[TL;DR] Tech news that you shouldn’t miss this 05/06

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TL; DR (invariable acronym) (21st century): initials of too long; didn’t read,
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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.

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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.

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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.

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