[TL;DR] Tech news that you shouldn’t miss this 08/28

by bold-lichterman

Every evening, the best of Tech news is in the TL; DR of FrenchWeb.

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 0828

Self-driving car: Toyota invests $ 500 million in Uber. The investment of the Japanese manufacturer values ​​the VTC platform at 72 billion dollars.

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Why this is important: Piracy concerns more particularly identification data, contact details and information relating to the reservation of vehicles and equipment. As a precaution, the site was closed as soon as the operation was discovered, the statement said. ” No payment data has been hacked, payments cannot be technically made through this application ”, underlines the sign, for whom it is still ” too early “ to assess the number of customers affected.

Pixowl, the French-founded mobile game studio, acquired for $ 4.9 million. Pixowl is notably behind the game The Sandbox, downloaded 40 million times.

TLDR Tech news that you shouldnt miss this 0828
Arthur Madrid (left) and Sébastian Borget, co-founders of Pixowl.
Credit: Pixowl

Why this is important: Based in San Francisco with offices in Argentina, Pixowl is notably behind the creative game available on mobile, The Sandbox, one of its biggest hits. It has been downloaded 40 million times and still has more than a million active players per month according to the company. The two companies are interested in the blockchain, which will be one of their areas of development. Pixowl is thus creating a blockchain version of The Sandbox game, with a release scheduled for 2019.

No revolution but three new iPhones unveiled by Apple on September 12. The next smartphones of the American firm should adopt the design of the iPhone X.

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