Author Archives: Carole (code name 烤肉)

About Carole (code name 烤肉)

I work in tech since 2008, moved from Reunion island to Paris, Beijing, San Francisco and ended up in Berlin in 2014.

Berlin tips for my visiting friends

Berlin is an exciting city so I often have friends visiting and decided to finally compile a list of my top recommendations. To do Teufelsberg – The former American listening station to spy on the USSR during the cold war. … Continue reading

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Finding passion and home again… in Berlin

After being absent for more than 18 months (well I did update my last post on January 2014…) it is more than time to blog again! Many things happened during that time, and not one month passed by without me … Continue reading

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When WhatsApp is going to sell to Facebook (or Google)?

Quick overview of the Messaging app market: WeChat – 300 millions (launch in Jan 2011) WhatsApp – 250 millions (launch in 2009, estimate $20 million revenue per month) LINE – 200 millions (launch in June 2011) ($30+ million revenue per … Continue reading

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Retrospective: Working in NHN

Everytime I enjoy a Capuccino it remind me of my good time in NHN, particularly the time I spent with my colleagues chilling in the cafeteria. NHN for those who are unfamiliar is like the “Google+Yahoo” of South Korea. It … Continue reading

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The Fall of Apple

I am a big Apple fan. 2003 – The first laptop I bought when I left my hometown and when study in Paris was an Apple. I stayed with Apple since that. At that time, my boyfriend was studying to … Continue reading

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“How do you make a videogame that, in some sense, is a religion”

via Anson Again how games can impact real life. And people doing interesting stuff. A bit crazy but interesting. http://www.wired.com/magazine/2011/07/mf_chainworld/all/?pid=6414 I NEED to go to GDC now… (Game Developers Conference)

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I love Jason Russell

Hope to go visit Invisible Children in a near future in San Diego. Kony2012 – One year later: http://m.guardian.co.uk/world/2013/mar/03/jason-russell-kony-2012-interview

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Serious Games and Jane McGonigal

A few days ago, I heart for the first time the concept of Serious Games. I was meeting for my work a famous Game developing company and they mentioned that Serious Games ought to become the fastest growing part of their business. Serious Games? Wh… Continue reading

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Point de chute

Surprising how there is good translation for “point de chute” in English. Youc an loosely translate it as “a place to crash” or “drop zone” (more litteral). But a “point de chute” in French is a place when you travel or where you just don’t have a… Continue reading

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People need to set themselves free of their secrets

http://www.postsecret.com/http://www.ted.com/talks/frank_warren_half_a_million_secrets.html Continue reading

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