[TL;DR] Tech news that you shouldn’t miss this 08/30
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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.
Teamleader is raising 18.5 million euros to simplify the daily life of VSEs and SMEs in Europe. The Belgian company claims nearly 10,000 customers across Europe, including more than 700 in France.
Why this is important: This funding round should allow Teamleader to continue developing its business software and to continue its development in Europe. The potential is immense insofar as there are more than 23 million SMEs on the Old Continent. To ensure this rise in power, the company plans to strengthen its workforce.
Huawei dethrones Apple and becomes the second largest seller of smartphones. The Chinese giant has sold 49.8 million units, against 44.7 million for the apple brand in the second quarter of 2018.
Why this is important: Huawei saw its sales grow 38.6% in the second quarter of 2018. “Huawei continues to introduce innovative features in its smartphones and expand its portfolio to cover larger consumer segments”Says Anshul Gupta, research director at Gartner. And to add: “Its investment in distribution channels, branding and positioning of Honor devices contributed to the sales growth. Huawei exports its Honor smartphones to 70 markets around the world and becomes Huawei’s main growth engine.“
In the absence of a buyer, Foodora will definitively close its doors in France at the end of September. Arrived in France in June 2015, two months after Deliveroo, the pink brand has never managed to overtake its British competitor.
Why this is important: During its three years in France, Foodora has never stopped seeing new players arrive. Among them, UberEATS, launched at the end of 2015 in France by the VTC platform, has become one of its rivals which have led to the fall of the German company on French territory. The delivery service from across the Rhine is not the first to break its teeth in France. Before him, the French Tok Tok Tok and the Belgian Take Eat Easy had thrown in the towel in 2016 on the French market.Regulate Google Search Results? Trump’s impossible request. According to some experts, search engines enjoy the same constitutional rights as the press on freedom of expression.
Why this is important: Donald Trump’s comments fueled a debate over what the president called the “rigged” results, with the latter saying there were more proposals linked to “left” media than to conservative sites. His assertions follow criticism from the majority leader in the House of Representatives, Republican Kevin McCarthy saying that “conservatives too often see their opinions silenced” on the Internet. The White House tenant reiterated his criticism on Wednesday: “Google, Facebook and Twitter, I think they treat Tories and Republicans very unfairly“, did he declare. Observers believe, however, that it would be dangerous to change the way search engines work to satisfy a government or political faction.
SNCF full steam ahead in the digital shift. The railway company has invested 950 million euros in its digital transformation, including 300 million this year.
Why this is important: To guide its travelers, avoid breakdowns or monitor the rails, SNCF is now betting on digital, with new tools that grind considerable amounts of data. If the gains are difficult to quantify, Guillaume Pepy, the boss of the public group, considers them “from 30 to 50%” on the operations that can be entrusted to digital. That is to say a lot of money, when the government asked it to make serious efforts to compete.