Yahoo! + SoftBank + Twitter = INSIDERS

by bold-lichterman

  • Verizon on reserve following data theft that hit Yahoo! in 2014.
  • A $ 100 billion fund for Tech.
  • Twitter is launching Periscope Producer to appeal to professionals.
  • Botify named the best software finder in the United States.
  • Demotivateur Food celebrates its first anniversary and exceeds 2 million fans on Facebook.
  • Today’s figure: Computer orders down 5.7% in Q3.
  • The image of the day: decline in investments in AI.
  • The nominations of the day: Orange, Studapart…

YahooFormalized at the end of July, the buyout of Yahoo! through Verizon for an amount of 4.8 billion dollars now seems compromised, due to the recent cyber attack against the company. As a reminder, the data of nearly 500 million users has been stolen, in an attack that may have been sponsored by a state, according to a claim by the company led by Marissa Mayer.

Verizon now wants to know the real impact of the attack on the company, before confirming or not its takeover offer. The latter, if it is maintained, will probably be revised downwards. In the agreement signed between the two companies, a clause allows Verizon to retract in the event of an event that could materially affect the company. Yahoo! She remains confident about the outcome of the negotiations.

Read also: Verizon offers Yahoo! for 4.8 billion dollars and continues its transformation on the web

Investment on Pocket Watch Face.  Time Concept.SoftBank will create a new fund with Saudi Arabia endowed with… 100 billion dollars. The Japanese group will provide 25 billion dollars, against 45 billion for the sovereign fund which had also invested 3.5 billion in Uber. The two funds have given themselves 5 years to invest in tech. The structure chose London for its location.

Read also: Uber raises $ 3.5 billion from Saudi sovereign wealth fund

Kayvon BeykpourWhile Salesforce is now the only group vying to buy Twitter, the social network unveils a new video service for professionals, brands and leading media. Called Periscope Producer, it offers Twitter partners the ability to broadcast live, high-definition video on Periscope and Twitter through professional cameras and streaming software. “Users now have the ability to watch daily TV shows, large and small events as well as other engaging content from creators they know and love“, precise Kayvon Beykpour, co-founder and CEO of Periscope.

Walt Disney Studios, ABC and even Xbox UK are among the first users of Periscope Producer. In France, Louis Vuitton relied on this new service to broadcast its fashion show live during Paris Fashion Week.

At PubCon this week in Las Vegas, Botify received the award for the best software search tool in the United States. Last May, the Parisian start-up won an award in the same category in Europe.

The company is developing a SaaS service that provides SEO managers with the information they need to optimize their web referencing. Botify crawls the site to assess page positions on Google and on social networks.

REVIEW the interview with Adrien Ménard, co-founder of Botify, conducted by Frenchweb in September 2016:

romain-achard-demotivatorOn the occasion of the first anniversary of Food Demotivator, Frenchweb wanted to understand the strategy of the entertainment media on social networks. Romain Achard, Director of the Régie Demotivateur, answers our questions.

Frenchweb : What made you want to share cooking videos on Facebook?

Romain Achard, Deputy Managing Director at Demotivateur: We did not recognize ourselves in the recipes offered on sites like Tasty or Tastemade. You had to be the first to launch videos with a French touch.

How does your business model allow you to compete in a competitive market?

RA: The idea is to continue to dynamize the Food ecosystem! Our approach is a real break: we are inspired. The social evolves very quickly and we are working on new ideas around lives and original programs.

What added value can Demotivateur Food bring to the brands you work with?

RA: Our experience and know-how allow us to immediately understand what customers want. It is a real time saver and an element of strong reassurance when a brand embarks on content creation. The social approach ensures them to engage communities and a very strong viralization of content. The best example we have to convince is that of Panzani who made 30% more on their pesto sauces after our video was released.

3d rendered illustration of old personal computerBetween July and September 2016, orders for PCs and laptops fell for the 8th consecutive quarter, according to a report. study produced by Gartner. Computer shipments actually fell 5.7% over the period.

If we consider the most important players in the market, Lenovo now leads the way, with 20.9% market share (down 2.4% compared to 2015), followed by HP (20.4% % market share) and Dell (14.7% market share). Apple comes in fifth place and sees its market share decrease by 13.4% in the space of a year.

The amounts invested by venture capital companies are down 39% this quarter (compared to the same period in 2015), all sectors co-founded, according to the Venture Pulse Q3 2016 carried out by KPMG and CB Insights.

What about investments in the artificial intelligence sector? The latter, which has strong growth potential for many specialists, has seen its investments fall by a third in the space of a year, from $ 864 million to $ 576 million.


Read also: Global venture capital seizes up in the third quarter

Jérémie Dutray becomes Deputy Chief Financial Officer at Orange

jeremie-dutrayFormerly COO of Orange Belgium, Jeremiah Dutray is appointed Deputy Chief Financial Officer ofOrange, in charge of mergers and acquisitions and business development. He replaces Arnaud Castille, who becomes CFO of Orange Belgium.

A graduate of the Ecole Polytechnique, the National School of Telecommunications, as well as a DEA in finance, Jérémie Dutray began his career at the Ministry of Finance. He will notably be adviser to the Minister of the Economy, Finance and Industry between June 2007 and August 2010, before joining Orange as a director to the CEO, Stéphane Richard.

Edouard d’Ormoy appointed Biz Dev Hero at Studapart

Edouard d'OrmoyStudapart, a platform that helps students find accommodation, has attached the services ofEdouard d’Ormoy. He joined the company as Biz Dev Hero, in charge of Agency partnerships. As part of his new functions, he will have to contribute to the commercial development of the Real Estate Agencies division within Studapart.

Nicolas Poirier joins Bloom Search Marketing

Nicolas poirierAfter a quick visit to Daniele Henkel, Nicolas poirier was appointed PPC / SEM Campaign Manager of the agency Bloom Search Marketing. Previously he worked for Overblog and Teads.

The agenda for the week from October 17 to 23

[Atelier en ligne] E-Commerce: The importance of gaining the trust of Internet users to increase conversions – [Ateliers en ligne] Better engage your visitors thanks to push marketing – PwC Cyber ​​Security Day Luxembourg – Les Rencontres Internationales de la French Tech

Events not to be missed from October 17 to 23

Digitalprod is looking for its Digital Project Manager (M / F)

Our agency offers innovative communication solutions based on strong creative ideas, in a constant return on investment approach. (advertising formats, website, mobile applications…).
In a context of strong growth, we are looking for a digital project manager.


  • Validation of the feasibility of projects based on source elements, budgets and deadlines

  • Management of production resources and customer management: you are the privileged interlocutor of our customers but also the central hub with the production teams (DA, graphic designers, motion designers, developers, etc.)

  • Respect of production schedules: you are the guarantor of compliance with deadlines and therefore in charge of raising alerts if necessary

  • The quality of all the elements produced: you are responsible for the intermediate and final deliverables provided to customers



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1) Management of the FrenchWeb Job-board

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3) Management of the FrenchWeb event agenda In collaboration with the event partnership manager, you are in charge of the FrenchWeb agenda