[INSIDERS] The 6 Tech Info You Shouldn’t Miss

by bold-lichterman

  • Paytm raises $ 1.4 billion from SoftBank.
  • Brussels fines Facebook € 110 million.
  • Freelance opens a new office in Berlin.
  • With 280,000 consoles sold in April, the Nintendo Switch led sales in the United States.
  • Artificial intelligence: which areas will be the most promising by 2025?
  • The nominations: Frédéric Rossignol, Nathalie Taboch, Frédérique Garrigues…

ofrbs-usa-sprint-softbank-20130512_paysage360The Japanese giant SoftBank decided to inject $ 1.4 billion into Paytm, the Indian mobile payment and e-commerce platform. As part of the transaction, SoftBank will join Alibaba as the majority shareholder of Paytm and join the board of directors of the Indian company.

This investment should allow Paytm to develop its user base and create a wide range of financial services. To date, the Indian platform claims 220 million users. Over the next three to five years, Paytm plans to invest approximately $ 1.6 billion to double its user base and help nearly 500,000 Indians gain access to digital payment.

In 2015, Alibaba invested in Paytm through its subsidiary Ant Financial.

Read also: SoftBank is ready to invest $ 1.5 billion in Paytm

<a href=https://www.frenchweb.fr/facebook> Facebook </a> “class =” size-full wp-image-267207 alignright “height =” 140 ″ src = “http: //www.frenchweb .fr / wp-content / uploads / 2016/11 / <a href=https://www.frenchweb.fr/facebook> Facebook </a> .jpg “style =” “title =” “width =” 234 ″ /> Difficult week for <a href=https://www.frenchweb.fr/facebook> Facebook </a>.  After being sentenced <a href=http://www.frenchweb.fr/insiders-les-5-infos-tech-quil-ne-fallait-pas-manquer-21/292550> to a fine of 150,000 euros by the CNIL </a>, the social network has just been imposed a new fine of 150 million euros by the European Commission.  Brussels accuses <a href=https://www.frenchweb.fr/facebook> Facebook </a> for having provided misleading information during its project to acquire WhatsApp mobile messaging in 2014. </ p> </p>
<p> At the time, the firm of Mark Zuckerberg had indeed claimed that it was not technically able to automatically merge the accounts of its users with those of WhatsApp.  However, after <a href=http://www.frenchweb.fr/bruxelles-pourrait-infliger-une-amende-de-125-millions-de-dollars-a-facebook/272404> investigation </a>, Brussels established that this technical possibility already existed in 2014. According to the European Commission, employees of <a href=https://www.frenchweb.fr/facebook> Facebook </a> were aware of this possibility. </ p> </p>
<p> In addition, last August, <a href=http://www.frenchweb.fr/facebook-veut-integrer-les-marques-au-coeur-de-whats-app/253142> WhatsApp had modified its terms of use </a> to share various information, including the phone number of WhatsApp users, with <a href=https://www.frenchweb.fr/facebook> Facebook </a>.  This choice was part of the strategy of integrating brands into the heart of messaging, wanted by Mark Zuckerberg. </p>
<p> <strong> Read also: </strong> <a title=Facebook «> Brussels could impose a fine of 125 million dollars on Facebook

Platforms-Community-Manager-FreelanceThe platform for connecting freelancers and companies Freelance announces the opening of a new office in Berlin, in addition to its premises in France, Morocco and Switzerland. To establish itself in Germany, Freelance relies on the teams of Ergonos Germany, a subsidiary of the company CBV Engineering specializing in HR services, included in the portage activity branch provided to Freelance at the end of 2016. The company, which employs 110 people, claims a turnover of 130 million euros in 2016.

switch-nintendoTwo months after its official launch, the Nintendo Switch is breaking sales records. The new hybrid console, which sold 280,000 copies in April, indeed tops the sales of consoles in the United States, according to official data reported by VentureBeat. The first month of marketing the console, the Japanese firm had already sold 906,000 units across the Atlantic.

And the Switch’s success doesn’t end there. The game Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, released at the end of April, also rose to the top of video game sales, with 550,000 copies sold in the space of a day.

Read also: Nintendo sells 313,700 copies of its new Switch console in one week in Japan

By 2025, the artificial intelligence industry is expected to generate $ 38.8 billion in revenue. This is 60 times more than the revenue generated in 2016 in the sector, according to data Research and Markets. What are the areas that will be the most promising by then, in terms of artificial intelligence? Static image recognition leads the way, with nearly 7.3 billion in cumulative revenue between 2016 and 2025, according to Tractica data reported by Statista.

Infographic: The future of artificial intelligence |  Statista

frederic-nightingaleFrédéric Rossignol joins Millimages as director of acquisitions

Millimages announces the arrival of Frédéric Rossignol as director of acquisitions. He was previously associate director of the Waw Agency.

nathalie-tabochNathalie Taboch becomes CEO of Ebiquity

Nathalie Taboch is promoted to CEO of Ebiquity. She previously held the position of General Manager.

frederic-garriguesFrédérique Garrigues arrives at So Bang as digital and production project manager

So bang announces the arrival of Frederique Garrigues as digital and production project manager at the luxury division. She was previously advertising manager at the Etoile Rouge agency.

NumisCorner.com is looking for its International E-commerce Manager (M / F)

NumisCorner.com is the international web brand of CDMA, a leading family group in Numismatics since 1977.

Our job is to buy, sell, appraise rare currencies for individuals, professionals or administrations. CDMA is developing with rigor and passion and today reaches 10M € turnover on two main areas of development: retail and the web. The team has 25 employees.
Our vocation is to disrupt the sector (we dust off, we modernize, we democratize!) To become the reflex and the world reference for numismatists, collectors or investors.
With 7 “Comptoir des Monnaies” stores in the far north of France, we are the leading French numismatic brand and we are opening a new store in 2017 every 3 months.
On NumisCorner.com, we are proud to offer the largest numismatic catalog on the Internet with more than 100,000 items from € 5 to € 50,000 from Antiquity to the present day. We add 5000 new articles / month.

To support and amplify our hyper-growth on the international web (+ 40% / year for 5 years), we are looking to recruit an Ecommerce Manager. You will evolve in a dynamic and young environment, in a company on a human scale in full development.


You will take responsibility for the web hub of CDMA, under the responsibility of General Management. You will manage and develop the web commercial activity (driven by NumisCorner.com, marketplaces and distributors), manage the team in place (3 in customer service and 1 freelance emarketing) and will be required to work in collaboration with internal teams (retail, numismatic, technical) and partners.

  • Strategy, Development and Commercial Management of the web division

  • Customer Relationship Management and E-marketing

  • Management and optimization of logistics procedures

Apply here.