[TL;DR] Tech news that you shouldn’t miss this 03/14

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1. (Internet) To express that the message that was sent was not read because it was too long
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Bruno Le Maire wants to impose a fine of 2 million euros on Google and Apple. The Minister of the Economy appeared particularly upset against the GAFA this morning, on RTL’s antenna.

Why it matters : Bruno Le Maire has announced that he will take Google and Apple to the Paris Commercial Court for abusive business practices. ” I learn that when developers want to develop their application, sell it to Google or Apple, they are charged prices », He explained. Asked about the taxation of GAFA, the latter explained ” to fight With the President of the Republic to get the digital giants to pay their taxes. He intends to obtain this result by the end of 2018 for application in Europe in early 2019.

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Bruno Le Maire, Minister of the Economy and Finance. Credit: Shutterstock.com

Google wants to ban ads promoting cryptocurrency. In January, Facebook also announced its intention to ban ads related to cryptocurrencies and ICOs.

Why this is important: Google’s announcement of the ban on cryptocurrency-related advertising comes on the occasion of the publication of its annual report on “bad advertising”. In 2017, the Mountain View firm deleted 3.2 billion ads (100 per second) that violated its advertising rules, almost double compared to 2016 (1.7 billion ads).

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Apple is expected to soon reach the historic valuation of trillion dollars. The company’s valuation currently stands at $ 922 billion.

Why this is important: Faced with this probable record and the cash of $ 252 billion available to the Cupertino company, experts wonder if the company would not be thinking of a next big acquisition, the most important in its history already dating from 2014. Apple then acquired Beats Music & Beats Electronics (manufacturer of headphones, speakers and audio software) for three billion dollars. More recently, Apple bought Shazam for $ 400 million.

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Serious Factory raises 3 million euros to develop its digital learning offer. The company is positioned in the field of professional training through Serious Games and training simulators.

Why this is important: This is the company’s second round of funding. The aim of the company is to help participants acquire the behavioral skills demanded by the job market. It publishes a software suite including the VTS Editor which allows the creation of immersive educational scenarios.

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Facing Amazon, Walmart will launch its home delivery service to around 100 US cities in 2018. Until now, the service was only available in 6 cities in the United States.

Why this is important: Walmart’s breakthrough in home delivery had become a matter of life and death after Amazon’s efforts in this industry over the past few months. Last year, the American marketplace continued to expand its Amazon Prime Now service, which allows Amazon Prime members to receive delivery within two hours.

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