Google, Facebook, Apple, and Amazon use complex accounting methods to greatly reduce their tax bills, while greatly increasing spending on lobbying US and European governments.
Tom Foremski: IMHO
Former Financial Times reporter Tom Foremski writes about Silicon Valley business trends and the intersection of technology and media.
In May 2004, Tom Foremski became the first journalist to leave a major newspaper, the Financial Times, to become a full-time journalist blogger. He writes the popular news blog Silicon Valley Watcher--reporting on the business of Silicon Valley. Tom arrived in San Francisco in 1984, and has covered US technology markets for leading computer journals and newspapers around the world. Silicon Valley has become a media valley.
Remembering JFK: His incredible speech on the responsibility of newspapers to educate and challenge government
He reminds newspapers that they are they only industry to have special legal protection in the Constitution — and they need to use it.
A flying car powered by batteries and able to park anywhere a car parks.
It would be a gift that keeps giving...education, medical info, and much more.
Draper Fisher Jurvetson is one of the oldest Silicon Valley VC firms.
Pierre Omidyar is investing $250m in a news venture that focuses on investigative reporting. Who will cover Silicon Valley and his pals in the industry?
The complexity is becoming overwhelming as exploits become ever more sophisticated.
The Internet Archive in San Francisco is asking for help following a fire that caused serious damage to one of its buildings.
He doesn't like philanthropic competition – he's very critical of other do-gooders.
They are VIP party boats fitted with luxury showrooms.
It claims that the scandal represents "the dark side of the Internet Age"
It's a technology that boosted our brain power, made us better looking, and propelled all the other innovations...
Will Silicon Valley VCs rise to the East Coast challenge?
Silicon Valley companies are competing for scarce talent by offering an ever larger catalog of work perks such as video gaming rooms and music recording studios. Why?
The search box used to be a trusted place where our secret lives could be indulged...