Category: A Collection of the Good Stuff

Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos.

Amazon has been ordered to pay Europe €250 million

Amazon has been ordered to pay Europe €250 million (£221 million, $294 million) over unpaid back taxes. The European Union’s competition commissioner, Margrethe Vestager, said Luxembourg “gave illegal tax benefits to Amazon.” LONDON — Amazon has been ordered to pay about €250 million (£221 million, $294 million) in back taxes in Europe after a European Commission investigation found that the […]

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Unemployment Rate Declines Despite Hurricane Effects

Unemployment Rate Declines Despite Hurricane Effects

Unemployment Rate Declines Despite Hurricane Effects A recent report unveiled by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) shows that the national unemployment rate decreased by 0.2 percent to 4.2 percent in September. Additionally, the total number of unemployed persons declined by 331,000 to 6.8 million, despite a decline in nonfarm jobs of 33,000. Both the rate of decline and […]

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The Secret Side of Captcha

The Secret Side of Captcha

The Secret Side of Captcha Though Captcha has become a common sight for most internet users, what some may not realize is its uses have included more than sorting humans from spambots. Captcha was invented in 2000 by Luis von Ahn and his professor, Manuel Blum. It started out as a single distorted word, to be typed into a box […]

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Europe's competition chief Margrethe Vestager

The EU is taking Ireland to court

The EU is taking Ireland to court for failing to collect €13 billion The EU is taking Ireland to court for failing to collect €13 billion (£11 billion; $15 billion) from Apple in back taxes. Ireland doesn’t actually want Apple to pay the money since it might discourage other multinationals from setting up shop there. The European Commission, the EU’s competition […]

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Richard Branson Rode Out Hurricane Irma in Wine Cellar

Richard Branson Rode Out Hurricane Irma in Wine Cellar

Richard Branson Rode Out Hurricane Irma in a Wine Cellar Richard Branson, the 324th richest human in the world, rode out Hurricane Irma with his family in a concrete wine cellar beneath the “Great House” on his private island in the Caribbean. He wrote on his blog that he would not evacuate Necker Island, just like the “three times we have had […]

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Google has revealed its second-generation smartphone, the Pixel 2 and the Pixel 2 XL

Google has revealed its second-generation smartphone, the Pixel 2 and the Pixel 2 XL

Google has revealed its second-generation smartphone, the Pixel 2.Google launched two new smartphones: the Pixel 2 and the Pixel 2 XL At its hardware event in San Francisco, Google launched two new smartphones: the Pixel 2 and the Pixel 2 XL. Both phones are an update to the original Pixel, which Google introduced a year ago. The Pixel 2 is similar in […]

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