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Apple's tax bill. Experts said the administration was unlikely to take such a drastic measure, and even if it did, courts might strike down that action because of treaties. Section 891 of the U.S. tax code, passed in 1934 but never used, allows the president to double tax rates for citizens and..."/>
Obama has power to double EU firms' tax rates to escalate Apple flap [Boston Herald]
KVH Industries, Inc.,, has once again been cited as the market share leader in maritime VSAT units in service, in a newly published report.“ Maritime SATCOM Markets, 4 th Edition,” by Northern Sky Research, a leading maritime industry analyst firm, reports that KVH’ s mini-VSAT Broadband customers account for 29% of the vessels using Ku-band services, which is more than double the 14% share of the nearest competitor, as of..."/>
New Industry Report Confirms KVH’s Continuing Leadership Position in Maritime VSAT Market
Intel Corp. executive, the Chennai-based start-up had earlier raised $1.5 million in January..."/>
Mad Street Den Systems raises funds from Sequoia Capital, existing investors [Mint, New Delhi]
McDonald's USA, a big title and a big job. Kempczinski, who replaces Mike Andres, had been the corporation's executive vice president of strategy, business development and innovation since joining McDonald's last year. Setting aside Andres' performance, Kempczinski's potential, the implications for McDonald's and whatever ambitions hang in the balance, Kempczinski's old job sounds like a very good one to have."/>
Chicago Tribune Phil Rosenthal column [Chicago Tribune]
EF Hutton America, a storied financial firm based in New York City, will move to downtown Springfield, bringing as many as 400 jobs over five years and investing about $22 million. The financial services firm, initially founded in 1904, will also buy two prominent downtown properties-- the former Credit Life Building and the State Theatre. Local leaders said the move could be a catalyst to spur further development and growth downtown, but stressed the deal is contingent on..."/>
Financial firm plans to move to downtown Springfield, add 400 jobs [Dayton Daily News, Ohio]
Impinj, the Seattle radio-frequency-identification technology company, beat expectations for its first quarter as a publicly traded company, reporting 36 percent growth in revenue from a year ago. The business, which went public in July, posted $26 million in revenue during its second quarter. It reported a loss of $254,000, compared with a profit of $974,000 in the same period last year."/>
Impinj beats forecasts in first quarter as public company [The Seattle Times]
LinkedIn, and you may get a curious result. The professional networking website asks if you meant to search for a similar-looking man's name. A search for "Stephanie Williams," for example, brings up a prompt asking if the searcher meant to type "Stephen Williams" instead."/>
How LinkedIn's search engine may reflect a gender bias [The Seattle Times]
HP Inc.. Stunning desktops designed to be the focal point on the desk to power entertainment and productivity HP Pavilion Wave is built to deliver breakthrough audio experiences HP Elite Slice is a modular PC built for communications and productivity. HP Inc. today debuted two new PCs, HP Pavilion Wave and HP Elite Slice, that are revolutionizing traditional designs for the home and workplace."/>
HP Inc. Reinvents the Desktop to Enable New Experiences
HARMAN International Industries, Incorporated, the premier connected technologies company for automotive, consumer and enterprise markets, and Baidu, Inc., the leading Chinese language Internet search provider, announced today a global partnership at the annual Baidu World conference. Through this partnership, HARMAN will deliver high-quality audio solutions to innovative speech-enabled smart speakers, integrated with Baidu's advanced..."/>
HARMAN and Baidu Form Global Partnership to Develop Speech-Enabled Smart Speakers
FRONTEO Communications, Inc., a leading provider of global eDiscovery solutions and big data analysis services, and Drecom Co., Ltd. jointly announced today that they launched a large-scale program in August 2016 to verify the artificial intelligence based evaluation system of inquiries from Drecom’ s smartphone game customers. FRONTEO Communications is an AI technology based digital marketing services provider. FRONTEO’ s proprietary KIBIT AI engine..."/>
FRONTEO Group and Drecom to Verify AI-Based Inquiry Evaluation System Enabling Enhanced Services
Baidu, Inc., the leading Chinese language Internet search provider, today announced it will release an open source software platform for the deep learning community. The software will be released on GitHub on Sept. 30 with full documentation and specs. A pre-release alpha version is available now."/>
Baidu to Open Source New Platform for Deep Learning Community
Yahoo! 's planned expansion of its Quincy data center following the release of the agency's response to formal comments solicited from the public earlier this year. "The permit has already been issued, this is just a formal publication," said Brook Beeler, a spokesperson for Ecology."/>
No changes in Quincy Yahoo! permit [Columbia Basin Herald, Moses Lake, Wash.]
Blackhawk Network Holdings, Inc., a leading prepaid and payments network, announced today that it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Grass Roots Group Holdings Ltd., a leading provider of employee and customer engagement solutions. The closing of the transaction is subject to completion of certain filings with and approval by Germany's Bundeskartellamt. Grass Roots is headquartered in the county of Hertfordshire,..."/>
Blackhawk Network to Acquire Grass Roots Group
Facebook and Google started small there, grew bigger and then moved out when they became too large. But, according to Pat Burt, the mayor of Palo Alto, the city's role as a tech incubator is in danger."/>
East Bay Times Michelle Quinn column [East Bay Times]
Fujitsu Limited and Microsoft Japan Co., Ltd. today announced that they are strengthening their alliance to promote the implementation of a global communications platform that will transform customers' work styles. This will help Fujitsu's and Microsoft's customers rapidly accelerate their digital transformations. In Japan, Fujitsu is the leading vendor of communication-systems solutions based on Microsoft products, and has implemented a..."/>
Fujitsu and Microsoft Japan Strengthen Alliance to Promote Implementation of Global Communications Platform
Facebook page that it and the Illinois State Police conducted the simultaneous investigation. All three arrested live in Loves Park, and each was charged with two violations of the massage licensing act."/>
BRIEF: Police charge three women in connection with Loves Park massage and spa businesses [Rockford Register Star, Ill.]

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