[INSIDERS] The 6 Tech Info You Shouldn’t Miss
- Uber opens an R&D center in Toronto to accelerate in the autonomous car.
- Alipay is expanding to the United States to overshadow Apple Pay.
- Did you say “Startup Nation”?
- Only 28% of Americans believe their bank helps them make good financial decisions.
- Sport, beauty, fashion: which brands have the most presence on Instagram?
- The nominations: Jean-Philippe Bergougnoux, Gilles Babinet, Maxime Videmann, Barthelemy Longueville…
Uber heads to Canada. The VTC platform has in fact chosen Toronto to set up its third R&D center dedicated to autonomous cars. The Canadian branch will be led by Raquel Urtasun , professor at the University of Toronto and specialist in the creation of computer vision software allowing autonomous cars to analyze the environment around them to detect possible obstacles on the road.
Under his aegis, Uber will work to create object recognition software which is essential for cars without driver can move around safely. In terms of autonomous cars, Travis Kalanick’s firm is engaged in a standoff with Google that could lead to legal proceedings. Waymo, the Google subsidiary entirely dedicated to autonomous cars, indeed accuses Uber for stealing its intellectual property . The entity claims to have evidence that Anthony Levandowski, co-founder of Otto, the autonomous truck subsidiary of Uber , has downloaded over 14,000 confidential files while working at Google. The next hearing scheduled for this case is scheduled for May 18.
Chinese e-commerce giant Ali Baba, through its financial subsidiary Ant Financial Services Group, has entered into an agreement with the company First Data. The latter aims to make its Alipay mobile payment service accessible to 4 million merchants in the United States. With a base of over 450 million users worldwide, Alipay is very popular with Chinese tourists. In 2016, 3.01 of them traveled to the United States, according to Statista, and that number is expected to climb to 5.72 million by 2021.
By landing on American soil, Alibaba’s mobile payment solution faces direct competition from Apple Pay, which is used in 4.5 million stores in the United States. Alipay is playing elbows with WeChat, developed by Tencent, which also announced its launch in the United States this week.
A user responding to the Twitter handle of @Furtif decided to take at his word a promise from Emmanuel Macron, made last April. A month ago, the future President of the Republic indeed promised to make France “a StartUp nation”, by infusing the entrepreneurial spirit in all sectors of the economy.
@Furtif has thus created a Chrome extension, the function of which is to automatically replace the word “France” by “StartUp Nation” on all web pages where the word appears. What to give tasty titles to certain press articles, as indicated Release…
Read also: Congrats & Good luck President Macron!
8 in 10 Americans expect their bank to provide them with information that helps them better manage their personal finances, according to research by Segmint, data marketing specialist, and taken over by Venture Beat. Yet only 28% of them believe that their bank actually helps them achieve their financial goals.
To overcome this problem, more than half of the 2,000 adults surveyed would prefer to receive too much information from their bank than to have to go and find it themselves, underline the authors of the study. Finally, 24% of respondents say they do not understand all the products and services offered by their bank.
Read also: After mistrust, the financial sector forges links with FinTechs
Launched in 2010, Instagram announced last December that it had exceeded the bar of 600 million active users. Which brands are most present on the social photo network? Those who market sportswear first and foremost, according to L2 and eMarketer data reported by Statista. 78% of beauty and fashion brands are also present on the app. On the other hand, brands specializing in travel are only 27% using Instagram.
Jean-Philippe Bergougnoux becomes director General of Private Parcels
Private Parcel announces the arrival of Jean-Philippe Bergougnoux as general manager. He was previously CEO of Voyage Privé in Brazil.
Gilles Babinet joins the strategic committee of La Parisienne Insurance
Gilles Babinet joins the strategic committee of La Parisienne Assurance. He is Digital Champion of France with the European Commission. Gille Babinet is also chairman of the board of directors of Captain Dash and co-founder of Africa4Tech.
Maxime Videmann appointed Marketing Director of SoLocal Network
Maxime Videmann arrives at SoLocal Network as marketing director. He previously held the position of Marketing Director for RED by SFR.
Barthelemy Longueville promoted to Chief Digital Officer by Vallourec
Vallourec announces the promotion of Barthelemy Longueville as Chief Digital Officer. He was previously Managing Director & General Delegate.
Traffic Addicts is looking for his Traffic Manager – Google Adwords – Barcelona (M / F)
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A dynamic team of more than 15 collaborators, including Traffic Managers, Content Editors, Developers, Editors, Video Producers, Web designers and Project Managers produce and distribute content with strong viral potential that represents the values of advertiser brands and the success of our strategy.
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Under the responsibility of a Senior Traffic Manager, you will be in charge of media planning and acquisition on behalf of a portfolio of market-leading advertisers. Your involvement and your ability to innovate will be the key to your success. To complete this mission, you will need to be able to:
Fully master the Google Adwords advertising tool
Optimize the CTR and bids of your ads (text and display) as well as landing pages
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