[INSIDERS] The 5 Tech Info You Shouldn’t Miss
- Microsoft confirms its restructuring plan, 3,000 to 5,000 jobs threatened.
- SoftBank is seeking to raise between $ 3 billion and $ 5 billion.
- Samsung: $ 95 billion in sales in the first half, profitability improves.
- LeBonCoin.fr, favorite site of the French.
- The nominations: Alexandre Moraly, Anne Guivarc’h, Laetitia Recayte …
Cybersecurity: Microsoft spends $ 100 million to get hold of the Israeli Hexadite
SoftBank continues to panic the numbers. The Japanese group, specializing in Internet services, has launched the maneuvers to raise between 3 and 5 billion dollars via a bond issue in dollars. In this sense, SoftBank appointed Morgan Stanley, Bank of America Merrill Lynch and Deutsche Bank as coordinators of the operation.
Last May, SoftBank announced that the technology fund “Vision Fund”, created in partnership with Saudi Arabia’s sovereign wealth fund, had raised $ 93 billion. This fund aims to invest in Tech companies for the next 5 years. In September 2016, the Japanese juggernaut also showed its financial strength by spending 28.5 billion euros to get its hands on the British giant of electronic chips ARM Holdings.
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A few months after the battery incidents that cost it its Galaxy S7 range, Samsung seems to be doing well. The Korean giant has indeed published first results up for the second quarter of 2017. It achieved sales of $ 52 billion, an increase of 18%, for a profit of $ 12.1 billion, an increase of 73%.
In total, the company therefore achieved sales of over $ 95 billion in the first half. Its result, of 20.1 billion dollars, represents 21% of its turnover.
With nearly 430 million visits recorded between March and May, LeBonCoin.fr tops the list of favorite e-commerce sites for the French, according to a Cuponation study. Amazon and its 375 million visits comes in second place, followed by Cdiscount.com, visited 148 million times.
Alexandre Moraly becomes CRM Strategist at E-Deal
E-Deal announces the arrival ofAlexandre moraly to the position of CRM Strategist. He was previously Strategic Account Manager at Augure.
Anne Guivarc’h appointed Chief Executive Officer of Right Hemisphere
Anne Guivarc’h becomes director general of the agency Right Hemisphere. She previously held the position of 360 ° Associate Director at BETC.
Laetitia Recayte joins Unifrance as a member of the steering committee
Laetitia Recayte becomes a member of the steering committee ofUnifrance. She previously held the position of Director of Business Development at France Télévisions.
On July 6, 2017, the grand finale of the 2nd edition of the Galion Booster took place, in the premises of Criteo in Paris.
This final saw 6 candidates compete: Invivox, ChefClub, Brigad, Earthcube, Wingly and Foxintelligence all coached by Eric Salomon, founder of Time to Pitch for communication and two entrepreneurs from Galion.
The 2017 edition stood out for the quality of the selected applications: 120 candidates who all raised between 200,000 euros and 2 million euros, pushed by VCs, accelerators or entrepreneurs from Galion.
After an intense pitching session, it’s finally the startup Foxintelligence, which edits the sites Cleanfox and Misterfox, and which had announced the same morning its raising of 6 million euros, which unquestionably won the adhesion of the members of the Galion. Foxintellingence created just a year ago was pushed by Iron Capital, a seed fund created by Julien Foussard, member of the 1st hour of the Galion project.