Apple, Ireland Balk at EU's Bill for Back Taxes


Apple and the government of Ireland are fighting what some view as a European Union tax grab. The two recently filed a formal appeal of the EC’s decision ordering Apple to pay nearly $14 billion in back taxes, based on its finding that Ireland had given Apple several illegal tax breaks. The commission this summer found that Ireland had allowed Apple to determine its tax based on the activities of its subsidiary firms, Apple Sales International and Apple Sales Europe, which are incorporated in Ireland.

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'Decoding the Civil War': Tech unlocks Union telegrams

A new project is bringing thousands of telegrams that carried information between Union officers, Abraham Lincoln, and his cabinet into the digital age.

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Europe Duns Apple for $14.5B in Illegal Tax Breaks


The European Union on Tuesday nailed Apple with a $14.5 billion bill for back taxes.
“The European Commission has today has adopted a decision that Apple’s tax benefits in Ireland are illegal,” said EC Competition Chief Margrethe Vestager at a press conference in Brussels. Tax breaks Ireland granted to Apple for more than two decades artificially reduced Apple’s tax burden, in breach of European Union rules, she explained. “Apple now has to repay the benefits worth up to 13 billion euros, plus interest.”

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'Brexit' surpassed 'porn' in Google searches following EU referendum

Britain’s historic ‘Brexit’ vote to leave the European Union was so widely searched on Google that it surpassed the search term ‘porn’ last week.

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New SF Store Showcases Apple's Trademark Creativity


Apple last week opened a San Francisco flagship store in the city’s tony Union Square shopping district. The store has a 42-foot-tall sliding glass door and a 50-foot tall green wall and is powered by 100 percent renewable energy, the company said. “We have a deep commitment to the cities we work in and are aware of the importance that architecture plays in the community,” said Jonathan Ive, Apple’s chief design officer. “It all starts with the storefront … where the building blends the inside and the outside.”

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Social media abuse endemic in schools, UK study says

More than half of the teachers surveyed by the U.K.’s largest teachers’ union said they know of pupils who have used social media to share sexual messages, pictures or videos.

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Massive sliding glass doors now being installed at Apple's new flagship Union Square San Francisco store

Article Image Apple’s new flagship store at Union Square in San Francisco is now nearly structurally complete as massive, movable glass doors are being installed to its front, three blocks away from the company’s existing flagship store at Stockton and Market Street (which the new location is slated replace this summer).

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ACLU, other pro-privacy groups submit amicus briefs in support of Apple in encryption debate

Article Image The American Civil Liberties Union and two smaller pro-privacy organizations, Access Now and Wickr Foundation, have reportedly submitted amicus briefs supporting Apple in its refusal to help unlock the iPhone of San Bernardino shooter Syed Farook.

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U.S. Representative Nancy Pelosi checks her Apple Watch on camera during State of the Union

Article Image During last night’s widely televised State of the Union address, California Representative Nancy Pelosi appeared on camera just in time to receive a notification on her Apple Watch and respond to it with a touch.

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EU probe of Apple's Irish tax deal extended to 2016

Article Image A European Union investigation into whether Apple’s bespoke tax arrangement with the Irish government amounts to illegal state aid has been delayed again, as officials in Brussels continue to gather more information.

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Apple's new San Francisco, Union Square store tops out its steel skeleton

Article Image Apple’s new flagship retail store in San Francisco’s Union Square shopping district has now topped out its metal frame, providing this weekend’s iPhone 6s shoppers with a glimpse of where they will soon line up for their next Apple product.

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Tech shuttle drivers approve Teamsters contract, Apple working with contractors to raise pay

After gaining representation by the Teamsters Union, a group of shuttle bus drivers serving Apple and other high technology companies in Silicon Valley on Saturday voted unanimously to adopt a three-year contract promising better pay and working conditions.

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EU demands Google to respond to antirust complaints by August 17th

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Uh-oh, Google is in hot water with the European Union. Allegedly, Google started manipulating search results in some European markets as early as January 2008, and the European Commission is not happy about it. Now, Google has until August 17th to respond to the commission’s claims.

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New flagship Union Square Apple Store beginning to rise in San Francisco

Walls are beginning to rise at the site of Apple’s new flagship store at Union Square in San Francisco, three blocks away from the company’s existing flagship store at Stockton and Market Street (which the new location will replace next summer).



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Site cleared for Apple's new flagship retail store at San Francisco's Union Square

Apple’s efforts to build a large new flagship store at Union Square in San Francisco have nearly completed the demolition of the existing building on the site, where little remains apart from a concrete foundation, steps and a folk art fountain that will be relocated as part of the construction project.



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Western Union now accepting Apple Pay for sending money transfers

Thousands of Western Union locations will begin accepting Apple Pay, the company announced on Tuesday, providing customers a way to transfer money and pay bills with their iPhone.



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Zions Bancorp, Huntington Bank headline 16 new Apple Pay issuers

Apple on Tuesday added 16 new bank and credit union partners for its Apple Pay mobile payments service, including brands from 2 of the 50 largest U.S. bank holding companies with Zions Bancorp and Huntington Bancshares.



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Apple denies dodging EU taxes, receiving special treatment from Irish authorities

As a European Union investigation into the tax arrangements of a number of multinational companies — including Apple, Starbucks, and Fiat — gets underway, Apple has issued a statement in which the iPhone maker categorically denied any wrongdoing.



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European Union announces tax evasion investigations of Apple, Fiat & Starbucks

The executive body of the European Union formally announced on Wednesday that it is investigating Apple, Fiat and Starbucks for potential tax evasion by the trio of corporations in the continent it polices.



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EU Smacks Google Upside the Head Over Right to Be Forgotten


I think the European Union often goes overboard, and I typically don’t agree with its rulings. However, when the EU declared Google invaded privacy, it seemed to have struck a nerve. Countless users worldwide agreed. So, what impact will the EU have on Google with respect to a citizen’s right to be forgotten? This struggle is all about protecting privacy online. It’s about residents of the European Union being able to request that Google exclude links to certain information about them from its search results.

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