[TL;DR] Tech news that you shouldn’t miss this 25/09
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Instagram co-founders and executives quit Facebook. This double departure from Instagram comes as Facebook has been going through the most serious crisis in its history for months.
Why this is important: The co-founders and executives of Instagram, the photo-sharing application owned by Facebook, announced their resignation on Monday evening due to a disagreement with their mother company in turmoil, according to the press. According to Wall Street Journal, Mike Krieger and Kevin Systrom “were in conflict in recent months over Instagram’s autonomy“Especially because”Facebook Executives, Including Mark Zuckerberg, Pushed Instagram To Expand User Count FastOf the application, made famous in particular by its filters to be affixed to its photos before publishing them. Facebook has already recently experienced a similar case: the two co-founders of WhatsApp (another application bought by the technological giant), Jan Koum and Brian Acton, left Facebook in May 2018 and in 2017 respectively, against a background, already, disagreements with the leaders of the world’s leading social network over data privacy or messaging monetization.
[NUMBERS] French startups are becoming more and more international. Young shoots with a turnover of over 50 million euros are international champions.
Why this is important: French start-ups are becoming more and more international, according to a study by the firm EY made public Tuesday on the occasion of France Digitale Day. According to this barometer, 56% of the cumulative turnover of the 237 start-ups surveyed is now achieved abroad, against 54% a year earlier and 43% in 2015. Start-ups making more than 50 million euros in turnover are the international champions, with 58% of their sales abroad. But the small start-ups with sales of between 0 and 5 million euros do not differ, with 44% of turnover achieved abroad. Among the obstacles to their development, start-ups cite mainly the difficulty in recruiting – cited first by 29% of respondents – ahead of the difficulties in obtaining financing – cited first by 24% of the companies surveyed.
Tourism: Groupcorner is raising 3 million euros to continue its European expansion. The French startup claims 23,000 accommodations listed on its platform dedicated to group tourism.
Why this is important: The Groupcorner platform, launched in 2013 by Antoine de Corson, makes it possible to book accommodation from 10 rooms. In addition to Spain, the United Kingdom and the Netherlands, it plans to open two services abroad by the end of 2018, in Germany and Italy. The company is taking advantage of this fundraising to launch Groupcorner Pro, its B to B service, entirely dedicated to travel agencies. The service is free and the company explains that it will donate a percentage of its own commission, depending on the volume booked, collected from accommodation. With this lift, Groupcorner wishes to recruit in Paris and Cluny, where its headquarters are located, and thus double the size of its workforce within two years. The goal is to continue its technological developments and strengthen its marketing and sales actions, both in France and in the rest of Europe.
Facebook has just granted them an endowment of one million dollars. Who are the French of Wanted? The Facebook Community Leadership Program rewarded Wanted Community, which promises mutual aid and coexistence among more than 850,000 members.
Why this is important: Facebook has decided to honor communities. Through funding, but also support and training. Thus, the French community Wanted Community was selected to benefit from a “residency” including support, training and funding of $ 1 million. Christian Delachet, Luc Jaubert and Jérémie Ballarin, three Girondins friends, created Wanted Community in 2011. It is now the first mutual aid community on Facebook with more than 850,000 members in total, spread over 82 French-speaking towns and countries, throughout France around solidarity and living together. Members use these groups to get help or solutions on the subject of their choice, exchange tips or even offer a contract or an internship. A solidarity that continues IRL, since last September the founders of the group opened a Wanted Café in Bordeaux.
Tamper-proof tickets, salaries and transfers: when football converts to blockchain. Football is starting to benefit from the first operational applications of blockchain technology.
Why this is important: ” Blockchain can become the infrastructure on which sport operates. As mobiles and applications are today an expression of the internalt, ”says Michael Broughton of sports investment firm, Sports Investment Partners. There are already several initiatives. For example, UEFA used an application based on this technology, preventing tampering, to sell 100% of the tickets for the last European Supercup in August in Tallinn (Estonia). The promoters of the blockchain even believe that salaries and transfers can one day be paid in bitcoins. ” This can bring transparency to the world of football ”, pleads Pablo Dana, head of Heritage Sports Holding