Mark Minevich Contributor Share on Twitter Mark Minevich is a digital fellow at IPSoft. Japan, still suffering the consequences of its ‘Lost Decade’ of economic stagnation, is eyeing a transformation more radical than any the industrialized world has ever seen. Boldly identified as “Society 5.0” Japan describes its initiative as a purposeful effort to create […]View More Japan’s “Society 5.0” initiative is a roadmap for today’s entrepreneurs
Around 40 partners of venture capital firms as well as limited partners came to Paris to talk about tech in France, from Andreessen Horowitz to Greylock Partners, Khosla Ventures and more. The two-day roadshow took place at Station F, the Vision Institute, iBionext and the Elysée Palace. I grew up in France and it always […]View More How France wants to become a tech giant
French President Emmanuel Macron gave a speech at the Internet Governance Forum at the UNESCO in Paris. While the IGF has been around for a while, it hasn’t been as active as some would have hoped. That’s why the French government is issuing the Paris Call, a short three-page document on cybersecurity. President Macron hopes […]View More With the Paris Call, Macron wants to limit cyberattacks
French president Emmanuel Macron added another chapter to his ongoing handshake journey with Donald Trump on Saturday.
It all started in May 2017, the first time the two leaders met. In the months leading up to their meeting, Trump had built up a reputation for being kind of a dick about his handshakes. So when he met Macron, the French president came prepared to do battle.
Macron later admitted that the handshake “wasn’t innocent.” As he told a French newspaper a couple days later: “One must show that you won’t make small concessions, even symbolic ones, but also not over-publicize things, either.” Read more…View More Please enjoy a photo of Emmanuel Macron crushing Donald Trump’s hand
Jake Bright Contributor Jake Bright is a writer and author in New York City. He is co-author of The Next Africa. More posts by this contributor Harley-Davidson to expand EV lineup, may include scooters, bicycles Update: EV startups Alta, Energica, and Zero could reboot the motorcycle industry B2B e-commerce company Sokowatch closed a $2 million seed investment […]View More MallforAfrica goes global, Kobo360 and Sokowatch raise VC, France explains its $76M fund
Presidential decorum be damned when your country’s just won the World Cup.
French president Emmanuel Macron left his inhibitions at the door during the 2018 World Cup final on Sunday, spending the game delivering air punches like a kid post-Santa visit.
Beating Croatia 4-2, thanks in part to 19-year-old star Kylian Mbappé, France had plenty of reason to cheer — and that’s exactly what Macron did.
Here’s the president flailing about in the official leader box at Luzhniki Stadium in Moscow, sitting alongside his wife Brigitte Macron, FIFA President Gianni Infantino, President of French Football Federation Noel Le Graet, and Russian president Vladimir Putin. Read more…View More Emmanuel Macron’s reaction to France’s World Cup victory is delightfully relatable
French President Emmanuel Macron gave a speech at VivaTech in Paris, alternating between French and English. He defended a third way to regulate tech companies, which is different from the U.S. and from China. Macron thinks Europe should have a say when it comes to regulation — and it shouldn’t be just about privacy. Of […]View More Macron defends the European way of tech regulation
Ahead of VivaTech, 50 tech CEOs came to Paris to have lunch with French President Emmanuel Macron. Then, they all worked together on “tech for good”. The event was all about leveraging tech around three topics — education, labor and diversity. At the end of the day, French Prime Minister Édouard Philippe invited everyone for […]View More 50 tech CEOs come to Paris to talk about tech for good
There’s no doubting French President Emmanuel Macron’s excellent grasp of English.
But given French and English share numerous words that sound similar but have different meanings, there’s bound to be some expressions that get lost in translation.
Macron, who is currently visiting Australia, left people scratching their heads when he referred to the Australian prime minister’s wife, Lucy Turnbull, as “delicious” at a press conference on Wednesday.
“I want to thank you for your welcome, you and your delicious wife,” he said.
It’s been a long week of memes, guys. From the emoticon stare meme, to buying a perfect man for $5, to Kanye being Kanye, to Donald Trump hanging out with President Macron. We cover a lot of ground this week, so what are you doing? Hit play!
Thanks for watching! Let us know in the comments which meme-worthy moment was your favorite. We’ll be back next week with All the Memes! Read more…View More Presidents Trump and Macron dug a tree and somehow that became a meme