[TL;DR] Tech news that you shouldn’t miss this 09/20

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André Coisne slams the door of Orange Bank. This change comes with a complete reconfiguration of the Orange management team.

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Why this is important: If André Coisne “wished to leave” and “leaves on good terms and will remain close to management”, this change of management is not anecdotal. This departure comes a few months after the arrival within the Orange management team of Paul de Leusse, formerly of the banking giant Crédit Agricole, propelled to the head of all mobile financial services of the telecoms group. He is therefore responsible for the development of Orange Bank’s activities, mobile financial services in Africa and mobile financial services in Europe and France.

Amazon aims to open 3,000 cashless stores by 2021. The American giant is targeting ten openings in the United States by the end of the year.

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Why this is important: To open nearly 3,000 cashless stores over the next three years, Amazon will need to quickly reduce the costs of operating them to make them profitable. And for good reason, the first Amazon Go store, located in downtown Seattle, required an investment of more than a million dollars for computer hardware alone. By multiplying this figure by 3,000, the bill could quickly reach several billion dollars. So that the bill is less salty, Amazon is considering in particular positioning itself in the segment of fresh foods prepared on site and small groceries, so as to reduce the number of cameras and sensors necessary to ensure the proper functioning of the stores.After a funding round of $ 100 million, the coding platform GitLab becomes a unicorn. This fundraising should help the company to go public by November 2020.

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Dmitriy Zaporozhets and Sytse Sijbrandij, co-founders of GitLab.
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Why this is important: GitLab didn’t plan to raise funds until next year, but Microsoft’s recent takeover of GitHub precipitated things as CEO Sid Sijbrandij explains in an interview with TechCrunch. “I think in the current climate, where the macroeconomics is really good and where GitHub has been acquired, people see that there is an independent company, that it remains essentially a start-up in this field.», He indicated. Today, GitLab wants to stand out from other platforms, GitHub or even Bitbucket (owned by Atlassian), by focusing on “full DevOps lifecycle“.

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User data: Facebook is on the nerves of the European Union. “My patience has reached its limits,” said Vera Jourova, European Commissioner for Consumer Affairs.

p><h3 class=The American Fever raises $ 20 million to provide Parisians with good outings. This round table should allow the New York company to expand into new cities in Europe and North America.

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Why this is important: Fever has designed a platform that aims to showcase the best events in metropolises around the world. Based on a recommendation algorithm, the application presents each user with personalized suggestions for outings and discoveries in various fields, such as music festivals, plays, brunches, restaurants or even unusual visits. To date, Fever finds great deals in 13 cities around the world, including Paris, New York, Los Angeles, London, Manchester, Barcelona and Lisbon. For its mobile application and its site, the American company claims more than 12 million unique users per week in its main markets (London, New York, Madrid, etc.). Connected speakers: Google is increasingly shading Amazon. Google Home Mini represented 20% of the market in the second quarter, with 2.3 million units sold.

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Why this is important: The Seattle group nevertheless remains the market leader for connected speakers, with a 30% market share for the two models, Echo and Echo Dot, but Google is getting closer, with 27% for Home (5th in sales) and Home Mini. Amazon and Google never give sales figures for their devices.