Project Latte: How Microsoft wants to integrate Android apps into Windows 10

Windows 10 may soon be able to run mobile apps designed for Android. Update on the technical details that allow this porting.  Microsoft is working on a software solution that would allow app developers to run their Android apps on Windows 10 with little or no code changes. How? 'Or' What ? By packaging them as an MSIX app package format and allowing developers to submit them to the Microsoft Store. The project is codenamed " Latte ," according to Windows Central, which says it will go into production next year. Microsoft had already tried to put Android applications under Windows 10 with the Astoria project, which has since aborted. The Latte project is probably powered by the Windows Subsystem for Linux (WSL). But Microsoft will need to provide its own Android subsystem for Google's OS apps to actually work. Microsoft has announced that the WSL will soon be compatible with GPU acceleration, which should improve the performance of applications runnin

Axa to sell its activities in central and eastern Europe

Insurer announced an agreement with the Austrian Uniqa to divest it of its activities in central and eastern Europe. Change of course for Axa. The insurer has concluded an agreement with its Austrian counterpart Uniqa to divest it of its activities in central and eastern Europe for a billion euros, he announced Friday, February 7. According to this agreement, Axa would sell all of its life and savings, damage and retirement activities in Poland, the Czech Republic and Slovakia, "a new important step in the simplification of Axa's profile," he said in a statement. . However, the activities of Axa XL and Axa Partners in these three countries are not affected by the transaction.

Axa Building in Europe

The finalization of this sale, which should strengthen the group's balance sheet, should take place during the fourth quarter of 2020. It should, according to Axa, improve the group's economic solvency ratio by around 2 points. The transaction should not have a significant impact on its bottom line, the company said in its press release. In 2018, the group had published a net profit divided by almost three, weighted in particular by an exceptional charge, at 2.1 billion euros.

In detail, Axa Poland's turnover in 2018 represented 585 million euros, while the Czech Republic and Slovakia represented 170 million euros, all operations combined, over the same period. For Uniqa, which is based in Austria and also based in Eastern Europe, this acquisition will bring 5 million new customers, more than 2,000 more employees and 800 million euros in additional insurance premiums, he said in a separate press release. "We will significantly improve our position in each of these markets," said Andreas Brandstetter, the head of the Austrian insurer. Axa will publish its results on February 20. In December, the heavyweight of the sector announced that it had finalized the takeover of its Chinese damage insurance joint venture Axa Tianping, for 590 million euros, allowing it an unprecedented breakthrough in China.