France Will Shine Again



For the last week, I’ve been away from France, covering CES in Las Vegas. When I woke up on Wednesday morning and looked at my phone, my lock screen was filled with an avalanche of notifications — French news apps, Twitter, Facebook, iMessage, Taptalk and Skype were all here to alert me about the massacre against Charlie Hebdo’s team… In many ways, the impact of the attack and the following reaction are unprecedented and testimony to the modern unifying fabric of France’s society.

As the only Frenchman on the writing team, this week has been very different for me. I felt so far away from home. Yet, something made me feel closer to my home country, it was this outstanding rallying cry — je suis Charlie.

On Wednesday, I planned to meet with many French entrepreneurs, investors and officials — I didn’t change my schedule. Many people I met were

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