Where we have news is related to Euskaltel RACCtel +. This operator takes a step forward by approaching the second phase of its launch. If in the first network it has affected about 600 000 households in Catalonia, they are now able to offer their optical symmetrical fiber, mobile telephony, conversation, surfing and television services over 2.4 millions of homes in this same autonomous community.
The operator proposes 500 Mbps symmetrical as basic speed, mobile with unlimited calls and 20 gigabytes for a starting price from 39.90 euros without permanence (for 3 months). Additional lines can be added for 9.9 euros per month with 5 GB of data to go. This offer is called Carry and has higher modalities.
For example, we have Take away + which, to the above, adds total TV with a 4K deco based on Android TV, with more than 120 channels. We also have the rate Family with Internet, Mobile, Premium TV and fixed and tariff Family +, which also includes Total TV mode.
The landline is optional and will cost us 5 euros a month. The operator does not want to charge for a concept that no one currently uses and that only makes the bill more expensive at the end of the month. The prices mentioned above are for 3 months, the full offer is as follows:
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Written by Claudio Valero
California has just seriously hurt the economy of the show.
But Bill 5, the California bill approved by the Senate of the State September 10 and signed in the law September 18 is just the beginning of a long debate about the relationship between concert companies like Uber and Lyft and the pilots they employ.
Uber and Lyft will try to stop the bleeding by doing what they do best: spend obscene amounts. Companies are announcing that they will fund a voting initiative in 2020 to ask voters to approve the creation of a new category for climbing drivers. Enforcement will present a range of obstacles to state regulators. And drivers will still face difficult obstacles before reaching their ultimate goal: the formation of an independent union.
Nevertheless, it is a blow for Uber and Lyft, especially since they have already managed to manipulate states to pass laws that strengthen their ability to classify workers as contractors. In the last five years or so, lobbyists associated with Uber and other market economy companies have lawmakers convinced in more than two dozen states enact laws that classify drivers as entrepreneurs.
But it was at this point that Uber and Lyft were at their peak, overflowing with money and riding a wave of optimism about Silicon Valley's ability to change the world. Since then, perceptions have changed. Today, Uber is reputed to be an unscrupulous company of technology students who abuse drivers, as well as their own employees. Since their IPO, Uber and Lyft have seen their prices drop as they struggle to convince investors that they could stop spending so much money on financial incentives for drivers and chaperones, and eventually , make a profit. Experts say the amount of money they lose may be unsustainable before they allocate more money to employees.
AB5 in California devotes the so-called "ABC test" to determine if someone is a contractor or an employee. A form of ABC testing is already legal in many states, including Massachusetts, Virginia, and New Jersey. In these states, Uber and Lyft drivers should be considered employees, but companies have virtually ended private enforcement through forced arbitration agreements, said Catherine Ruckelshaus, General Advisor, National Employment Law Project.
"If there is no application," Ruckelshaus said, "this is not going to fundamentally change these business structures."
The fight for joint work may soon spread to other states. New York Governor Andrew Cuomo recently told reporters that the California proposal gave him "a competitive edge" and was interested in seeing a proposal in his own state that would remove more workers from being an independent contractor, according to Crain.
He will also have help. A coalition of progressive groups and unions is meeting in the Empire State to impose a new standard on the workers of the market economy. "These workers are exploited every day," Alison Hirsh, political director of 32BJ, one of the coalition members, said Politician. "They are incredibly badly treated. Their income is not reliable. Their standards of health and well-being are incredibly low. It is these companies that dictate the conditions of their work. This type of coalition has been crucial in bringing AB5 to California; a similar effort seems almost inevitable in New York.
Supporters say Uber and Lyft are facing a tough battle if they can not find a way to muster meaningful opposition.
"A domino effect (not only possible) is anything but guaranteed," said Bradley Tusk, former investor and advisor at Uber, and chairman of Tusk Ventures, a venture capital firm and political strategy. "And if sharing-economy businesses can not radically reframe the narrative that goes from" Silicon Valley's evil center to workers "to" what it actually means for workers and consumers compared to groups looking to take advantage of the changes, "they will continue to lose everywhere. "
Uber and Lyft are already under significant pressure on its largest market, New York City. The city has recently adopted rules establish a minimum wage for driverswhich also requires them to spend less time browsing the streets looking for fares. This is also renewed moratorium on new vehicle licenses for rental, meaning Uber and Lyft are limited to the size of their existing fleet of vehicles. This does not apply, however, to other workers in the market economy.
After the New York City Taxi and Limousine Commission approved new rates, companies began to limit the number of times drivers could log in and reduce premiums paid for incentives. TLC officials testified This week, vehicle cap and pay rules did not have a significant impact on biker waiting times. This could give some idea of how companies will adapt to new regulations in other states: fewer drivers on the road, higher rates, but about the same level of service.
It can be unsustainable for unprofitable companies to wage a bicoastal war. Uber and Lyft have already announced that they would jointly spend $ 60 million for the California Voting Initiative. They see this as a cost necessary to preserve their business model and save even higher costs in the future. Experts estimate that a workforce of employees costs companies 20 to 30% more outsourcing – which represents hundreds of millions of dollars a year for Uber and Lyft.
Uber is already in a phase of cost reduction, a phase that could accelerate given the result of AB5. The company has laid off more than 800 employees of its engineering, product and marketing divisions in recent months. Rising prices may help offset these costs, but could make Uber and Lyft less attractive to runners.
Drivers still have to face a difficult road. They are bound by arbitration clauses that require them to deal with their labor and employment complaints behind closed doors and prohibit them from participating in class actions. Federal pre-emption rules prevent drivers and other workers in the gigantic economy from forming unions because, under federal law, they are still considered contractors.
AB5 could be a turning point. The driving experience for a teleporter application, or even using one as a customer in search of transportation, seems about to change forever. The era of cheap rides in cities, backed by massive grants funded by venture capital, may have been too good to last.
Or maybe he's never been so good at first. Uber and Lyft decimated the yellow taxi sector, causing prices for medallions and many indebted drivers to plummet. Some drivers were so desperate that they took their own life. Waiting, traffic congestion has climbed in cities, largely because of the popularity of running. The reaction against technology companies like Uber and Lyft seems in line with similar calculations for Apple, Facebook, Amazon and Google.
"AB5 is surfing on two waves: a long-standing effort to reinstate the workplace protections of poorly ranked workers, and this comes right after the techlash," said Alex Rosenblat, a technology ethnographer and author of Uberland: How algorithms rewrite work rules.
Rosenblat says that while the California bill is not just about Uber and Lyft, these drivers have become the face of all workers exploited by giant tech companies. "That's why AB5 is a symbolic and remarkable change in responsibility, in the field of work and technology," she said.
Drivers still face huge obstacles. If they try to bargain collectively their wages, they may run into antitrust laws which prohibit price fixing between independent small businesses. "California then has the opportunity to adopt more work-friendly laws that would allow workers in the popular economy to unionize," said Rosenblat, "suggesting that AB5 is the first stage of an ongoing battle for the future of workers. "
Update September 18 at 5:03 pm ET: California Governor Gavin Newsom signed law AB5 as planned.
The revocation of the waiver, if the administration finally succeeds, would be the first step in a national dismantling of greenhouse gas emissions and fuel efficiency standards. . Since the election of 2016, the administration has made it clear that it hoped to repeal the rules created by the Obama administration that would compel automakers to gradually increase their fuel consumption until they reached the end of the year. in 2025. The rules of the Obama era are the result of a process of haggling between several builders. and agencies in 2009, just after the administration bailed out car manufacturers during the financial crisis. California has also accepted these rules. But now, the government wants to cancel this deal and California officials are unlikely to accept it.
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Trump said his plan would make cars "much safer and much cheaper". Environmental and consumer groups dispute this conclusion: Consumer Reports analysis suggests that new rules would increase fuel costs for consumers and reduce car sales in the long run by reducing the purchasing power of consumers. In addition, the proposed revocation would not improve road safety – and could even lead to an increase in the number of road deaths.
Before rules can come into force throughout the country, the administration must first deprive California of the special power to define its own. For nearly 50 years, the provisions of federal environmental legislation have allowed the Golden State to ask Washington for waivers to set its own emission rules. Since the Clean Air Act of 1970, which officially recognizes California's leading role in the fight against air pollution, the federal government has granted the state about 40 exemptions. Thirteen other states – about a third of the US auto market – also follow California rules.
Under its current waiver, which was granted in 2014, regulators in California forged an agreement in July with four automakers – BMW, Ford, Honda and Volkwagen – which would remain largely compliant with the rules of the Obama era until 2026. Trump was would have furious about the deal, and tweeted that "Henry Ford would be very disappointed" in the decision. Earlier this month, the Department of Justice launched an antitrust probe in car manufacturers for alleged anticompetitive actions in agreement with the state.
Conventional wisdom says that companies do not like regulation, even if it is aimed at other goals, like saving the planet. (Twenty-nine per cent of US greenhouse gas emissions come from the transportation sector and nearly 60 per cent from passenger cars.) But in a letter to the White House in June, 17 major builders Ford, GM, Mercedes-Benz, Toyota and Volkwsagen have stated that they really want a "unified standard", ie emission rules that everyone could know about. # 39; to hear. Such a rule "would provide regulatory certainty and strengthen our ability to invest and innovate by avoiding a long period of litigation and instability," wrote the automakers. In other words: Please, stop fighting; it confuses the work for everyone. Automakers are planning new models years in advance, so they are strongly encouraged to dispel any confusion about future rules.
The split between California and the federal government puts car manufacturers in a difficult position. It would be easier for them if disagreements between state and national regulators did not divide the market into two. It would also be easier if regulators moderated their expectations for emissions. Above all, they want everything to be settled – and soon.
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Verge's The newsroom lights up every time a new WeWork story is published because it's rightfully one of the craziest companies we've ever seen – and we've seen some of them before. (We went once in depth covering a business that makes a $ 700 connected Wi-Fi juicer, which now seems infinitely picturesque in comparison.) For one of the best stories you will read all year long, you must visit The Wall Street Journal aujourd & # 39; hui where Eliot Brown has published a captivating profile of Adam Neumann, CEO and founder of The We Company.
The world has learned a lot about the extraordinary antics of the Neumann family since its unsuccessful IPO for $ 40 billion. As my colleague Liz Lopatto wrote last month, WeWork is less of a tech company and more of a soap opera. But thanks to today's history of Newspaperwe know a lot more about the plot of this soap opera. Here are some of the incredible details of the WSJ:
Again, you can read about all this and more on to The Wall Street Journal. It's worth the subscription.
We all wondered if Google would ever decide to launch its own smartwatch, as the Wear OS platform went bankrupt. According to a new report, Google has already tried to do it once, but it canceled the effort at the last minute because the experience was not good enough. The Pixel Watch material finally debuted as LG's Brand OS devices, and in fact, they were not good.
The story begins in 2016 as Google prepares for the Pixel launch under the guidance of its new hardware tsar, Rick Osterloh. The Pixel phones would replace the Nexus devices of the company with a new emphasis on elegance and ease of use. The unveiling of the Pixel in October 2016 originally had to also include a pair of Pixel watches. However, Osterloh unplugged at the last minute.
According to a former member of the Google hardware team, some basic features of the watches just did not work properly. For example, the synchronization between new Pixel phones and Pixel watches was at best uneven, and Osterloh was suspicious of the mediocrity of clothing that would weigh on its first major hardware launch.
Google would have prepared the branding, product photos and marketing plans for the watch when Osterloh canceled the project. Google announced the Pixel phones soon after, and the rumors circulating were not visible anywhere. The equipment, manufactured by LG, did not go directly to the trash. LG has recovered the designs to launch two smartwatches under its own brand several months later.
The LG Watch Style and Watch Sport watches were launched in early 2017 for largely lukewarm reviews. Google has given promotional attention to devices because they were the first to use the new Android Wear 2.0 update (this was before the new Wear OS image). Neither one nor the other device sold in significant quantities.
The report also notes that the current state of Wear OS is catastrophic and that no one seems to know how to fix it. Google still does not work on its own smartwatch because of persistent issues with the platform. So, do not expect portable devices during the Google hardware event next month. For now, Google seems happy to let Fossil mediocre release smartwatches generation after generation while Apple engulfs a larger share of the market.
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