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5. After antitrust ruling, Amazon may have free money for you
Following the Apple "cartel" ruling that landed the iPhone and iPad maker in hot water with U.S. authorities over alleged antitrust behaviour against Amazon, the retail giant has passed the settlement back to its customers. That may mean depending on your past Kindle ebook library spending, you may have a spare few dollars of credit to spend.
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6. Bitcoin is property, not currency, according to the U.S.
The U.S. government will not treat the Bitcoin cryptocurrency as currency — instead it shall be considered property, which makes it the first substantive ruling by the U.S. tax authority. According to experts speaking to Bloomberg, the ruling is not as good for consumers, and some are already asking the Internal Revenue Service to change its mind.
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7. Early Microsoft code included f-bombs and bad jokes
Microsoft programmers developing the first versions of MS-DOS and Word were not afraid of throwing in the occasional joke line of code or "easter egg." In some lines of code, expletives and fart-jokes were included. Granted, the code was written more than 30 years ago and so a bunch of mostly in their early-20s can be mostly excused.
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