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The use of social networks by professionals

Réseaux sociaux : comment les professionnels les utilisent ?

The proliferation of social networks is prompting professional users to create an account on each network. Researchers from Télécom SudParis wanted to find out how professionals use these different platforms, and whether or not the information they post is the same for all the networks. Their results, based on combined …

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Remote electronic voting – a scientific challenge

Electronic voting, Télécom SudParis, Annals of Telecommunications

Although electronic voting machines have begun to appear at polling stations, many technological barriers still hinder the development of these platforms that could enable us to vote remotely via the Internet. The scientific journal, Annals of Telecommunications, dedicated its July-August 2016 issue to this subject. Paul Gibson, a researcher at …

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Digital commons: individual interests to serve a community

Digital Commons, Nicolas Jullien

In a world where the economy is increasingly service-based, digital commons is key to developing the collaborative economy. At Télécom Bretagne, Nicolas Jullien, an economics researcher, is studying online epistemic communities, creation communities which provide platforms for storing knowledge. He has demonstrated that selfish behaviors may explain the success of …

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The sharing economy: simplifying exchanges? Not necessarily…

sharing economy

The groundbreaking nature of the sharing economy raises hope as well as concern among established economic players. It is intriguing and exciting. Yet what lies behind this often poorly defined concept? Godefroy Dang Nguyen, a researcher in economics at Télécom Bretagne, gives us an insight into this phenomenon. He co-authored …

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IMT and TUM create the german-french academy for industry of the future

Conférence numérique franco-allemande

In the framework of the partnership between the French Alliance for Industry of the Future and the German platform Industrie 4.0, Institut Mines-Télécom (IMT) and Technische Universität München (TUM) have presented a plan to create a German-French Academy for Industry of the Future. The project was officially announced on October …

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Responsible lighting: the secrets to a good eco-innovation strategy

On February 11, 2015 an open workshop will be held in Brussels to present the results of the European cycLED project. This research program has supported four SMEs in the lighting sector in their eco-innovation projects aimed at designing more efficient LEDs, from both an economic and an ecological point …

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