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UK sales for 2013 surge to $5.6bn, bringing its corporation tax arrangements back into the spotlight

Mark Bridger leaves Mold Crown Court

Poll: After Mark Bridger's conviction for the murder of April Jones, should Google do more to stop child porn?

During the trial of Mark Bridger for the sexually motivated murder of 5-year-old April Jones, details emerged of Bridger's use of online child porn.

Google's Doodle commemorates Julius Richard Petri

This will grow on you: Google Doodle celebrates 161st birthday of Julius Richard Petri - inventor of the Petri dish

Google is commemorating the achievements of the scientist Julius Richard Petri today with a Google Doodle that shows his invention - the Petri dish - in action.

Google is reported to want to extend new wireless networks to sub-Saharan Africa and Southeast Asia.

Google to develop wireless networks in emerging markets

Google is reported to have plans to connect developing markets to the internet through a WiFi enabled network of blimps, balloons and other “high-altitude platforms” (HAPS).

Eric Schmidt speaking at Hay-on-Wye yesterday

Google tax policy is 'just capitalism'

Britain should stop complaining and change its tax laws, search-engine chief Eric Schmidt tells Hay festival audience

Ben Chu: Why isn't a global tax on multinational profits on the agenda for G8?

Outlook Big Brother watched you. And Google? Google just loves you. The internet search leviathan's boss Eric Schmidt told us so this week. "Google will continue to invest in the UK no matter what you guys do," he told the audience at the company's annual Big Tent shindig this week. "We love you guys too much".

Ed Miliband addresses Google executives today

Ed Miliband warns Google: I'd make you pay more tax

Google is betraying its founding principles by going to extraordinary lengths to avoid paying taxes in Britain, says Ed Miliband.

For Google, This World is Not Enough

Larry Page, the search engine's co-founder, hopes to apportion part of the world for "illegal" plans

James Moore: Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer risks failure as she tries to buy her way out of a jam with Tumblr purchase

Is Marissa Mayer riding for a fall? Or just a bit of a Tumbl(r)? It all depends on whether she can successfully generate a bit more than the pitiful $13m (£8.6m) of revenue that Tumblr, the blogging website she is going to use $1.1bn of Yahoo’s money to buy, has so far managed.

The statement from Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer begins with a promise “not to screw it up”, whilst assuring users that David Karp will remain CEO and that Yahoo! will “operate Tumblr independently”.

'We won't screw it up': Yahoo buys New York-based social network Tumblr for $1.1bn as chief executive Marissa Mayer rules out radical changes following negative reaction

Deal for £723m in cash justified by Tumblr’s impressive numbers as one of the world’s fastest growing social-media networks

Six of of 10 UK internet users access BBC website - but even that is below target

BBC Online also failing to meet target of 22m clickthroughs a year for connecting users to external sites

David Cameron is meeting Google's executive chairman at the Prime Minister's Business Advisory Group

David Cameron avoids taxing questions for Google boss despite new whistleblower

Eric Schmidt wasl not be grilled on corporate taxes when he visited No 10 but former executive says he has 100,000 emails showing how search giant has ‘cheated’ UK taxpayers

David Karp, the founder of Tumblr, will be the latest Silicon Valley tycoon

A match made in cyberspace? Yahoo! set to buy Tumblr for $1.1bn

Not quite a year after arriving at Yahoo! from Google, chief executive Marissa Mayer has apparently persuaded her board to approve the purchase of Tumblr – the go-to website for legions of young bloggers and internet sharers – for $1.1bn in cash, despite it making just $13m in sales last year.

Google chairman Eric-Schmidt has rejected claims that the company is not paying their fair share of taxes

Former Google exec says he has 100,000 emails showing how 'immoral' company avoids paying UK tax

A former Google executive-turned-whistleblower says he has 100,000 emails that expose an “immoral” tax avoidance scheme used by his former employer, that has “cheated” British taxpayers out of hundreds of millions of pounds.

Questions: Eric Schmidt is lying low after the PAC branded his firm 'devious'

Google boss Eric Schmidt may snub David Cameron over company's House of Commons grilling

Schmidt has also pulled out of an interview with the BBC, without giving a reason

Here's a solution: It's time for a global companies to pay a Global Profit Tax

The cascade of revelations in recent months showing multinational companies doing a huge amount of business here and yet paying virtually no corporation tax has provoked widespread public demands for something to be done. But people tend to be rather hazier on what that "something" should be.

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Eugene de Kock: Apartheid’s sadistic killer that his country cannot forgive

Apartheid’s sadistic killer that his country cannot forgive

The debate rages in South Africa over whether Eugene de Kock should ever be released from jail
Standing my ground: If sitting is bad for your health, what happens when you stay on your feet for a whole month?

Standing my ground

If sitting is bad for your health, what happens when you stay on your feet for a whole month?
Commonwealth Games 2014: Dai Greene prays for chance to rebuild after injury agony

Greene prays for chance to rebuild after injury agony

Welsh hurdler was World, European and Commonwealth champion, but then the injuries crept in
Israel-Gaza conflict: Secret report helps Israelis to hide facts

Patrick Cockburn: Secret report helps Israel to hide facts

The slickness of Israel's spokesmen is rooted in directions set down by pollster Frank Luntz
The man who dared to go on holiday

The man who dared to go on holiday

New York's mayor has taken a vacation - in a nation that has still to enforce paid leave, it caused quite a stir, reports Rupert Cornwell
Best comedians: How the professionals go about their funny business, from Sarah Millican to Marcus Brigstocke

Best comedians: How the professionals go about their funny business

For all those wanting to know how stand-ups keep standing, here are some of the best moments
The Guest List 2014: Forget the Man Booker longlist, Literary Editor Katy Guest offers her alternative picks

The Guest List 2014

Forget the Man Booker longlist, Literary Editor Katy Guest offers her alternative picks
Jokes on Hollywood: 'With comedy film audiences shrinking, it’s time to move on'

Jokes on Hollywood

With comedy film audiences shrinking, it’s time to move on
It's the best of British art... but not all is on display

It's the best of British art... but not all is on display

Voted for by the British public, the artworks on Art Everywhere posters may be the only place where they can be seen
Critic claims 'I was the inspiration for Blanche DuBois'

Critic claims 'I was the inspiration for Blanche DuBois'

Blanche Marvin reveals how Tennessee Williams used her name and an off-the-cuff remark to create an iconic character
Sometimes it's hard to be a literary novelist

Sometimes it's hard to be a literary novelist

Websites offering your ebooks for nothing is only the latest disrespect the modern writer is subjected to, says DJ Taylor
Edinburgh Fringe 2014: The comedy highlights, from Bridget Christie to Jack Dee

Edinburgh Fringe 2014

The comedy highlights, from Bridget Christie to Jack Dee
Dame Jenny Abramsky: 'We have to rethink. If not, museums and parks will close'

Dame Jenny Abramsky: 'We have to rethink. If not, museums and parks will close'

The woman stepping down as chair of the Heritage Lottery Fund is worried