[TL;DR] Tech news that you shouldn’t miss this 09/10
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Jack Ma will bow out at the helm of Alibaba in 2019. The iconic founder of the Chinese giant will hand over the chairmanship to CEO Daniel Zhang.
Why this is important: After 48 hours of hesitation, Alibaba finally announced Monday morning that Jack Ma, who turns 54 this Monday, would leave in exactly one year, on September 10, 2019, the chairmanship of the board of directors of the e-commerce giant. This date will also coincide with the 20 years of the founding of the group. Jack Ma has built a veritable empire with some 85,000 employees and annual sales of $ 40 billion. His departure is not really a surprise: the entrepreneur had distilled in recent days clues suggesting an upcoming departure. In an interview with Bloomberg TV Released Thursday, it said he wanted to follow in the footsteps of Microsoft founder Bill Gates, retired from business to become one of the most generous philanthropists in the world.
Fnac gives way to Vente-Privée on the podium of the most visited e-commerce sites in France. With 13.8 million unique visitors per month, Vente-Privée takes third place ahead of Fnac.
Why this is important: In the second quarter of 2018, the champion Amazon still occupies the first place with nearly 28.5 million unique visitors (VU) per month. The American giant is thus ahead, like the previous quarter, Cdiscount, good second with 18.9 million VU per month. On the other hand, Vente-Privée takes third place at Fnac. The two sites were already neck and neck the previous quarter, but this time the match is in favor of Vente-Privée with 13.8 million VU per month against nearly 13.7 million for Fnac. Note that the event sales specialist records the second best audience for the number of average unique visitors per day (around 3 million), behind Amazon (nearly 4.4 million) but ahead of Cdiscount (1.9 million) .