#TechFriday n°1️⃣7️⃣9️⃣- Issue of 05/04/2024

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Good evening, everyone. It hasn’t been a very productive week, but we couldn’t miss our weekly Tech rendez-vous, the #TechFriday. On this week’s menu: Telegram, Android, Amazon, X, and finally WhatsApp. Happy reading, and don’t forget to share with others 😉

Telegram launches business accounts 💰

Telegram’s new service, called Telegram Business, allows users to transform their standard account into a business account with a variety of features to effectively manage their online business. Key features include management of business hours and location, creation of quick replies, automation of greetings and out-of-office messages, and much more. Click here for full article

Android will soon have its own Find My network 📍

A new system similar to Apple’s Find My network is being rolled out for Android users. This feature will enable the location of various compatible devices such as connected watches, wireless headphones and Bluetooth trackers, using Android smartphones as relay beacons. Click here for full article

Amazon gives up on its vision of cashier-free stores 🛒

Amazon is dropping its checkout-free store project after difficulties with its Just Walk Out technology. This innovation, launched in 2016, aimed to eliminate queues using sensors and artificial intelligence. However, costly deployment and the manual controls required rendered the system ineffective. Click here for full article

Free certification back for influential accounts on X ? 💠
Blue badges on X (formerly Twitter) used to be awarded on payment of a Premium subscription after Elon Musk changed the system. However, it seems that few users subscribed to this subscription. Now, some influential accounts once again receive the verification badge for free. Click here for full article
Watching videos received on WhatsApp will soon be more convenient 📺
WhatsApp plans to introduce a new « picture-in-picture » feature to allow users to watch videos while browsing the app. Currently in development, this feature will enhance the experience of watching videos shared by contacts. Click here for full article

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That’s it for this week. We wish you a good weekend and look forward to hearing from you in the comments.

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