This week, we talked a lot about OVH. Unfortunately, there was no question of the probable IPO of the French host but of a terrible fire in Strasbourg which destroyed an entire data center, resulting in the loss of a lot of data. Still in France, the France Digitale association has filed a complaint against Apple for non-respect of privacy, a news that has logically toured the world. For his part, the Californian, who claims to be innocent, could announce new products at the end of March. Finally, among the other news of the week, the arrival of new smartphones like the Oppo Find X3 or the Asus ROG Phone 5.
Here is a summary of the news of the week in addition to our weekly show De Quelle J’Me Mail.
OVH servers burn in Strasbourg
OVH has had a very bad week. After announcing that it was planning to go public, the French host experienced a fire on Tuesday evening in Strasbourg, where several of its data center. To reduce the damage (no casualties are fortunately to be deplored), the French cut the electricity to all its data centers in the area, which resulted in the failure of many sites in France. It is now paying the consequences of this disaster, one of its servers is totally destroyed while another is damaged. A number of customers who did not have a backup solution lost all of their data.
OVH: a fire destroys part of its Strasbourg data center
OVHCloud: the fire in its data centers in Strasbourg is a priori “accidental”
Google Maps monitors vaccination in France
After the United States, France becomes the second country referenced by Google in terms of vaccination. Google Search and Google Maps now know where all the vaccination centers are located which, in the long term, should help many French people to find an appointment. It is still necessary that the doses arrive.
Google Maps now displays vaccination locations in France
France Digitale vs. Apple
The France Digitale association, which defends the interests of 2000 start-up French, attacks Apple. According to her, the company would use the App Store to deliver targeted advertising, which is against its principles. The association asks the Cnil to look into the matter.
French start-ups attack Apple for non-compliance with targeted advertising legislation
An Apple keynote on March 23?
According to Kang, a leaker Chinese renowned for the reliability of its leaks, Apple should organize an event on March 23. On this occasion, Kang understands that the iPad Pro and AirPods would be renewed. Some rumors also mention the arrival of AirTags and a new Apple TV.
Apple could organize its next keynote on March 23
Microsoft completes buyout of Bethesda
As announced last year, Microsoft is now the owner of Bethesda. The company decided to integrate the studio into its Xbox family for 7.5 billion dollars. To celebrate, new Bethesda games have been available since Friday on Game Pass.
Buyout of Bethesda by Microsoft: the studio’s next games will be excluded on Xbox and PC
Xbox Game Pass: Microsoft expands offering with more Bethesda games, including Wolfenstein and Fallout
Disney + exceeds the 100 million subscribers
In just 16 months, Disney + has managed to attract 100 million people around the world. A colossal score which proves how competitive the streaming service has been in a market that is nevertheless saturated. By 2024, Disney hopes to reach 230-260 million subscribers.
Disney + already passes the 100 million subscriber mark
Oppo and Asus, the newcomers of the week
Finally, let’s talk about smartphone ads. This week, Asus unveiled its impressive ROG Phone 5. A device designed for gamers. For its part, Oppo is once again trying to recover the formerly occupied market with the Find X3 Lite, Find X3 Neo and Find X3 Pro, three frankly well-equipped devices. We can’t wait to test them!
Asus ROG Phone 5: we tried the smartphone to excess, with 18 GB of RAM at most
Oppo announces its Find X3 Pro, Find X3 Neo and Find X3 Lite: three major assets to replace Huawei
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