Author Archives | Robert Kelley

If Siri is Hacked in a French Forest, Does Anybody Care?

Two weeks ago, Paris-based research firm, Applidium — part of the esteemed FaberNovel group — surprised everybody by announcing that they had hacked Siri, the iPhone 4S’s voice-recognition personal assistant.  On November 14, they posted a lengthy blog post, in French and English, detailing (and I mean detailing) the efforts that went behind the reverse […]

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How Polaris & Dublin can help European startups get to the US

I spent last week in Dublin, where I visited a bunch of great spots in the Dublin tech scene, including the brand new startup accelerator,  Dogpatch Labs Europe.  Note the word, Europe.  Not just Dublin, but Europe. This is notable because Dogpatch Labs is run by Polaris Ventures, the US VC firm.  Polaris already has Dotpatches in Silicon […]

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Actually, maybe you shouldn’t speak English in your startup…

Here at the Rude Baguette we’re pretty strong supporters of the English-language movement in the French startup scene.  Like other observers of the tech scenes in France and other parts of Europe, we tend to support initiatives such as Le Camping’s attempt to create a (mostly) English-only working environment.  And you, French entrepreneur, should probably launch your startup in […]

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