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Google and other tech companies have come under fire for exploiting a common tax loophole to book revenues through their Irish subsidiaries, but today The Sunday Times is reporting that a former Google UK executive has evidence of further tax avoidance by his one-time employer. Barney Jones worked for Google between 2002 and 2006 and says that during his time at the company, Google relied almost exclusively on its UK sales staff to secure advertising deals in London and elsewhere while the company closed the deals at its Dublin office. Google VP Matt Brittin had previously testified to the Commons Public Accounts Committee (PAC) that “nobody” at Google’s UK office was selling Google advertising, revising his statement last week to…
Spotify has added 1 million paying customers since December and has a total amount of 6 million paying clients, according to a report today from CNET. The information comes as Spotify seems setting the speed amongst streaming music services when it concerns persuading music listeners to reach into their wallets.
Spotify now has a total of 24 million energetic individuals across the world. The Stockholm-based company still has a methods to go previously proving that its business design could produce profits– just like many of the other competitors in the sector. Because launching in the United States 17 months back, Spotify has amassed about 1 million paying individuals in this nation, according to CNET. The Verge stated 3 weeks ago that Spotify is currently …
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From now until June 17th, Barnes & Noble is offering a Father’s Day promotion that will save US customers $ 20 when purchasing either a Nook Simple Touch or Nook Color with a MasterCard. The deal is available both online and at B&N’s retail locations. With the discount, the bookseller’s e-ink reader can be had for $ 79 — putting it on equal footing with Amazon’s cheapest Kindle — while the Nook Color drops to $ 149. In-store buyers will receive the discount via a printable coupon and web shoppers can expect an instant coupon code at checkout. Unfortunately neither the new Nook Simple Touch with Glowlight or Nook Tablet are part of the promotion. Still, if dad’s looking to transition into the world of ebooks, this sounds like a good time…
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Whatever Spotify can do, Rhapsody can do better? Not quite, but it’s getting there. While the former cruised past 2.5 million paying customers last month, Rhapsody has just announced that it has “gone platnium.” It’s now serving a cool million paying subscribers, right on the heels of its ten-year anniversary. The company’s delivering around ten million songs per day, while making itself available on over 60 devices. What’s next? Well, president Jon Irwin has to grow his locks back (seriously!), and we’re guessing it’ll try to lock down a few more carrier partnerships as the months drag on. When pinged for comment, Billy Corgan said: “I’m on vacation.”
NVIDIA’s faulty laptop GPU settlement starts paying out, file your repair and reimbursement claims now
Got an old Dell, HP or Apple laptop sitting around with a defective NVIDIA GPU? The company’s finally ready to compensate you. That proposed class-action settlement from late last year has been approved by a California court, and the company’s taking claims for repairs, replacements and reimbursements at a specially-designated website until March 14th. If you’ve got an affected Dell or Apple MacBook Pro, you can get the faulty chips replaced free of charge, while HP owners get a whole new replacement computer, though considering the choices there are the budget Compaq Presario CQ50 or an ASUS Eee PC T101MT, you might be better off selling your old parts on eBay. Finally, if you’ve already paid to get your components replaced and have the docs to prove it, you might be able to get refunded — NVIDIA’s set up a $ 2 million pool to be divided among all such reimbursements. Find everything you need at the links below.
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This year’s hot new feature in HDTVs is 3D, but just as fast as the products have rolled out, complaints have come in the form of comments and editorials, citing the glasses, dearth of content and lack of interoperability between different manufacturer’s TVs and glasses. Nielsen and the Cable & Television Association for Marketing have completed what they claim is the first comprehensive study including exposure to 3DTV content with qualitative focus groups and a quantitative study. Analyst wordplay aside, what Frank Stagliano, Nielsen general manager of TV Primary Research calls a “marketing challenge” becomes apparent with the numbers of consumers saying they are likely to buy a 3DTV in the next year dropping after they experience it and consider the additional cost and limited content, with 57% taking issue with the necessary glasses. Though the same number of people said 3DTV made them feel like part of the action, those kinds of responses explain the hype over glasses free technology, despite its significant limitations. While more people than ever will get the chance to get their eyes on 3D football, tennis and movies this weekend, manufacturers and retailers should prepare for a hard time coaxing consumers to buy in immediately (exclusive content is not helping) with the possible exception of videogamers — 71% of hardcore and regular gamers were interested in playing in 3D.
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Pay TV paying off in down economy
The global economic crisis has affected entertainment industry bottom lines, but there has been an exception. It’s the unsexy 35-year-old pay TV biz, which has held its own and even experienced growth the past couple of years.