Interview: Jolicloud’s Tariq Krim on how the new desktop resides in the cloud (video)

18 Oct 2012

Jolicloud’s Tariq Krim spoke with at the Dublin Web Summit about his newly revamped platform which he describes as the “start bar for the cloud”.

Named by the MIT Technology Review in 2008 as one of the top 35 innovators in the world under the age of 35, Krim is an exponent of a new movement in computing.

This isn’t just a movement that lends itself to trends like cloud computing in name alone. This is a movement that takes the freedoms the web offers in terms of alternative computing and transforms these opportunities into relevant new platforms that in many ways challenge the established order.

Jolicloud offers an alternative form of computing – a desktop in the cloud.

Appointed Chevalier de l’Ordre des Arts et des Lettres by the French Minister of Culture and Communication in 2011, Krim’s company Jolicloud is backed by US$2.4m in venture capital funding from Skype founder Niklas Zennstrom’s Atomico Ventures and Mangrove Capital Partners.

A former student of physics at the University of Paris VII, Krim has been in his time a journalist writing about internet innovation and the creator of digital publishing platform Netvibes.

Join Ireland’s digital leaders who will gather to discuss cloud computing and the big data revolution at the Cloud Capital Forum on Friday, 23 November, at the Convention Centre Dublin

John Kennedy is a journalist who served as editor of Silicon Republic for 17 years