GAFA tax: Companies have received their tax notice

"Companies subject to this tax have received a tax notice for the payment of the 2020 installments," said Bruno Lemaire. Not to mention the possible wrath of the American authorities, the GAFA have already taken the lead. Here's how.   The negotiations on the digital tax at the OECD have come to naught. “We had suspended the collection of the tax until the OECD negotiations were concluded. This negotiation failed, so we will collect a tax on the digital giants next December, "explained Bruno Le Maire, the French Minister of the Economy, in mid-October. "Companies subject to this tax have received a tax notice for the payment of the 2020 installments," the Ministry of the Economy said today. Facebook and Amazon "are among the companies" which have been notified "in recent days", assures for its part the Financial Times. So after firing the first ones, what should the French authorities expect from now on? Has

The new secret project Tesla is working on

According to the specialized site Electrek, the car manufacturer is in the process of working on a new project about which we still know almost nothing. Its name: "Palladium".

The new secret project Tesla is working on

What else will Elon Musk get out of his hat? The man of a thousand ideas has big ambitions for his car company Tesla. And it would also be working on a project still kept secret, whose code name is "Palladium", believes the specialized site Electrek. Little information has filtered out on the scope of this project because Tesla still wants the information to be very compartmentalized internally, explains the specialized American site. However, what seems certain is that the project is being carried out at factories in Fremont and Nevada. The existence of the project has however been confirmed at the site by several sources.

"Palladium" appears to be rolling out a refresh of Tesla's Model S and Model X gear, which were introduced to the public in 2009 and 2012. An update that may well include, according to Electrek, new batteries for the Plaid S and X Plaid in order to set up a configuration with three engines. The secret project could also be linked to another on which Tesla is working: Roadrunner, whose objective is to develop new battery cells that can hold up to more than a million and a half kilometers.

In addition to this aspect, the "Palladium" project would work on the development of a new bodywork for the Model S Plaid and X Plaid, the "Palladium Body", indicates Electrek. This name indicates above all a material belonging to the category of plates, but it is impossible for the moment to know if the name of the project would be in connection with any use of this metal on the vehicles of the company. To obtain more information, we will probably have to wait until September 15, the date of "Battery Day", the conference that Tesla is to hold in order to announce the company's latest innovations.