Bravo Orange !

September, 12, 2010
Sylvain

Avec la fin des vacances et mon séjour pour le boulot à Bilbao, j’étais passé à coté de cet article de rue89 : http://eco.rue89.com/2008/08/29/telephones-3g-comment-orange-pigeonne-ses-abonnes Je ne résiste pas à citer ce passage (qui est une citation également d’où le double guillemet) : « ” Oui, le 3G+ est accessible sur les ordinateurs. Notre volonté est que le débit fourni soit le plus apte à répondre aux usages. Or, les ordinateurs portables sont technologiquement plus aptes à utiliser des débits importants. Qu’un téléphone mobile aille moins vite qu’un ordinateur portable, c’est une évidence. ” » (d’après le porte parole d’Orange) Et […]

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October, 30, 2009
Sylvain

Being a high-value top notch CEO does not mean that you have the gift of predicting the future. Here is a sample of some assertions that does not need any comments 😉 “I think there is a world market for maybe five computers” (but there are no confirmation that the quote is real) Thomas Watson, president of International Business Machines (IBM), 1943. “There is no reason anyone would want a computer in their home.” Ken Olsen, president, chairman and founder of Digital Equipment Corporation, 1977. “No one will need more than 637 kb of memory for a personal computer.” Bill […]

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Is Google selling mobile phones?

September, 23, 2009
Sylvain

Here in France, we had this morning a funny surprise during our first request to Google France. Indeed, the homepage presents this small sentence under the search box “Nouveau! Le téléphone HTC Magic est disponible. En savoir Plus”. This litterally means  “New! The telephone HTC Magic is available. To know more about it “, with a link to this this page of google.fr. On the target page, a cool picture of the HTC Magic Android, and 2 links to a SFR (the third  French mobile phone company – 19 million clients, including over 3 million using 3G technology, according to […]

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Looking for good {Yahoo,Google, Microsoft} engineers

September, 18, 2009
Sylvain

I was talking recently to three excellent engineers from Yahoo, Google and Microsoft this week, and that reminded me that I meant to do this post a little while ago. So I’ll keep this post short and sweet: if you’re an excellent Yahoo or Google or Microsoft engineer with solid experience in everything, I am hiring. If you want to apply for a Research Engineer position  in the beautiful town of Orsay (France), use my e-mail and we won’t need recruiters to discuss. Thanks! The beginning of this post remind you of something? yes, sure, it’s a pastiche of this […]

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Picture: courtesy of Abby Blank