Uber Tosses Its Drivers a Few Bones

Facing growing pressure from labor unions and regulators across the U.S. and key overseas markets, Uber on Monday introduced a series of new apps and benefits for its core group of drivers. The goal is to make their working hours more productive and profitable. Among the new apps are Driver Destinations, which lets drivers input their destinations twice a day to restrict ride requests to their current routes. Uber has been testing the app in a few cities and will roll it out to at least a dozen more this week and worldwide in the future.

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Apple Pay gains 54 more US card issuers ahead of Canadian, Australian launches

Article Image Apple on Tuesday added 54 more banks and credit unions to the list of U.S. Apple Pay issuers, putting the total over 650 as the company prepares to expand to Canada and Australia.

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Key EU Court Ruling Gives Bitcoin Tax-Exempt Status

The European Union’s Court of Justice on Thursday ruled that bitcoin, the virtual payment system that has shown promise and potential as an emerging currency, should be considered exempt from Value Added Tax under existing law. Swedish national David Hedqvist sought a ruling from the Swedish Revenue Law Commission to determine whether bitcoin should be subject to VAT. However, the Skatteverket, which is the Swedish Tax Authority, appealed the decision to the Hogsta forvaltningsdomstolen, Sweden’s Supreme Administrative Court.

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Apple Pay adds 46 new banks & credit unions in the US, passes 400 participating issuers

Apple on Tuesday added 46 more U.S. banks and credit unions to the list of Apple Pay card issuers, pushing the total to more than 425 financial institutions throughout the country.

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Ireland expected to dissolve 'Double Irish' tax loophole benefitting Apple, others

After pressure from the European Union’s antitrust watchdog, Ireland’s government is expected to announce changes to its tax residency, phasing out the popular multinational tax loophole employed by Apple to save billions of dollars.

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European Commission finds Ireland's tax deal with Apple amounts to illegal state aid

In an official preliminary finding published on Tuesday, the European Union’s antitrust watchdog said it believes Apple is receiving special treatment from Ireland in the form of tax agreements, a situation that constitutes state aid and could therefore be viewed as illegal.

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Apple Store design and layout can be trademarked in Europe, court rules

The European Union’s top court ruled Thursday that Apple’s distinctive retail store layout is worthy of trademark protection under European law, allowing the company to enjoy the same legal cover on the old continent that it secured in the U.S. last year.

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