Proposed by France, the Google Tax was originally meant to tax the online advertising revenues of American computer giants such as Yahoo, Microsoft or Google … but with their French operations based in certain European tax havens, France’s tax department was unable to reach them. So Senator Philippe Marini turned to online advertisers…
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2014-10-20 Social Media
In this edition: West Africans stigmatised as Ebola spreads; a display mannequin sparks outrage in New Zealand; and snowboarding champ Shaun White in a stunning skateboard display.
Residents in La Courneuve on the outskirts of Paris have serious concerns about the data centre built opposite their homes two years ago. We find out why.
In this edition: online support for the American nurse suffering from Ebola; a massive Euro-wide police operation sparks fierce criticism; and an incredible surfing display.
2014-10-16 North Korea
In this edition: Online rumours are rife after Kim Jong-un makes his first public appearance in over a month; an Australian supermarket chain at the centre of lively debate; and...
In this edition: India’s prime minister launches the 'My Clean India' campaign; British stars join the fight to end violence against women; and a daredevil base jumper parachutes...