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Countries foolish to impose international calling fees, says OECD

Charges imposed on calls from foreign lands don't increase countries' revenue, the research organization concludes. Instead, the fees cut revenue and penalize poorer people.

By June 13, 2014

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Apple and Google could be in crosshairs of Australian tax inquiry

Major international companies such as Apple and Google could soon have their accounts put under the microscope in Australia as part of a crackdown on corporate tax avoidance.

By October 2, 2014

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Apple faces 'billions of euros' costs in tax avoidance probe, report says

European investigators are set to accuse Apple of receiving "illegal state aid" in Ireland for more than 20 years.

By September 29, 2014

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Netflix invades Europe: Why expansion beyond the US is so critical

Although its US business is humming along just fine, international expansion will provide the real growth for the video-streaming company.

By September 19, 2014

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​Iliad allies could sweeten bid to buy T-Mobile USA

The French company doesn't want to pay more on its own, but is rounding up allies to help persuade Deutsche Telekom to sell its controlling interest in the US carrier.

By September 1, 2014

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Google’s fiber effect: Fuel for a broadband explosion

The mere promise of Google Fiber seems to be enough to send rivals scrambling to deliver ultrafast Internet service at a reasonable price. Just look at Austin, Texas.

By April 30, 2014

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Fast fiber-optic broadband spreads across developed world

Double-digit growth means high-speed fiber links are becoming more common in Europe and America. Copper lines keep getting faster, though, and some network operators aren't eager to pay for upgrades.

By January 11, 2014

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Americans can't count, and not so good at tech -- report

According to a report by the OECD, America comes only above Italy and Spain in math ability. We're below average at technological problem-solving. Is this surprising?

By October 9, 2013

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Smartphone apps to make you (Americans) smarter

In light of a recent study that shows Americans are below average for math and literacy of all the developed nations, I have rounded up some apps to...well...help my countrymen exercise our collective noggins.

By October 9, 2013

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Will Telstra change its global roaming charges?

Both Vodafone and Optus have changed the way they charge for global roaming, so can Telstra be far behind?

By August 22, 2013