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3 Mindbending Ways Apple Dodged $13.8B In Taxes

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New Kudos to Apple’s finance lawyers, who are the Cirque Du Soleil of legal contortionism. On the eve of live testimony from CEO Tim Cook, CFO Peter Oppenheimer and Phillip Bullock, head of Apple’s tax operations, a scathing congressional investigation of Apple’s tax dodging strategy reveals how the computer giant avoided...
3 Mindbending Ways Apple Dodged $13.8B In Taxes

New U.K. Edtech Entity To Spend Up To $77M Acquiring European E-Learning Firms Over Next 18 Months To Build Regional Giant

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New Expect a swathe of consolidation in the European e-learning sector in the coming months. Edxus Group, a new London-based corporate operating edtech company, is planning to plough in €50-60 million ($64-$77 million) over the next 18 months to develop and acquire European e-learning businesses and build out a single regional player with the...
New U.K. Edtech Entity To Spend Up To $77M Acquiring European E-Learning Firms Over Next 18 Months To Build Regional Giant
Congress Wants To Take A Tax Bite Out Of Apple

Apple still 'the most valuable brand in the world' - Marketing Week

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New Apple remains the most valuable brand in the world, in an annual ranking by market intelligence company Millward Brown, reported in Marketing Week. The Millward Brown Brandz rankings take into account both financial strength and brand equity, a measure of the value consumers place in a brand. Despite Apple’s share-price...
Apple still 'the most valuable brand in the world' - Marketing Week

Unity makes its Android and iOS video game development tools free to small and independent studios

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New Unity Technologies, the company behind the Unity cross-platform video game engine and development software, announced today that its mobile tools are now free for small and independent studios. The Unity engine has been free to emerging developers since 2009, but it only supported deployment on PC, Mac and the Web....
Unity makes its Android and iOS video game development tools free to small and independent studios

Nokia video ad touts Lumia 928's low-light camera

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New The new spot shines a light on the phone's ability to snap photos and videos at night. [Read more]...
Nokia video ad touts Lumia 928's low-light camera

Brightpearl Raises $8 Million Series B For Its Cloud Software To Help Retailers Manage Sales Across Multiple Channels

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New In what is effectively a follow-on round, Brightpearl, the cloud software provider for multichannel retailers, has raised $8 million in Series B funding from previous backers Eden Ventures and Notion Capital. Both Eden and Notion seed-backed the UK company, before adding a further $5 million Series A in May 2011....
Brightpearl Raises $8 Million Series B For Its Cloud Software To Help Retailers Manage Sales Across Multiple Channels

This Teen Just Created A Device To Charge Your Cell Phone In Under 30 Seconds

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New Eesha Khare, who is only 18 years old, just created the device of our dreams. It's a tiny a gadget that fits inside cell phone batteries, and allows them to fully charge within 20- to 30 seconds. Typically, it takes several hours to get a full charge.  We first saw...
This Teen Just Created A Device To Charge Your Cell Phone In Under 30 Seconds

GOOGLE-YOUTUBE VETERAN: OK, Marissa Mayer, Here's How To Not Screw Up Tumblr (GOOG, YHOO)

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New Wall Street analysts and Yahoo shareholders are worried that Yahoo is going to screw up Tumblr, its $1.1 billion acquisition. They are worried because Yahoo, and big Internet companies in general, have a history of paying a lot for startups and then killing their momentum. Yahoo's victims are GeoCities and...
GOOGLE-YOUTUBE VETERAN: OK, Marissa Mayer, Here's How To Not Screw Up Tumblr (GOOG, YHOO)

Amazon Web Services gets FedRAMP certification for US government cloud use

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New Amazon Web Services has finally received certification under the Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program, which the company said will lower the cost of implementing its cloud services among government organizations and agencies in the U.S.FedRAMP is a mandatory government-wide program that standardizes security assessment, authorization, and monitoring for...
Amazon Web Services gets FedRAMP certification for US government cloud use
One Startup's Story: The Evolution Of An Outsourcing Strategy

Unity Game Engine Goes Free For iOS And Android Developers

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New The barrier to entry for the Unity game rendering engine for developers on iOS and Android has gotten lower, as use of Unity tech is now free on both mobile platforms. Unity CEO David Helgason announced the changed terms today during the Unite Nordic trade conference, according to Pocket Gamer’s...
Unity Game Engine Goes Free For iOS And Android Developers
LinkedIn Is The Most Effective Social Network For Salespeople

After hitting 1m users in its first week, MessageMe crosses 5m users just 75 days after launch

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New MessageMe, the US-based chat app looking to rival Line, WhatsApp, Viber and co, has confirmed that it has closed a $10 million round of seed funding and, furthermore, that it has passed 5 million registered users, just 75 days after launch. That follows an impressive start which saw it hit 1 million users within...
After hitting 1m users in its first week, MessageMe crosses 5m users just 75 days after launch

Just 75 days after launch, MessageMe says it now has 5 million users

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New July 9-10, 2013 San Francisco, CA Early Bird Tickets on Sale While messaging app MessageMe just raised $10 million in funding, that announcement was missing key info about the app’s growth. Now the company has come forth with some new stats that are impressive including that the service now...
Just 75 days after launch, MessageMe says it now has 5 million users

With A Media-Rich Platform To Stand Out From The Messaging Pack, MessageMe Hits 5M Users In 2.5 Months [Interview]

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New Last week we reported that MessageMe, one of the latest messaging apps to hit the smartphone market, had picked up a $10 million Series A round of funding, and today, the company is officially confirming the news, along with some more details on how it’s been doing in the 2.5...
With A Media-Rich Platform To Stand Out From The Messaging Pack, MessageMe Hits 5M Users In 2.5 Months [Interview]

Nimble's CRM platform gets more social with Linkedin-like 'Today' feature, filtering and more apps

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New Nimble, a social contact relationship management service, today launched a new version of its platform designed to help people keep in touch with their business connections in a “deeper and more personal” way. This new product offers a new ‘Today’ screen to display contact updates happening that day, smart filtering...
Nimble's CRM platform gets more social with Linkedin-like 'Today' feature, filtering and more apps
AVG buys web privacy firm PrivacyChoice & its smart Privacyfix dashboard

Boutique PC seller laughs all the way to the bank on the back of Windows 7

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New A boutique system builder has bucked the industry trend of slumping PC sales by continuing to focus on selling Windows 7 machines. Auburn, Wash.-based Puget Systems grew sales 20% in 2012, said Jon Bach, president of the independent PC seller, by specializing in high-performance, buit-to-order PCs--primarily desktops. Puget's performance...
Boutique PC seller laughs all the way to the bank on the back of Windows 7

3D printed photographs: a new twist on your holiday snaps

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Got hordes of old photos you don't know what to do with? Well, if you've got access to a 3D printer, what about blessing them with a third dimension? That's what Instructables stalwart Amanda Ghassaei (of 3D printed records fame) has done using an Objet Connex500, some algorithmic wizardry...
3D printed photographs: a new twist on your holiday snaps

Gadgetwise Blog: App Adds Smartphone Features to a GPS

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Garmin's Nuvi GPS now links to the iPhone using an app to add functions to the GPS. But some of those added functions cost extra, and some may not be worth the expense.    ...
Gadgetwise Blog: App Adds Smartphone Features to a GPS

Apple tax row: Ireland says its tax regime is not to blame

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Deputy prime minister Eamon Gilmore insists any loopholes in international tax rules exploited by Apple were 'issues that arise from other jurisdictions'Ireland's deputy prime minister Eamon Gilmore has insisted any loopholes in international tax rules exploited by Apple were not the fault of the Irish tax regime.Some of the computing...
Apple tax row: Ireland says its tax regime is not to blame

Why racist, nasty comments are better than none at all

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Above the Law is a tabloid blog where the legal community comes to get news and gossip — and to say terrible things about one another. Many of the reader comments on the site are so mean or hurtful that they make notorious troll forums like Gawker feel like a...
Why racist, nasty comments are better than none at all

Wi-fi shut down in Guantanamo alert

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The US military's wireless internet service inside Guantanamo Bay has been shut down following threats by Anonymous hackers...
Wi-fi shut down in Guantanamo alert

Orchestrate.io gets $3M to crunch many kinds of data in the cloud

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As a co-founder of Basho Technologies, the company behind the Riak database, Antony Falco observed that companies already had lots of databases. It makes sense, given that not every database was created equal. But Falco noticed an inherent structural problems with using multiple databases. Keeping data isolated inside any one...
Orchestrate.io gets $3M to crunch many kinds of data in the cloud

ASUS PadFone Infinity review: the convertible phone goes full HD and beyond

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Almost exactly two years ago, Motorola's Android-in-Webtop-OS solution was kicked off the stage by ASUS' PadFone, the world's first phone that could fully power a tablet module from its own OS. The original concept took a while to materialize, but since then the company has kept up with a...
ASUS PadFone Infinity review: the convertible phone goes full HD and beyond

Vodafone revenue and profit drop as European troubles continue

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Vodafone's revenue dropped 4.2 percent for its fiscal year to March 31, because of tough economic conditions, particularly in Southern Europe.The operator's group revenue dropped to £44.4 billion (US$67.8 billion) for the year ended March 31, and net profit fell sharply from £7 billion to £673 million.Behind those numbers...
Vodafone revenue and profit drop as European troubles continue
NASA is funding a 3D food printer, and it'll start with pizza

This Strange Dutchman With A Giant Orange Van 'Nearly Broke The Internet'

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The day Sven Olaf Kamphuis parked his huge orange Mercedes van with its German numberplates outside Bar Javis, in the Catalan town of Granollers, the owner's son snapped a picture with his mobile phone. "Not a lot happens in this street," Maria Cruz, the bar's owner, explained. "And it was...
This Strange Dutchman With A Giant Orange Van 'Nearly Broke The Internet'

With $10M, ConsultingMD helps patients get speedy second opinions from top specialists

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ConsultingMD, a startup that connects patients with leading medical specialists, has raised a $10 million round of funding from Venrock Capital. The company, which launched earlier this year and previously raised $1 million from Harrison Metal, enables patients to seek second opinions from a network of top doctors, and to...
With $10M, ConsultingMD helps patients get speedy second opinions from top specialists
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