Apple ne vend plus de produits…

Pour tous ceux qui pensent encore qu’Apple vend des produits (iPhone 6) et ne comprennent pas leur approche "Ecosystème"…

Une très bonne analyse qui nous change des discussions sur la nouvelle "taille de l’écran"

Apple ne vend plus de produits

Pour chaque euro généré par la vente d’un iPhone, combien d’euros sont générés par les musiciens, développeurs, fabricants d’accessoires ou acteurs industriels ? Car même si Apple ne se rémunère que peu sur ce chiffre global (ce n’est pas leur objectif direct), le stabilité générée autour de chacun de leurs produits est proprement phénoménale. Chaque produit Apple est une comète avec une queue de plusieurs km de long, qui donne une assise incomparable sur le marché. Une assise qui stabilise Apple bien au-delà ce qu’un Microsoft ou un Samsung pourrait rêver avoir un jour.

4th time at LeWeb…

…just realized that it is my 4th time at LeWeb conference (2005, 2006, 2007, 2011).

Funny to have a look back at “Les Blogs 2.0” (yes it was called in this way in 2005) with some “known faces” ;-) And … 350 participants!

Loic LeMeur!


Anina, Marc Canter, Robert Scoble


Jeff Clavier, Rodrigo Sepulveda, Dave Siffry, David Hornik


Souvenir, souvenir :-)

On my way to LeWeb11 conference in Paris

So, it’s time this year to go again to the biggest European Internet conference, LeWeb’11, in Paris with Laurent. 3’268 participants are now registered for the conference, wow.

Topics this years around: SOLOMO, Social-Local-Mobile

Some of the interesting speakers:

  • Mike McCue (CEO Flipboard)
  • Eric Schmidt (Executive Chairman Google)
  • Joanna Shields (VP & Marketing Director EMEA Facebook)
  • Axel Dauchez (CEO Deezer)
  • Kevin Systrom (CEO Instagram)
  • Allen Blue (Co-Founder & Vice President of Product Management LinkedIn)
  • Dennis Crowley (Co-Founder & CEO Foursquare) with Scoble
  • George Whitesides (CEO Virgin Galactic)
  • Money Panel moderated by Jonathan Goodwin, CEO & Partner J Goodwin & Co LLP, with:
    • Jeff Clavier, Founder & Managing Partner, SoftTech VC
    • Harry Nelis, Partner, Accel Partners
    • Danny Rimer, Partner, Index Ventures
    • Eric Archambeau, General Partner, Wellington Partners
  • Phil Libin (CEO Evernote)
  • Marissa Mayer (VP Product Management Google)
  • George Colony (Chairman & CEO, Forrester Research)
  • Panel “How is Social Local Mobile changing enterprise” moderated by: Paul Papadimitriou, VP & Analyst, Constellation Research, with:
    • Nigel Beck, Vice President, Business Development and M&A Social Software, IBM
    • Auren Hoffman, CEO, Rapleaf
    • JP Rangaswami, Chief Scientist,
  • Plus: Om Malik, Niklas Zennstrom, etc.

And the LeWeb’11 Official Party by Deezer on Thursday evening at … Le Carrousel du Louvre! Outch :-)

So, I’m quite sure, we will a quite intensive time!

Dropbox in Forbes


As a happy customer (50GB plan) of Dropbox since years now, I was very interested by this article in Forbes. Some insights (even if I encourage you to read the full article):

  • Dropbox has today 50 million users, one new user per second joining
  • 96% of the users pay nothing
  • 325 million files saved per day
  • Steve Jobs/Apple wanted to acquire Dropbox in 2009 for a nine-digit price
  • 2008: 9 employees. 200k customers
  • 2010: 14 employees, 2 million customers
  • Revenue 2011: $240 million, already profitable, 70 employees
  • Revenue 2012: even if they would not sign one single new customer, their sales will double
  • Dropbox started with $15k from Y Combinator
  • 1st VC round from Sequoia of $1.2 million
  • VC round in 2008, $7.2 million raised
  • VC round in August 2011, $250 million raised with a valuation of around $4 billion, VCs participating: Index Ventures (lead), Sequoia, Greylock, Benchmark, Accel, Goldman Sachs and RIT Capital Partners
  • Competitors perceived: Apple iCloud, Google Drive

Impressive story, wow…

Mobile Trends 2011

via ReadWriteMobile

ReadWriteMobile is publishing an interesting post about the coming and emerging 10 Mobile Trends for 2011 based on a Forrester Research study. Some of them seem to be relevant also for us at Innoveo:

2) 2011 is the Year of the “Dumb” Smartphone User

Smartphones will become more affordable, thanks to handset subsidies. And these new users will be less engaged and active than smartphone early adopters. Forrester expects they’ll download fewer apps on average, but will consume more mobile media thanks to consumer education and convenience provided by the phones.

Despite the fact that these former “dumb phone” users may download fewer apps than early adopters, the overall app forecast is still good. In fact, Gartner also just released a report that stated mobile app store revenue will pass $15 billion in 2011.

3) The Mobile Fragmentation Problem will Continue

Forrester says it expects fragmentation to continue, but it’s not just referring to the multiple variations of a single OS. It means that some customers have smartphones, some have feature phones, some use apps, some use SMS, plus there are multiple OS’s in existence, in multiple versions, with multiple screen sizes and there are a higher number of devices out there. In short: fragmentation. The costs of porting, maintaining and promoting apps will remain high.

4) The “Apps vs. Internet” Debate Will Continue…to be Irrelevant

Says Forrester, it’s not a question of “either/or” when it comes to a choice between apps vs. the mobile Web, but both. Frequent and intense users of services like banking and brokerage will want curated experiences in the form of apps, but the Internet will remain the fallback for more occasional information and needs.

8) Companies will Invest First in Convenient Services for Consumers

Forrester says that mobile product and service professionals, particularly in the travel industry, will invest first to keep their most lucrative customers happy. And in the hierarchy of benefits that mobile offers – revenue generation, cost savings and convenience – convenience will reign during 2011.

10) “Mobile” Will Mean More than Mobile Phones

Consumer adoption of tablets, eReaders, portable media devices and other mobile products has grown in 2010 and this will continue in 2011. Apps and services will need to work across devices and consumers will want ubiquitous access to content and services.  This will force service providers to sync content via the cloud to maintain a consistent experience across platforms.

cross-posted on the Innoveo Blog

Some figures about 2010

On this blog:

  • 1.3 million pageviews in 2010 (cumulated since March 2004: 6.7 million pageviews)
  • and 79 posts (cumulated since March 2004: 1’221 posts)

On SmugMug:

  • 800’000 unique views in 2010
  • and more than 1.5 million in the last 2 years

I feel very comfortable now with my technical current setup:

Software industry

via Judith Hurwitz (first and second articles)

As usual, very interesting feed for thoughts coming from Judith.

Some abstracts:

The definition of an application is changing. The traditional view that the packaged application is hermetically sealed is going away. More of the new packaged applications will be based on service orientation based on best practices. These applications will be parameter-driven so that they can be changed in real time. And yes, Service Oriented Architectures (SOA) didn’t die after all.

Exactly what we are doing at Innoveo with our product Innoveo Skye since years!

Managing end points will be one of the key technology drivers in 2011. Smart phones, sensors, and tablet computers are refining what computing means. It will drive the requirement for a new approach to role and process based security.

Totally agree, we are working on that also at Innoveo. Cannot disclose yet.

Cloud computing moves to the front office. Two years ago IT and business leaders saw cloud computing as a way to improve back office efficiency. This is beginning to change. With the flexibility of cloud computing, management is now looking at the potential for to quickly innovate business processes that touch partners and customers.

Also something we feel coming out of the market and as new business need. Why not working on that too ;-)

cross-posted on the Innoveo Blog

iPhone theme switcher

I have installed and activated a WordPress plugin called iPhone theme switcher which allows in a super easy way to detect if my site is being viewed by iPhone or iPod (about 2% of the traffic here) and to switch to a selected iPhone theme. I use the iPhone WordPress Theme 1.0.1

Now, if you have a look at this site with your iPhone, you should see something like that:

Some notes for future install

Note for me: here the list of Software to install for new setup

  • Microsoft Office (Outlook, Word, Excel, Powerpoint, Access, OneNote)
  • Microsoft Security Essentials
  • Dropbox
  • Virtual CloneDrive
  • K-Lite Codec Pack
  • Windows Live Writer 2011
  • Windows Live Messenger
  • DxO Optics Pro
  • Adobe Premiere Pro
  • Babylon
  • Paint.NET
  • FastStone Image Viewer
  • FileZilla
  • iTunes
  • Chrome, Firefox, Safari, IE
  • TextPad
  • Skype
  • X-Lite
  • Seesmic Desktop
  • OpenVPN GUI
  • doPDF
  • 7-zip
  • Stardock Fences
  • PerfectDisk
  • WebLog Expert
  • Foxit Reader
  • UltraMon
  • Send to SmugMug