[TL;DR] Tech news that you shouldn’t miss this 05/17

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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.
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After the American Congress, Mark Zuckerberg will explain himself to the European Parliament. The boss of Facebook will also be received on May 23 by Emmanuel Macron at the Élysée.

Why this is important: Mark Zuckerberg finally accedes to the request of MEPs, who demanded his arrival for a month in the midst of the Cambridge Analytica scandal. In Brussels, the boss of Facebook will meet the leaders of political groups in the European Parliament, as well as the president and rapporteur of the Committee on Civil Liberties, Justice and External Affairs. However, contrary to what most MEPs hoped, the meetings will be held behind closed doors. Antonio Tajani, President of the European Parliament, hopes that Mark Zuckerberg will visit Belgium “from next week“. If the CEO of the social network is indeed flying to Brussels next week, his coming to the European Parliament would coincide with the entry into force of the GDPR, scheduled for May 25.

p><h3 class=Google launches music streaming service YouTube Music. The service will be launched on May 22 in several countries and “in the coming weeks” in France.

Why this is important: Google has taken all of YouTube’s music content to deliver it in one service. Users will thus be able to listen to albums, playlists, browse radio stations… But above all, they will have access to everything that makes YouTube specific: live performances by artists, covers, remixes or even music videos. Faced with this new offer, Google is reviewing all of its musical offers. Google Play Music will continue to exist but its subscribers will also have access to YouTube Music at no additional cost. For its part, the YouTube Red offer becomes YouTube Premium.

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GAIA Design, the start-up of Frenchman Philippe Cahuzac, is raising $ 15 million to conquer Mexico. Fabrice Grinda, co-founder of Aucland and business angel, notably participated in the operation.

Why this is important: GAIA Design sells designer furniture at affordable prices through its marketplace and stores in Mexico. Originally launched as an e-commerce player, the company has developed a multi-channel offering by opening 5 stores in Mexico City. These allow you to complete the online experience, but also to attract new consumers. Building on this funding, GAIA Design plans to develop its online distribution channels and open new stores in other major cities in Mexico. This funding round should also enable the company to improve its logistics as well as its mobile application. The local market for inexpensive designer furniture is substantial, with Mexico with a population of over 127 million.

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From left to right: Raffaello Starace, Hassan Yassine and Philippe Cahuzac. Credits: Gaia Design.

Otosense, a start-up specializing in sound recognition, acquired by Analog Devices. Its technology aims in particular to improve the safety and independence of people with hearing disabilities.

Why this is important: Otosense has developed sound recognition technology. “Otosense is an infrastructure software company offering a sound recognition platform based on deep learning», Explains the company. She talks about software that allows you to give “a meaning to sounds“. Its technology will help strengthen Analog Devices, an American company specializing in semiconductors.

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