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Bicycles Are Pushing Aside Cars on Europe’s City Streets Bikes are increasingly muscling aside cars on Europe’s city streets, as the coronavirus accelerates a shift toward pedal power. Even before the pandemic, bicycles were enjoying an uptick in demand from environmentally conscious consumers, but the risk of contagion on buses and subways have increased the appeal. Read !


Les ventes de voitures d'occasion ont explosé en juin Jamais autant de voitures d’occasion n’avaient été échangées sur un seul mois, précise le spécialiste du secteur AutoScout24.Le marché de la voiture d'occasion confirme sa très bonne forme esquissée dès le début du déconfinement mi mai. Selon des chiffres d’AutoScout24, 585.477 voitures d’occasion ont changé de main en juin. Lisez !


Le marché automobile repart à la hausse Les premiers signes de reprise dans le secteur automobile après la crise provoquée par la pandémie mondiale du Covid-19 nous montrent que le véhicule à usage privé redevient le grand gagnant de la mobilité citoyenne. Une tendance qui conforte la position de l'automobile comme moyen de transport préféré des Français tant pour les déplacements quotidiens (68%) que pour les trajets jusqu'à 100 km (74). %). Lisez !

Le gouvernement britannique met la main sur la constellation OneWeb Le Royaume-Uni post-Brexit va-t-il pratiquer l’interventionnisme industriel ? Alors que le gouvernement britannique évite traditionnellement d’intervenir directement dans des entreprises, il a annoncé vendredi 3 juillet une étrange prise de participation : il achète 45 % de OneWeb, une société qui développe un réseau de satellites en orbite basse, tandis que Bharti Global, .. Lisez !

Global App Revenue Reached $50 Billion in the First Half of 2020, Up 23% Year-Over-Year Consumers spent a combined total of $50.1 billion worldwide on the App Store and Google Play in the first half of 2020, preliminary Sensor Tower Store Intelligence estimates and projections through June 30 show. This was 23.4 percent more than the $40.6 billion we estimate mobile users spent across both stores during the same period in 2019.  Read


Humans left behind a record amount of e-waste in 2019 2019 set a record for the amount of e-waste ever generated worldwide: 53.6 million metric tons of discarded phones, computers, appliances, and other gadgets. That’s more than the combined weight of all the adults in Europe. It’s also a 21 percent increase since 2014, according to a new international report. I read !

Alphabet’s Loon balloons provide their first commercial internet service in Kenya Alphabet’s Loon division, which uses floating balloons to provide internet, has today launched its first commercial service in Kenya. In a blog post announcing the news, Loon’s CEO Alastair Westgarth said that the 4G LTE service will be provided to Telkom Kenya subscribers via a fleet of around 35 balloons, covering an area of around 50,000 square kilometers across western and central areas of the country, including its capital, Nairobi. Read ...

Inside The Kenyan Slum Where A Virtual Currency Is Replacing The Shilling nya’s capital city, Nairobi, is sometimes described as a paradox with two diametrically-opposite extremes. On the one hand, it’s home to chic, upwardly-mobile communities. On the other, some of those chic communities are sandwiched by some of the world’s largest urban slums. Home to at least 80,000 people, Mukuru Kayaba is one of the more-populated slums in the Kenyan capital. .. I'll read that..

Tech for good: et si c’était une très mauvaise idée? Au cours d’une conférence, quelqu’un m’a interrogé sur comment on pouvait développer le « Tech for Good » (sic). J’ai été surpris de la question; j’ai répondu que, de toute évidence la Tech avait eu et contribuait d’avoir un impact incroyablement positif sur l’humanité, que ce soit en termes de richesse et de santé, mais c’était un peu facile; surtout, ce n’était pas vraiment la question. La vraie question, c’est qu’est-ce qu’on entend par ‘good’?  Hahaaa, je lis ...

The Good, the Bad and the Early - a guide to early-stage founder vesting terms Founder vesting terms are one of the most-negotiated terms in early-stage venture investments (next to economic terms such as valuation). As a founder-turned-VC, I have been at both sides of the table during such negotiations. These experiences have taught me the importance of having good founder vesting terms at early-stage companies, both for the founders as well as the investor(s) of the company. Yes, Read !


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