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Apple Paid $6 Billion in Federal Income Tax in 2012, 1/40 of All U.S. Corporate Income Tax Collected

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The New York Times reports on a congressional investigation into the tax policies of technology giants, including Apple. The Senate Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations is nearly finished with a year-long investigation into the methods that large technology companies use to avoid paying U.S. corporate income tax. Apple, for its part,...
Apple Paid $6 Billion in Federal Income Tax in 2012, 1/40 of All U.S. Corporate Income Tax Collected

Patent Talks Between Apple and Samsung Chief Executives Yield Little Progress

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Earlier this week, Apple CEO Tim Cook met with his counterpart from Samsung, Choi Gee-sung, as part of court-mediated talks seeking to find common ground in the ongoing patent battles between the two companies. Unsurprisingly, the talks seems to have been relatively unproductive, with the U.S. case underway in California...
Patent Talks Between Apple and Samsung Chief Executives Yield Little Progress

Google tops Greenpeace IT ranking

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Apple excluded from Cool IT Leaderboard over failure 'to pursue market opportunities to drive IT energy solutions'Google has today taken top spot in Greenpeace's annual Cool IT Leaderboard ranking technology firms' environmental efforts, seizing the crown from networking giant Cisco.The influential campaign group said Google had climbed to the top...
Google tops Greenpeace IT ranking
French proposal would tax smartphones and tablets to fund cultural projects

Once BlackBerry Focused, a Campus Widens Its View

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For years, the University of Waterloo in Canada was a reliable pipeline of engineers for BlackBerry, the company formerly called Research in Motion, reports Ian Austen in Monday's New York Times. But these days, BlackBerry is a last resort for graduates of the university, who increasingly look to American technology...
Once BlackBerry Focused, a Campus Widens Its View

Steve Wozniak brands price discrimination by Apple, others in Australia as “horrible”

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As technology giants Apple, Microsoft, Adobe and many others come under fire from Australian consumers and also its government over price fixing in the country, Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak has branded the practice “horrible”, noting that companies “shouldn’t have boundaries between countries.” Interviewed on Australian radio station ABC Radio Sydney,...
Steve Wozniak brands price discrimination by Apple, others in Australia as “horrible”
Why Samsung's Latest Victory In Its Patent War With Apple Is Mostly Meaningless

David Karp: Tumblr founder could be worth up to $220m after Yahoo deal

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Self-taught coder who set up Tumblr in his mother's New York apartment could be the newest rich kid on the internet blockDavid Karp has become the latest college dropout turned twentysomething multimillionaire after selling his internet creation, Tumblr, to Yahoo for $1.1bn.The 26-year-old New Yorker founded the microblogging site in...
David Karp: Tumblr founder could be worth up to $220m after Yahoo deal

Google and Microsoft profits rise

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US technology giants Google and Microsoft, which compete in software and search engines, both report rising profits....
Google and Microsoft profits rise

Apple Sued by Firm in Patent Deal With Microsoft

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A subsidiary of a company that shares patent-licensing revenue with Microsoft Corp. has sued Apple Inc. for infringement, adding another wrinkle to the ongoing intellectual-property wars among technology giants. Luxembourg-based Core Wireless Licensing S.a.r.l. filed a complaint in a Texas court last week alleging that Apple has infringed on eight...
Apple Sued by Firm in Patent Deal With Microsoft

Battle looms over patent rights

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Yahoo asserts claims on patents that include technical mechanisms in Facebook's ads, privacy controls and news feedYahoo has demanded licensing fees from Facebook for the use of its technology, potentially engulfing social media in the patent battles and lawsuits raging across much of the tech sector.Yahoo has asserted claims on...
Battle looms over patent rights
Why European startups should be furious about Autonomy
After Facebook privacy snafu, FTC may force companies to admit wrongdoing even if they settle

Microsoft updates SkyDrive, set to release Android app

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SkyDrive for Android Microsoft this morning announced a series of updates to its SkyDrive cloud storage service — remaking SkyDrive.com to fit the style of Windows 8; upgrading the SkyDrive desktop apps for Windows and Mac; and detailing plans to release the a new official SkyDrive app for Android devices....
Microsoft updates SkyDrive, set to release Android app

Boot up: Windows 8 after 90 days, Google v feds on self-driving, open source Death Star and more

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Plus Aussie parliament hoiks in Microsoft, Apple and Adobe, Tesla hits back at NYT, BlackBerry makes you wait for cheap BB10, and moreA quick burst of 11 links for you to chew over, as picked by the Technology teamWho's manipulating Apple stock with this iWatch story? >> ReadWriteDan Lyons: who's...
Boot up: Windows 8 after 90 days, Google v feds on self-driving, open source Death Star and more

Apple And HTC Settle Their Global Lawsuits And Sign A 10-Year Licensing Agreement

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Taiwan's leading smartphone maker HTC said Sunday it has reached a global settlement with technology giant Apple, bringing an end to all outstanding litigation between the two companies. The deal includes a 10-year licensing agreement over patents, HTC said in a statement, without providing further details. "HTC is pleased to...
Apple And HTC Settle Their Global Lawsuits And Sign A 10-Year Licensing Agreement

Vringo Awarded $30 Million in Patent Suit

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Small technology company Vringo was awarded about $30 million in damages and granted future royalties by a federal jury in its patent suit against a handful of technology giants....
Vringo Awarded $30 Million in Patent Suit

11 February will be a day of protest in Europe against the controversial ACTA treaty

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With calls to fight the controversial SOPA and PIPA bills in the US — which Google, Wikipedia and other technology giants moved to campaign against – proving a success, similar calls are being made to rally against the Anti-Counterfeiting Trademark Agreement (ACTA) in Europe, by joining a day of protest. Access, an organisation that says...
11 February will be a day of protest in Europe against the controversial ACTA treaty
Live from Sony’s MWC 2012 press conference!

The Future of the Data Center

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We’re in the midst of a revolutionary shift in the enterprise data center that has not been seen in decades. At its core, this shift is being driven by the rise of “soft” infrastructure. Virtual machines and virtual networks and storage can be provisioned and reconfigured rapidly and in a...
The Future of the Data Center

Watch Steve Jobs' ad man Ken Segal talk for over an hour about the simplicity of Apple [video]

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Ken Segal, author of  Insanely Simple: The Obsession that Drives Apple’s Success talks with Techland’s Harry McCracken at a Computer History Museum event. From the Computer History Museum: Many people consider Apple the most powerful brand in the world — an accolade that’s hard to dispute when its product line...
Watch Steve Jobs' ad man Ken Segal talk for over an hour about the simplicity of Apple [video]
Amazon Has A $300 Billion Opportunity, But It's Going To Need A Lot Of Help From Partners

Kodak's $527 million sale of its digital imaging patents has been completed

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Today Kodak announced that its massive, $527 million sale of its digital imaging patents has been completed, calling the move a “key restructuring objective.” The patents were sold to a group of twelve parties, spreading out the cost of the purchase. The deal was expected. In December, TNW reported that the...
Kodak's $527 million sale of its digital imaging patents has been completed

Apple Shifts Suppliers for iPhone Chips

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Apple has shifted some memory-chip orders for its coming iPhone from Samsung to other chip makers, suggesting that Apple is diversifying its suppliers as patent disputes between the two technology giants escalate....
Apple Shifts Suppliers for iPhone Chips

Tech Giants Dive Into Music Streaming

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SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Technology giants Apple, Google and Amazon are furiously maneuvering for position in the online music business and looking at ways to make streaming profitable, despite the fact that pioneer Pandora has never made a profit. It has been more than a decade since the iPod heralded...
Tech Giants Dive Into Music Streaming

Microsoft pitches SkyDrive to Mac users, continuing the cloud wars

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The latest flash point between the technology giants is that of cloud storage for consumers, with Google, Apple, and Microsoft all crowding into a space that has long been dominated by the very successful Dropbox. Given that each service is offering a large block of free storage, usually 5 gigabytes,...
Microsoft pitches SkyDrive to Mac users, continuing the cloud wars

Australian Government Wants To Grill Apple And Microsoft On High Prices (AAPL, MSFT)

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CANBERRA (Reuters) - Apple Inc has been ordered to appear before Australia's parliament with fellow technology giants Microsoft Inc and Adobe Systems Inc to explain why local consumers pay so much for their products, despite the strong Aussie dollar. Broadening a row between the world's most valuable company and Australian...
Australian Government Wants To Grill Apple And Microsoft On High Prices (AAPL, MSFT)
Decide the outcome of Apple v. Samsung with this handy flow chart

Scrutiny of Apple’s tax tactics renews focus on Microsoft

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Over the weekend, the New York Times published an extensive report on Apple’s use of creative strategies to reduce the taxes it pays on the sale of digital goods. Apple’s giant profits were the peg for the story, but as the reporters noted, the company is far from the only...
Scrutiny of Apple’s tax tactics renews focus on Microsoft

Samsung and Google plan to work together to fight off Apple’s legal moves

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It’s no secret that Apple has been aggressive to attack anyone involved with Android, filing tons of patent suits against companies, including HTC and Samsung. Perhaps the biggest news came last week, as Apple first won an injunction on the original Galaxy Tab and, later more importantly, in the week won...
Samsung and Google plan to work together to fight off Apple’s legal moves
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