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The next iPhone could have a bigger display and more battery

apple_001 While the iPhone 8 isn’t going to be announced until September, this week has been packed with rumors on the upcoming device. And it looks like the display is going to be the main star of the show. Rumor has it that Apple is going to announce three new devices — two new versions of the iPhone 7 and the iPhone 7 Plus, and a new high-end device that could cost more than $ 1,000. And… Read More
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Vize is a business intelligence tool for the rest of us

vize Chances are that your current company is collecting a ton of data about your customers every second. It’s a goldmine and it often sits there in a corner, unused. Vize is a business intelligence tool that will let you learn more about your business and take advantage of all your data. The company is currently participating in Y Combinator’s winter batch. “The main use case… Read More
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Apple’s WWDC is moving to San Jose

wwdc Apple just announced that its Worldwide Developers Conference is going to move back to San Jose after a long run at the Moscone Center in San Francisco. It’s going to happen on June 5-9, 2017 and registrations will open on March 27. Why is Apple leaving San Francisco for the McEnery Convention Center in San Jose? San Francisco and Apple have changed quite a lot for the past decade. Read More
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Hivy is an office management service to manage all those startup perks

hivy-%e2%80%a2-ipad Have you ever wondered why the snack bowls on the second floor of your fancy startup office never runs out of snacks? Your office manager is most likely in charge of all of this, and sometimes it can be hard for them to keep track of all requests and make sure everything is running smoothly. Hivy plans to be the only service office managers ever need. The company is participating in Y… Read More
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Opera is redesigning its desktop browser with project Reborn

opera-reborn Opera just released a new build of its desktop browser in the developer stream. And this is an interesting one as the company just unveiled a brand new project codenamed “Reborn” — it’s a complete user interface redesign for all platforms. I’ve been using Opera as my main browser for a few years now. I just tried the new version, and it seems to be a visual… Read More
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The next iPhone could feature wireless charging

iPhone 7 Apple is now a member of the Wireless Power Consortium. As spotted by 9to5mac, the website has recently been updated to feature Apple as one of the 213 members. This update fuels recent rumors that Apple is going to add wireless charging in the next iPhone. While wireless charging is nothing new, Apple has been very cautious about this feature. The Apple Watch already works with a magnetic… Read More
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Tel Aviv, we’re coming back for a TechCrunch Meetup + Pitch-Off

tel-aviv It’s safe to say that we had a blast last year at our Tel Aviv meetup. To nobody’s surprise, we’re holding a TechCrunch Meetup + Pitch-Off again in June. Save the date as June 28, 2017 is going to be a great time for the tech community in Tel Aviv. What do we have in store exactly? Let’s be honest, TechCrunch doesn’t come often enough to Israel. So we’re… Read More
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Apple’s Planet of the Apps looks like Shark Tank with an ‘escalator pitch’

planet-of-the-apps Apple is finally pulling the curtains on its original TV shows. The company has revealed the first trailer for its upcoming non-scripted reality TV show called ‘Planet of the Apps’ at Recode’s Code Media conference. Based on the trailer, it looks a lot like Shark Tank with a vibe that reminds me of The Voice. The show will feature four celebrities turned judges —… Read More
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SumUp co-founders are back with bookkeeping AI startup Zeitgold

zeitgold The next time you go to your favorite restaurant or cocktail bar, talk with the manager about bookkeeping. Chances are that they’ll tell you that they waste a ton of time collecting and recording various documents. German startup Zeitgold wants to automate this pesky process so that you can spend more time on your actual business. The startup was founded by two of the co-founders… Read More
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Twitter to live stream the 6 nations rugby tournament in France

rugby You know that Twitter is getting serious about live streaming when the company starts signing deals for rugby matches just for French users. The company announced that it would stream the next 4 matches involving the French team in the 6 nations tournament. And if you know absolutely nothing about rugby, the 6 nations tournament happens every year and is probably my favorite tournament to follow. Read More
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Revolut launches current accounts and a chatbot

revolut-card-v2 Slowly but surely, Revolut is getting closer to building an actual bank. The startup just announced the launch of current accounts — you can now get a personal IBAN, and the company plans to add other features soon. In addition to current accounts, Revolut is also introducing a chatbot to handle support requests. Revolut isn’t technically a bank account, it’s more or less… Read More
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Facebook opens registration for its F8 developer conference

f8-press-asset-1200x6302x Don’t we all love developer conferences. Facebook just opened the (virtual) doors of its annual F8 event on April 18-19. You’ll need to apply before February 21. And if you get selected, tickets cost $ 595. Facebook already announced that the company would switch things up a bit with F8 in 2017. When the company shared the dates of the conference, it also said that the conference… Read More
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N26 users can now get a credit line in five minutes

n26-internationalization-france N26 is iterating at an incredible pace these days with a ton of new product features and geographical expansions to build the most modern bank in Europe. But the new features always follow the same motto — your current bank sucks, everything should be simpler. Today, N26 introduces consumer credit done right. I saw a preview of the feature a couple of weeks ago and it was quite impressive. Read More
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Apple offers a $199 app bundle for education with Final Cut and Logic

macbook-final-cut-pro While any Mac user can play with GarageBand and iMovie for free, it has been quite expensive if you wanted to move to pro apps — especially if you’re a student. Apple released a new app bundle with five different pro apps. It costs $ 199.99 and it’s just for students and people working in education. The five apps include Apple’s two most important pro apps — Final… Read More
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Apple could be working on ARM-based Mac chips to make Mac laptops more efficient

macbookprotouchbarscrubbing Apple is already using an ARM-based chip in the latest MacBook Pro with a Touch Bar and Touch ID sensor. According to a new report from Bloomberg, the company could go one step further and use the co-processor to offload some tasks. But first, let’s talk about the co-processor in the MacBook Pro with a Touch Bar and how it currently works. Called the T1, the chip was designed by Apple and… Read More
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Demain, le scanning de rayon en magasin

Demain, les magasins et les marques feront le scanning de rayon avec des robots.
Du selfie au Shelfie.

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French Government to promote gender equality in the tech ecosystem

c3gkvcoxaaexqd3 The French Government announced a new initiative today in order to promote gender equality in the tech ecosystem in France with the help of 15 organizations. Like in many other countries, there are less women working in French startups than men. This is a key issue when it comes to recruiting the best talent and addressing the right market. Other organizations like StartHer have done a lot… Read More
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Doctolib raises another $28 million for its booking platform for doctors

medical-563427 Being able to book a restaurant table online or on your phone is pretty nice, but what about your next doctor appointment? While it doesn’t sound as sexy, I’d rather call a restaurant than a doctor’s office. That’s why French startup Doctolib is trying to make it easier to book appointments. The company just raised another $ 28 million (€26 million). French public… Read More
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‘Welcome to the Jungle’ wants to create a media company about recruitment

welcome-to-the-jungle Welcome to the Jungle isn’t yet another recruitment company that is going to automagically find the perfect engineer for your startup. It’s a media company that wants to make recruitment sexy again. The company just raised $ 2.1 million from various business angels (€2 million) and is about to launch different verticals for different competitive industries. Welcome to the Jungle… Read More
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Hull aggregates customer data from all your marketing services

p-rn-n6miag-john-towner Chances are you’re generating a lot of data about your customers, but it’s a mess to get a good overview of their profiles. Hull wants to be the central hub for all of your customer data so that you can better target them. The startup just raised $ 2.6 million from Alven Capital and Point Nine Capital, with Newfund Capital, Kima Ventures, Solomon Hykes, Thibaud Elziere, Matthieu… Read More
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Apple joins Amazon, Facebook, Google, IBM and Microsoft in AI initiative

apple security Following Bloomberg’s report, the Partnership on AI to Benefit People and Society (what a name) officially announced that Apple is joining other tech companies as a founding member of the AI initiative. Companies will work on research projects, AI best practices and more. The Partnership on AI was officially unveiled back in September 2016. At the time, Amazon, Facebook, Google, IBM… Read More
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iOS developers are switching to Swift according to this Upwork study

swift wwdc 2014 Apple’s programming language Swift has been around for a while, but iOS and macOS developers can still develop apps using Apple’s Objective-C. According to a new study from Upwork, tech companies are increasingly looking for developers who know how to develop in Swift. Upwork is the biggest freelancer marketplace in the U.S., so the company can identify trends on the freelancer market. Read More
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Barnes and Noble veut faire revivre le magasin de livres

La marque Barnes And Noble veut vous donner envie de revenir acheter vos livres en magasin. Pour lutter contre Amazon, Barnes and Noble souhaite donc rendre ses magasins plus vivants, plus conviviaux et vous convaincre avec votre estomac.

Des canapés confortables pour bouquiner.

Mais surtout un restaurant/café littéraire.

Ce magasin d’Eastchester veut vraiment vous permettre de prendre votre temps pour déguster un plat ou un livre… ou les deux en même temps. Car après tout , lire est un plaisir, comme manger.

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Eatsa: le fast food du futur sans serveurs

Un fast sans serveurs qui vous vend des plats bons pour votre santé: il existe, c’est Eatsa.

Eatsa est une société américaine qui vient d’ouvrir son sixième restaurant à New York. le concept est simple: un fast food qui vend des plats à base de quinoa, sans serveurs…et presque sans employés.

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Synthesio acquires Bunkr to build interactive business reports

1-synthesio-bunkr-founders Bunkr wanted to build a PowerPoint killer, making it much faster to build beautiful, interactive presentations. But the startup couldn’t attract millions and millions of users, so Synthesio is acquiring Bunkr for an undisclosed amount. The technology will live on and be integrated into Synthesio. Synthesio is a social media monitoring and analytics platform. Big companies use Synthesio… Read More
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Revolut lets you split bills in a few taps

App & Revolut Card Fintech startup Revolut just added a nifty bill splitting feature. You can now tap on a Revolut expense and request money from your Revolut contacts without having to use a calculator. Swipe on a transaction, hit the split bill button and select your contacts. Other users receive a push notification saying that your friend is asking for some money. When you open the app, you’ll see… Read More
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Your guide to Donald Trump’s inauguration

ORLANDO, FL - NOVEMBER 2: Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks during a campaign event at the Orlando Amphitheater at Central Florida Fairgrounds in Orlando, FL on Wednesday November 02, 2016. (Photo by Jabin Botsford/The Washington Post via Getty Images)  Read More
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France’s presidential front-runner François Fillon on French startups

ces2017_francois_fillon-1060044 French startups also attract French politicians. And that’s why France’s former Prime Minister and current presidential candidate François Fillon was there, trying to prove that he understands French startups. François Fillon was Prime Minister from 2007 to 2012 when Nicolas Sarkozy was France’s President. After 2012, he has been pretty quiet for a few years, preparing for… Read More
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Amazon arrive à New York

Bientôt à Columbus Circle: la boutique physique d’Amazon.

 

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France creates a special visa for entrepreneurs, engineers and investors

screen-shot-2017-01-17-at-6-58-02-pm Just in time before the 2017 presidential election in France, the current French government wanted to announce one last thing to foster French startups. The French Tech Visa is a new program for foreign tech talent. It’s an easier way to get a four-year visa for you and your family. France’s Minister of State for Digital Affairs Axelle Lemaire teased some information about this… Read More
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Apple’s first AirPods ad reminds me of the iPod ads

60_still_1920_1080 Ever since the iPhone, iPad and Apple Watch took the spotlight, most of Apple ads have been focused on those devices. So it’s always nice to see the company try new things for less important devices, such as the AirPods. With today’s new ad, Apple is going back in time to the good old days of the iPod. I can’t exactly put my finger on it, but I instantly thought about the… Read More
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Plume Labs’ Flow is an air quality tracker to avoid pollution

img_0905 Just when you thought wearables were dead, Plume Labs is coming up with an interesting wearable device focused on tracking pollution around you. It’s a sort of Fitbit for air quality. The Flow tracker works both inside and outside and could be particularly useful if you live in a polluted city. It tracks particulate matter (PM2.5), nitrogen dioxide, ozone, volatile organic compounds… Read More
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Watch Samsung’s CES press conference live right here

shutterstock samsung Samsung is always betting big on CES, and this year should be no exception. Today at 2 PM Pacific, 5 PM Eastern, 10 PM in London, the company will unveil its new lineup of consumer electronics devices. You should expect a wide range of new products, from smart watches to washing machines. We’ll have a team on the ground, so you should also check out our live blog for our first-hand… Read More
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Parrot lays off 35 percent of its drone team

Parrot French company Parrot has had a rough year and missed its sales expectations. That’s why the company will lay off 290 employees who were working on drones. In total, Parrot currently has 840 employees on the drone team and more than a thousand employees in total. While the company isn’t just selling drones, it represents a good chunk of the business. But it looks like other… Read More
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Kayrros is like a weather forecast, but for oil and gas consumption

goa Last year, I was on vacation in Goa in India with my brother. We ended up renting a motor scooter and buying exactly two liters of gas in the middle of nowhere (pictured above). The shop gave us two plastic water bottles filled with gasoline. Ever since, I’ve wondered how a remote village in the middle of a rural area in India manages to get oil and gas. There are some interesting… Read More
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Apple says Consumer Reports MacBook Pro battery testing used flawed methods

macbookproports Last month, Consumer Reports came up with some interesting battery test results with the latest MacBook Pro models. Results ranged from 3.75 hours to 19.5 hours. Many in the Apple community thought that something was off, either a software bug or a benchmarking issue — it turns out it was both. Apple worked with Consumer Reports over the holidays to find out why the battery test… Read More
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Fujifilm ouvre un magasin pour vous faire aimer les photos papier

A l’heure du champion Instagram et du partage de photos sur Facebook ou Flickr, Fujifilm a décidé d’ouvrir un magasin à NY pour vous faire aimer à nouveau les photos au format papier.

Le magasin se décrit comme un espace de rencontres pour les créatifs et pour les photographes amateurs, afin d’atteindre de nouveaux sommets dans l’art photographique.
Le lieu, appelé Wonder Photo Shop est composé de différents espaces.
Un espace selfie bien sur, avec le photo booth.

Un espace de vente d’appareils photos de différentes marques.

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La Poste américaine met de l’Internet des Objets dans votre sapin de Noel

Belle opération innovante de la part de l’US Postal: afin de montrer son désir d’innover et de se démarquer de ses concurrents, l’US Postal a vendu des décorations de Noel connectées “The Most Wonderful Ornament“.

De nombreux américains achètent leur cadeau en ligne et les font livrer à leurs familles ou achètent en magasin et se rendent chez un transporteur (UPS, TNT ou autres) afin d’envoyer leurs colis.
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Watch Sony’s CES press conference live right here

sony Sony is holding its traditional press conference at CES in the Las Vegas Convention Center starting at 5 PM Pacific, 8 PM Eastern, 1 AM in London. The company is closing the press day of CES, and you should expect some exciting new devices from Sony. The company has a wide range of products, including some top notch cameras, some interesting phones and the usual TVs and Bluetooth speakers.… Read More
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Meet the 12 finalists at ShowStoppers’ LaunchIt startup competition at CES

showstoppers_launchit Startups are taking over CES. While the Sonys and Samsungs of the consumer electronics industry are presenting their latest and greatest devices today, hundreds of companies are also making their way to Las Vegas to present some nifty hardware products. That’s the reason why TechCrunch is organizing the Hardware Battlefield. It’s just like the Battlefield startup competition at… Read More
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Apple’s new ad shows off the Portrait mode for the iPhone 7 Plus

pr_stills-0006 Just in time for the Golden Globes Awards on Sunday, Apple released a brand new ad showing off what you can do with the Portrait mode that works with the iPhone 7 Plus and its two cameras. As a bonus, the ad was shot in Greece and now I want to go to Greece. The beginning of the ad looks like a movie segment more than anything else. It starts with a couple of ambiance shots and then you can see… Read More
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And the winner of Hardware Battlefield 2017 is… Siren Care

ces2017_battlefieldwinner-1070028 These companies had a very special CES experience as they all pitched in front of multiple groups of judges on stage at the Sands Expo. The startups were competing for $ 50,000 and being named the winner of the Hardware Battlefield. After many deliberations, our judges narrowed the list down to four finalists: wearable device for pregnant mothers Bloomlife, smart sensors for construction… Read More
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French startups are back again at CES

French Tech Las Vegas CES Somehow, I can never find a direct flight from Paris to Las Vegas. This year, even though I had to make a stop in London, my transatlantic flight was filled with French entrepreneurs going to CES, ready to show their latest and greatest products to an international audience. I already wrote that French startups were taking over CES last year, but it’s worth using this opportunity to… Read More
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Blitab is a Braille device for visually impaired people

ces2017_blitab-1060099 Meet Blitab, an Android tablet combined with a smart Braille surface. It’s one of the most affordable Braille devices out there and could change the way visually impaired people use computing devices. The company is participating in TechCrunch’s Hardware Battlefield at CES. The devices for this niche market are really disappointing. There are specialized devices called Braille… Read More
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Watch Nvidia’s CES press conference live right here

nvidia_xavier Nvidia’s press conference starts at 6:30 PM Pacific, 9:30 PM Eastern, 2:30 AM in London. Nvidia may have missed the smartphone boat, but the company accidentally became an essential chipmaker thanks to machine learning. Graphics processing units let developers run a ton of image processing tasks in parallel. That’s why carmakers are using Nvidia chips for their self-driving… Read More
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Netatmo is trying really hard to make the smart home happen

_mg_1961 French hardware company Netatmo is announcing a bunch of new products for your home. Interestingly, some of these products go beyond the usual connected lightbulbs and cameras. With a brand new approach and a wide range of products, Netatmo is slowly but surely becoming one of the most prominent advocates for the smart home. Let’s have a look at what they have in store. First, the company… Read More
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Oscar: l’assureur santé américain qui ouvre un centre de soin

Oscar est une startup américaine installée à New York qui fournit des services d’assurance santé. Comme toutes les  startups, Oscar essaye de bouleverser son secteur d’activité au travers de son application mobile et de ses services.

Pour plus d’informations sur cet assureur vous pouvez lire l’article publié sur le site de L’Echangeur et auquel j’ai contribué.

Dernière innovation en date chez Oscar, ouvrir un centre de santé dans lequel les assurés pourront rencontrer un médecin gratuitement ou faire des analyses de laboratoire.

Le centre n’ouvrira qu’en Janvier mais SoParticular a eu la chance d’être convié à la soirée de lancement … Lire la suite

Quand Verizon copie un peu Orange

Verizon a récemment ouvert un nouveau magasin à New York tout près du géant Macy’s. Après avoir vu le magasin Orange des Champs-Elysées, on ne peut s’empêcher de noter la ressemblance.

Les français inspireraient-ils les américains?

Orange a voulu un magasin fondé sur l’expérience client et la création de différents univers pour montrer ses produits en action. Verizon a fait de même.

Les différents univers sont bien présents et indiqués à l’entrée du magasin.

Et la mise en situation est au cœur de l’expérience client.
La maison intelligente:

Verizon et le sport

Comme chez Orange, un espace du magasin Verizon est réservé … Lire la suite

South Korea fines Qualcomm $850 million for its patent licensing practices

LAS VEGAS, NV - JANUARY 06:  Qualcomm CEO Steve Mollenkopf speaks during a press event at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center for the 2014 International CES on January 6, 2014 in Las Vegas, Nevada. CES, the world's largest annual consumer technology trade show, runs from January 7-10 and is expected to feature 3,200 exhibitors showing off their latest products and services to about 150,000 attendees.  (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images) American chipmaker Qualcomm is in trouble in South Korea. The country’s antitrust regulator has fined the company roughly $ 850 million (1.03 trillion won) for its patent royalty activities in South Korea. Many of you are familiar with Qualcomm for its chips. The next time you read the tech specs of your favorite smartphone, chances are that you’ll find a Qualcomm chip. The… Read More
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Le café Amazon

Le saviez-vous: Amazon vend maintenant sa propre marque de café  Happy Belly.

Et bien sur ce café vendu aux Etats-Unis sera disponible uniquement pour les clients Amazon Prime. Le paquet est venu environ entre $ 5 et $ 10 et le café est bien sur “organic”.
9 variétés de café sont disponibles et c’est une étape de plus dans la stratégie d’Amazon pour vendre ses propres produits alimentaires dans le futur. Amazon s’attaque directement à Starbucks sur ce segment.

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