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Italy says Amazon will pay $118 million to end tax dispute

Italian tax authorities say Amazon will pay 100 million euros ($118 million) to end a dispute over its tax payments from 2011-2015.

Fri 15 Dec 17 from

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Key tech investor leaves VC firm amid harassment claims

Shervin Pishevar, an early Uber investor and a founder of high-speed transport startup Hyperloop One, said Thursday he is breaking ties with his Silicon Valley venture capital firm to fight ...

Fri 15 Dec 17 from

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Feds look to cash in seized bitcoins at record prices

 Federal prosecutors are looking to unload 513 bitoins seized as part of a drug case in Salt Lake City. Worth about $500,000 when they were seized, their worth has not ballooned to over ...

Fri 15 Dec 17 from TechCrunch

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Thales agrees 4.8 billion euro Gemalto takeover to trump rival French bid

PARIS (Reuters) - Aerospace and defense group Thales has agreed to buy chipmaker Gemalto for 4.8 billion euros ($5.6 billion), trumping an earlier bid by fellow French firm Atos to take aim ...

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Japan firm says it will pay part of salaries in Bitcoin

A Japanese company will start paying part of its employees' salaries in Bitcoin, as it aims to get better understanding of the virtual currency, a spokeswoman said on Friday.

Fri 15 Dec 17 from

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Sony’s PS4 Still Outsold Microsoft in November, Despite the Xbox One X

The PS4 and PS4 Pro hit massive sales records this week, while the Xbox and Xbox One still turned in a solid showing. So far, however, MS is still lagging Sony in monthly sales. We'll see if ...

Fri 15 Dec 17 from Extremetech

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Comcast reportedly no longer in deal talks with Fox

Citing a Comcast statement, the Wall Street Journal reported that the cable company is no longer in discussions to buy pieces of 21st Century Fox . That could open the door to a Disney bid.

Tue 12 Dec 17 from

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'Last Jedi' will play a big role as Disney takes on Netflix

Few would dare underestimate the cultural and commercial power of "Star Wars." The latest movie in the Skywalker saga, "Star Wars: The Last Jedi," is sure to have one of the biggest opening ...

Fri 15 Dec 17 from

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Apple has its investment shoes on this week

Apple has made its second notable investment this week, the latest into the facial recognition technology company, Finisar.

Wed 13 Dec 17 from

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Target buys same-day delivery service for $550 mn

Target said Wednesday it was acquiring same-day grocery delivery service Shipt for $550 million, helping the US retail titan step up its challenge to Amazon and its recently acquired Whole Foods ...

Wed 13 Dec 17 from

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