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Do transportation network companies decrease or increase congestion ? - 10 mai 2019
Transportation network companies (TNCs) have grown rapidly in recent years. In 2016, TNCs were 15% of all intra-San Francisco vehicle trips, which is 12 times the number of taxi trips (1), while in New York in 2016, TNC ridership equaled that of yellow cab and doubled annually between 2014 and 2016 (2). TNCs are (...)

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Uber and Lyft increased traffic delays in San Francisco by 40 percent - 10 mai 2019
Uber and Lyft drivers are on strike to demand regulated fares and livable wages, in the lead-up to Uber’s initial public offering on the stock exchange on 10 May. Now there is some more bad news for these services : they haven’t lived up to claims of reducing traffic congestion. In San Francisco, rides through (...)

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Uber et Lyft contribuent largement aux embouteillages à San Francisco - 10 mai 2019
Entre 2010 et 2016, les retards dus aux embouteillages à San Francisco ont augmenté de 62%. Les trajets effectués par les chauffeurs des plateformes Uber et Lyft seraient directement responsables de plus de la moitié de ces ralentissements supplémentaires, selon une étude publiée par la revue Science Advances. Une (...)

success story
How Airbnb took over the world - 5 mai 2019
In just 11 years, it has grown from nothing to a $30bn firm. But critics say Airbnb’s rise has come at a huge cost to urban life – and cities across the planet are trying to find ways to rein it in. Rowan Hughes stayed in Airbnb accommodation on holidays for several years before she decided to make some extra cash (...)

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The grassroots coalition that took on Amazon ... and won - 24 mars 2019
#NoAmazon, armed only with intimate knowledge of their home community, came together to take on an internet behemoth On the morning of February 14, Maritza Silva-Farrell was on a call in her Lower Manhattan office with a fellow climate activist when she noticed a New York Times news alert pop up on her phone. (...)

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A Paris, le fric-frac des trottinettes - 22 mars 2019
Les trottinettes électriques – et leurs opérateurs privés – s’accaparent l’espace public en toute anarchie. La réglementation à venir de la mairie de Paris arrive-t-elle trop tard ? On connaissait le coup du démarcheur à domicile : tirer la sonnette, puis mettre le pied dans la porte pour ensuite parvenir à vendre sa (...)

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Amazon pullout from NYC shows the perils of partnerships between higher education and business - 27 février 2019
Amazon’s recent decision to pull out of plans to establish a new headquarters in New York City received a lot of attention. Much of it focused on whether the big tax breaks the company would have gotten as part of the deal were fair and reasonable. Noting that the company would have brought 25,000 new jobs and (...)

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Amazon Pullout Shows What Anti-Capitalist Organizing and Leftist Politicians Can Do - 16 février 2019
When Amazon, the monopsonistic retailer and ICE collaborator, announced last November that it would open its “second headquarters” in New York City, local resistance arose immediately. The day following the announcement, over 100 community activists, union leaders, and local politicians rallied in the Queens, New (...)

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Face aux critiques, Amazon renonce à implanter un nouveau siège à New York - 15 février 2019
Amazon jette l’éponge. Le géant américain de la vente en ligne a annoncé jeudi qu’il renonçait à implanter un nouveau siège à New York, avec 25.000 emplois à la clé, devant les critiques de personnalités politiques new-yorkaises, hostiles au projet. « Après beaucoup de réflexion et délibérations, nous avons décidé de ne pas (...)

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Amazon cancels plans for New York headquarters after fierce opposition - 15 février 2019
Tech company says it has ‘decided not to move forward’ with giant campus in Queens Amazon has cancelled its plans for a new headquarters in New York City following a torrent of local political opposition. “After much thought and deliberation, we’ve decided not to move forward with our plans to build a headquarters (...)

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Google veut doubler ses effectifs à New York - 8 janvier 2019
Google annonce vouloir recruter plus de 7 000 “talents de classe internationale” pour son nouveau campus de New York, qui devrait être opérationnel dès 2020. C’est officiel : le nouveau siège que Google va faire construire pour plus de 1 milliard de dollars dans le quartier de West Village, à Manhattan, sera baptisé (...)

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La “ville intelligente de la surveillance” de Google fait face à une nouvelle résistance à Toronto - 17 décembre 2018
La ville la PLUS ambitieuse du monde, connue sous le nom de Quayside, à Toronto, fait l’objet de vives critiques de la part du public depuis l’automne dernier, lorsque le projet de construire un quartier « à partir d’Internet » a été révélé pour la première fois. Quayside représente un effort conjoint de l’agence (...)

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New Yorkers won’t give up the fight to stop Amazon colonising our city - 3 décembre 2018
Why is Jeff Bezos getting subsidies for his new HQ when one in 10 public school children is homeless and the transit system is crumbling ? I have come up with a cunning way to save money on my taxes. This year, I will simply tell New York’s tax authorities they should consider it a privilege to have me in the (...)

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« La Silicon Valley nous montre à quoi ressemble le capitalisme déchaîné » - 21 novembre 2018
Menlo Park ? Les plus sili-connectés savent que s’y prépare le campus géant de Facebook, qui regroupera bientôt logements et commerces. C’est aussi la ville que la photographe Mary Beth Meehan a choisi comme point d’ancrage lors son immersion, en octobre 2017, au coeur de la Silicon Valley. Lieu de naissance des grandes (...)

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New York City to Amazon : drop dead - 16 novembre 2018
In Queens, opponents of second HQ say building plans bypass elected officials, will rip off taxpayers and harm neighborhood Politicians and advocates gathered in Queens on Wednesday to denounce a multibillion-dollar plan to bring a new Amazon headquarters to New York. One city councilman called the move “an (...)

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Amazon HQ2 Will Cost Taxpayers at Least $4.6 Billion, More Than Twice What the Company Claimed, New Study Shows - 16 novembre 2018
Amazon’s announcement this week that it will open its new headquarters in New York City and northern Virginia came with the mind-boggling revelation that the corporate giant will rake in $2.1 billion in local government subsidies. But an analysis by the nation’s leading tracker of corporate subsidies finds that the (...)

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Google’s “Smart City of Surveillance” Faces New Resistance in Toronto - 14 novembre 2018
The world’s most ambitious “smart city,” known as Quayside, in Toronto, has faced fierce public criticism since last fall, when the plans to build a neighborhood “from the internet up” were first revealed. Quayside represents a joint effort by the Canadian government agency Waterfront Toronto and Sidewalk Labs, which (...)

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Google abandons Berlin base after two years of resistance - 12 novembre 2018
Kreuzberg residents were concerned about tech giant’s unethical practices and gentrification driving up rents Campaigners in a bohemian district of Berlin are celebrating after the internet giant Google abandoned strongly opposed plans to open a large campus there. The US firm had planned to set up an incubator (...)

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Smart Cities sécuritaires : la CNIL forfait ? - 9 novembre 2018
Depuis plusieurs mois, La Quadrature a commencé à se pencher sur les enjeux liés aux Smart City, alors que plusieurs villes françaises invoquent ce terme pour « déguiser » leurs projets de surveillance policière dopée aux Big Data. Il y a quelques semaines, nous rencontrions la CNIL pour discuter de ces enjeux. Résumé des (...)

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Google Is Building a City of the Future in Toronto. Would Anyone Want to Live There ? - 11 juillet 2018
It could be the coolest new neighborhood on the planet—or a peek into the Orwellian metropolis that knows everything you did last night. Even with a chilly mid-May breeze blowing off Lake Ontario, this city’s western waterfront approaches idyllic. The lake laps up against the boardwalk, people sit in colorful (...)