The Australian Taxation Office has 60 new staff members on board to look into tax avoidance and profit hiding conducted by a number of multinational companies, including Apple, Google, Facebook, IBM, Oracle, Microsoft, Yahoo, and Adobe.
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Following the hire, rumors abound of a potential Cambridge, UK office for the iPad and iPhone maker.
ANZ Bank has posted a 15 percent jump in statutory profit after tax, which has been partially lifted by the company's strategy to adopt an enterprise-wide approach to operations and technology.
Microsoft's desire to turn subscription revenue may enable enterprises to garner leverage for other products they use when negotiation time comes around.
After years of PC shipments declining, Gartner reports the market is picking up in the US and Europe.
Deals with the Irish government gave the iPhone maker an unfair advantage, according to the European Commission.
European regulators are looking into Apple's Irish tax deals that it believes broke the law.
NFC payments are in common use across the UK, Europe and much of the rest of the world, to speed up small value transactions. Why slow things down with a biometric signature?
While Apple hasn't officially given Apple Pay the nod for anywhere outside the US, the signs are good that Europe, and the UK in particular, could be next on the list.
Amazon's first smartphone is heading to Europe, with a UK launch with O2 and a German release with Deutsche Telekom.
After a few years of slow or negative growth, the European IT economy is slowly recovering and the UK is leading the way.
The British Department of Transport has issued an edict stating that all incoming and departing UK passengers may have to show their mobile devices are powered.
The Australian Taxation Office is ramping up its data mining and analytics capabilities for a real-time focus on tax cheats.
The UK Information Commissioner's Office is reported to be examining Facebook's feed manipulation in early 2012 that has landed the company in hot water.
Tax rulings relating to three companies in Europe are to be examined by European authorities. If Apple's tax in Ireland is found to breach tax rules, "recovery" could be on the cards.
In another example of Microsoft's mobile-first strategy, the company is expected to make the Android tablet version of its core touch-first Office apps available months ahead of the Windows 8 variant.
The European Commission has tax avoiders in its sights – and that means tech companies could be footing a bigger bill on the continent.
Microsoft Office Home & Student for $75
Microsoft is consolidating teams in Office, Windows, Surface and Perceptive Pixel to work on a unified digital inking strategy and set of technologies.
HMRC acted unlawfully by failing to disclose whether or not a body of evidence claiming tech sales of surveillance software to repressive regimes had been rejected.
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