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EU to hand Apple hefty Irish tax bill: sources
Tue, 30 Aug 2016 03:01:38 -0400

A customer enters the new Apple store, which is the world's largest, on its opening day at Covent Garden in LondonDUBLIN/BRUSSELS (Reuters) - The European Commission will rule against Ireland's tax dealings with Apple on Tuesday, sources familiar with the decision told Reuters, one of whom said Dublin would be told to recoup over 1 billion euros in back taxes. Commissioner Margrethe Vestager will hold a news conference on an antitrust case at noon (1000 GMT) in Brussels. The ruling is likely to anger Washington, which has accused Brussels of campaigning against U.S. corporate success stories.


Alphabet executive steps down from Uber board amid growing competition
Mon, 29 Aug 2016 20:09:54 -0400

David Drummond, senior vice president of Google, attends the eG8 forum in ParisBy Heather Somerville SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Alphabet executive David Drummond, who has been a director on the Uber Technologies Inc [UBER.UL] board for close to three years, has stepped down, the ride-hailing firm confirmed on Monday. Drummond joined the board after Alphabet's venture capital arm GV in 2013 invested about $250 million in Uber, among the firm's largest investments and a deal in which Drummond was involved. "I recently stepped down from Uber's board given the overlap between the two companies," Drummond said in a written statement sent to Reuters.


Livestream of Kim Dotcom extradition hearing a first for New Zealand
Tue, 30 Aug 2016 01:15:11 -0400

German tech entrepreneur Kim Dotcom arrives at an Auckland courtBy Charlotte Greenfield WELLINGTON (Reuters) - A New Zealand judge gave permission on Tuesday for the hearing of German tech entrepreneur Kim Dotcom's appeal against his extradition to be streamed on YouTube, making it the country's first court case to be broadcast on the Internet. The six-week hearing opened in Auckland this week, nine months after a lower court ruled Kim Dotcom could be sent to the United States to face copyright infringement and money-laundering charges over the filesharing website Megaupload. The case has been closely watched by the media industry and developers in the file-sharing business for signs of how far the United States is willing to go to protect U.S. copyright holders.


Facebook CEO says group will not become a media company
Mon, 29 Aug 2016 21:14:43 -0400

File photo of Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg during a town hall at Facebook's headquarters in Menlo Park, CaliforniaBy Giulia Segreti ROME (Reuters) - Facebook Inc. will not become a media company, its founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg said on Monday, telling students the firm would remain a technology platform. An increasing number of users are turning to social media networks, such as Facebook and Twitter , to find their news, but Zuckerberg said his firm had no ambitions to become a content provider. "No, we are a tech company, not a media company," said Zuckerberg, after a young Italian asked him whether Facebook intended to become a news editor.


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