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Movement detection with your mobile phone May 22, 2011

Posted by Phil Jeudy in Ukraine.
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If you have some projects in mind with this concept, we developed it. So contact me!

Zynga: seeking talented iOS/Android Mobile Engineers! May 6, 2011

Posted by Phil Jeudy in Gaming, San Francisco, startup.
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Zynga is looking for strong software engineers to join our growing Mobile team! You will be responsible for owning the development and architecture of both our up-and-coming as well as existing current hits. Are you ready to put your ideas into games that will be played instantly by millions?
We make social games that are free and accessible for everyone to play!

Responsibilities:
The best candidates will have solid experience developing mobile applications utilizing for either iPhone or Android devices. Facebook platform and scaling experience is a huge plus.
This candidate will be addressing critical issues on some of our biggest game titles, which have several million users across multiple social networks. You must be able to write coherent, organized code and be comfortable working on a complicated code-base with high levels of abstraction.

Required Skills:
* Minimum: Bachelors Degree in Computer Science or equivalent
* Experience developing and maintaining mobile gaming applications
* iPhone SDK experience
* Extensive knowledge of Objective-C and Cocoa OR Java
* Open GL a plus
* 3+ years software development experience
* Passion for software development and OO Design
* Familiarity with all of the following: Linux, Apache, MySQL
* Excellent teamwork skills, flexibility, and ability to handle multiple tasks
* Experience with version control systems such as Subversion or CVS a must

Nice to Have:
* HTML5/JavaScript/CSS3 knowledge a plus
* Strong Facebook and/or MySpace platform experience
* Comfortable working with huge data sets and massively high concurrent-user load
* Experience with memchache a plus
* Experience with sharding and/or sharded databases a plus

Let me know if you’re interested !

Zynga is one of top startups those days in San Francisco. And they need to improve on mobile, I don’t think they reached to POS (point of success) on smartphones yet.

Mobile is really specific, and gamers don’t need the same experience than with a traditional web experience:

– they’re in a mobile situation, they want mobile specifications (something short, simple and necessarily different),

– mobile is a magic device, they want something magic, I mean additional. Use pictures for something extra, well put a Team in front of a white board and just fill in post-its!

– connection on casual gaming with geo-locations for example could create a real interest and engagement…

VP Sales and Marketing, North America for a French startup March 12, 2011

Posted by Phil Jeudy in Jobs, Silicon Valley.
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Mobiles Republic is an innovative company providing a mobile widget engine solution, mXplora™, that transforms the mobile phone into a true mobile media platform. By bringing together an advertising-based eco-system and a mobile-dedicated publishing strategy, mXplora™ delivers a unique mobile media experience on even low and mid-tier phones. Founded in 2008 and based in Bordeaux, France, Mobiles Republic is already supported by major publishers, brands and manufacturers and is a winner of the 2008 Sony Ericsson Content Awards. I know Gilles Raymond, company CEO, for a while now. I wish the best for this company to find the right guy to support them in the US, not an easy thing to do… and Gilles knows!

Picture of Gilles Raymond with French Minister while CEO of In-Fusio

Photo credit: Stephane de Luca

Maybe it’s you?!

Primary responsibility : North American Strategy, Management and P&L Contributor Based on strong online marketing experience and management expertise in the wireless industry in general and specifically within the area of mobile media and advertising:

  • Directly contributing to Mobiles’Republic corporate strategy
  • Involved in all key decisions, you are participating in the company’s financial projections, budget follow up, project financial models, Board presentations, etc.
  • Taking responsibility and actions to guarantee respect of budget guidelines
  • Recruitment and management of North American staff, set-up of US office

Still interested. Go there.

You see yourself as a potential Tech Co-Founder? Wanted! January 25, 2011

Posted by Phil Jeudy in Silicon Valley, startup.
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A friend of mine is working as an EIR at SRI (Stanford Research Institute) which is incubating a spin out in the mobile enterprise space. He’s seeking a tech Co-Founder with preferred experience in machine learning, natural language, information retrieval and search (since this is the basis of the SRI technology that will be used by the company).

Previous experience managing and building an engr team is a must!

Additional details below:

– Startups gets several patents in IR (info retrieval), NL (natural lang), machine learning, AI (provided by SRI); specific tech for this project comes from the largest ever DARPA project known as CALO
– Product is in search and enterprise mobility
– Spun-out companies have a higher than avg success rate etc
– Paid by SRI until spin-out after which external funding will be raised (usually a seamless transition)
– Working w/ former research team that was behind the last spin-out, Siri (acq’d by Apple for $200M last Spring)

Is it you? A friend of yours?

Let me know. This is to be considered seriously, I think.

(FR) TV sur Mobile : Cryptage et mesure d’audience March 5, 2009

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For Gemalto, during Mobile World Congress 09 in Barcelona, with my dear friend Stephane Delbecque aka @sdelbecque. Thanks you Lucile aka @lovny !

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Global handset outlook June 5, 2008

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Take 15 minutes to check thoses informations…

Mobile Web Summit: please stop this 2.0 thing! May 12, 2008

Posted by Phil Jeudy in Wireless.
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I was reading my daily news on Services Mobiles edited by Christophe Romei when I saw this: Mobile Web 2.0 Summit June 11th and 12th in London!

I’m not that cynical, and amongst speakers there are some people I know very involved in their position but also who knows to handle some topics with care.

So I join some voices here and there to say: stop using this “2.0” miracle concept!

Mobile Web has not yet reached 0.5 level. Can you tell me the situation of i-mode in Europe? Can you give me some evidence that Mobile Web (in Europe) has started in some places? Can you give me some reasonable and clear data offer you can find at the moment? Speed of browsing? Quality of look & feel?

Mobile Web, through it’s distribution situation, has not moved since 2005 when I started to work in this industry for a video game publisher. Or just a few maybe…

Some of the topics:

Mobile Web 2.0 – uniqueness that creates new value

Mining for data – what tools can we use to understand the Mobile Web 2.0 user?

Determining who has the value in the value chain (good question, we know the answer…for the moment)

Mobile Web 2.0 – debating the definition

The role of Mobile Web 2.0 in advertising and brand impact – revenue potential or just another fad?

Two Tribes or One World? – sharing content between web 2.0 and the Mobile Web 2.0 experience

Blogger panel session: this year’s hits and misses

Ensuring excellent end to end user experience and quality of service

Operator Strategy – Mobile Web 2.0 and the networks

Come on, is that really topics of a matured business? Unfortunately I’ll be somewhere in Mountain View in the US at this date, and mobile is just a part of my new activities. So will not attend anyway!

I remain passionate about mobile but compared to the experience I faced for almost 3 years, I can see a kind of gap… If you want a comparison, mobile web is in kind of situation when web himself was proposed by companies like AOL. You said? 10 years ago?

Guys, good luck and enjoy the show!

Monetizing the next generation of mobile web: well just start to monetize Osney Media with 2.000€…

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