[TL;DR] Tech news that you shouldn’t miss this 03/09

by bold-lichterman

Every evening, the best of Tech news is in the TL; DR of FrenchWeb.

TL; DR (invariable acronym) (21st century): initials of “too long; didn’t read “,
or literally “too long; not read ”
1. (Internet) To express that the message that was sent was not read because it was too long
2. (Internet) To express that the following is a summary of the text too long

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After Uber in Arizona, Waymo launches its autonomous trucks on the freeways of Atlanta. Last year, the Google subsidiary had already tested its driverless trucks in California and Arizona.

Why this is important: Waymo’s announcement of plans for its self-driving trucks comes two days after Uber said it had put its self-driving trucks into service on Arizona freeways to haul goods long distances. In the space of a few days, the rivalry between Uber and Google in the autonomous driving market was off again on the hats of wheels.

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Credits: Waymo.

PayGreen raises 1 million euros for its solidarity and ecological online payment solution. To date, the Normandy FinTech has more than 3,200 client companies and 100,000 users for its payment solution.

Why this is important: This funding round should allow PayGreen to accelerate its growth, which will involve strengthening its workforce and developing new functionalities. The company aims to process more than 500 million transactions in the next four years. Normandy FinTech also hopes to attract big brands in the coming months while opening up to more sectors. The company is also considering exporting its payment solution internationally, particularly in Europe.

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Samsung Pay will be available in France before this summer. The South Korean giant’s contactless payment solution will only be accessible to BPCE customers for the time being.

Why this is important: The distribution of Samsung Pay will be done little by little. In fact, initially, only owners of a Samsung mobile who have an account with BPCE group banks will be able to use this service. It is also this group that was the first to launch Apple Pay in France, accessible to its 12 million cards in circulation, in July 2016.

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Payment transaction with smartphone

Coinbase hires LinkedIn VP M&A for future acquisitions. After the acquisition of Poloniex by Circle Pay, another sign of consolidation to come in the cryptosphere.

Why this is important: In six years of existence, After the recent purchase of Poloniex by FinTech Circle Pay for $ 400 million, this movement is a new sign of consolidation in the effervescent world of cryptocurrencies.

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How not to appear in the reverse directory of Facebook? Now is the time to check your privacy settings.

Why this is important: By simply entering a phone number (without space) in the search bar of the social network, you can go back to the profile of the person to whom the number belongs, even if he is not one of your friends. This is Jean-François Pillou, director of digital development at Figaro, who recalled this information in a tweet yesterday.

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