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Google nearing tax settlement with Indonesia. One down….

Google nearing tax settlement with Indonesia. One down….

Written by on November 24, 2016 in News with 0 Comments

JAKARTA (Reuters) – Alphabet Inc’s Google is expected to reach a tax settlement with the Indonesian government in the next few weeks, people familiar with the matter told Reuters. Under the proposed settlement, Google will pay back taxes and fines, and the search giant will have to agree to a new calculation of profits made […]

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How free should free speech be (on social media)?

How free should free speech be (on social media)?

Written by on November 17, 2016 in Guest Blog with 0 Comments

As America and the world generally freaks out over Donald Trump’s surprise election victory, inevitably experts and pundits are dithering over the role of social media in this election – particularly in regards to the possible role of fake news in influencing the outcome. Facebook in particular has come under fire for this, and Mark Zuckerberg’s […]

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News highlights – 16 November

News highlights – 16 November

Written by on November 17, 2016 in News with 0 Comments

News highlights for 16 November Apple, tech stocks show signs of life after Trump thump Shares of Apple gain 2.3 pct on Wednesday in their biggest increase since President-elect Donald Trump’s surprise election victory a week ago. Other tech is also recovering after investors rotated away from the sector and into banks and materials companies expected […]

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Google to house thousands of engineers in London post Brexit

Google to house thousands of engineers in London post Brexit

Written by on November 16, 2016 in News with 0 Comments

LONDON (Reuters) – Google delivered a vote of confidence in London’s future as a technological hub after the Brexit vote on Tuesday by announcing plans for a new building in the King’s Cross area of the city that will house thousands of extra engineers. Google’s Chief Executive Sundar Pichai said computer science had a great […]

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News highlights – 14 November

News highlights – 14 November

Written by on November 15, 2016 in News with 0 Comments

News highlights for 14 November Facebook still rejecting claims that the site affected election results NEW YORK, Nov 13 (Reuters) – Facebook Inc chief executive Mark Zuckerberg again rejected the idea that the social network affected the U.S. presidential election, saying late Saturday it is “extremely unlikely” news hoaxes changed the outcome. Ensnared in a string […]

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Rumours of the death of RCS may have been exaggerated (for now)

Rumours of the death of RCS may have been exaggerated (for now)

Written by on November 11, 2016 in Guest Blog with 0 Comments

The GSMA’s Rich Communications Services (RCS) platform was meant to be the de facto standard which made MNO-provided voice and messaging relevant in the age of Skype. However, years of trials resulted in only a few countries having more than one RCS operator (interoperability being essential to the case), and limited consumer uptake. Then at […]

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Google aims to take complete control of Android

Google aims to take complete control of Android

Written by on October 18, 2016 in Guest Blog with 0 Comments

Google advances further towards full control of Android. It appears that mobile operators ranging the Pixel and Pixel XL will not be customising the devices in any meaningful way as well as relinquishing control of software updates. This will allow Google to move one step closer to full proprietary control of the software that runs its ecosystem. […]

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Google may face over $400 million Indonesia tax bill for 2015

Google may face over $400 million Indonesia tax bill for 2015

Written by on September 20, 2016 in News with 0 Comments

JAKARTA (Reuters) – Indonesia plans to pursue Alphabet Inc’s Google for five years of back taxes, and the search giant could face a bill of more than $400 million for 2015 alone if it is found to have avoided payments, a senior tax official said. Muhammad Haniv, head of the tax office’s special cases branch, […]

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Did you hear the one about Facebook, Google and privacy laws?

Did you hear the one about Facebook, Google and privacy laws?

Written by on September 12, 2016 in Guest Blog with 0 Comments

The FTC fails to level the playing field on privacy rules. The formal privacy rules watchdog, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has looked the other way in regards to how companies use the data they collect about consumers. Companies such as Google and Facebook thrive on customer personal data – the bits of information that tell […]

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Facebook and Google, mano a mano in India

Facebook and Google, mano a mano in India

Written by on September 5, 2016 in Guest Blog with 0 Comments

Facebook has big plans for Indian WiFi, but they are not alone. There are over a billion reasons why the likes of Facebook and Google are so interested in India.  India is the world’s second largest country by population, mobile subscriptions and Internet users. Indian WiFi has taken center stage at these meg-giants push into internet […]

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