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I think you misunderstand VAT.  The consumer pays VAT at 20% at the point of sale, not the company.  Additionally, some consumers can reclaim VAT through their business so its not paid on every transaction.
They are actually.  Google, Amazon and Starbucks have all been hauled in front of parliamentary committees recently over this exact same issue, so this isn't picking on Apple.   The issue is the Irish tax setup.  The Irish government says corporations incorporated in Ireland pay tax on where they're managed and controlled from (for Apple, this is the U.S.) but US rules (and most other major economies) say the tax should be paid where the company is incorporated.  If...
Another error strewn, unfocused and too lengthy piece of click bait blogging from DED/Corrections.   For all those regulars who complain about too many non-Apple worshippers visiting these forums, articles such as these are the reason. Perhaps if AI were to use more objective sources this place might be a bit more enjoyable.
    Why are you having a go at Crowley?  The above quotes have been your sum total input to this thread.  Crowley, on the other hand, has provided facts backed up by evidence.  Maybe if you tried to discuss things with him instead of making pointless comments these forums might by a better place to be.
Sorry, do we have to show passports now to post in this thread?   As usual, some Americans can't see the bigger picture.  This is a global issue, not a US only issue.  Google were in front of a parliamentary committee this week in the UK about the exact same thing and got ripped apart similar to how Apple are.   And there lies the issue with finding a resolution.  It needs a global solution in a world where countries are all self-serving.
Login to your Google account, go to https://www.google.com/settings/plus and scroll to the bottom.  You can delete your G+ membership, or delete your entire Google account.
Not true.  Google only count an activation when someone visits the Play Store so if a phone doesn't use Google Services, its not included in their activation numbers.
Really?  Do you have any idea how SEO works?  How people build websites has a MASSIVE effect on their rankings, and Google provide guidelines on best practice.  Would you rather have badly built and irrelevant websites appear at the top of searches, or well-built and properly structured sites with relevant content?   I'm not saying that this is the issue here (in fact, nobody on here actually knows what the issue is so all this discussion is normal internet baloney), but...
  Too true.  I wear glasses (I can't wear contact lenses) so having to wear a second pair is impractical and ridiculous.  The last 3D film I attempted to watch was Prometheus but I left after an hour with a killer headache.  I don't think 3D is going away anytime soon, but its always going to be a sideshow with its current limitations.
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