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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. Jamie Oliver – I don’t know if we’ll be watching telly in 5 years…and I’m excited by that 

  16. Jamie Oliver – I don’t know if we’ll be watching telly in 5 years…and I’m excited by that 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  33. 12%/15% of Box’s business is coming from Europe – it hopes to grow this with its new Euro base in London #leweb

  34. 12%/15% of Box’s business is coming from Europe – it hopes to grow this with its new Euro base in London #leweb

  35. Aaron Levie, the Co-Founder & CEO of Box, says the company got its seed funding from playing online poker

  36. Aaron Levie, the Co-Founder & CEO of Box, says the company got its seed funding from playing online poker

  37. 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.

  38. 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.

  39. 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

  40. 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  53. Facebook’s Christian Gallardo “we’re a very small company relative to the size of our users”

  54. Facebook’s Christian Gallardo “we’re a very small company relative to the size of our users”

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

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

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

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

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

  60. 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

  61. 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

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

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

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

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

  66. 50% of homeless people in the UK have access to mobile devices but few charities have the skills to interact on this platform #leweb

  67. 50% of homeless people in the UK have access to mobile devices but few charities have the skills to interact on this platform #leweb

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

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

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

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

  72. Joe Fernandez says a “big change” is coming to Klout – more signals and real-time data #leweb

  73. Joe Fernandez says a “big change” is coming to Klout – more signals and real-time data #leweb

  74. Now up GigaOM’s Bobbie Johnson is interviewing Zach Sims, the co-founder of Codecademy #leweb

  75. Now up GigaOM’s Bobbie Johnson is interviewing Zach Sims, the co-founder of Codecademy #leweb

  76. Zach Sims says not everyone needs to become a programmer but everyone should know how to code #leweb

  77. Zach Sims says not everyone needs to become a programmer but everyone should know how to code #leweb

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

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

  80. 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

  81. 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

  82. Few companies realize the difference between how consumers use smartphone and tablet device #leweb

  83. Few companies realize the difference between how consumers use smartphone and tablet device #leweb

  84. 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

  85. 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

  86. 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.

  87. 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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

  94. 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

  95. 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

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

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

  98. Companies that have something that works need to expand internationally as fast as possible #leweb

  99. Companies that have something that works need to expand internationally as fast as possible #leweb

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

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

  102. 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

  103. 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

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

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

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

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

  108. 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.

  109. 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.

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

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

  112. Caroline Ghosn says that placing barriers before 50% of your population is not economically sound #leweb

  113. Caroline Ghosn says that placing barriers before 50% of your population is not economically sound #leweb

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  122. TNW;s Jamillah Knowles is interviewing SoundCloud’s Alexander Ljung about why the web is too quiet.

  123. TNW;s Jamillah Knowles is interviewing SoundCloud’s Alexander Ljung about why the web is too quiet.

  124. SoundCloud’s Alexander Ljung believes sound evokes a more emotional response than text #leweb 

  125. SoundCloud’s Alexander Ljung believes sound evokes a more emotional response than text #leweb 

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

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

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

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

  130. 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

  131. 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

  132. 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

  133. 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

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

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

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

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

  138. Want to see how Datasift analyses Wikipedia’s data in real time?  bit.ly/wikipediastream #leweb

  139. Want to see how Datasift analyses Wikipedia’s data in real time?  bit.ly/wikipediastream #leweb

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

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

  142. It’s interesting to see Datasift look at Wikipedia’s editing process as a source of data #leweb

  143. It’s interesting to see Datasift look at Wikipedia’s editing process as a source of data #leweb

  144. The focus of the debate here – sharing isn’t the problem it’s a failure of filters #leweb

  145. The focus of the debate here – sharing isn’t the problem it’s a failure of filters #leweb

  146. Up now, the brilliant (okay, we’re biased) Juan Diego Calle, the founder and CEO of @dotco #leweb 

  147. Up now, the brilliant (okay, we’re biased) Juan Diego Calle, the founder and CEO of @dotco #leweb 

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

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

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

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

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

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

  154. 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 

  155. 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 

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

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

  158. Alec Ross – governments should not try to control the web but should innovate with it #leweb

  159. Alec Ross – governments should not try to control the web but should innovate with it #leweb

  160. Alec Ross – We are at a time of irrevocable change and it is the most adaptable that survive #leweb

  161. Alec Ross – We are at a time of irrevocable change and it is the most adaptable that survive #leweb

  162. Kevin Rose asks, when will we see Googles come out of places other than the US #entrepreneurship #leweb

  163. Kevin Rose asks, when will we see Googles come out of places other than the US #entrepreneurship #leweb

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

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

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

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

  168. Before we go, we’d like to say a great thank you to @dotco for bringing us to #leweb. Thanks guys!

  169. Before we go, we’d like to say a great thank you to @dotco for bringing us to #leweb. Thanks guys!

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