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Amazon Gets Ready for Sales Taxes

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It was a good run, and a long one: After nearly two decades of largely tax-free e-commerce, a growing number of states are forcing online retailers to collect sales taxes. Brick-and-mortar retailers will regain some of their competitive edge, but paradoxically Amazon is likely to benefit from the change.  The past...
Amazon Gets Ready for Sales Taxes

Robots won't take your job, but automation might

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“Many of us will live to see the day where we have physical, non-human colleagues,” says Matt Beane, a researcher at MIT’s Sloan School of Management, and he doesn’t mean the office dog.  Beane’s research addresses what he calls “The Avatar Economy”, where remote workers operate robots. Such robots are...
Robots won't take your job, but automation might

Halo 4 - review

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Xbox 360, £39.99, 16+, Microsoft Studios/343 IndustriesHere's a conundrum for any armchair games developers out there: how would you go about creating a new instalment in a franchise that both the fans and the owners of the IP in question want to stay as close to the last entry possible?...
Halo 4 - review

SUSE Linux powers 147,456-core German supercomputer

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The Leibniz Supercomputing Centre (LRZ) of the Bavarian Academy of Sciences recently celebrated its 50th anniversary by launching the SuperMUC, the world’s fourth most powerful supercomputer. The system, which was built by IBM and runs SUSE Linux Enterprise Server, has the distinction of being the single fastest x86-based supercomputer and...
SUSE Linux powers 147,456-core German supercomputer

Senate passes internet sales tax bill amid opposition from conservatives

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Bill to overturn 1992 court decision has support of Obama, Amazon and Walmart - but its future in the House is uncertainThe US Senate on Monday passed a bill aimed at ending tax-free shopping on the internet but the move looks set to face fierce opposition before it becomes law.The...
Senate passes internet sales tax bill amid opposition from conservatives

All Your Tax-Free Internet Shopping Is About To End

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Senate vote shows support for bill allowing states to collect sales taxes for online purchases WASHINGTON (AP) -- States could force Internet retailers to collect sales taxes under a bill that overwhelmingly passed a test vote in the Senate Monday. Under current law, states can only require stores to collect...
All Your Tax-Free Internet Shopping Is About To End

Daily Wrap: Siri's Imagined Physical Presence and more

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Shapeways held a contest to see what designers thought Siri might look like. This and more in today's Daily Wrap. Sometimes it's difficult to catch everything that hits tech media in a day, so we wrap up some of the most talked about stories. We give you a daily recap...
Daily Wrap: Siri's Imagined Physical Presence and more

Gird thyself: Nation-wide Internet sales tax appears all but inevitable, and could be coming soon

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This isn’t exactly breaking news, but it matters all the same. Today Rep. Darrell Issa took to Reddit once again to answer the questions concerning Internet legislation. The Representative was pushing his new legislative idea of barring new Internet law for two years. Don’t let that fact cloud your judgement....
Gird thyself: Nation-wide Internet sales tax appears all but inevitable, and could be coming soon
New Jersey shoppers to pay tax on Amazon purchases starting next July
Judge spares Amazon from Colorado sales tax reporting scheme
Internet sales tax bill is likely to pass Senate vote later this week

Microsoft considers opening retail stores in the UK, but it may depend on their success in the US

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We knew that Microsoft was headed to the UK to open a physical retail store in March next year and it seems that the company is spending a little time exploring real estate for that purpose. According to a report in the Financial Times, Microsoft has been chatting with UK...
Microsoft considers opening retail stores in the UK, but it may depend on their success in the US
PayNearMe now letting more types of business accept cash for online payments

How Amazon finds tax loopholes

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Company's US map shows states in red, yellow or green colour to warn executives where laws could trigger tax collectionsAmazon's founder, Jeff Bezos, has always taken a keen interest in tax planning. From the beginning, loopholes were a key part of Amazon's ability to undercut rivals on price. When setting...
How Amazon finds tax loopholes

eBay encourages sellers to oppose Senate's pending online sales tax bill

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On Sunday, Reuters reported that millions of eBay users woke up to an e-mail from Chief Executive John Donahoe. Donahoe reached out to argue against pending federal sales tax legislation in the Senate, encouraging merchants to lobby their representatives quickly. The Marketplace Fairness Act is set to be voted...
eBay encourages sellers to oppose Senate's pending online sales tax bill

Gates, Buffett say online purchase taxes are fair and good for state budgets

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Gates and Buffett spoke on CNBC this morning. Billionaire buddies Bill Gates and Warren Buffett wholeheartedly agree on one thing: Online retailers need to be taxed. Speaking on CNBC this morning, Gates and Buffett discussed a bevy of topics including the bill that’s expected to pass the U.S. Senate...
Gates, Buffett say online purchase taxes are fair and good for state budgets

DOJ calls Megaupload's motion to dismiss 'incredible'

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Megaupload cannot avoid prosecution in the U.S. simply because it had no physical presence in the country, the U.S. Department of Justice said in a colorfully worded opposition to the file-sharing site's motion to dismiss copyright infringement charges against it....
DOJ calls Megaupload's motion to dismiss 'incredible'
Apple's Retail Strategy Proves That If They Build It, You Will Come (And Spend)

Zynga shuts down Baltimore office, consolidates in Texas, NY

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The struggling social gaming company continues to shrink it's physical presence. [Read more]...
Zynga shuts down Baltimore office, consolidates in Texas, NY

Feeling remote? Try a telepresence robot

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For $2,000, Double Robotics will sell you an iPad on wheels that gives people a physical presence at a distant location. [Read more]...
Feeling remote? Try a telepresence robot

DOJ Calls Megaupload's Motion to Dismiss 'incredible'

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Megaupload cannot avoid prosecution in the U.S. simply because it had no physical presence in the country, the U.S. Department of Justice said in a colorfully......
DOJ Calls Megaupload's Motion to Dismiss 'incredible'

Braintree opens an office in Sydney, seven months after launching its service in Australia

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Online payments platform Braintree has launched an office in Australia, some seven months after the company began offering services to businesses in the country. Braintree Australia will be led by Tyson Hackwood who has been appointed to the position of Head of Market Development. Hackwood — who led the establishment...
Braintree opens an office in Sydney, seven months after launching its service in Australia
Bazar NY delivers New York window shopping to Latin America
Here's The Apple Office In Ireland That Booked $30 Billion In Profit In The Last 3 Years

Road trip: NY eyewear startup Warby Parker is taking its mobile showroom to 9 cities in 6 months

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Warby Parker, the social good startup making waves in the custom eyewear space is looking for far more on-ground exposure than its recently opened SoHo showroom can offer. The company is going on a road trip across the US, traveling in a renovated, retrofitted school bus that’s apparently been re-imagined...
Road trip: NY eyewear startup Warby Parker is taking its mobile showroom to 9 cities in 6 months

Letters: A limited and sterile book-reading future

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Your report (Kindle book sales have overtaken Amazon book sales, 6 August) highlights our march into a more limited and sterile book-reading future. It is not enough to simply compare the experience of ebooks with that of paper books - we need to consider the whole reading ecosystem that each...
Letters: A limited and sterile book-reading future

Amazon's 'Monumental Bet' (AMZN)

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In the past week, most of the attention focused on Amazon has been on its new tablets. And while the Kindle Fire family is certainly a big deal, Amazon is quietly laying the foundation for something that could be a much bigger deal. Amazon is building new distribution warehouses around...
Amazon's 'Monumental Bet' (AMZN)

Google Apps consultants Cloud Sherpas acquire Innoveer Solutions and Navigis

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Cloud Sherpas, last year’s Google Enterprise Partner of the Year, which helped over a million users migrate to Google Apps, today announced it will acquire two companies to accelerate growth: advisory and technology consulting services provider Navigis, and top CRM advisory and cloud integration services firm Innoveer Solutions. The terms of the...
Google Apps consultants Cloud Sherpas acquire Innoveer Solutions and Navigis

Cloud Sherpas acquires advisory firms Innoveer Solutions and Navigis to accelerate growth

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Cloud Sherpas, a leading cloud services brokerage company, has acquired Innoveer Solutions, an advisory customer relationship management (CRM) and cloud integration services firm alongside Navigis, a provider of advisory and technology consulting services, for undisclosed amounts. The Innoveer Solutions deal, announced today, will give Clour Sherpas a physical presence in...
Cloud Sherpas acquires advisory firms Innoveer Solutions and Navigis to accelerate growth

Radio silence: Google unplugs its China-only music service

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Google has shuttered the music service it runs in China after the company admitted that the 3-year-old site had not taken off as the company had hoped. A post on the Google China blog, spotted by Tech In Asia, explains that the close of the service, that was jointly run with Whale...
Radio silence: Google unplugs its China-only music service
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