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4 hrs ago | WTAQ-AM Green Bay
Plans for a major rewriting of international tax rules unveiled on Tuesday could eliminate structures that have allowed companies like Google Inc and Amazon.com Inc to shave billions of dollars off their tax bills. The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development announced a series of measures that, if implemented by members, could stop companies from employing many commonly-used practices to shift profits into tax havens.
6 hrs ago | CIO
Chinese search giant Baidu has entered into a partnership with BMW to jointly research driverless car technologies, with the goal of developing a semi-autonomous vehicle in three years. On Tuesday, Baidu signed a joint research contract with BMW that will involve solving traffic challenges facing the Chinese market, the companies said in a statement.
7 hrs ago | SFGate
German justice minister Heiko Maas is calling on Google to become more transparent by disclosing exactly how it ranks search results. This, of course, will simply never happen.
8 hrs ago | NewsFactor
U.S. advertising revenue for YouTube, the biggest Internet video website, could reach $1.13 billion in 2014, according to a report from research firm EMarketer. However, the research company estimated that YouTube's share of the U.S. digital video advertising market will decline in the face of rising competition from companies including AOL and Yahoo, which are expanding their online video businesses.
Steve Jobs was the father of two teenage girls and a son when he passed away in 2011. These kids grew up with a visionary father who co-founded one of the best-known tech companies.
What should happen to your personal digital communications -- emails, chats, photos and the like -- after you die? Should they be treated like physical letters for the purposes of a will? Yahoo doesn't think so. The company is criticizing new legislation giving executors charged with carrying out the instructions in a person's will broad access to their online accounts.
It was a sleepy day on Wall Street Monday ... unless you happened to be looking at some high profile tech stocks, especially shares of social media companies. Facebook fell 4 percent.
Demands for user data requests have more than doubled in five years, with the U.S. government leading pack in the global intelligence gathering race. Government demands for user data have rocketed by 150 percent in five years, Google warned in its latest transparency report.
About ten days ago, Google revamped their search within a site feature and renamed it Sitelinks Search. They also gave webmasters a way to communicate that they have an internal search that should be used when using the Sitelinks search.
Amazon spent $157.7 million on Google U.S. search ads in 2013, by far the most by any company, according to Ad Age DataCenter's first ranking based on data from AdGooroo, a Kantar Media company focused on search marketing. It may raise a few eyebrows to see Amazon atop the list of Google's biggest spenders.
Android chief Sundar Pichai will on Monday unveil these smartphones, said to be priced at Rs 5,000 or less. hat is Android One," asks a store manager at AndroidLand, one of the only four exclusive stores in the world for all things Android.
Ever since Google announced that it's complying with the European Commission's " right to be forgotten " ruling, it's been inundated with requests to take down all sorts of search results. Many of those sought to bury negative reviews or write-ups , but in this particular case, the search result Google took down was neither negative nor damaging.
Recent hacks exposing nude photographs of Jennifer Lawrence and other celebrities are prompting calls for people to fortify their online accounts with a second layer of security. Thieves broke into the celebrity accounts at online storage services such as Apple's iCloud.
Jessica Lee had been a product manager at Google for four years when a friend showed her a then-new site called Polyvore that let users mix-and-match different products to make digital collages. Lee quickly got addicted to making her own collages , but felt frustrated that the site didn't offer some of the features she wanted.
An accidental leak by chipmaker Nvidia in a US International Trade Commission filing indicates that HTC is building the next Google tablet and that it will be out in the third quarter of 2014. Until recently, much of the video content on Facebook was YouTube videos, but Facebook now allows users to upload videos directly to its site.
If Alibaba's IPO raises US$21 billion as expected, the previous record flotation by Facebook and Visa will have been bested and Alibaba's valuation could be almost as much as Amazon's. No Chinese company has wide international brand recognition, but e-commerce giant Alibaba may change that.
Updated: Tue Sep 16, 2014 08:31 am
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