Austria pressing ahead with digital tax after EU-wide plan fails

VIENNA (Reuters) – Austria will press ahead with a proposed tax on internet giants after plans for an European Union-wide levy fell through this week, Finance Minister Hartwig Loeger said on Friday. Austria said in January that it would tax firms like Google, Amazon, Facebook and Alibaba 3 percent of their advertising revenue from within Austria. It said at the […]

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Austria to introduce digital tax after failure of EU-wide plan

VIENNA (Reuters) – Austria will press ahead with a planned tax on Internet giants after plans for an EU-wide levy fell through this week, Finance Minister Hartwig Loeger said on Friday. Austria said in January that it would tax firms like Google, Amazon, Facebook and Alibaba 3 percent of their advertising revenue from within Austria. It said at the time […]

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Wake up, people! Digital blue-light distractions are taking their toll

The difference between night and day isn't what it used to be. Thanks to the glowing, blue-light distractions of TVs, desktop computers, laptops, smartphones and tablets, our sleeping patterns are now radically different, not just from our ancient ancestors, but from our great-grandparents. Almost every animal and insect on the planet, from elephants to fruit flies, sleeps for up to […]

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France, Germany aim to keep digital tax alive

BRUSSELS (Reuters) – France and Germany sought on Tuesday to salvage a proposed EU tax on big digital firms including Google and Facebook by narrowing the focus to cover only companies’ online advertising revenue. Eager to break months of deadlock, the two countries’ finance ministers put a new proposal to their EU counterparts at a meeting on the issue in […]

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EU's Moscovici urges digital tax deal in March

BRUSSELS (Reuters) – The European Union commissioner in charge of taxation urged on Tuesday EU countries to reach a deal on a common tax on digital revenues of large companies in March. After several attempts for a compromise failed in past months, Pierre Moscovici said at a meeting of EU finance ministers that there was still room for a compromise, […]

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Variety to Add Digital Subscription Content Tier

We have some very exciting company news to share with our readers. Variety has grown significantly over the past five years after making the dramatic shift of exiting the daily print business and converting to a weekly publication. Change has been constant ever since, from the redesign of this magazine and our website to the great breadth of original video […]

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