Monday, March 27, 2017

Infrastructure

Ride-share service Uber pledges to pay fines incurred by users in Spain

US ride-share and taxi service Uber is preparing for tough times as it bids to get its business off the ground in Spain. The internet-based service stated on Wednesday that it would cover any fines its users incur when using the application in the country, after a Madrid judge this week ordered the company to cease all activity pending an …

Read More »

Google News to start excluding all Spanish media from its service

Search engine giant Google will start excluding stories from Spanish news media on its Google News service from December 16th. The Californian internet company has taken the decision in the wake of the so-called “Google tax,” which forms part of the Spanish government’s Intellectual Property Law, due to go into force on January 1st, 2015. The legislation requires Google and …

Read More »

The Consell de Ibiza will promote the implementation of digital technologies

The president of the Consell de Ibiza, Vicent Serra, has signed the ‘Ibiza Digital Island’ framework agreement, which aims to “promote the development of the island as a digital and intelligent territory that integrates infrastructure, applications and digital services.” The agreement involves the collaboration of the Consell with other institutions like the Association of Technical Telecommunication Engineers, the University of …

Read More »

First direct China-Madrid freight train arrives after epic 13,000km journey

The first direct freight train to connect China and Spain reached Madrid on Tuesday after a journey of around 13,000 kilometers that began 21 days ago in the Chinese city of Yiwu, on the east coast. It is the longest rail route in the world – surpassing even the combined 12,250 kilometers covered by the Trans-Siberian Railway and the Orient …

Read More »

Judge orders Uber to cease all operations in Spain

A judge has today ordered US-based ride-sharing and taxi service Uber to cease all activities in Spain. The online application is used to put passengers in touch with private drivers but, since its arrival in Spain, the company has been the target of a series of protests by taxi associations, who consider it to be unfair competition. In today’s writ, …

Read More »

Vila considers privatising Sa Peixateria and turning it into a modern tourist market

The municipal councillor of the Ayuntamiento of Vila for Tourism, Culture and Heritage, Lina Sansano, has resurrected the idea of allowing the rehabilitation of the old Sa Peixateria building to be assumed by private initiative. The mayor said that public investment has been ruled out because the Ministry informed them that “there is no room in the budget for this …

Read More »

Households and businesses in Ibiza will have fibre optic connections during 2015

Households and businesses on the island will have fibre optics in 2015. This was announced this morning by the Minister for New Technologies of the Consell Insular, Vicent Roig, accompanied by the commercial director of Telefónica in the Balearics, Arantxa Doncel. During the first quarter of next year coverage will extend to various areas of the municipalities of Vila, Santa …

Read More »

Households and businesses in Ibiza will have fibre optic connections during 2015

Households and businesses on the island will have fibre optics in 2015. This was announced this morning by the Minister for New Technologies of the Consell Insular, Vicent Roig, accompanied by the commercial director of Telefónica in the Balearics, Arantxa Doncel. During the first quarter of next year coverage will extend to various areas of the municipalities of Vila, Santa …

Read More »

OPEN YOUR EYES

Stay updated with all the latest news,
upcoming events & much more.
Subscribe to our newsletter!
SUBSCRIBE NOW
X