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I’m really excited to be returning my second time to LeWeb, only this year as official blogger. Thank You Geraldine and Loic for invitation, and all the fine people for recommending me!

Does Your Business Stand On A Solid Platform?

If the last year’s conference about real-time web with 2 500 participants and 300 journalists from 50 countries could be summarized as the Manisfestation in Connectedness, this year’s theme Platforms makes a perfect segway. To discuss and figure out the future of Mobile, Browser, Desktop, TabletsTV, and Social Networks as a platform, will undoubtebly require another 8 000 cups of Nespresso! Join us!

On December 8th and 9th, Geraldine and Loic Le Meur are taking LeWeb back to the popular Les Docks with yet another great lineup of speakers. Here are few teasers:

For those trying to decode the compulsory behaviour of millions caused by mobile games, oh say, Angry Birds, shouldn’t miss Mikael Hed of Rovio. If you think Zynga is doing awesome stuff, then you should also pay close attention to the learnings of Tomoko Namba, CEO of Japanese DeNA, one of the world’s largest and most profitable mobile and social gaming company in the mood for extensive shopping in the US.

And honestly, what could be more interesting than having my favourite Dennis Crowley of Foursquare taking the stage this year, while Marissa Mayer of Google returns as the new head of location and local services. Do I hear worlds colliding already…

If that isn’t going to be exciting enough, you will most certainly experience a simultaneous lack of energy and uplifting feeling after a Q&A hour with Gary Vaynerchuk of Wine Library TV.

And, don’t expect anything less than to be deeply engaged by Brian Solis on how to successfully participate in the social web!

I’m also very glad that Geraldine and Loic are inviting Shai Agassi of Better Place to join and highlight how electric vehicle networks help creating a more sustainable platform for future living and economy.

Startups, LeWeb Is Looking For You! Deadline Oct 24th

Accordingly, LeWeb is to feature a startup competition with 16 selected startups. The pitch competition will be hosted by David Hornik, partner at August Capital, and, unlike last year, the winners won’t be announced beforehand. Instead, the group of judges will pick the best 3 to present on the main stage in front of 1 500 people! Registration is FREE and includes two complimentary presenter tickets and a free DemoPod, a presentation booth. APPLY NOW! Deadline October 24th. Also,special rates apply for startups, students and freelance developers! Update: The 16 lucky finalists! 

LeWeb, Great Platform To Connect

If you can’t make it to the conference, nor the competition, come to Paris anyway! Arrange meetups, go to meetups – and have coffees!

In addition to the impressive program, LeWeb is all about networking, meeting with old and new friends. Check out who’s coming and make sure to connect! Also, let others know you’ll be in Paris by signing up on LeWeb 2010 Plancast.

Keep Your Eye On LeWeb Announcements

With the complete program and many more news yet to be announced, the LeWeb iPhone app by Mobile Roadie is the best way to stay updated. Not an iPhone fan? Follow all the latest LeWeb news on BlogTwitter Facebook and YouTube.

My Nordic friends, you can also expect updates from at least two of my fellow Nordic friends, Henriette Weber and Joakim Jardenberg, also joining me as official blogger. See You in Paris!

Paula is Digital Product Advisor and Top 100 Women in Tech in Europe, focusing on Product, Go-to-market, and Internationalization strategies. Rated as one of the very best startup mentors in Europe, she has to date mentored over 150 digital technology companies on product, marketing and growth. Pick My Brain! is her fixed price service tailored to early stage startups, gender wage gap adjusted for female founders. Contact Paula for digital strategy work or book her as keynote speaker about #Startups #WomenInTech #GenderEquality #Entrepreneurship. Read more about her work and connect @Twitter, @LinkedIn. “You never learn anything when you speak, only when you listen”Roelof Botha / Douglas Leone, Sequoia Capital

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