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Google pays its taxes, senior Europe executive insists

Paris (AFP) - Google pays taxes in every country where it has a presence, the multinational tech giant's Europe vice president Carlo d'Asaro Biondo said Friday as the company faces a raft of fiscal …


Chinese 'gamble' on Taylor Swift's love life

Beijing (AFP) - US pop singer Taylor Swift's love life has become the latest unlikely product on Chinese online marketplace Taobao, with buyers gambling on whether she will break up with rumoured …


New version of Android crowned 'Nougat'

San Francisco (AFP) - Google's newest mobile operating system will be called Nougat, continuing a tradition of naming Android software after sweet treats, the tech giant said Thursday.


Facebook to put friends, family ahead of media

Washington (AFP) - Facebook said Wednesday it would give friends and family more prominence on user feeds, a move that may hurt media outlets that rely on the network to draw readers.


Windows 10 anniversary update set for August

San Francisco (AFP) - Microsoft on Wednesday said it will mark the one-year anniversary of Windows 10 with a major update to the software powering more than 350 million computing devices.


Google brings Earth into better focus

San Francisco (AFP) - Google's free online mapping service is bringing the world into better focus with an updated version of Earth that takes advantage of photos from a US Landsat 8 satellite.


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