Deutsche Telekom talks about their consumer web services at Next Berlin, talking also a bit about Deutsche Telekom's talk about metering web bandwidth usage in Germany.
Mailjet was founded with the aim of providing a powerful tool for developers and novices alike to manage emails from A to Z, in a very simple way. They are based in Paris, self-funded and has been cash positive since day one. This interview is with Elie, Head of Marketing and Quentin, Deputy CEO. Mailjet is an all-in-one solution to send, track and deliver both marketing and transactional emails. Its cloud-based infrastructure is unique and highly scalable. A proprietary technology optimizes the deliverability of the email messages. Developers use Mailjet's API to integrate a robust email delivery system to their app. On their side, Marketers leverage the intuitive interface and the in-depth analytics. Mailjet actually offers high granularity for all its delivery and activity metrics. From the integration to the effective sending, everything is simplified to the maximum. The volume based pricing is highly competitive.
50 thousand translators and writers contribute translations and copy-writing, targeting 2 million euros revenue this year. You can go online and order your content and you get it back translated a couple of hours later. Disrupting the translation market at about 3 cents per word at Basic quality, 10 cents per word for the standard level and up to 18 cent per word for expert translation and copy-writing mode.
Danijel Kurincic designs interactions between people and systems. Officialy a freelancer now. Still works for D.Labs, but also on a gamedev project talks about his UX Design Workshop at Next Berlin.
Shani Leiderman is the Senior Community and Branding Manager at http://capsuling.me, a mobile App for sharing and discovering online experiences as Time Capsules in the world around you. Here's the video about Capsuling.me: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yapjdRC_cdw and the crowdfunding page: https://www.berlincrowd.com/capsuling-me
Germany's largest TV station Pro7/Sat.1 invests in what they find to be promising web start-ups by providing those start-ups in Germany TV ad space in exchange for a minority share in the start-up company stock.
http://seedstarsworld.com organizes a new worldwide startup competition with finals to be held in Switzerland.
Mobino is launching their new mobile payments system. Here showing off their Android app, it also works on any mobile phone, feature phone. They take a 0% fee from users and a 1% fee from merchants. See in this video how their mobile payments system looks like paying for a drink at a bar on Android. Just type in a 6-number payment ID generated by the bar and type your 4-number password, and the payment is done from your smartphone over the data network.
Here's some Android software integrated by Sylpheo for the Parrot Asteroid Mini Android based in-car interactive system, to bring it your Salesforce.com contacts, calendar, and some other Salesforce based Android apps to integrate your business into your car.
Startups can be launched using Kickstarter alternatives too. Here Apigy talks about their experience doing crowdfunding to launch the http://lockitron.com without the use of Kickstarter, for some reason Kickstarter had not allowed them onto their site, so they decided to build their own alternative to Kickstarter. And http://fundedbyme.com talks about micro-investing in startups, letting anyone buy equity in new startups on the web.
And here's the Lockitron keynote at LeWeb 2012:
Here's the story behind http://youasked.it