[TL;DR] Tech news that you shouldn’t miss this 09/07
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Mega-fundraising of 70 million euros for the French of Evaneos, a tailor-made travel platform. The company puts Internet users in direct contact with 1,300 local travel agencies selected by it in 160 countries.
Why this is important: Thanks to this fundraising, the objective for Evaneos is to “become a global tourism brand, by accelerating its international development“. Already present in Spain, Italy, Germany, the United Kingdom and the Nordic countries, the platform has started to launch on the American market this year. By the end of 2019, Evaneos plans to recruit 70 people and integrate 500 new local agencies into its offering.
British Airways under pressure after massive data theft. Nearly 380,000 airline customers are affected by this piracy.
Why this is important: The airline British Airways was under pressure after the revelation of a massive theft of financial data which penalizes its customers and damages its reputation a little more. The boss of the British group has promised compensation for injured travelers, citing Friday a “sophisticated” and “malicious” hacking, the origins of which remain unknown. The stolen information relates to the name, address, e-mail address of customers and especially all their credit card data, namely the number, the expiration date and the secure three-digit code. On the other hand, the pirates did not have access to the flight routes or to the information on the passengers’ passports.
MasterClass raises $ 80 million to offer courses with celebrities. If you want to become a tennis ace with Serena Williams or become a cooking genius with Gordon Ramsay…
Why this is important: MasterClass was born from the desire to combine materclass, these intensive interpretation courses given by an expert in a discipline to students, with the Mooc (massive open online course), these distance courses open to all on the Internet. By merging these two teaching methods, the company offers online video courses taught by celebrities. In the face of ad blockers, resistance is organizing. Anti-blocking tools, better collaboration with sites… Advertising players are reacting.
Why this is important: Ad-blocking software continues to grow in France, to the chagrin of digital advertising players who are seeing part of the audience they are supposed to reach disappear. Inside Secure will present next week new anti-blocking tools that allow messages sent by a website to be “scrambled” to the user’s computer, so that the ad blocker cannot distinguish the advertising content. At Eulerian Technologies however, Emmanuel Brunet rather believes in better collaboration between advertisers and site editors to avoid the leakage of Internet users. For a brand, ” it is better to have a logic of partnership “With selected editors instead” that a purchasing policy per kilo of advertising banners ” , he believes.
At The Camp, the Digital Ladies & Allies want to promote innovation for the benefit of people. Back to the association’s first Boostcamp, where debates, workshops and exchanges followed one another in the unique setting of The Camp, in Aix.
Why this is important: “Tribe of women digital experts who share the same values of mutual aid, benevolence and sorority”, as they define themselves, the Digital Ladies were initially a group of friends of entrepreneurs, startuppers and business executives, which has since evolved into a “Do Tank” with a dual objective: to strengthen the place of women in digital technology, of course, but not only… It is also a question of supporting technological innovations for the benefit of people. The Boostcamp, the first of its kind for the newly formed association, takes the form of a summer school. The day is punctuated by debates (inspire to empower), learning workshops (learn from each other), and will be completed by the drafting of a collective white paper, with proposals aimed at supporting the missions carried by Digital Ladies & Allies.
The Swede Kry and his medical teleconsultations land in France. From September 15, medical teleconsultations will be reimbursed. A vein that the Swedish startup intends to exploit.
Why this is important: French startups positioned in the same sector, and there are many of them, will have to face a player with a significant strike force and a certain experience. The Swede claims more than half a million appointments made in its three markets, an increase of 740% in 2017. In France, the startups positioned in this niche are not lacking, like Hellocare, by Medicitus, Qare, Feelae or even Doctoconsult. It will also be necessary to rely on players from other segments of e-health, some of whom are already considering positioning themselves in the field of teleconsultations, such as Doctolib, which has projects in this area. As a reminder, teleconsultations will be billed in the same way as for a classic consultation, ie 25 euros for a general practitioner and 30 euros for a specialist.