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How El Reg predicted Google's sweetheart tax deal ... in 2013

Comment “Google will shrug off this week's tax woes with a flick of its robotic tail, and politicians and tax campaigners will declare 'success'," or so I predicted here not two years ago. The ad giant would make a symbolic gesture on paying UK corporation tax, and we’d all be told to go home. For once, I’m afraid, I was almost …
Andrew Orlowski, 25 Jan 2016
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20 years ago this week, Microsoft just about killed Australian PC manufacturing

In late June of 1995, Australia's top PC manufacturer Osborne went into voluntary administration, caused in part by tactics that made Microsoft the titan it is today – and shaped our industry in nasty ways. Osborne Australia started life as the local distributor of the famed Osborne One CP/M luggable made by US company Osborne …
Simon Sharwood, 21 Jun 2015

Who runs this world? Sony Pictures CEO jokes about getting UK culture minister fired

Sony Entertainment CEO Michael Lynton mulled pulling strings to get UK culture minister Ed Vaizey fired to replace him with the grandson of former prime minister Harold MacMillan. Vaizey, a democratically elected Tory moderniser, oversaw "digital industries" for Britain's Coalition government – from broadband to copyright …
Kieren McCarthy, 18 Apr 2015
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Let AN EGG tell you what's happened in tech this week!

Youtube Video Have a look at what went down in tech this week, with El Reg's animated news anchor Regina Eggbert. She'll let you know about Blighty's attempt to levy a "Google tax" on large multinationals, the FBI's attempt to snoop on US mobes using an ancient law signed into existence by George Washington, and Sony Pictures …
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UK slaps 25 per cent 'Google Tax' on tech multinationals

Chancellor George Osborne has announced a 25 per cent tax on company profits made in UK but diverted abroad - singling out tech companies for a so-called "Google tax." In his Autumn Statement Osborne pointed the finger at large multinational companies, particularly those in the tech sector, that use "elaborate tax structures" …
Kat Hall, 3 Dec 2014
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Reg Hardware Retro Week Complete Coverage

Retro Week Reg Hardware Retro Week Logo Thirty years ago today, a pre-knighthood Sir Clive Sinclair launched his first colour computer, the ZX Spectrum, and the early 1980s home computing revolution got a good a shove forward like no other before it. Many a Reg reader can trace his or her engagement with information technology back to …
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Osborne proffers £150m for mobile not spots

Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne has promised £150m to provide better mobile coverage in the UK, 'cos that's just what we need to stimulate the economy. Talking on The Today show this morning the Chancellor promised a freeze on council tax while vowing to invest in developing applications for the miracle material …
Bill Ray, 3 Oct 2011
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Royal Weddings, PCs and Cameron's brass balls

Wedding to wedding, Osborne to Osborne: not a lot seems to have changed over the past 30 years, does it? Di and Charlie did the aisle tango back in 1981 and now their son is about to follow suit. We all get a day off and well, ho hum, not much seems to change in Britain, does it? But it is also the 30th anniversary of both the …
Tim Worstall, 29 Apr 2011
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Naked at 30: Osborne 1 stripped to its chips

Photos The Osborne 1 – the first mass-market portable computer – turns 30 years old this month. And what better way to celebrate than by tearing one apart? One problem: I couldn't get my hands on an original Osborne 1. But I was able to tear into the next best thing: the slightly remodeled follow-on to the original, also known as the …
Rik Myslewski, 8 Apr 2011
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The Osborne 1: 30 years old this month

The Osborne 1, the world's first commercially produced computer designed to be portable, is 30 years old this month. Adam Osborne, founder of the Osborne Computer Corporation, introduced the 11kg machine in April 1981, though it didn't go into mass production until June 1981. Osborne 1 The Osborne 1 Source: Wikipedia It …
Tony Smith, 4 Apr 2011
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Treasury turns to Facebook for cut plans

Facebook is no doubt celebrating today's free publicity provided by its supposed role in planning the UK's economic policy. In fact Facebook's role is limited to providing a link from its Democracy UK page, maintained by its PR company, to what looks like a micro-site cut and pasted from last week's YourFreedom website. The …
John Oates, 9 Jul 2010
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Osborne hands out tax cuts - for companies

ToryDem chancellor George Osborne handed a massive tax boost to business today in his first budget. But the move will be cold comfort for public sector suppliers, banks or video games developers. As expected VAT goes up from 17.5 per cent to 20 per cent on 4 January next year. Corporation tax will be cut by a penny every …
John Oates, 22 Jun 2010
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Adam Osborne 1939-2003

Obituary Adam Osborne, pioneer of portable computing, has died after a long illness. He was 64. Osborne achieved fame as the founder of Osborne Computer in the early 1980s, which launched the first ever portable computer, the $1795 Osborne 1, in April 1981. Designed by Osborne but made to work by his Osborne Computer co-founder, …
Tony Smith, 25 Mar 2003

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