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  • Apple (AAPL) has paid $20M to acquire Silicon Valley start-up WifiSLAM, which develops ways for mobile apps to identify a user's whereabouts in a building using Wi-Fi signals. The technology can enable new types of retail and social networking apps, and would allow Apple to match Google in offering indoor mapping in places such as airports and shopping malls. Meanwhile, Apple had to temporarily shut down its password reset system on Friday due to a security flaw. [View news story]
    Ir says a lot.Because they have so few. It's impossible to have none unless you have though of every possible evil thing men can contrite .
    Mar 24, 2013. 08:43 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • With companies looking to avoid paying taxes on their profits, 83 of the largest firms kept $1.46T overseas in 2012, up 14.4% from the previous year, Bloomberg calculates. GE (GE) again had the most with $108B held offshore, up from $102B in 2011; Pfizer was second with $73B, after which came Microsoft (MSFT), Merck (MRK), Johnson & Johnson (JNJ) and IBM (IBM). [View news story]
    I am a wage earner but pay far more taxes on investment income,interest and dividends. I guess I dint fit user 39623's profile. I get a feeling I am not alone.
    Mar 10, 2013. 10:51 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Democrats and the GOP are working together on a bill in Congress to resolve the online sales tax issue. The latest iteration of the bill looks likely to be finalized and sent to President Obama's desk this year. With online sales now repping more than 5% of all of retail sales, states will bring in significant revenue while larger Internet-based retailers will lose some pricing power. Though Amazon (AMZN -1.4%) is the obvious target to take a hit - that expectation could already be baked into its share price - and it could be smaller Internet shops such as Blue Nile (NILE +1.2%) or Overstock.com (OSTK +0.2%) which feel the pain. [View news story]
    What about us small business people? If I had to comply with the tax laws as they are I would spend $100k a year which I can not afford.I sell unline to all states.
    Feb 15, 2013. 12:28 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Democrats and the GOP are working together on a bill in Congress to resolve the online sales tax issue. The latest iteration of the bill looks likely to be finalized and sent to President Obama's desk this year. With online sales now repping more than 5% of all of retail sales, states will bring in significant revenue while larger Internet-based retailers will lose some pricing power. Though Amazon (AMZN -1.4%) is the obvious target to take a hit - that expectation could already be baked into its share price - and it could be smaller Internet shops such as Blue Nile (NILE +1.2%) or Overstock.com (OSTK +0.2%) which feel the pain. [View news story]
    What about us small business people? If I had to comply with the tax laws as they are I would spend $100k a year which I can not afford.Isell unline to all states.
    Feb 15, 2013. 12:28 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
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