[TL;DR] Tech news that you shouldn’t miss this 04/20

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TL; DR (invariable acronym) (21st century): initials of too long; didn’t read,
either 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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Uber now charges late customers beyond a 4-minute wait. The customer will be billed per minute depending on the type of service chosen.

Why this is important: CConcretely, if the customer makes his driver wait more than 4 minutes, he will be charged an amount of 0.40 euros per additional minute for UberX and 0.75 euros for Van and Sedan services. Uber is joining the Chauffeurs Privé platform, which already charges latecomers beyond the 5-minute wait. The price varies depending on the region. It is for example 0.45 euros per minute in Paris. With this feature, the VTC platform wishes to satisfy its drivers and explains that this rule is fairer for them.

p><h3 class=Faced with iMessage and Facebook Messenger, Google is working on a project to replace SMS. 55 operators, including Orange, as well as Microsoft and Samsung are supporting the project led by Google.

Why this is important: While Apple, with iMessage, and Facebook, with Messenger and WhatsApp, have succeeded in making their messaging applications essential on mobile devices around the world, Google has stayed on the dock. In this context, the Alphabet subsidiary decided to completely change its strategy to put an end to this succession of failures. Rather than creating yet another instant messaging, the American firm has thus taken it upon itself to impose a new communication standard in the world which aims to replace outright the famous SMS and MMS. The project, soberly called “Chat”, is based on RCS (Rich Communication Services), a standard that enables improved functionalities to be offered compared to traditional SMS. According to GSMA Intelligence, the RCS market will be worth more than $ 74 billion by 2021.

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Square acquires Zesty to strengthen its corporate catering offer. Zesty works with 150 partner restaurants in San Francisco.

Why this is important: This takeover will allow Square to strengthen its corporate catering offer to better serve businesses of all sizes. To do this, Jack Dorsey’s company will be able to operate synergies between Zesty and Caviar, a catering service acquired by Square in 2014. Zesty’s tools will mainly help to enhance the Caviar for Teams service, designed for corporate catering. Square’s market capitalization now stands at $ 20 billion, compared to $ 23.7 billion for Twitter, Jack Dorsey’s other company.

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LinkedIn quietly fixes a flaw that exposed users’ personal data. Back to the chronology of events.

Why this is important: A flaw in the professional social network’s AutoFill plugin has potentially allowed hackers to steal some of your information: your full name, phone number, email address, zip code, company, and title. The flaw has been discovered by researcher Jack Cable April 9. The latter warned LinkedIn which discreetly rectified the situation the next day. But according to the researcher, the solution found was still not satisfactory and still exposed user data. Without news from LinkedIn, he decided to warn the media whose TechCrunch. It is following the rumor of the case that the social network rectified the shooting on the second flaw, 9 days had passed.

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