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Topic: Ireland

New European tax proposals aimed at Apple, Facebook, Google & other tech giants

10/09/2019, 07:10 am

The Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development aims to overhaul worldwide tax laws that it says are no longer suitable in an age of multinational businesses such as Apple, Facebook and Google.

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Apple says EU exaggerates the importance of Ireland to its business

09/18/2019, 08:09 am

Apple continues to argue its appeal against the European Commission's $14.4 billion tax ruling, saying that the order was based on the erroneous idea that Ireland is key to Apple's strategic planning.

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Apple argues that $14.4B EU tax order 'defies reality'

09/17/2019, 06:09 am

Apple has begun its appeal against the European Union's ruling that required it to pay Ireland $14.4 billion in back taxes, saying the EU order was flawed.

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Apple's appeal against $14.4B EU & Ireland tax payment is this week

09/16/2019, 08:09 am

Apple is due to head to the European Union General Court over its tax affairs this week, with the iPhone maker set to commence arguments on Tuesday to reverse a ruling by the European Commission that caused it to pay Ireland 13 billion euros ($14.4 billion) in back taxes.

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Brief Thoughts: Questionable RF lawsuit, Apple TV+ vs. Disney+, Siri listening & more

08/25/2019, 10:08 am

Every week has dozens of things going on at any given time, too many to talk about in real-time. Here's what we think about this week's radio frequency revelations and lawsuits, Disney rolling heavy at the D23 expo in regards to Disney+, the workers responsible for listening to Siri recordings, an inadvertent iOS 12 jailbreak restoration, and Google's Android rebranding.

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Laid off Apple contractors listened to 1,000 Siri recordings per shift

08/23/2019, 07:08 am

Workers employed in Ireland to monitor and grade Siri recordings for Apple have now lost their jobs, as listening to Siri recordings stops.

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Apple & Ireland head to court to battle $14.4B EU back tax on Sept. 17

08/16/2019, 09:08 am

The battle between Apple and the European Commission over the iPhone maker's tax affairs with Ireland will be heading to court in September, with the legal challenge set to determine whether Apple will be paid back any of its 13 billion ($14.4 billion) back tax payment.

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Google Assistant voice recordings reviewed by humans include private conversations

07/11/2019, 12:07 pm

Some voice snippets uploaded by Google Assistant are being reviewed by human contractors, as with Amazon Alexa, and can potentially include sensitive conversations, reports say.

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Apple's Irish tax escrow investments lost 16M euro in 2018

07/04/2019, 11:07 am

Ireland's investment of escrowed back taxes paid by Apple on the orders of the European Commission are not performing as well as they could be, with a report claiming the fund declined in value by 16 million euros last year.

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Ireland invests Apple's collected back taxes in low-risk bonds

07/01/2019, 12:07 pm

As a way of keeping up value pending appeals, the Irish government has reportedly invested the back taxes the European Commission ordered it to collect from Apple into low-risk securities.

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Apple's iCloud and iTunes targeted in patent infringement suit

05/20/2019, 04:05 pm

An Irish business, Data Scape Limited, has launched a Texas lawsuit against Apple accusing it of violating a data sync patent by way of iCloud, iTunes and the devices those services run on.

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Apple ranks as Ireland's biggest company thanks to funneled international income

05/09/2019, 12:05 pm

Apple has claimed the top spot on an Irish Times list of the country's biggest companies in 2019, if largely because of its tax avoidance strategy.

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Apple design lead Jony Ive to discuss iPhone design with Stephen Fry

05/07/2019, 12:05 pm

Apple's Chief Design Officer Jony Ive will be making a public appearance at an Irish book festival in June, in a session talking to celebrity Stephen Fry about the design of the iPhone and other Apple products, as well as how they have helped change the world.

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Key EU countries block draft of digital tax on tech corporations like Apple

04/08/2019, 09:04 am

This weekend, Sweden, Finland, Ireland and Denmark blocked a draft proposal of tax that would affect major tech corporations operating in the European Union.

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Apple Music comes to Amazon's Echo & Fire devices in the UK and Ireland

04/04/2019, 11:04 am

Following up on a U.S. launch, Amazon has opened Apple Music streaming to U.K. and Irish owners of its Alexa-enabled Echo and Fire devices.

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Apple reveals macOS Mojave, iOS 12, and watchOS 5 at WWDC -- Apple's June 2018 in review

12/28/2018, 04:12 pm

Apple's annual Worldwide Developers Conference dominated much of the month but June also saw awards season -- with Apple both giving and receiving trophies.

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AppleCare+ for Mac comes to Canada, Mexico, Europe and beyond

10/31/2018, 05:10 pm

Apple is bringing its AppleCare+ for Mac with accidental damage warranty coverage to several additional markets, giving customers in Canada, Mexico, Saudi Arabia and large swath of Europe extra peace of mind for a price.

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Apple pays Ireland record shattering $15 billion lump sum to settle tax dispute

09/18/2018, 10:09 am

Ahead of an upcoming appeal of a 2016 tax ruling, Apple has paid the equivalent of over $15 billion to the Irish government to settle claims of underpayment of tax to the European Union.

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Apple says it has paid $10.4B of $15.1B in back taxes to Ireland

08/02/2018, 11:08 am

Apple has so far made two payments of 4.5 billion euros (about $5.2 billion) into an escrow account for the 13 billion euros ($15.1 billion) in back taxes the European Commission has ordered it to pay Ireland, according to new regulatory filings.

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Apple came to Ireland to build a community, not skirt taxes, Tim Cook says

06/21/2018, 01:06 pm

On his European tour this week, Apple's CEO visited Ireland, and talked about taxes, the abandoned Athenry data center and the company's commitment to the country.

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