Despite Economic Slump, Europe Gets More Tech Start-Ups – NYTimes.com

There has been a dramatic shift in the last few years with European entrepreneurs who are no longer trying to be copycats of American tech, which was pretty sad. Europeans are now really innovating on their own.” said Loïc Le Meur, a co-founder of the LeWeb conference, during a phone interview from Paris. For several years, European start-ups tried to emulate Silicon Valley, he said, creating products similar to Twitter, Facebook and the whatever was the hot new tech theme of the year in the United States.

Maybe now a new European “Google” seems possible..