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Project Sand Hill: Google’s Unknown Campaign to Track the World’s Hottest Startups (by Davey Alba)

GoogleSince 2012, Suman Prasad and his team have worked with various Silicon Valley venture capital firms to identify “rocketship” startups before they really take off, and they help plug them into the Google machine. They help them build apps for Android phones, hook into Android Pay, and make use of countless other Google services, from Google Maps to Google ads. Prasad started the project in his Google “20 Percent Time,” but it has since grown into something much bigger. Click here for more…

Author: Davey Albay

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Apple and Google face long battle with the EU (by Klint Finley)

Apple & GoogleAnother tech company just got some bad news from the European Union. Yesterday, the EU’s executive branch ordered Apple to pay 13 billion euros—about $14.5 billion—plus interest in back taxes. According to the EU, Ireland gave Apple preferential tax treatment, allowing the American company to avoid taxes other businesses would have to pay. The decision could be a bad sign for Amazon, which could be on the hook for hundreds of millions of euros in back taxes in Luxembourg. Click here for more…

Author: Klint Finley

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