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Google Still Most Valuable Brand In The World, Alibaba And Tencent In Top 10 Also

Two of the world’s biggest brands are now Chinese, this according to a new list of the world’s most valuable brands recently put out. China claimed two of the top spots for the first time. Alibaba has joined the top 10, alongside Chinese tech group Tencent, as well as stalwarts such as Google and Apple. […]

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Microsoft And Qualcomm Pitching Computers That Mix Elements Of Tablets And Smartphones.

Microsoft Corp. and Qualcomm Inc. are pitching computers that mix elements of tablets and smartphones. That means, in principle, people will soon be able to buy a device that works like a familiar Windows laptop, but with the slimmer and lighter form of a tablet computer plus the built-in cellular connections and long battery life […]

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Cisco Announces $25bn Stock Buyback Plan

Cisco has become the first big tech company to pass the rewards of US tax reform directly to its investors, with the announcement of a $25bn stock buyback plan. The network equipment maker has $71bn of cash held offshore, amounting to the third largest pile of unrepatriated foreign earnings of any US company, after Apple […]

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Amazon Owner Jeff Bezos Back At #2 World’s Richest Man

Amazon owner Jeff Bezos briefly overtook Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates to become the world’s richest man after the value of his stake rose above $85bn.  Amazon’s shares sunk in after-market trading after posting profits at a seven-quarter low. Employees at the leading tech groups are seeing a boom in their stock-based pay unrivalled since the […]

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97 US Tech Companies File Amicus Brief Against Trump Travel Ban

97 US tech companies including Apple, Facebook and Microsoft have filed an amicus brief against US President Donald Trump and his immigration ban, stating that it affects their operations and “inflicts significant harm” on business. In the brief, the Tech companies say while they believe the federal government can and should implement targeted, appropriate adjustments […]

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Putin’s 18% VAT Stalls Uber Technologies

A law signed by Russian President Vladimir Putin in July 2016 to levy an 18 percent value-added tax on electronic goods and services provided by mostly United States based global internet giants’ starting in 2017 has begun to bite. Among the many global internet giants impacted including Apple, Alphabet, Google, Microsoft and Netflix is Uber […]

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