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After a worlds first successful solar powered overnight flight, Bertrand Piccard gives us an update on the project, on technology, on politics and on pioneering. You can watch his 26-minute keynote at LeWeb 2010 here.
I’m looking forward to going to the LeWeb conference on December 8th and 9th in Paris. Especially for the opportunity to meet some of the most influential people in the tech industry. At the last couple years of LeWeb, I was lucky to meet and video interview cool people like Kevin Marks (ex-Googler now at British Telecom), Martin Varsavsky (founder of FON), Chris Pirillo, Robert Scoble, Michael Arrington (founder of Techcrunch) and Marc Canter.
Most of these influential people of the US and EU tech blogosphere and tech industry will be there again, as well as Shai Agassi (founder of revolutionizing electric car Project Better Place), Matt Mullenweg (founder of WordPress), Leo Laporte (founder of worlds most influential tech podcast This Week In Tech), Gabe Rivera (founder of one the most influential tech sites Techmeme.com), Ryan Block (one of the founders of Engadget), Veronica Belmont, MG Siegler (top Apple fanboy on Techcrunch), David Hornik and many more people that you can find on the participants list.
A lot of Googlers attend the event as it’s partly sponsored by Google and there will be a full day of Google workshops on December 8th: http://www.leweb.net/agenda/2010/workshops. By the time LeWeb starts, I expect we might have seen more official announcements about Gingerbread, Chrome OS, Google Me, Nexus S and more, that these Google workshops should be absolutely fascinating! And if you have any questions to Google people, this is the opportunity to ask them! Marissa Mayer will do her Fireside chat with Michael Arrington as she does each year. Salim Ismail Executive Director of the Google-funded Singularity University will do a talk. Chang Kim is Google product manager on Blogging products will be there too.
Top people from Microsoft, Twitter, Facebook, Yahoo will also be there if you want to talk to them or watch their keynotes.
Look forward to my extensive video coverage from this event. I will try to video interview all the people I just mentioned and many more. Cool product demonstrations happen there as well, people showing off gadgets and websites at the exhibition area so I will video-blog those on here: http://220.127.116.11/category/tradeshows/leweb/
That’s what a conference is for. Meeting people. So if you are in the Europe area and you want a chance to meet those people you should register.
This is a video of the Psixpda Intel atom based UMPC.
Kukunu.com is one of the startups shown.
Danish Startup Get In does football statistics in real-time, also patented real-time football betting systems. It calculates sports results based on historical results.
Sokoz is a real-time reverse auction startup.
Kevin Marks and JP Rangaswami are introducing Ribbit VOIP platform and APIs that gives independent developers, ISVs, and global enterprises the tools and functionality to create new ways to communicate-with people, businesses, and software. Ribbit enables developers to combine the richness of voice calling with the interactivity of Web 2.0 experiences. More info at http://ribbit.com
I also ask them about how they think the telecom industry is reacting to VOIP as a threat to existing revenues and as an opportunity for creating new experiences around voice communications.
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In this interview, I ask him not only about his cool new PeekFON device with Free PanEuropean GPRS Roaming, also about the current and future plans for FON WiFi roaming for the world, about firmware updates for Fonera 2.0n that I reviewed here, how we could expect more roaming agreements to be added with more ISPs in the future to create one big worldwide standard for WiFi authentication and roaming, Fem2Cell technology in upcoming Fem2Fonera and even prospects for White Spaces, WiMax and 4G technology in FON routers.
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Tabbee is a 7″ ARM powered tablet manufactured by French company Sagem and for now only available in France, distributed by Orange and available in retail stores for 249€. It is Linux based and runs Widgets and an Opera browser.
Nokia N900 is Nokia’s first 3G-connected 3.5″ high density WVGA Maemo tablet phone device.
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Here is a demonstration at LeWeb conference in Paris of the Seesmic application for Android running on the Archos 5 Internet Tablet with Android, the worlds first Android Tablet with a 800×480 medium density 4.8″ touch screen and even with a 720p HDMI output. This video was filmed by John Yamasaki @jyamasaki of Seesmic using the Flip HD.
Marc Canter is the CEO of Broadband Mechanics.