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EU finance ministers unveil tax avoidance crackdown rules

European Union finance ministers have agreed new rules to crack down on big multinational companies that are not paying their fair share of tax.

European Union finance ministers have agreed new rules to crack down on big multinational companies that are not paying their fair share of tax.

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How a Spanish man took on Google over privacy concerns and won

Perhaps you don't like details from your private life appearing on search engine results? Don't worry: you can take control of your web presence and protect your privacy.

Perhaps you don't like details from your private life appearing on search engine results? Don't worry: you can take control of your web presence and protect your privacy.

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Cuban households test free Internet access

Some 2,000 Cuban households are getting to grips with free Internet access as part of a government-run pilot scheme in downtown Havana.

Some 2,000 Cuban households are getting to grips with free Internet access as part of a government-run pilot scheme in downtown Havana.

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Business winners and losers from the Trump presidency

The world's business leaders are busy assessing whether their companies will gain or suffer from Donald Trump's proposed policy changes.

The world's business leaders are busy assessing whether their companies will gain or suffer from Donald Trump's proposed policy changes.

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Google takes on Apple and Samsung with its new smart phone

Google has launched a new line in smartphones along with other gadgets designed to take on electronic giants like Apple and Samsung.

Google has launched a new line in smartphones along with other gadgets designed to take on electronic giants like Apple and Samsung.

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Sanofi and Verily pair up to improve diabetes treatment

French drugmaker Sanofi and the US firm Verily are to invest around $500 million (445 million euros) in a joint venture to help people with diabetes.

French drugmaker Sanofi and the US firm Verily are to invest around $500 million (445 million euros) in a joint venture to help people with diabetes.

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EU regulators hit Google with more anti-trust charges

EU regulators have hit Google with another competition charge, accusing it of blocking rivals in the online search advertising market.

EU regulators have hit Google with another competition charge, accusing it of blocking rivals in the online search advertising market.

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Tax inspectors raid Google's Spanish offices

Spanish tax inspectors have raided Google’s offices in Madrid as part of an ongoing investigation into possible tax evasion.

Spanish tax inspectors have raided Google’s offices in Madrid as part of an ongoing investigation into possible tax evasion.

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Brexit fears and the future according to Google

With the Brexit referendum less than a month away, Business Line examines the latest economic arguments from both sides, and our IT focus is Google I/O.

With the Brexit referendum less than a month away, Business Line examines the latest economic arguments from both sides, and our IT focus is Google I/O.

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Google and Fiat to team up on self drive cars

Google which has been testing self-driving cars since 2009 is going one step further in the development of the technology. It is has agreed with car

Google which has been testing self-driving cars since 2009 is going one step further in the development of the technology. It is has agreed with car

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Google hit with EU anti-trust charge over Android 'dominance'

The European Commission accused Google on Wednesday of unfairly trying to crush rivals to its Android smartphone operating system. Marghete Vestager

The European Commission accused Google on Wednesday of unfairly trying to crush rivals to its Android smartphone operating system. Marghete Vestager

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New smaller and cheaper Apple iPhone

Apple has launched a cheaper iPhone with a smaller screen. It’s aimed at developing countries and possibly China, the world’s biggest smartphone

Apple has launched a cheaper iPhone with a smaller screen. It’s aimed at developing countries and possibly China, the world’s biggest smartphone

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Migrants in Germany and Google in Russia

German Chancellor Angela Merkel says her party had a ‘hard day’ after the anti-immigrant party AfD made big gains in state elections, campaigning

German Chancellor Angela Merkel says her party had a ‘hard day’ after the anti-immigrant party AfD made big gains in state elections, campaigning

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No match for mere mortals: Google's AlphaGo wins Go series

Machine has triumphed over man in the complicated board game Go. The man in question, South Korean professional Lee Sedol, is one of the world’s top

Machine has triumphed over man in the complicated board game Go. The man in question, South Korean professional Lee Sedol, is one of the world’s top

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Pressure mounts on Google over controversial UK tax deal

British cabinet minister Patrick McLoughlin is the latest politician to join the chorus of concern over Google's controversial tax payments agreement with the UK tax authorities.

British cabinet minister Patrick McLoughlin is the latest politician to join the chorus of concern over Google's controversial tax payments agreement with the UK tax authorities.

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Google UK tax deal sparks anger

Some UK politicians have spoken out against a back tax deal under which it will pay what has been called a "derisory" sum to settle claims covering a 10-year period.

Some UK politicians have spoken out against a back tax deal under which it will pay what has been called a "derisory" sum to settle claims covering a 10-year period.

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UK: Google pays back tax millions but critics lash out

Internet giant Google has agreed to pay a decade’s worth of back taxes in Britain, amid claims that it and other multinationals have been avoiding

Internet giant Google has agreed to pay a decade’s worth of back taxes in Britain, amid claims that it and other multinationals have been avoiding

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Blackberry aims to regain market share with first Android phone

After years of relying on its own software, Blackberry is to break with tradition and use Google’s Android operating system. The Canadian group’s

After years of relying on its own software, Blackberry is to break with tradition and use Google’s Android operating system. The Canadian group’s

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Amazon to stop selling Apple and Google streaming devices

Amazon is to stop selling streaming devices from Apple and Google that aren’t easily compatible with its own video service. It has told its sales

Amazon is to stop selling streaming devices from Apple and Google that aren’t easily compatible with its own video service. It has told its sales

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Google and Microsoft call lawsuit truce over patents

Google and Microsoft have agreed to bury the hatchet and end their long-running patent feud, dropping up to 20 legal cases in the United States and

Google and Microsoft have agreed to bury the hatchet and end their long-running patent feud, dropping up to 20 legal cases in the United States and

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Google Science Fair: Teenagers will change the world

The most unusual children’s ideas can turn into real research projects, which can bring their creators glory, money and potential future success. On

The most unusual children’s ideas can turn into real research projects, which can bring their creators glory, money and potential future success. On

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Business Line: interest rates, the key to life

It’s been all about the central banks interest rates over the last few weeks. Some have been cut, some raised, others – not changed at all. Why are

It’s been all about the central banks interest rates over the last few weeks. Some have been cut, some raised, others – not changed at all. Why are

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Company logo change makes news - but this is Google

If you have used the world’s number one search engine today you will have already seen that it has a new logo. It’s Google’s biggest redesign since

If you have used the world’s number one search engine today you will have already seen that it has a new logo. It’s Google’s biggest redesign since

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Google ends it search for new logo

Web giant Google has unveiled a new logo to reflect its ‘presence across many different platforms’. Visitors to Google’s homepage were greeted with

Web giant Google has unveiled a new logo to reflect its ‘presence across many different platforms’. Visitors to Google’s homepage were greeted with