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Crunch time for Apple in fight against $15 billion EU tax order

BRUSSELS/DUBLIN (Reuters) – Apple’s clash with EU competition regulators comes to a head on Wednesday as Europe’s second-highest court rules on whether it has to pay 13 billion euros ($15 billion) in Irish back taxes, a key part of the EU’s crackdown against sweetheart tax deals. In its order four years ago, the European Commission said Apple benefited from illegal […]

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Texas county approves tax subsidies for new Tesla vehicle factory

(Reuters) – A central Texas county that includes Austin on Tuesday approved a plan to provide millions in tax subsidies to Tesla Inc (TSLA.O) if it builds a $1.1 billion vehicle factory in their community. A majority of commissioners in Travis County voted in favor of providing the electric carmaker with a tax rebate worth at least $14.7 million. One […]

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Samurai quest with stunning visuals

Ghost Of Tsushima is a love letter to chanbara, or Japanese samurai films. Think tense, bloody duels amid falling red leaves and stoic characters struggling to cleave to bushido, the samurai code of honour. A black-and-white filter with a film grain effect, dubbed Kurosawa mode after legendary Japanese filmmaker Akira Kurosawa, further adds to the vintage feel of the game. […]

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Massachusetts sues Uber, Lyft over driver status as contractors

(Reuters) – Massachusetts on Tuesday followed California in suing Uber Technologies Inc and Lyft Inc over allegedly misclassifying their drivers as independent contractors instead of employees entitled to extensive benefits. The complaint filed in Suffolk Superior Court claims Uber and Lyft violate state minimum wage, hour and sick time laws. “Uber and Lyft have built their billion-dollar businesses while denying […]

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Solutions that store your digital way of life

What’s in a name? When it comes to leading flash memory producer KIOXIA, it is everything. The name KIOXIA is a combination of the Japanese word kioku (memory) and the Greek word axia (value), poetically expressing the idea of how memories are invaluable. KIOXIA understands that photos and videos can hold emotional value for people and its mission is to […]

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Google hit with 600,000 euro Belgian privacy fine

BRUSSELS (Reuters) – Google has received a record fine from Belgium’s data protection authority (APD) of 600,000 euros for not complying with European rules on a person’s “right to be forgotten” online. The 600,000 euro penalty is the largest ever imposed by APD, it said on Tuesday, and more than 10 times bigger than the authority’s previous record penalty. Google […]

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Spotify Launches in Russia and 12 New European Markets

Spotify has officially gone live in Russia, along with a dozen other markets across Europe. The addition of Russia is a significant expansion for Spotify, given that the country represents the 17th biggest streaming market in the world, according to the International Federation of the Phonographic Industry. The music and audio-streaming company said it now reaches a total of 92 […]

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Spotify expands to Russia and 12 other countries

(Reuters) – Spotify Technology SA (SPOT.N) on Tuesday launched its music streaming service in Russia, the fastest growing international market for music, and 12 other regions as part of its expansion strategy after breaking into India last year. It will begin offering free and subscription services in 13 new markets, which include Albania, Belarus, Bosnia & Herzegovina, Croatia, Kazakhstan, Kosovo, […]

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India quizzing owners of banned Chinese apps over content and practices

NEW DELHI (Reuters) – Chinese companies such as TikTok-owner ByteDance have been asked by India to answer 77 questions about their apps that have been banned by New Delhi, including whether they censored content, worked on behalf of foreign governments or lobbied influencers. India’s Information Technology Ministry has given the companies three weeks to respond to the questionnaire, which has […]

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German court bans Tesla ad statements related to autonomous driving

FRANKFURT (Reuters) – Germany has banned Tesla from repeating what a court says are misleading advertising statements relating to the capabilities of the firm’s driver assistance systems and to autonomous driving, a Munich judge ruled on Tuesday. Tesla can appeal the ruling. The case was brought by Germany’s Wettbewerbszentrale, an industry sponsored body tasked with policing anti-competitive practices. The Munich […]

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