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Apple sold $4.2 billion of product in New Zealand, paid $0 local taxes

New Zealand’s share of tax “may be small... but it must be more than zero.” Enlarge / A customer in Apple's store in Auckland, New Zealand, in 2010. A report by a major New Zealand newspaper found Apple hasn't paid any taxes in New Zealand.....»»

Category: topSource:  arstechnicaMar 20th, 2017

Box office hits and misses: ‘Fate of the Furious’ crosses $1 billion as ‘The Circle’ unravels

After just three weeks in theaters, Universal Pictures' sequel The Fate of the Furious has crossed the $1 billion mark worldwide, and is now the fifth film to do so for the studio. The post Box office hits and misses: ‘Fate of the Furious’.....»»

Category: topSource:  digitaltrendsRelated News1 hr. 14 min. ago

Nissan Rogue Sport: A conquest machine?

Nissan expects the new Rogue Sport to become a conquesting machine, taking buyers mostly from small import sedans such as the Honda Civic......»»

Category: topSource:  autonewsRelated News1 hr. 29 min. ago

BMW holds out hope for 7 series

BMW wanted to set a new sales record and regain leadership of the large luxury sedan segment after launching the redesigned 7 series in late 2015. It didn't happen last year - but there's always 2017, says Americas chief Ludwig Willisch......»»

Category: topSource:  autonewsRelated News1 hr. 29 min. ago

17 million or bust? Red flags for retailers

The industry has crossed the line into risky territory on automaker incentives, leasing levels and new-vehicle inventory, said AutoNation CEO Mike Jackson. Several other public dealership group executives agreed......»»

Category: topSource:  autonewsRelated News1 hr. 29 min. ago

Mann plots a U.S. revival for Mitsubishi

New Mitsubishi COO Trevor Mann outlines his revival plan for the troubled carmaker and explains how he got it back on the profit path just months after arriving from controlling owner Nissan......»»

Category: topSource:  autonewsRelated News1 hr. 29 min. ago

Article: Recommended Reading: May 1, 2017

eMarketer’s scan of the key developments of the day, plus data to make sense of it all. Today’s topics: Amazon makes Alexa sound more human; SoftBank to invest over $1.5 billion in Paytm; and more......»»

Category: internetSource:  emarketerRelated News1 hr. 38 min. ago

Video Explores Scifi Trope of Women Who Are "Born Sexy Yesterday"

It’s a tale as old as time— at least in science fiction. A beautiful woman wakes up in a scary new world, unable to grasp the basic day-to-day activities of life. She could be a robot, or a mermaid, or a goddamn Messiah sent by aliens. It doesn.....»»

Category: topSource:  gizmodoRelated News6 hr. 45 min. ago

Hacker Leaks "Orange Is the New Black" Episodes After Failing To Extort Netflix

An anonymous reader writes: "A hacker (or hacker group) known as The Dark Overlord (TDO) has leaked the first ten episodes of season 5 of the "Orange Is The New Black" show after two failed blackmail attempts, against Larson Studios and Netflix," rep.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotRelated News6 hr. 53 min. ago

Apple’s Stock Races Ahead as Investors Bet on New iPhones

Apple’s shares are up nearly 60 percent since last summer. Investors hope new iPhones due in September will prompt many Apple users to upgrade......»»

Category: topSource:  nytRelated News7 hr. 53 min. ago

AAA officially launches its car sharing startup Gig with a giant, sober dance party in Oakland

 Gig, a new car-sharing app created by the emergency roadside assistance service AAA rolled out to the Bay Area today. The startup comes out of A3 Ventures, AAA’s venture arm and the new one-way car sharing service is now active in Oakland.....»»

Category: topSource:  techcrunchRelated News8 hr. 1 min. ago

iPhone 8 Rumor Rollup: long live the battery, here come the cases, plus a new concept design

Perhaps new research that found more iPhone buyers opting for legacy models over the iPhone 7 and 7 Plus will give Apple a little nudge to make sure there's really incentive to buy the forthcoming iPhone 8 (or iPhone X) instead of going with the 7.....»»

Category: networkSource:  networkworldRelated News8 hr. 2 min. ago

Chinese Hackers Show How To Steal Your Car With $20 Of Hardware

I’ve never really been crazy about proximity keys, mostly because I’m a scatter-brained fool. The overall car industry loves them, though, and most new cars use these types of keyless entry systems. A team of Chinese researchers have figured out.....»»

Category: topSource:  gizmodoRelated News9 hr. 13 min. ago

5 songs you need to stream this week: Real Estate, Chris Stapleton, and more

Not sure what new music to listen to? We'll let you know what new tracks and albums dropping this week are worthy of your attention. Up this week: Real Estate, Chris Stapleton and more. The post 5 songs you need to stream this week: Real Estate, Chri.....»»

Category: topSource:  digitaltrendsRelated News9 hr. 14 min. ago

RoamingMan might be the easiest way to stay connected anywhere in the world

Roaming is expensive, hotel Wi-Fi sucks, and getting a new SIM card in every country you travel through is a pain. RoamingMan makes life abroad easier with a 4G hotspot that seamlessly works in any country you visit for a flat rate. The post RoamingM.....»»

Category: topSource:  digitaltrendsRelated News9 hr. 14 min. ago

Swelling Batteries Prompt Extension on Apple Watch Warranty

Apple is pretty great about honoring its warranties and even recently changed its policy on fourth generation iPads to allow for an upgrade if something’s wrong with the device. Now, the Cupertino computing giant is giving customers an extra two ye.....»»

Category: topSource:  gizmodoRelated News10 hr. 29 min. ago

Microsoft And Apple Target Schools In War With Chromebook

An anonymous reader writes: "Google [is] commanding 58% of U.S. K-12 schools. Windows is in second with around 22% and the combined impact of MacOS and iOS are close behind at 19%," reports TechCrunch, citing figures from consulting firm Futuresource.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotRelated News11 hr. 13 min. ago

"Car Dogs" have their day on screen

A new feature film about a day in the life of a car dealership resonated with some store employees who could identify with the long hours, the hypercompetitive atmosphere and the sense of camaraderie among stressed-out salespeople......»»

Category: topSource:  autonewsRelated News11 hr. 29 min. ago

Rare 1970s DC vs. Marvel Documentary Time-Travels Back to Glory Days of Old-School Comics

“Maybe you think comics are pictures of people walking and talking and beating each other up. Well, comics are art, which means... new ideas, new innovations.” A rarely seen 1978 documentary about the comics business has shown up online for the v.....»»

Category: topSource:  gizmodoRelated News13 hr. 37 min. ago

Here are our favorite ‘Hearthstone’ deck archetypes so far in ‘Journey to Un’Goro’

Hearthstone's latest expansion, 'Journey to Un'Goro', has shaken up the meta, and that's a great thing. Here are some of the new decks we've enjoyed playing for each class while exploring the wilds of Un'Goro Crater. The post Here are our favorite &#.....»»

Category: topSource:  digitaltrendsRelated News13 hr. 38 min. ago

Apple adds one more year to first-generation Watch warranty

To cover old Apple Watches with swollen battery issues. Enlarge (credit: Andrew Cunningham) Apple added one extra year to its warranty for some first-generation Apple Watches, according to a note sent to authorized service providers obtained.....»»

Category: topSource:  arstechnicaRelated News13 hr. 54 min. ago