There’s No Immunity From the Medical Device Tax in Silicon Valley

Silicon Valley med device companies, both large and small, are grappling with the 2.3 percent tax that went into effect earlier this year as part of the Affordable Care Act.
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Will Alibaba, a CEO Video Star and Momentum Get Yahoo Across the $30-a-Share Rubicon Today?

What went down must go up. Right?
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Yahoo Q2 Earnings Call: The Marissa and Ken Show, Now in Living Color

Hiyo, if you will, for the Internet age.
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French Court Hits Apple With $6.5 Million Royalty Tax Bill

More tax troubles for Apple …
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Apple Tax Bill Overstated to Investors

Apple Inc.’s real tax bill isn’t as big as the one it reports to its investors. Among the findings of an investigation by the Senate’s Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations are figures that show Apple’s reported taxes substantially exceed the sum it actually pays the U.S. Treasury.

eBay’s Donahoe: “We’re Not Against an Internet Sales Tax”

John Donahoe, CEO of eBay, has his doubts about the Marketplace Fairness Act.
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Mike Lynch Punches Back at Today’s HP Filing: Whither $5B Writedown?

Sooner or later, someone’s going to lose an eye.
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Andreessen Horowitz Distributes Facebook-Instagram Shares, But Holds Bulk of Direct Investment

According to a new filing to the Securities and Exchange Commission, high-profile Silicon Valley venture firm Andreessen Horowitz has sold just over 4.6 million shares of Facebook that it got from the sale of its investment in photo-sharing site Instagram. And, as had been previously reported, Marc Andreessen, who is a Facebook director, is also unloading a small amount of stock to cover his personal tax liabilities. In addition, one of the limited partners of Andreessen Horowitz also asked for a distribution of the firm’s direct investment. The firm continues to hold close to 3.9 million shares of Facebook, whose stock has taken a beating since it went public earlier this year. That’s due to a number of reasons, including the end of lock-up periods of a huge number of Facebook employee shares that are now able to come onto the market.

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