[INSIDERS] The 5 Tech Info You Shouldn’t Miss

by bold-lichterman

  • Small cocktail for Bill and Melinda.
  • New starting pot, this time at Uber France.
  • Iflix unveils its first original series to win against Netflix in Asia.
  • Accused of having created a useless machine, Juicero is ready to reimburse all of its customers.
  • Nominations: Edouard Petit, Peter Mears…

François Hollande will award the insignia of Commander of the Legion of Honor to Bill and Melinda Gates this Friday April 21, we learned. The founder of Microsoft and his wife will be recognized for their works through the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, which acts for progress in health and in access to knowledge.


Alexandre Quintard KaigreWould the wave of departures that took place at Uber in the United States end up arriving in France? Alexandre Quintard Kaigre, the Public Policy Manager at Uber France, explained on Facebook his departure from the VTC installed in the XXth arrondissement of the capital.

When I arrived in the sector a month before the explosion of violence in June 2015, I discovered a sector where no one was talking, no one was trying to make the traditional players (taxis and reservation centers) coexist, on the one hand. , and on the other hand, new entrants (VTC and platforms). It reminded me in some ways of the opening up of the audiovisual market with the arrival of TNT in 2005 (with less violence). I am proud of the actions undertaken over the past two years in an attempt to initiate this necessary dialogue. (…)

I have seen that a large number of taxis wish to be included in this economic and technological change. Unfortunately, there are also forces to maneuver in order to do everything so that the market remains closed, rentier and monopolistic.

Singhal, CTO, Jeff Jones, company president, and Rachel Whetstone, communications director, Sherif Marakby, head of autonomous car development at Uber, announced their departure from Travis’ firm in mid-April. Kalanick. Alexandre Quintard Kaigre will have been at Uber for two years.

Read also: Iflix intends to become the “Asian Netflix”. For this, the Malaysian start-up follows in the steps of the American giant by creating its own original content. Iflix has just announced its first original drama series. Called “Magic Hour”, it will be taken from the eponymous Indonesian film released in 2015 and will have 8 episodes. Iflix has also announced an 8-episode comedy series. To enrich its catalog, the Kuala Lumpur-based company has in parallel concluded an agreement with the Malaysian studio Skop Productions to broadcast its films 20 days after the end of their exploitation in cinemas. Skop Productions will also produce a mini-series which will be broadcast exclusively on Iflix.

Launched by Patrick grove and Mark Britt (opposite), the Malaysian service claims 5 million users in 10 countries, mainly in Southeast Asia but also in Africa and the Middle East. To establish itself in emerging markets, Iflix has adopted a more local approach than the streaming giants in the world, Netflix and Amazon. In March, the start-up raised $ 90 million to accelerate its development and expand internationally.

Read also: Sky Group is betting $ 45 million on Asian Netflix

Doug evansJuicero boasted of having invented a machine that made people drink fruit juice. While the idea seemed laudable at first glance, journalists from Bloomberg discovered that the machine, which squeezes bags full of cut fruit or vegetables, was actually completely useless. And for good reason, they understood that it was enough to squeeze the bags of fruits and vegetables by hand marketed by Juicero to obtain juice.

This revelation did not please most investors, who injected $ 120 million into the company. Faced with the controversy, Jeff Dunn, CEO of Juicero, said that any customer could return the machine to the company, which had particularly seduced Alphabet or Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, within 30 days to be fully refunded . Having arrived at the head of the company at the end of 2016, Jeff Dunn had decided to reduce the price of the machine from 700 to 400 dollars. With the back of a hand, the beautiful story of Doug evans, the founder of Juicero who wanted to become the “Steve Jobs of fruit juice”, was swept away. The latter, however, claimed that 1,200 days of R&D and a dozen prototypes had been necessary to create the ideal machine.

edouard-petitEdouard Petit joins the Stanley marketing team Robotics

Stanley robotics announces the arrival ofEdouard Petit within its marketing team. He was the co-founder and CMO of Bunkr.

peter-mearsPeter Mears appointed Chief Operating Officer of Havas Media

Peter Mears becomes Chief Operating Officer of Havas Media. He previously held the position of Globaling Chief Operating Officer at Initiative.

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