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We’ll Handle Google And Apple, Mr. President; You Worry About SOPA, PCFIPA, ACTA, And Big Media

Facebook paid £2.9m tax on £840m profits made outside US, figures show

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Company channelled bulk of profits through Ireland and onto Cayman Islands, allowing to it pay just £238,000 to UK taxmanFacebook has become the latest multinational to come under the spotlight for its tax affairs after figures revealed it paid just £2.9m in tax on profits of more than more than...
Facebook paid £2.9m tax on £840m profits made outside US, figures show

Benchmark's Eisenberg And Face.com's Shochat Raise $120M+ For Aleph, An Early-Stage Fund For Israeli Startups

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Two veteran investors who have been integral in the development of a new generation of Israeli startups are on a mission to reverse a trend in a country that has traditionally favored later-stage and enterprise-skewed venture capital. Benchmark’s Michael Eisenberg and Genesis Partners’ Eden Shochat are teaming up to create...
Benchmark's Eisenberg And Face.com's Shochat Raise $120M+ For Aleph, An Early-Stage Fund For Israeli Startups

How to have an Amazon-free Christmas ... and save money

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We price checked this year's top toys and found that people concerned about the online giant's tax issues can easily shun itAmazon, Britain's biggest online retailer, is undeniably cheap. But in the three years in which it amassed £7bn in UK sales, it paid no corporation tax on any of...
How to have an Amazon-free Christmas ... and save money
Facebook takes fire from UK MP over 'disingenuous' accounting

DealBook: Multinationals Stake a Claim in Venture Capital

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Companies like American Express and General Motors have opened small offices in Silicon Valley to stay closer to innovation, as an investment and a mind-set....
DealBook: Multinationals Stake a Claim in Venture Capital

Vancouver: Hollywood North's tech scene is growing, growing, not yet grown

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Hollywood North? L.A. with rain? The city that riots whenever its hockey team doesn’t win the Stanley Cup? Americans might think of Vancouver in many ways — but typically not as a tech startup mecca. And yet Summify, A Thinking Ape, OpenCal, TinySpeck, and PhoneGap are just a few...
Vancouver: Hollywood North's tech scene is growing, growing, not yet grown

Five of the Most Profitable Tweets Ever

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Twitter has earned seven-figure paydays for some enterprising celebrities, multinationals and anonymous jokesters. Quentin Fottrell joins Lunch Break with five of the most profitable tweets ever....
Five of the Most Profitable Tweets Ever

One tax law for us and another for Amazon | Nick Cohen

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Britain's reluctance to pursue multinationals risks turning us into another ItalyOn the edge of Rugeley stands Amazon's largest distribution centre in Britain. Life for the workers who trudge around the 800,000 sq ft warehouse is not as bad as it was for the men who once worked in the pits...
One tax law for us and another for Amazon | Nick Cohen
Report: Apple CEO Tim Cook to testify in Senate hearing on offshore tax practices next week
New Russian high-tech fund to invest up to $20M in startups across the globe

Levy free: How billions of pounds have been siphoned off to tax havens

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Royalties and interest on debts, set against profits, are allowing companies to bypass the UK taxmanMost of the cash that bypasses the UK tax authorities en route to a tax haven leaves the country via a royalty payment or as interest payments on a debt.It is legal for Google to...
Levy free: How billions of pounds have been siphoned off to tax havens
Ireland: We're no tax haven ... but ... yes, Apple did pay 2% tax
EU Tax Commissioner calls for end to tax havens following Senate hearing on Apple's offshore tax practices

Yes, You Can Build a Web Company in India. Here’s How.

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Silicon Valley and India have a cozy relationship, but a big question has resulted in friction, failed companies and millions in losses: When will the Internet catch on in India in a big way? A few companies have done well and a few more are coming up, slowly but surely....
Yes, You Can Build a Web Company in India. Here’s How.
What would AT&T gain from going multinational? Not much

Europe Seeks More Taxes From U.S. Multinationals

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European governments are going after American companies, like Google and Amazon.com, that pay little or no taxes in Europe, despite generating billions of dollars in revenue on the Continent....
Europe Seeks More Taxes From U.S. Multinationals

George Osborne's corporation tax cut may not win business for Britain

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Amazon not the only company to have shifted headquarters out of UK, other multinationals could do same and save billionsDespite George Osborne's assertion in the budget that a cut in corporation tax to 22% by 2014 was "an advertisement for investment and jobs in Britain," many multinational companies do not...
George Osborne's corporation tax cut may not win business for Britain

David Cameron told to stop moralising to multinationals over tax

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CBI head and UK's largest employers descend on Downing Street amid claims tax row has been used as 'political football'The president of the CBI will this afternoon deliver a firm message from some of Britain's largest employers to David Cameron, calling on him to stop "moralising" on how multinational corporations...
David Cameron told to stop moralising to multinationals over tax
The New Middle East: Women at the Center of a Startup Ecosystem Pt. 2

Facebook Funneled Nearly Half A Billion Pounds Into The Cayman Islands Last Year

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Accounts filed by Facebook Ireland this week show that the social media giant funneled £440m into an Irish sister company in 2011, which then shifted the money into a subsidiary in the Cayman Islands. The move forms part of a complex tax structure known as a "Double Irish", where large...
Facebook Funneled Nearly Half A Billion Pounds Into The Cayman Islands Last Year

Mobile POS wars: Adyen's Shuttle could be headache for iZettle and Payleven

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Oh look, it’s another Square-esque mobile point-of-sale payments system. Based on that fact alone, you may reasonably yawn – but Shuttle, from Adyen, is different. It’s not different merely on the basis of functionality – although it communicates with the merchant’s iOS or Android device via Bluetooth, rather than by...
Mobile POS wars: Adyen's Shuttle could be headache for iZettle and Payleven
Data sovereignty issues still weigh on cloud adoption

Emerging markets: Will technology deliver the promise?

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In 1994 I did research for my thesis at a Philips factory in a so-called Free Trade Zone in Penang, Malaysia. At the time — and maybe still today — local governments gave incentives to multinationals (tax breaks and other favorable conditions) to set up local plants in these Free...
Emerging markets: Will technology deliver the promise?

Pirate sites are raking in advertising money from some multinationals

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Illegal music download sites pocket large sums of ad revenue without investing in the content's developmentSites such as Pirate Bay often portray themselves as altruistic, non-profit "freedom fighters", when the truth is they're nothing of the sort - their exploitation of artists for their own monetary gain is far worse...
Pirate sites are raking in advertising money from some multinationals

Daily Report: Multinationals Push Into Venture Capital

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From downtown San Francisco to Palo Alto, Calif., companies like American Express and General Motors are opening offices and investing millions of dollars in local start-ups, reports Evelyn M. Rusli in Tuesday's New York Times. But the push into Silicon Valley comes even as the broader venture capital industry goes...
Daily Report: Multinationals Push Into Venture Capital

Yahoo vs Facebook: Not The Next Mobile Patent War?

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The lawsuit filed on Monday by Yahoo against Facebook over alleged infringements of certain “method” patents was a high profile step for Yahoo to take in the lead-up to Facebook’s IPO. But although Facebook has seen patent suits against it double in the last year, don’t necessarily take this as...
Yahoo vs Facebook: Not The Next Mobile Patent War?

Flatter world shaping our future

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How tech is creating a new era of 'mini-multinationals'...
Flatter world shaping our future

NTT Com becomes first foreign telecom firm (of likely many) to enter Myanmar

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Research firm IDC recently called it an “unpolished gem” with much potential for the technology industry and Myanmar has passed a landmark after it welcomed the first foreign telecom company to its shores as NTT Com opened a branch in capital city Yangoon. The tech firm, which is present in 31...
NTT Com becomes first foreign telecom firm (of likely many) to enter Myanmar

Microsoft's Gates Supports Corporate Tax Scrutiny

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Microsoft Corp. co-founder Bill Gates said he supports a wide-ranging debate on corporate tax, as governments in the U.S. and elsewhere step up scrutiny of the tax practices used by multinationals on their overseas income....
Microsoft's Gates Supports Corporate Tax Scrutiny
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