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Fortify the cooperative forces in the city

Last week, the decision was made to let online taxi company Uber join the Amsterdam Economic Board. The company can now think about our city's economic policy. Too bad, because Uber is not interested in the Amsterdammer at all. On the contrary, the company is a school example of the so-called platform companies, which just like 'sharing company' AirBnB only parasitize on the public value of the city, without actually returning anything.

This opinion article witten by Marleen Stikker has not yet been translated. For the moment, please turn to the Dutch version. We may provide a full translation later.

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- Thursday 17 August 2017

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- Friday 11 August 2017

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- Wednesday 09 August 2017

Waag Society was at SHA2017: the hacker event in the Netherlands. How was it and what were the highlights?

- Tuesday 08 August 2017

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- Friday 04 August 2017

Maybe we can soon just type the CC licenses as text symbols, thanks to a proposal to add them to the international Unicode set.