The 10 news of the week

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Living room One-to-One eCommerce of Monaco… assessment of the French e-tourism… the $ 475M raised by the fund Accel Partners… the boost from 100M € of the government for the French robotics industry Back to the 10 highlights of the week.

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The event of the week: Monaco’s One-to-One eCommerce

This week, FrenchWeb gave you an inside experience of Monaco’s One-to-One eCommerce, which on March 20 and 21 brought together more than 500 players in the sector. Main lessons from these two days? Go international and integrate a marketplace

The initiative of the week: 100 million euros for the French robotics sector

The “France Robot Initiatives” plan, unveiled by Arnaud Montebourg on the occasion of the opening of the Innorobo fair in Lyon, provides for the contribution of € 100M to the robotics sector in France via public and private funds. The global robotics market is expected to weigh $ 100 billion in 2020.


The number of the week: 45

This is, in millions of euros, the Turnover of the catch-up video market in 2012. A figure reported by the study ” The economics of catch-up television »Led by the CNC and highlighted this week in FrenchWeb’s weekly e-advertising column.

The lifting of the week: Accel Partners raises $ 475 million to invest in Europe

The shareholder of Showroomprivé, Spotify or Rovio raised $ 475M yesterday in record time for its Accel London IV investment vehicle. This money, 65% from American investors, should strengthen the fund’s action in Europe and Israel.

The folder of the week: Tourism does it still have its place in the sun in 2013?

No vacation for FrencWeb which returns this week to e-tourism, the leading online spending item in France in 2012. However, the blue sky could very quickly cover itself for its actors… Key figures, rising startups and interview with Guillaume Victor Thomas (Ecotour) which evokes a market slowdown.

The announcement of the week: [TR35 MIT France] And the 10 winners are …

The 1st edition of the TR35 in France unveiled these winners this week. Since 2005, MIT’s Technology Review magazine has listed the 35 most remarkable innovators under the age of 35 in the world in the fields of biotechnology, energy, materials and of course NICT.

Decryption of the week: What recipes to democratize mobile payment in France?

Despite the development of technologies making it possible, mobile payment is struggling to impose itself among French consumers. FrenchWeb is investigating a market that already represented $ 171 billion last year and could approach $ 620 billion in just 3 years.

The “3 questions to” interview of the week: Stéphane Ramezi: saw his audience grow by nearly 80% in 2012

Stéphane Ramezi, head of multimedia editions of the National Audiovisual Institute, talks for FrenchWeb on the development strategy of the platform which recorded an audience increase of 78% with 31M VU and 55M videos views, an increase of 21%.


Video interview of the week: [Interview] Julien Babin: “In 2013, the display part of Keyade will grow very quickly ”

The co-founder of Keyade unveils for FrenchWeb, as part of the “ Search Marketing: Keyade’s new growth ambitions in 2013“, the stakes 2013 of the digital agency with the development of new original features for its MadMetric solution.

The story of the week: FrenchWeb Story: Gaël Duval (

Gaël Duval, founder of the price comparison site, remembers the glorious time when France Telecom launched its Voila search engine in the United States and the confusion created by the double meaning of this word across the Atlantic.

And also …

FrenchWeb will benefit from the Digital Week in Bordeaux to begin its “Frenchweb Tour”, a monthly meeting that will give the pulse of ecosystems in the regions. A “special Bordeaux week” to be found from April 2 to 5 on