Contents this week: the Nigerien startup Flutterwave is attempting an IPO on Wall Street, secret French army documents are leaking on a video game forum, the price of the Peugeot e-208 is changing (but autonomy is increasing) and finally the Mayor of Paris has acquired a particularly effective anti-drone laser.
Flutterwave’s strategy put to the test on Wall Street
The Nigerian unicorn Flutterwave is preparing its IPO. But the timing raises questions: despite skillful recruitment and poaching, there is reason to wonder if the startup is really ready to complete this operation. Controversies indeed surround the co-founder of Flutterwave Olugbenga Agboola. The latter would have behaved inappropriately towards female collaborators… and is accused of having set up the startup on a totally illegal basis of financing.
How French army documents ended up on the War Thunder forum
From what we know, the intention of the members of the forum behind the publication of the documents – including complete manuals of assault tanks and battles – was only to help the developers of the game to improve the design of some War Thunder vehicles. The problem is that the documents in question contained highly confidential data, such as the thickness of the armor of French tanks.
The price of the Peugeot e-208 is changing (its services too)
Peugeot announces something new around the e-208, which has become the best-selling electric car in France since July 2022. The entry-level “Like” finish makes its debut in the e-208 range – lowering the price of the entry ticket from 34,550 euros (Active finish) to just 32,000 euros. And that’s not all, since the Peugeot e-208 Like now also benefits from a WLTP range of 400 km.
Paris acquires a formidable laser weapon against drones
France is already beginning to prepare for the Paris 2024 Olympic Games. And among the preparations, the security system is at the heart of the attention of the organizers and the government. This is why the French army has just ordered a new particularly effective anti-drone laser. According to tests held in the south of France, it can detect and neutralize drones between 25 and 100 kg within a radius of 3 km.
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