Orrick’s Corporate Partner Attilio Mazzilli advises on strategic agreement between Uber and ItTaxi

The urban mobility giant, Uber, has reached a historic strategic agreement with ItTaxi, the Italian taxi service operator, thereby ending a longstanding dispute surrounding Uber’s operating procedures in Italy. Attilio Mazzilli, Corporate Partner at Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP, was also involved in the operation. According to a press release, […]

The first remote tattoo inked by a 5G-powered robot 

“The Impossible Tattoo” is the first tattoo made remotely thanks to 5G technology.  With the aim of promoting T-Mobile’s high-speed connection and with the collaboration of the Anomaly Amsterdam agency, the London tattoo artist Wes Thomas was appointed to create a real tattoo with a remotely controlled robot.  For about six weeks, during the lockdown […]

Super Mario theme park opens at USJ

The very popular Super Mario videogame is going to delight its many worldwide fans because it has finally come to life in Japan. Super Nintendo World is the first theme park, entirely dedicated to the timeless little plumber, where visitors will be catapulted into a real and digital world to live a totally immersive experience.  Initial plans have been changed by the current pandemic which postponed the opening […]

Farewell to Lou Ottens who revolutionized the way people listened to music

In the ’60s, ’70s and ’80s music became something “pocket-sized” and most young people loved listening to their favourite singers and bands thanks to a plastic box, better known as a walkman, to take with them anytime and everywhere.  The Dutch Lou Ottens, the revolutionary inventor of the cassette tape, a few days ago, at the age of 94, said goodbye […]

FARs: the new smart fruit pickers

The few remaining farm workers, who pick fruits from trees and plants, are part of those seasonal workers with few career prospects. One of the main reasons that has caused a significant reduction in the number of these pickers is the inadequate compensation. In fact, the new generations prefer to move to urban areas in search of permanent and full-time jobs that can offer them a higher salary.  […]

Submarine cables can be used to detect earthquakes

On the ocean floor there are over one million kilometres of fibre optic cables used for telecommunications. In the past, many scientists have looked for an effective method to monitor seismicity through those cables and today, the California Institute of Technology (Caltech), together with some optics experts at Google, have created a way to detect […]

Irideos fiber network ready to run up to 400 Gigabits

Milan, 20th December 2018 – IRIDEOS, the new Italian ICT hub dedicated to Business and Public Administration implemented an upgrade to its fiber optic network across Italy, allowing high-capacity connections up to 400 Gigabits. “Leveraging the latest-generation technologies provided by Infinera, we now offer a diversified and protected network for […]

2i Towers, a company indirectly controlled by F2i, has launched a voluntary public tender offer on the entire share capital of EI Towers

By means of this transaction F2i aims to foster the ownership separation process of an important Italian telecommunication infrastructure from the activity involving the provision of TV services, a process which has already been started some time ago with success on an international level. Milan, 16 July 2018. 2i Towers […]