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Nokia and Apple lawyers resolve IP differences

Nokia and Apple have made it up after settling their issues over intellectual property rights, with an unspecified lump sum heading from California to Finland, as well as royalties. ... Read More

Italy gets Google to pay $335 million in tax arrears

Google has buckled again under government pressure and agreed to pay millions in back taxes in Europe. Italy’s tax agency confirmed that Google (GOOGL, Tech30) would pay €306 million ... Read More

Facebook will start paying 18 percent VAT in Russia

Social media giant Facebook has joined the list of IT firms registered with Russia’s Federal Tax Service as a foreign company selling electronic content in Russia. Beginning April 25, ... Read More
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Apple taken to court by Australia

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission has instituted proceedings in the Federal Court against Apple Pty Limited and its US-based parent company, Apple Inc., (together, Apple) alleging that Apple ... Read More

China court rules for Apple in patent case

The Beijing IP Court ruled on Monday that Apple’s iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus do not infringe on patents held by the Shenzhen Baili Marketing Services Co., a ... Read More

Apple’s U.K. Suit Against Qualcomm Adds to Global Patent War

Lawsuit filed Thursday cites claim on patents and designs Apple says Qualcomm unfairly charges royalties for technology Apple Inc. sued Qualcomm Inc. in a U.K. court, adding to lawsuits ... Read More

Lego overtakes Ferrari as the world’s most powerful brand

Analysis of the world’s top brands shows Lego has replaced Ferrari as the most powerful, according to new research. Every year, brand valuation and strategy consultancy Brand Finance puts ... Read More

Some of the world’s biggest tech companies join the fight against US President Donald Trump’s travel ban

Some of the world’s biggest tech groups have officially joined the fight against US President Donald Trump’s travel ban on nationals from certain Muslim-majority countries. Apple, Microsoft, Google and ... Read More
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Apple joins Google, Facebook and Microsoft in AI research group

Apple is joining fellow tech giants Google, Microsoft, Amazon, Facebook and IBM as the sixth founding member of the recently-formed artificial intelligence research group – the Partnership on AI. ... Read More

Google reportedly close to tax deal with Italian authorities

Google is reportedly close to finalising a €280m settlement with Italian tax authorities for routing profits through Irish and Dutch subsidiaries to reduce its tax liabilities. It would follow ... Read More
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