[TL;DR] Tech news that you shouldn’t miss this 06/21

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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.

TLDR Tech news that you shouldnt miss this 0621

Instagram crosses the billion user mark and draws an application to counter YouTube. The photo and video sharing app becomes the fourth Facebook service to reach this symbolic bar.

Why this is important: Launched in October 2010 by Kevin Systrom and Mike Krieger, Instagram had reached one million users in December of the year of its launch. After crossing the 50 million user mark in May 2012, the application took advantage of Facebook’s strike force after its takeover to accelerate its growth. Once it hit 500 million users in June 2016, Instagram will only have taken two years to double that number and join the closed circle of billion-user apps, even if this is becoming a habit for Facebook. Focused from the start on photos and short videos, the social network led by Kevin Systrom now wants to enter the segment of long videos. To do this, Instagram has announced the launch of IGTV, a new app for watching longer vertical videos uploaded by the platform’s most popular accounts.

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Kevin Systrom, co-founder and CEO of Instagram. Credits: Instagram.

Microsoft offers itself the startup Bonsai to make artificial intelligence accessible to all developers. In four years of existence, Bonsai has raised $ 13.6 million and obtained the support of large companies such as Samsung or Siemens.

Why this is important: The start-up joins the list of recent Microsoft acquisitions that allow the company to strengthen in various areas. Two days ago, for example, she got hold of Flipgrid to catch up on the education market dominated by Google. While in early June, the Redmond firm offered itself GitHub, the largest ecosystem of developers in the world.

p><h3 class=MYCS, 10 million euros to democratize the sale of made-to-measure furniture throughout Europe. The Berlin-based company plans to set up operations in the coming months in England, Italy, the Netherlands and the Scandinavian countries.

Why this is important: This new round of funding should allow MYCS to improve the online 3D configuration tool, with new options to facilitate the consumer’s purchasing decision, and to cover all categories of customizable furniture in the near future. At the same time, the Berlin company wants to continue its expansion in Europe. MYCS therefore plans to set up in the coming months in England, Italy, the Netherlands and the Scandinavian countries. After registering 20 million euros at the end of 2017, the German start-up estimates that this figure will double in 2018.

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Credits: MYCS.

Green On is raising 1.35 million euros to install self-service bicycles in small French towns. To date, the company has participated in the deployment of 60 self-service bicycle offers and operates nearly 3,000 bicycles in various cities in France.

Why this is important: Green On’s offer is aimed at both public authorities and private companies. The company offers a multi-business offer for the implementation of bicycle mobility solutions: design of the service, supply of bicycles, installation of the park, stations or bicycles, operation. With this round table, Green On wishes to accelerate the deployment of its bicycle mobility service.

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Credit: Green On