[TL;DR] Tech news that you shouldn’t miss this 03/26

by bold-lichterman

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After China, Uber is withdrawing from Southeast Asia. To leave the region with its head held high, the American firm has reached an agreement with its regional competitor Grab.

Why this is important: This agreement leaves a very bitter taste to Uber insofar as the VTC platform has made annual investments estimated at nearly 200 million dollars to try to impose itself in Southeast Asia. Dara Khosrowshahi having set himself the goal of achieving operational break-even in 2019, the year in which Uber’s IPO is scheduled, Travis Kalanick’s successor had no choice but to lower the flag in the face of the competition. of Grab in Southeast Asia. By getting its hands on Uber’s assets in the region, Grab now has a boulevard to keep its competitors at bay.

><h3 class=The private Netflix films of competition in Cannes. The presence of Okja and The Meyerowitz Stories in competition had been controversial last year.

Why this is important: In an interview with French movie, Thierry Frémaux, general delegate of the Cannes Film Festival, confirmed that the new rule according to which ” any film wishing to compete in competition must first agree to be distributed in French cinemas Will be well applied this year. This thus excludes Netflix productions. The rule is therefore clear for Netflix and other platforms such as Amazon or Hulu. Their feature films may, however, be screened out of competition even if they do not appear in theaters.

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How wireless charging destroys the iPhone X battery. With induction charging, it would take just 18 months to hit the 500 full charge cycle mark, determined by Apple.

Why this is important: While induction charging is rather practical, it would unfortunately be very detrimental to the battery life of the iPhone, according to ZDNet. When the iPhone is plugged in with a cable, the device receives power directly from the electrical outlet, allowing the battery to rest. Conversely, when wireless charging is used, the iPhone battery is used. During the recharge cycle, it is no longer the electrical outlet but the battery that directly powers the iPhone. As a result, the battery operates at full capacity, including while the device is being charged, and is approaching the end of its life more quickly.

figure><hr><h3 class=Personal services: Aladom buys Jemepropose.fr and brings Regionsjob into its capital. The RegionsJob group takes a minority stake in Aladom in order to give it the means to finance this operation.

Why this is important: As part of this buyout, Jemepropose.fr will continue its activity and synergies with Aladom.fr will be put in place. ” In a sector where there are many players, we are seeking to have the most complete service offer and to increase the requests sent to service providers ”, explains Guillaume Thomas, founding president of Aladom.