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Live from LeWeb, London 2012

LeWeb, London 2012
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We’re live from LeWeb in the heart of London. We’ll have updates on the event on the site and on Twitter @thesociable.

LeWeb, London 2012

The theme for this year’s conference is “faster than real time” – which LeWeb’s co-founder, Loic Le Meur, describes as access to data everywhere;

Real Time is defined as “occurring immediately.” Is it possible then to be Faster than Real Time? It appears so.Whether it’s Highlight, constantly broadcasting your location, or Voxer, a walkie-talkie social experience born out of the fields of war torn Afghanistan, it is clear that our appetite for split-second interaction is insatiable.

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  1. Eric Hazan and Philipp Nattermann, Partners with McKinsey & Company are talking about  how consumer behaviour is shaping digital trends 

  2. Eric Hazan and Philipp Nattermann, Partners with McKinsey & Company are talking about  how consumer behaviour is shaping digital trends 

  3. Eric Hazan  “the online consumer is more sophisticated than before” – reports show that the majority of online buyers are either “well off” or “very well off”

  4. Eric Hazan  “the online consumer is more sophisticated than before” – reports show that the majority of online buyers are either “well off” or “very well off”

  5. Philipp Nattermann – how companies can benefit from data
    1. Use the free data that is available
    2. Apply it to your ogranisation
    3. Use it for decision making
    4. Accept that this data will change how you do business
    5. These will have an impact on your business

  6. Philipp Nattermann – how companies can benefit from data
    1. Use the free data that is available
    2. Apply it to your ogranisation
    3. Use it for decision making
    4. Accept that this data will change how you do business
    5. These will have an impact on your business

  7. Philipp Nattermann shows that online searches for “flu” is a strong predictor for a flu epidemic.  This is data that could be used by governments. 

  8. Philipp Nattermann shows that online searches for “flu” is a strong predictor for a flu epidemic.  This is data that could be used by governments. 

  9. Instagram’s CEO – Kevin Systrom – instagram has more than 50 million users but won’t be called on exactly how many

  10. Instagram’s CEO – Kevin Systrom – instagram has more than 50 million users but won’t be called on exactly how many

  11. Too many entrepreneurs get caught up in the life of an entrepreneur, rather than try to solve problems #leweb

  12. Too many entrepreneurs get caught up in the life of an entrepreneur, rather than try to solve problems #leweb

  13. Honest and genuine is better than pretty photos, says Kevin Systrom. Jamie says its about dogs and pretty girls.

  14. Honest and genuine is better than pretty photos, says Kevin Systrom. Jamie says its about dogs and pretty girls.

  15. Loic Le Meur: “You launched a social network, Google+”. Google’s Bradley Horowitz – “Thanks for noticing”

  16. Loic Le Meur: “You launched a social network, Google+”. Google’s Bradley Horowitz – “Thanks for noticing”

  17. Google on Google+ – We recognise being late to market but it allowed us to leapfrog others.  One thing we learned was that privacy matters.

  18. Google on Google+ – We recognise being late to market but it allowed us to leapfrog others.  One thing we learned was that privacy matters.

  19. Bradley Horowitz – 175 million users have updated their Google Profiles to G+ but Horowitz won’t say how many users it currently has #leweb

  20. Bradley Horowitz – 175 million users have updated their Google Profiles to G+ but Horowitz won’t say how many users it currently has #leweb

  21. Bradley Horowitz announces that Flipboard is now a Google+ partner. Users will see G+ integrated into Flipboard soon

  22. Bradley Horowitz announces that Flipboard is now a Google+ partner. Users will see G+ integrated into Flipboard soon

  23. Bradley Horowitz – 175 million users have updated their Google Profiles to G+ but Horowitz won’t say how many users it currently has #leweb

  24. Bradley Horowitz – 175 million users have updated their Google Profiles to G+ but Horowitz won’t say how many users it currently has #leweb

  25. Google’s Bradley Horowitz is effectively demo-ing Google+ Hangouts with users from the US and UK connecting to the conference #leweb

  26. Google’s Bradley Horowitz is effectively demo-ing Google+ Hangouts with users from the US and UK connecting to the conference #leweb

  27. Google’s Bradley Horowitz says he is always surprised and humbled when companies use Google+ Hangouts for internal meetings #leweb

  28. Google’s Bradley Horowitz says he is always surprised and humbled when companies use Google+ Hangouts for internal meetings #leweb

  29. Up now – Ben Ling, the COO of Badoo & Robert Scoble, American blogger, technical evangelist, and author, Rackspace

  30. Up now – Ben Ling, the COO of Badoo & Robert Scoble, American blogger, technical evangelist, and author, Rackspace

  31. 12%/15% of Box’s business is coming from Europe – it hopes to grow this with its new Euro base in London #leweb

  32. 12%/15% of Box’s business is coming from Europe – it hopes to grow this with its new Euro base in London #leweb

  33. Over a million miles have been traveled by custoners using Halo, says Jay Bregman – the company launched in London in the end of 2011 and just launched in Dublin.

  34. Over a million miles have been traveled by custoners using Halo, says Jay Bregman – the company launched in London in the end of 2011 and just launched in Dublin.

  35. Round of applause for Travis Kalanick’s comment (Co-Founder & CEO of Uber) “the world isn’t about Silicon Valley” as he announces that Uber has hired a European COO

  36. Round of applause for Travis Kalanick’s comment (Co-Founder & CEO of Uber) “the world isn’t about Silicon Valley” as he announces that Uber has hired a European COO

  37. Evernote reports that Apple’s platforms is the most profitable platform for the company, with iPad/Mac being the most profitable #leweb

  38. Evernote reports that Apple’s platforms is the most profitable platform for the company, with iPad/Mac being the most profitable #leweb

  39. Up now Christian Gallardo the Director of Platform Partnerships at Facebook & Jamillah Knowles, the UK Editor of The Next Web #leweb

  40. Up now Christian Gallardo the Director of Platform Partnerships at Facebook & Jamillah Knowles, the UK Editor of The Next Web #leweb

  41. Facebook’s Christian Gallardo – Facebook wants to be a platform company – and working with entrepreneurs is important to this.

  42. Facebook’s Christian Gallardo – Facebook wants to be a platform company – and working with entrepreneurs is important to this.

  43. Facebook’s Christian Gallardo – we have 500 million monthly users on mobile and  “led 18 million users to the app store”

  44. Facebook’s Christian Gallardo – we have 500 million monthly users on mobile and  “led 18 million users to the app store”

  45. Facebook’s Christian Gallardo – this will be the first social Olympics with 900 million users #leweb #london2012 

  46. Facebook’s Christian Gallardo – this will be the first social Olympics with 900 million users #leweb #london2012 

  47. Facebook’s Christian Gallardo is describing the site as a discovery platform rather than as a social network

  48. Facebook’s Christian Gallardo is describing the site as a discovery platform rather than as a social network

  49. What’s Facebook’s next focus? Facebook’s Christian Gallardo says it’s “mobile, mobile, mobile”

  50. What’s Facebook’s next focus? Facebook’s Christian Gallardo says it’s “mobile, mobile, mobile”

  51. We’re back after lunch and Lindsey Stirling is the entertainment today – have a look at her work http://bit.ly/LBLhC2

  52. We’re back after lunch and Lindsey Stirling is the entertainment today – have a look at her work http://bit.ly/LBLhC2

  53. We’re back after lunch and Lindsey Stirling is the entertainment today – have a look at her work http://bit.ly/LBLhC2

  54. Now Martha Lane Fox and Michael Bracken, the Executive Director of Digital for the UK Cabinet Office are on stage with Roxanne Varza, a startup/tech Journalist

  55. Now Martha Lane Fox and Michael Bracken, the Executive Director of Digital for the UK Cabinet Office are on stage with Roxanne Varza, a startup/tech Journalist

  56. Michael Bracken, of the Cabinet Office’s Government Digital Service – UK gov is testing its online services site, gov.uk, as a start up

  57. Michael Bracken, of the Cabinet Office’s Government Digital Service – UK gov is testing its online services site, gov.uk, as a start up

  58. Michael Bracken, of the Cabinet Office’s Government Digital Service – we’ve saved half a billion pounds already with digital #leweb

  59. Michael Bracken, of the Cabinet Office’s Government Digital Service – we’ve saved half a billion pounds already with digital #leweb

  60. 50% of homeless people in the UK have access to mobile devices but few charities have the skills to interact on this platform #leweb

  61. 50% of homeless people in the UK have access to mobile devices but few charities have the skills to interact on this platform #leweb

  62. Klout’s Joe Fernandez says his life was threatened when Klout changed its algorithm on October 26 #leweb

  63. Klout’s Joe Fernandez says his life was threatened when Klout changed its algorithm on October 26 #leweb

  64. By show of hands at #leweb few people think that their @klout score is an accurate representation of their influence online

  65. By show of hands at #leweb few people think that their @klout score is an accurate representation of their influence online

  66. Tom Katis says downloads is a bad way of measuring an app’s success – engagement is far more useful #leweb

  67. Tom Katis says downloads is a bad way of measuring an app’s success – engagement is far more useful #leweb

  68. Tom Katis describes the problem with success is that it takes time away from upgrading your product as you try to keep things running #leweb

  69. Tom Katis describes the problem with success is that it takes time away from upgrading your product as you try to keep things running #leweb

  70. Day two and we’re back – WiFi allowing! – on stage now Milo Yannopoulos, the founder & Editor-in-Chief of The Kernel interviews Paul Davison, Founder & CEO of Highlight

  71. Day two and we’re back – WiFi allowing! – on stage now Milo Yannopoulos, the founder & Editor-in-Chief of The Kernel interviews Paul Davison, Founder & CEO of Highlight

  72. Talking about tech trends Paul Davison says we’re at an “important shift” in how we interact online and it’s going to take a while for us to figure out how to use new social and mobile technologies in society.

  73. Talking about tech trends Paul Davison says we’re at an “important shift” in how we interact online and it’s going to take a while for us to figure out how to use new social and mobile technologies in society.

  74. King.com’s Riccardo Zacconi says the company raised funding in 2005 but hasn’t used it, due to its success #leweb

  75. King.com’s Riccardo Zacconi says the company raised funding in 2005 but hasn’t used it, due to its success #leweb

  76. It’s impressive to see the 16 year old Nick D’Aloisio talking about managing school commitments and managing a start-up #leweb 

  77. It’s impressive to see the 16 year old Nick D’Aloisio talking about managing school commitments and managing a start-up #leweb 

  78. Now for a brief musical interlude – “Let it be” being played on the organ behind the stage, have a look http://j.mp/Mg2l41

  79. Now for a brief musical interlude – “Let it be” being played on the organ behind the stage, have a look http://j.mp/Mg2l41

  80. Why don’t we see more European news on Techmeme? Rivera-it’s because the majority of major tech events are still happening Stateside #leweb

  81. Why don’t we see more European news on Techmeme? Rivera-it’s because the majority of major tech events are still happening Stateside #leweb

  82. Major line up – Michael Arrington interviewing Chad Hurley, Kevin Rose, and Niklas Zennstrom on stage now-talking about the future #leweb 

  83. Major line up – Michael Arrington interviewing Chad Hurley, Kevin Rose, and Niklas Zennstrom on stage now-talking about the future #leweb 

  84. Kevin Rose – “As entrepreneurs, you want to make something that changes the world…to make something massive” ‪#leweb‬

  85. Kevin Rose – “As entrepreneurs, you want to make something that changes the world…to make something massive” ‪#leweb‬

  86. Niklas Zennstrom describing how 10 years ago we were much more focused on creating the technologies, now it’s about how we use them. #leweb

  87. Niklas Zennstrom describing how 10 years ago we were much more focused on creating the technologies, now it’s about how we use them. #leweb

  88. The panel has no interest in investing in personal jet packs – Michael Arrington looks disappointed #leweb

  89. The panel has no interest in investing in personal jet packs – Michael Arrington looks disappointed #leweb

  90. Path’s Shakil Khan describing how being a European start-up has its advantages – it encourages you to think globally from day one #leweb 

  91. Path’s Shakil Khan describing how being a European start-up has its advantages – it encourages you to think globally from day one #leweb 

  92. And…we’re back – while WiFi is working – just leaving the stage now is Microsoft’s Tim O’Brien. O’Brien made the interesting point that many people forget that Microsoft has been delivering cloud services for over a decade, with Hotmail.

  93. And…we’re back – while WiFi is working – just leaving the stage now is Microsoft’s Tim O’Brien. O’Brien made the interesting point that many people forget that Microsoft has been delivering cloud services for over a decade, with Hotmail.

  94. Caroline Ghosn of The Levo League says we need to look at why there are fewer women moving into entrepreneurship/tech/VC #leweb 

  95. Caroline Ghosn of The Levo League says we need to look at why there are fewer women moving into entrepreneurship/tech/VC #leweb 

  96. Sam Shank, the co-founder & CEO of HotelTonight announces that the service is now available in London #leweb

  97. Sam Shank, the co-founder & CEO of HotelTonight announces that the service is now available in London #leweb

  98. We’re back at #leweb after a quick tour of London during lunch – up now Andreas Constantinou the founder & MD of VisionMobile

  99. We’re back at #leweb after a quick tour of London during lunch – up now Andreas Constantinou the founder & MD of VisionMobile

  100. VisionMobile’s Andreas Constantinou says Windows Phone “is the new cool” and Symbian is a dead platform #leweb

  101. VisionMobile’s Andreas Constantinou says Windows Phone “is the new cool” and Symbian is a dead platform #leweb

  102. VisionMobile’s Andreas Constantinou – there are 11 revenue models for app developers, incl. pay per download, in app purchasing & ads #leweb

  103. VisionMobile’s Andreas Constantinou – there are 11 revenue models for app developers, incl. pay per download, in app purchasing & ads #leweb

  104. Picking up on the unofficial theme of #leweb SoundCloud’s Alexander Ljung is talking about how discovery, over social, is the way forward

  105. Picking up on the unofficial theme of #leweb SoundCloud’s Alexander Ljung is talking about how discovery, over social, is the way forward

  106. SoundCloud’s Alexander Ljung argues audio is the only medium you can consume in parallel to others & says freemium is still the focus #leweb

  107. SoundCloud’s Alexander Ljung argues audio is the only medium you can consume in parallel to others & says freemium is still the focus #leweb

  108. SoundCloud’s Alexander Ljung believes there won’t nearly be as much sound online as he would like but there will be far more then now #leweb

  109. SoundCloud’s Alexander Ljung believes there won’t nearly be as much sound online as he would like but there will be far more then now #leweb

  110. Josh Elman’s guide to data –
    The data scientific method
    1. Start with a question
    2. Leverage your current data
    3. Create feaures and run tests
    4. Analyse the results and draw insights
    5. Let the data frame a conversation

  111. Josh Elman’s guide to data –
    The data scientific method
    1. Start with a question
    2. Leverage your current data
    3. Create feaures and run tests
    4. Analyse the results and draw insights
    5. Let the data frame a conversation

  112. In 2009 if you used Twitter at least 7 times a month their data suggested you would become a long-time user #leweb

  113. In 2009 if you used Twitter at least 7 times a month their data suggested you would become a long-time user #leweb

  114. Josh Elman describes Twitter’s roll out of sign-up features as experiments.These were designed to encourage users to engage long term #leweb

  115. Josh Elman describes Twitter’s roll out of sign-up features as experiments.These were designed to encourage users to engage long term #leweb

  116. Datasift’s Nick Halstead believes the US VC market is saturated but there are opportunities in the UK #leweb

  117. Datasift’s Nick Halstead believes the US VC market is saturated but there are opportunities in the UK #leweb

  118. .CO’s Juan Diego Calle describing how Google and Amazon are now competing in the domain market with the new gTLDs

  119. .CO’s Juan Diego Calle describing how Google and Amazon are now competing in the domain market with the new gTLDs

  120. Blipper’s augmented reality app is quite impressive http://j.mp/N9hqkt but are screen too small for the data it can deliver?

  121. Blipper’s augmented reality app is quite impressive http://j.mp/N9hqkt but are screen too small for the data it can deliver?

  122. Blipper is opening a New York office soon – wants people to be “blipping” on a regular basis #leweb

  123. Blipper is opening a New York office soon – wants people to be “blipping” on a regular basis #leweb

  124. Hillary Clinton’s Senior Advisor for Innovation, Alec Ross, says there is a massive shift in geo-polical power. From hierarchies (e.g governments) to networks (e.g. web) #leweb 

  125. Hillary Clinton’s Senior Advisor for Innovation, Alec Ross, says there is a massive shift in geo-polical power. From hierarchies (e.g governments) to networks (e.g. web) #leweb 

  126. The Arab Spring was a leaderless process, which helps the protests but makes the post-protest process hard, when rebuilding

  127. The Arab Spring was a leaderless process, which helps the protests but makes the post-protest process hard, when rebuilding

  128. Congratulations to Blippar, the winners of the #leweb start up competition 
    Hijoki comes second and @teleportd comes third

  129. Congratulations to Blippar, the winners of the #leweb start up competition 
    Hijoki comes second and @teleportd comes third

  130. Advice for start ups from #leweb – concentrate on the user experience, only when you get this right will the revenue come

  131. Advice for start ups from #leweb – concentrate on the user experience, only when you get this right will the revenue come

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Piers Dillon-Scott is co-editor of The Sociable and writes about stuff he finds. He likes technology, media, and using the Oxford comma (because it just makes sense).