Google Avoids $2 Billion In Taxes By Offshoring Profits In Bermuda

Huffington Post:

On Monday, Bloomberg’s Jesse Drucker reported that the tech giant avoided paying $2 billion in global income taxes by moving $10 billion in revenue, or 80 percent of its pretax profit, to Bermuda, which does not have a corporate income tax. Google has nearly doubled the amount of money that it is sheltering in Bermuda since 2008.


Google Avoids $2 Billion In Taxes By Offshoring Profits In Bermuda

Steven Sinofsky Leaves Post As President Of Windows At Microsoft

Huffington Post:

Company veteran Julie Larson-Green has been promoted to lead all Windows software and hardware engineering, Microsoft said. Tami Reller will take over responsibility for the Windows business while retaining her posts as chief financial officer and chief marketing officer.

The company did not say why Sinofsky is leaving.

Steven Sinofsky Leaves Post As President Of Windows At Microsoft

After Sandy Knocks Out Power, Rescue Keeps Data Center Alive

Huffington Post:

They call themselves “the bucket brigade.”

In a lower Manhattan building evacuated during Hurricane Sandy, more than a dozen people on Wednesday carried 5-gallon buckets filled with diesel fuel up 17 flights of stairs. Each of them carried two buckets — one in each arm — up two flights of stairs, then handed them off to the next person. The stairwell was pitch dark, slippery and reeked of diesel.

The diesel was powering a backup generator on the roof that fueled a data center run by Peer 1 Hosting. Inside, rows and rows of Peer 1’s servers provide the computing power for about 100 companies like Squarespace, a Web publishing software business, and Fog Creek Software, a company that develops tools for the software industry. Those companies rely on Peer 1’s data center to enable thousands of customers around the world to run their websites.

That, is dedication.

After Sandy Knocks Out Power, Rescue Keeps Data Center Alive

Microsoft vs. Apple In Two Photos: The Battle Over The Many And The Few

Great comparison by Jason Gilbert on the Huffington Post. Apple focuses on one product, Microsoft is all over the place.

What I want to highlight in this image is the sheer multiplicity of devices on display, the several different focal points and options for objects to look at for the viewer.

Video: So Real it’s Scary.

LG sets up some screens on an elevator floor to prank it’s riders into thinking they’re going to fall through the floor. This is a promotional stunt for their new LCD panels with IPS technology.

Via Huffington Post

Windows 8 Release Preview Baffles Customers

I said it once, and I say it again, the tiled interface is great for a phone or tablet. On a desktop…not so sure. The real test will be the non-techie people, regular folks. Will they understand it?

Windows 8 Release Preview Baffles Customers

Newsweek Ending Print Edition, Going All-Digital In 2013; Job Cuts Expected

Huffington Post:

Newsweek is ending its print edition and transitioning to an all-digital format by the end of 2012, editor Tina Brown announced on Thursday.

Tablets, e-readers, laptops and desktops, paper is going away.

Newsweek Ending Print Edition, Going All-Digital In 2013; Job Cuts Expected

Foxconn says iPhone 5 is ‘the most difficult device’ it’s ever assembled

Appleinsider:

An unnamed person who spoke with The Wall Street Journal said the iPhone 5 is “the most difficult device that Foxconn has ever assembled.” They said that improvements would come over time, and that productivity at Foxconn’s plants in assembling the iPhone 5 has already increased on a daily basis.

Would it have something to do with this?

Foxconn says iPhone 5 is ‘the most difficult device’ it’s ever assembled

Samsung Reviewing 250 Chinese Suppliers For Labor Violations

Reuters, via Huffington Post:

Samsung Electronics Co said on Monday it would inspect 250 Chinese companies which make products for the South Korean firm to ensure no labor laws are broken after a U.S.-based group accused one of its suppliers of using child labor.

Where is Mike Daisey when you need him?

Samsung Reviewing 250 Chinese Suppliers For Labor Violations

Thermonuclear, Steve.

Via Huffington Post