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Who is Michel Paulin, the new boss of OVH? Passed by SFR, he has spent most of his career in the telecoms sector.
Why this is important: Octave Klaba, emblematic founder of OVH, has decided to hand over the reins of the company to Michel Paulin. The latter, who was notably CEO of SFR, Neuf Cegetel or the Moroccan operator Meditel, officially takes up his new functions on Monday, August 27. Among its main missions, it will ensure the implementation of the “Smart Cloud” strategic plan, which will be presented at the next OVH Summit on October 18th. For his part, Octable Klaba will remain in the northern company as Chairman of the Board of Directors.
Airbnb sues New York City Hall for abuse of power. The American platform is opposed to a decree obliging it to communicate the list of its hosts.
Why this is important: The New York decree should allow city hall to more effectively apply New York State texts, which prohibit renting accommodation for less than 30 days unless the host is present. But Airbnb, which accuses the municipality of playing into the hotel lobby’s game, believes that the decree violates the Constitution by claiming private data provided by its users and that it has undertaken not to disseminate. The New York battle illustrates the disputes between Airbnb and other major cities on the planet, which accuse it of contributing to the housing crisis by encouraging landlords to rent to passing visitors rather than to its permanent residents.
Didi Chuxing, the “Chinese Uber”, suspends its carpooling service after the rape and murder of a passenger. In May, a 21-year-old flight attendant was brutally killed by a driver in similar circumstances.
Why this is important: Didi Chuxing, who apologized on Saturday, announced on Sunday that he would suspend the Didi Hitch app, a service that allows passengers going to the same place to share costs, starting at midnight. The company revealed on Saturday that it had received a report from a previous passenger denouncing the offending driver the day before the murder. The Chinese giant said it had sacked the head of Didi Hitch as well as the president of consumer service. The Chinese Ministry of Transport was quick to react on Sunday, criticizing “the glaring flawsIn terms of company security.