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Amazon settles tax optimization dispute with French authorities

February 5, 2018 Alex 0

Amazon has signed an undisclosed deal with the French tax authorities, Amazon told the AFP. From 2006 to 2010, Amazon operated in France using its subsidiary in Luxembourg. This way, the company could pay less taxes. But French authorities think French sales should be taxed in France. That’s why they were asking for $252 million in unpaid taxes (€203 million). Both Amazon and the… Read More

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Safe Catch Tuna is a startup on a mission to eradicate the risk of mercury poisoning from your fish

February 5, 2018 Alex 0

Bay Area startup Safe Catch Tuna has developed a patented technology to detect mercury levels in a variety of fish and pledges that its own brand of tuna products have the lowest levels of any brand.
The company is one of those overnight successes more than a decade in the making. Co-founder Sean Wittenberg started the company in 2004 after his own mom was diagnosed with mercury poisoning. Read More

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Waymo lawyer tells U.S. jury Uber ‘cheating’ on autonomous car secrets

February 5, 2018 Alex 0

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – Uber was so driven to “win at all costs” in the race to develop self-driving vehicles that it cheated, a Waymo lawyer told a jury on Monday, the opening salvo in a trade-secrets lawsuit between the two technology companies that could help determine who emerges in the forefront of the autonomous car business.