Posts tagged with Le Web

How Japan's Rakuten plans to become a global ecommerce giant

Rakuten is one of Japan’s biggest tech companies, yet it’s still relatively unknown in Europe.

It began as an ecommerce marketplace but has since diversified into areas such as instant messaging and banking.

CEO Hiroshi Mikitani aims to raise Rakuten’s profile outside of Japan with expansion plans driven by further acquisitions.


How can London's Tech City help startups get to series C funding?

Le Web is a hotbed of entrepreneurs and startups looking to network, make connections and hopefully bump into a generous venture capitalist.

Consequently one of the topics up for discussion is the differing appeal of Europe’s various startup ecosystems.


Berners-Lee: Native apps are boring, not part of the discussion

Native apps are boring and people are becoming frustrated with walled gardens online, according to Sir Tim Berners-Lee.

The inventor of the web took part in a Q&A at Le Web this morning that touched on a broad range of topics, with net neutrality and internet privacy high on the agenda.

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Facebook: Our video strategy is all about content discovery

Facebook has been pushing hard to dislodge YouTube as the king of social video in 2014 and so far it’s made excellent headway.

And for the cynics among you - yes, a lot of it has to do with autoplay videos.

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How the sharing economy will develop in 2015

The sharing economy has grown exponentially in the past few years to the point where it has impacted nearly all industries.

Airbnb and Uber are the most obvious examples, but other sectors such as logistics, utilities and education have also been disrupted by new startups.