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

Apple Keynote of November 10: the appointment is made (with the first Macs under ARM?)

On November 10, Apple will once again engage in the keynote exercise by directly announcing the color: there will indeed be a "One More Thing", since that is the name given to this event.

Apple Keynote of November 10: the appointment is made (with the first Macs under ARM?)

Apple will hold its next keynote in exactly one week, Tuesday November 10 at 7 p.m. (French time). A conference which, health protocols oblige, will take place under special conditions, live from the brand's headquarters in Cupertino with a live online broadcast. Of course, we have every right to expect this event to announce the expected novelties. Without too much surprise, this should be the presentation of the first Mac computers equipped with Apple Silicon processors, on ARM architecture.

The noise of the corridors has become more and more audible in recent weeks, with in particular information having leaked concerning the roadmap of versions of the A14 Bionic chip, optimized for use in laptops (MacBooks) or desktop (iMacs). Announced at the major developer conference in June, this first step in favor of a transition from Intel (x86) processors to Apple Silicon (ARM) is inevitably eagerly awaited, as it represents one of the technical challenges the most important ones that Apple will face over the next few years. 

The MacBook Air, first served?

It remains to be seen which computers will benefit from an Apple Silicon version first. Logically, these should be the most mobile and accessible models in the catalog, ie the MacBook Air. The more powerful MacBook Pros would remain Intel's preserve for some time to come. On the other hand, an iMac under Apple Silicon would be in the boxes. It could be presented during the keynote of November 10, but not release until a few weeks later, the production of its chip apparently having fallen a bit behind. Finally, with little information leaked about the Mac mini, it's hard to say if it will be a candidate for the switch to Apple Silicon.

Needless to say, until this keynote has revealed all of its secrets, these premonitions should be taken as they should: with the usual tweezers. After all, Apple might as well have other new things like its headphones (AirPods Studio?). In any case, the firm at the apple is planning something revolutionary enough (to use the lexical field dear to the company) to baptize this event "One More Thing", a formula which obviously reminds us of the enormous surprises that arise. liked to orchestrate the late Steve Jobs at the end of the conference. So hoping to be surprised, in a good sense.