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Google will be asked to explain ‘cosy’ UK tax deal to lawmakers


British politicians want to know why Google is paying so little in back taxes, and will demand that the search giant come in for a talk.The company and the tax authority, Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs, will be summoned by the U.K. Parliament’s Public Accounts Committee to justify a settlement …

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Google’s self-driving car at fault in minor accident involving public transit bus


Google’s self-driving vehicles have logged millions of hours on public roadways. Inevitably, they’ve also been involved in a handful of traffic accidents. Up to this point, however, Google says its autonomous vehicles have never been at fault in any of them. That claim no longer appears to be case. The …

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Google wants to help carriers replace SMS with a better messaging platform


Google is partnering with mobile operators across the world to push a replacement technology for SMS called Rich Communications Services (RCS). The standard would enable more advanced features found in today’s messaging apps like the ability to send photos and videos, create group chats, and to see when another user …

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