September 2013 Archive

Google pays $55 million tax in Britain on 2012 sales of $5.5 bln

9/30 (Reuters) – The Internet search giant paid a tax rate of 2.6 percent on $8.1 billion in non-U.S. income in 2012…

Apple dethrones Coca-Cola as top global brand

9/30 (USA Today) – It seems technology companies have taken the fizz out of Coca-Cola.

Spain’s public debt to approach 100 percent of GDP end-2014

9/30 (Reuters) – Spain’s debt will rise to almost 100 percent of national output by the end of next year, the highest level in more ...

More Than 100 Arrested At Mountain View Rave

9/30 (CBS Local) – Police arrested more than 100 people, mostly for drug offenses and drunkenness at a weekend rave in Mountain View.

In U.S., Political Trust in “American People” at New Low

9/30 (Gallup) – Remains higher than trust in politicians

Will 11th hour bill keep the lights on temporarily?

9/30 (CNBC) – A government shutdown at midnight tonight looks increasingly likely. But it’s not a certain bet.

Overpopulation Is Not the Problem

9/30 (NY Times) – …scientists believe that by transforming the earth’s natural landscapes, we are undermining the very life support systems that sustain us.

The Faces of Facebook puts 1.2 billion people’s profile photos on a single page

9/30 (TNW) – …things just got a whole lot crazier thanks to … a project that visualizes over 1.2 billion Facebook users on one page.

Asian buyers scoop up ‘bargain’ million-dollar Bay Area homes

9/29 (SV Mercury) – The continuing influx of well-heeled homebuyers from Asia has Bay Area real estate firms competing…

Folsom Street Fair less kinky, more corporate

9/29 (SF Gate) – SF’s Folsom Street Fair, the sexually explicit celebration of bondage and leather now in its 30th year…

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