[TL;DR] Tech news that you shouldn’t miss this 07/20

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TL; DR (invariable acronym) (21st century): initials of too long; didn’t read,
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TLDR Tech news that you shouldnt miss this 0720

TLDR Tech news that you shouldnt miss this 0720
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Why this is important: Farfetch, the luxury clothing and accessories platform, continues to expand. It is further strengthened in the Chinese market by acquiring CuriosityChina. In 2017, JD.com, the Chinese e-commerce giant, invested $ 397 million in Farfetch, which already had the ambition to strengthen itself in the country. The London-based company is therefore taking one more step in this direction. The difficulty is in particular to succeed in adapting to local consumption habits. WeChat has over 1 billion active users and is one of the most effective social media outlets for reaching customers, who also shop directly there.

TLDR Tech news that you shouldnt miss this 0720
Credit: Embark.

Why this is important: Who will really find a place in the autonomous truck market? As the actors multiply, like Waymo, Uber, Kache.ai or Starsky Robotics, dyears a Medium post, Alex Rodrigues, co-founder of the start-up, himself has fun with this competition. The startup nevertheless continues on its way. In February, she made her first trip in an autonomous truck from one coast of the United States to the other. It also recently opened an operations center on the outskirts of Los Angeles, Ontario to be the heart of the West Coast’s largest freight hub. Embark wishes to continue its expansion with the ambition of developing the first commercially viable autonomous trucks.

Microsoft passes the milestone of $ 100 billion in sales. Driven in particular by the Cloud, its annual revenues reached $ 110.4 billion, an increase of 14%.