Techmeme
August 30, 2016, 12:40 PM

Top News

EU Press Room:
EU orders Apple to pay up to €13B, or around $14.5B, for undue tax benefits in Ireland  —  The European Commission has concluded that Ireland granted undue tax benefits of up to €13 billion to Apple.  This is illegal under EU state aid rules, because it allowed Apple to pay substantially less tax than other businesses.
Tim Cook / Apple:
Apple: EU's claim that Ireland gave Apple a special tax deal “has no basis in fact or in law”  —  Thirty-six years ago, long before introducing iPhone, iPod or even the Mac, Steve Jobs established Apple's first operations in Europe.  At the time, the company knew that in order …
BBC:
Apple to appeal EU ruling and is confident decision will be overturned, says decision would be harmful for investment and job creation  —  Ireland should recover up to €13bn (£11bn) from Apple in back taxes, the European Commission has ruled.  —  After a three-year investigation …
Bloomberg:
EU says there was “no factual or economic justification” for Ireland's tax deal with Apple  —  EU says Irish deal slashed iPhone maker's taxes from 2003-2014  —  Ireland has vowed to appeal tax decision in European courts  —  Apple Inc. was ordered to repay a record 13 billion euros …
Andrew Cunningham / Ars Technica:
Intel launches “Kaby Lake” 7th-generation CPUs with improved support for 4K video  —  New 7th-generation Core CPUs have a lot in common with the 6th generation.  —  Intel's tick-tock model may be dead, but the PC industry still demands new hardware every year.
John Biggs / TechCrunch:
Sonos speakers will integrate with Amazon's Alexa next year and will let Spotify's app control audio starting this October  —  Wireless speaker system maker Sonos announced two software partnerships today with Spotify and Amazon.  The Spotify integration allows users to control …
Bloomberg:
Sources: tighter Pencil integration across iOS for iPad Pro coming in 2017; Mac updates due later this year; Apple is working with LG on a standalone 5K display  —  Deeper stylus integration, faster displays planned for iPads  —  New MacBooks, iMac, and 5K monitor with LG in product pipeline
Kurt Wagner / Recode:
In a competitive market, Twitter's revenue share deal is designed to appeal to YouTube stars, does not require content exclusives  —  Twitter's 70/30 revenue split is better than YouTube's deal.  —  Jesse Grant/Getty Images for Fullscreen  —  Twitter wants the kind of video creators YouTube has …
Tanya Dua / Digiday:
Ex-Facebook trending news curator: business side influenced editorial, challenging journalism ethics; the news algorithm needs major improvements  —  Barely two days after changes to its Trending Topics section, a fake article about Fox News anchor Megyn Kelly began trending on Facebook …
Gina Hall / Silicon Valley Business Journal:
Wall Street Journal:
Alphabet's David Drummond stepped down from Uber's board several weeks ago due to overlap of interests between the two companies  —  Move comes amid increasing competition between two tech companies  —  Uber Technologies Inc. on Monday said a longtime Alphabet Inc. executive has left …

Sponsor Posts

eero:
The eero Plus experience keeps getting better with regular updates.  —  With the latest version of the eero app for iOS and Android, it's now easy to track your eero Plus daily, weekly, and monthly activity of Inspections …
Wavefront by VMware:
Metrics and Analytics by Wavefront by VMware: Enter to Win $500  —  Discover Wavefront's out-of-the-box monitoring suite for Containers, AWS, Windows, Linux & more.  Try Free for 30 days, enter to win $500
Zoho:
Introducing Moderator Controls in Zoho Meeting - lock meetings, switch presenters, and mute or remove participants  —  Forming actionable plans out of collaborative sessions can be challenging.
TechCrunch Disrupt SF:
Techmeme readers save 15% off Disrupt SF passes  —  TechCrunch's Disrupt SF (Sept. 5-7) is our most ambitious event ever where our 10k attendees will extract more startup insights & inspiration than ever before.

Listen to Techmeme's Podcast:

Techmeme Ride Home: Mon. 8/20 - Fitness Trackers Ain't Dead Yet Subscribe via Apple Podcasts, Google Play, or RSS.
 

About This Page

This is a Techmeme archive page. It shows how the site appeared at 12:40 PM ET, August 30, 2016.

The most current version of the site as always is available at our home page. To view an earlier snapshot click here and then modify the date indicated.

More News

Ben Schoon / 9to5Google:
Joe Rossignol / MacRumors:
Andy Pasztor / Wall Street Journal:

Earlier Picks

Jacob Kastrenakes / The Verge:
Michael Isikoff / Yahoo: