Renault has partnered with South African travel tech company Tourism Radio to create in-car virtual audio guides for all their vehicles through their soon to be released R-Link embeded in car system.
Google acquired Wildfire a few months ago. Wildfire is one of the leaders in social media marketing for all the worlds big and small brands. 30 of the world's top-50 brands use wildfire for their social media marketing campaigns. For example when Coca-cola does something on Facebook, there is a good chance that they are using Wildfire's software and solutions.
Paypal launches a new way to pay for things easily and quickly using a check-process on your smartphone or tablet. Go to the restaurant, launch check in on your paypal app, it launches the restaurant's menu, you click on the app to order, the server comes with the food, you leave, you've already paid. This removes 66% of the waiters effort. Go to a cafe, check-in on paypal, they know you want a cappuccino, you get it quickly and leave, no cash, no confirmation, no anything. You park your car, check in on paypal, that's it, you're paying for your car park until you check-out, take the car and leave.
You can watch Paypal CEO, David Marcus's keynote at LeWeb 2012 here:
Goodsearch.com donates 50% of all their Yahoo powered search and e-commerce revenue to charities. They have 200 thousand members, and 1.5 million monthly users. Thus far, Goodsearch has donated $9.3 Million to charities this way.
Livefyre is an alternative to Disqus providing live blog, chat and comments for blogs and for use on the social web. This is the comment system recently used on Engadget for comments, by Techcrunch for their live blogging and they are talking to more blogs to integrate them.
Here's a demonstration of a pretty revolutionary cloud service to render your 3D projects using the cloud, you can now render even the most advanced 3D scenes and renders using thousands of grid servers on the cloud. You just pay a few dollars depending on how much computing you need. This is part of how ARM Powered Laptops are going to take over the market, as professionals and enthusiasts can actually get much faster performance doing all the most advanced rendering through the cloud.
Vana Koutsomitis, CEO and Founder of The CityStreet presents her new startup, which is about the organization of parties and other events for people working in finance, so they can network and potentially find new jobs.
Music taste based online dating startup.
Collaborative shopping startup.