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Cara McGoogan / Telegraph:
Google agrees to pay €306M to settle tax dispute with Italy; authorities claimed last year that Google had not paid tax on €1B in revenue between 2009 and 2013   —  Google will pay €306m (£259m) to settle a tax dispute in Italy and end a criminal investigation into whether …
May 4, 2017, 12:52 PMIn context
James Titcomb / Telegraph:
COO Anthony Noto says Twitter is seeking deals with pay-TV companies to let subscribers watch live channels in Twitter app   —  Twitter is seeking to ink deals with pay-TV companies that would let subscribers watch live channels over the social network as part of a major video push.
Apr 3, 2017, 7:40 PMIn context
Christopher Williams / Telegraph:
Exiled Turkish businessman Hakan Uzan buys niche luxury smartphone maker Vertu for $61.2M   —  The scion of an exiled and secretive Turkish business dynasty has bought the British smartphone maker Vertu, which targets the wealthy buyers with handsets costing up to £40,000.
Mar 13, 2017, 3:50 PMIn context
Allister Heath / Telegraph:
Tim Cook says fake news is “killing people's minds”, calls for a PSA campaign, school education, and new tools from tech companies to battle it   —  Tim Cook, the boss of Apple, is calling for governments to launch a public information campaign to fight the scourge of fake news, which is “killing people's minds”.
Feb 11, 2017, 10:40 PMIn context
Cara McGoogan / Telegraph:
WhatsApp testing features to recall or edit sent messages that haven't been read and share moving location in chats to help friends find one another easily   —  WhatsApp could soon introduce the ability to recall sent messages, easing the minds of people that regularly panic after sending texts by mistake.
Jan 31, 2017, 10:00 AMIn context
Steven Swinford / Telegraph:
UK mobile company Three confirms data breach, says names, phone numbers, addresses, birth dates accessed; sources say breach could affect data of 6M customers   —  One of Britain's biggest mobile phone companies has admitted to a major cyber-security breach which could put the personal data of millions of customers at risk.
Nov 17, 2016, 6:00 PMIn context
Madhumita Murgia / Telegraph:
Spotify says it has 100M+ monthly active users, adding 1.8M monthly, with 30% as paying subscribers   —  Spotify has confirmed that it has more than 100m monthly active users on its music streaming service today.  —  30pc of these users are paying subscribers, leading to an almost doubling …
Jun 20, 2016, 12:30 PMIn context
Patrick Foster / Telegraph:
Sources: BBC working on subscription streaming service to rival Netflix, dubbed Britflix, delivered via iPlayer; ITV and NBC Universal are involved   —  The BBC is to push ahead with plans to launch a British rival to Netflix, after getting the go-ahead from the government to develop a new subscription streaming service.
May 16, 2016, 8:15 AMIn context
Christopher Williams / Telegraph:
Sources: EU may announce €3B fine against Google in shopping search case as early as next month   —  Google faces a record-breaking fine for monopoly abuse within weeks, as officials in Brussels put the finishing touches to a seven-year investigation of company's dominant search engine.
May 15, 2016, 2:30 PMIn context
Rhiannon Williams / Telegraph:
Pre-orders for HTC's VR headset Vive start February 29, ships in April   —  HTC Vive pre-orders to start on February 29  —  Pre-orders for HTC's virtual reality headset Vive will open on February 29, boss Cher Wang confirms  —  HTC will start taking pre-orders for Vive, its virtual reality headset …
Jan 11, 2016, 10:55 AMIn context

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