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Google and Facebook fight it out over your homepage

Over the next few of weeks profiles for the social network's half-billion members will be changed to include a link prompting them to set Facebook.com as their browser's default homepage. Facebook hopes this will increase the amount of time users spend on the site and bolster the site's already impressive €60 million ($80 million) ad revenue.
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Times paywall figures revealed

This morning News International have released widely anticipated figures on the Times’s paywall: 105,000 people have paid to access the site since the paywall was introduced in July of this year.
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And now you’re done: Amazon’s $269 million tax bill

The state of Texas is persuing online retailer Amazon for $269 (€192.61) million in unpaid taxes according to Publishers Weekly. Tax officials in Texas believe that the presence of an Amazon distribution centre in the site provides the company with the presence in their jurisdiction and makes them subject to Texan tax laws.
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