[TL;DR] Tech news that you shouldn’t miss this 05/06
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Peas & Love, 1.2 million euros to set up urban vegetable gardens throughout Europe. The Belgian company aims to open 150 urban vegetable gardens within 5 years, including 30 in Paris, and the rest in 12 European regions.
Why this is important: Founded in 2015 by Jean-Patrick Scheepers, Peas & Love designs, installs and operates urban vegetable gardens on the roofs in the heart of cities. At the same time, the young Belgian shoot has developed a platform that offers to rent plots of vegetable gardens online, producing local fruits and vegetables. In this way, residents have access, for 38 euros per month, to a plot of 3 m2 maintained by a trained agricultural engineer, called “Community Farmer”, as well as to harvest throughout the year. of 50 varieties of fruits, vegetables, edible flowers and aromatic herbs. To date, the start-up operates 600 plots in four farms in Paris and Brussels, for a total of 2,000 m2 of plantation. In Europe, initiatives have been multiplying in recent years to develop urban agriculture. Among the start-ups positioned in this segment, we can cite the young Berlin-based Infarm, which raised $ 25 million in February 2018.
Apple WWDC: focus on 5 new features. iOS 12, digital detox, Siri shortcuts, augmented reality… the announcements of the first day of the Apple developers conference that caught our attention.
Why this is important: As tradition dictates, Apple presented its new operating system. Marked by a succession of bugs, iOS 11 had disappointed customers of the Apple brand. The company promises a more efficient operating system. On an iPhone 6 Plus, compared to iOS 11, apps should open 40% faster, the keyboard go 50% faster, and the camera shoot 70% faster. In the wake of Time well spent, Apple has also introduced a series of features that should allow users to better control the time spent in front of their device and the level of nuisance they want to grant it.
Acquisition of Gram Games by Zynga: Fabrice Grinda’s fund achieves its best exit. Gram Games, the studio dedicated to mobile games, was bought for 250 million dollars by the American publisher.
Why this is important: ” FJ Labs just had its best release […] realizing an x75 without counting the escrow and additional payments that will be made over the next three years », Rejoiced Fabrice Grinda in a blog post. The French entrepreneur’s fund invested a little over $ 100,000 in Gram Games in 2013. The company found success with “casual games”, that is to say games intended for casual players like 1010 ! or Merge Dragons !. In total, it has 9 titles that have totaled 170 million downloads and have 3 million daily active users.