of technology in the advertising professions.“, Explain Francois de la Villardière, Chairman of the Board of Directors and CEO of NetBooster. In 2016, NetBooster recorded a turnover of 140 million euros.

Read also: But what is happening at NetBooster?

the regularsThe Parisian start-up The regulars, which has developed a mobile application for local shops, announces that it has completed a round of funding for an amount of 1.2 million euros with private investors. The mobile application allows local store customers to create an account with their favorite merchants, through which they benefit from advantages “reserved for regulars”. They can thus pay for their purchases via the application, but also collect their order without queuing in the store, or benefit from exclusive gifts.

From the merchant’s point of view, the application is accompanied by a payment and collection tool, as well as a customer knowledge tool. Free for individuals, businesses have the choice between different subscription packages, ranging from 29 euros per month to 79 euros per month.

woufboxThe health information specialist Doctissimo announces the takeover of Animalbox, which has developed a box offer for dog and cat owners. Since 2015, Doctissimo has in fact developed a new section, dedicated to animals, which it wishes to strengthen thanks to this acquisition. More generally, this buyout is part of Lagardère Active’s strategy to strengthen its position in e-commerce and digital subscription, based on its media audiences.

“Thanks to this acquisition, Doctissimo will add a new twist to its digital expertise, generate new sources of income and offer its audience a new service. The acquisition of Animalbox marks a new step in our strategy of diversifying sources of income. ”, highlighted Fabien Sfez, president of Doctissimo.

The giants of the American Tech, GAFAM in the lead, keep the first places of the ranking of the Most Valuable Brands in 2017 by WPP and Kantar Millward Brown. Among the 7 brands that made their entry into the ranking this year, we find tech companies such as YouTube, Salesforce, Netflix and Snapchat.


The 4G connection speed is fastest in Singapore, at 45.62 Mbps (Megabits per seconds, editor’s note), followed by South Korea (43.46 Mbps) and Hungary (42, 61 (Mbps), according to OpenSignal data taken from Statista. France ranks 34th, with a connection speed of 24.15 Mbps.

Infographic: The countries with the fastest 4G |  Statista

Cedric-O-NeillCédric O’Neill becomes Partner and Director of Innovation at Mediprix

Cedric O’Neill is leaving his post at the start-up 1001Pharmacies, which he co-founded with Sabine Safi. He joins Mediprix as director of innovation.

alexandre bompard fnacAlexandre Bompard joins Carrefour as CEO

crossroads announces the appointment ofAlexandre bompard as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer. He was previously at the head of Fnac.

olivier-buquenOlivier Buquen promoted to CFO of Chargers group

Olivier Buquen becomes financial director of Chargers group. He previously held the position of Director of International Development and Acquisitions.

vincent-pilotVincent Pilot arrives at DHL Suplly Chain France as business development director

DHL Suplly Chain France announces the arrival of Vincent Pilot as business development director. He was previously Business Development Director at DHL Suplly Chain Russia.

WDK Groupe Partner is looking for its Internal Data Flow Controller e-Commerce (M / F)

Created in 1991, WDK GROUPE PARTNER, is positioned as one of the major players in the distribution of toys and fashion accessories. We have more than 10,000 item references and offer our customers a wide range of products presented in our 6 catalogs.

Building on its success, with nearly 14 million toys sold per year, our group generated sales of around 52 million euros in 2016 and now has 227 employees.

We are established in France in Reims and Tours as well as abroad in Hong Kong and Shenzhen in order to be as close as possible to the needs of our customers.


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