I probably should’ve written this post a while ago to kind of clarify where I am writing these days. For anyone who hasn’t yet noticed, I’m not writing for TechCrunch anymore. And it has nothing to do with what’s been going on with AOL in the US – although, the fact that Michael Arrington, MG Siegler, Paul Carr, Sarah Lacy and Heather Harde no longer work there perhaps makes it a little less sexy. But hey. The fact of the matter is that I always said that if I wrote about French tech companies, I wanted it to be in English – so that the news could go even beyond France. That’s why I started blogging in the first place.
Sorry Académie française, but I’ve turned Rude.
So Liam Boogar – who happened to feel the same way as I did about there needing to be English press for French startups – and I decided to team up and launch Rude Baguette, an English language publication about French startups (sorry Académie française). We’re not going to cover all the tech news that other French publications cover because we want it to be relevant for international readers. But if you think there is something we should write about, be sure to let us know. And we are more than happy to take guest posts as well – just come and pitch us your ideas. We won’t bite, promise.
This video was featured in our intro post on Rude Baguette.
Not the only ones.
Funny enough, we’re clearly not the only ones in Europe that feel that the European startup scene deserves more English-language press. Mike Butcher recently published an article in TechCrunch about some similar initiatives throughout the continent. And we’re hoping that ultimately all the English-language publications in Europe will come together and join forces, because really we’re all on the same team.
TechBaguette, the remake.
I’ll obviously keep the little TechBaguette alive with my own, more personal thoughts and experiences. Rude Baguette will be a bit more about startup news in France and less based on my own silly ramblings. Now if you’ll excuse me, I need to go write a post on why Nicolas Sarkozy is saying that illegal downloads have decreased by 35% when in fact they haven’t.