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Ahead of a major election, the UK government is proposing a 25% tax on technology companies that transfer their profits off-shore in an effort to avoid paying higher local taxes.
The iPhone maker has announced the construction of two additional data centers in Europe, both of which will rely on renewable energy and sustainable development.
Vodafone's IT and communications solutions will provide Ryanair, one of Europe's largest airlines, with mobile services, ticketing and check-in support, and iPad 'electronic flight bags' for pilots.
Ireland has filed an amicus brief to support Microsoft in its fight against the US government and the quasi-legal ways that the United States is trying to obtain data stored in foreign countries.
In the middle of an appeals process, Microsoft is trying to fight back against the US government's demand on the company's customers' data, by going on a PR campaign to get the public on its side.
It's been a tough year for Microsoft on many fronts but perhaps none more important than the privacy of cloud data. Now, it seems the embattled company has support from an extensive cohort of allies.
Microsoft is once again challenging the search warrant for customer data being stored on data centers in Ireland after being found to be in contempt of court.
Domino's Pizza has introduced Cortana voice interaction support to its Windows Phone app in the UK and Ireland, and has also added SmartGlass device support for its Xbox One app.
Microsoft's new 4G Windows Phone, the Lumia 735, is now on sale in Ireland, Malaysia, Australia and in the UK, where it can be purchased off-contract from £199, or free on contracts from £17 a month.
Microsoft has found itself in a bit of hot water of the Ireland data court case and the courts of but will not be fined or punished, yet, as it appeals the ruling.
Netflix is inviting people to apply for what some might consider the best job in the world: being paid to watch TV shows and movies, with flexible hours, in the comfort of your own home.
Microsoft has been ordered by a US district court to release a customer's emails and related data which is stored on a server in Dublin, Ireland but the company is planning to oppose the order.
Google may be fined for not paying $1bn in taxes to the French government over the past couple of years, although the company states that they have been compliant with French law
The rural areas of Ireland will soon have access to fiber optic internet within the next four years with the recently signed plan to deploy the service throughout the country.
Twitter Alerts has launched in the U.K. and Ireland, with 57 organisations, including police forces and government agencies, signing up to share critical information quickly when it is needed most.
Eric Schmidt, Google's executive chairman, has come out in support of Google's tax avoidance practises in an interview with the BBC. In 2011, Google made £395m in the U.K and paid just £6m in tax.
Starbucks is the latest big brand to end up red-faced thanks to social media, after a tweet to its customers in Ireland asked why they're proud to be British - a contentious enquiry, to say the least.
Ireland has now passed a new online copyright law that will allow content providers to ask that entire web sites to be blocked. The "Irish SOPA" was passed despite a number of protests from others.
Striking government websites once again, Anonymous is taking credit for bringing down several Irish government websites, in protest of copyright reform laws that are being called the 'Irish SOPA.'
The streaming movie and TV show service Netflix, which has over 20 million subscribers in the US, is now finally available for UK and Ireland residents via the PC, game consoles, and other platforms.
Netflix has confirmed it will offer its streaming movie and TV show service to the United Kingdom and Ireland sometime in early 2012. But there's no word on what content will be available.
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