EU tech regulator backs UK plans for digital tax, despite Trump threats

Margrethe Vestager says EU will also tax tech firms who ‘create value but do not pay taxes’The European Union’s leading tech regulator has thrown her weight behind the British government’s plans to press ahead with a digital tax despite threats from Do…

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France poised to drop plan to tax tech giants amid signs of US deal

Talks in Davos raise hope of agreement to find multilateral solution to taxing digital firmsFrance is poised to announce on Wednesday that it is dropping its go-it-alone plan to tax big US tech companies in exchange for Washington’s agreement to press …

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The Guardian view on Davos: capitalists know they must do better | Editorial

The climate crisis and social unrest could finally force corporate leaders to think beyond the profit motiveWhen Klaus Schwab founded the World Economic Forum in an Alpine ski resort in 1971, he wasn’t to know that the 30-year postwar boom was on its l…

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The tech giants dominated the decade. But there’s still time to rein them in | Jay Owens

Google, Amazon and Facebook moved at a scale and speed governments couldn’t match. Now regulators are trying to catch upThe 2010s will be remembered for a new era in the development of capitalism, one of mind-boggling scale. Apple, Amazon and Microsoft…

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Last minute tech Christmas gift ideas for every budget

Left it a bit late? Here’s a quick list of good tech things for people of all agesLego Hidden Side – £25 Continue reading…

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Apple and Google named in US lawsuit over Congolese child cobalt mining deaths

Dell, Microsoft and Tesla also among tech firms named in case brought by families of children killed or injured while mining in DRCComment: ‘I saw the unbearable grief inflicted on families by cobalt mining. I pray for change’A landmark legal case has …

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