[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.
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.
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.