The Champion in the Art of Tax Avoidance Can Now be Crowned

June 04, 2021

On June 3, The Guardian revealed that a company valued at over $1 trillion banked its profits without sacrificing a penny in corporate taxes. If it was not for the fact that the firm, whose headquarters are in Dublin, Ireland, generated a net profit “equal to nearly three-quarters of Ireland’s...

Bill Gates Leaves Microsoft Behind to Save a Troubled World

March 17, 2020

Many people would consider Bill Gates’ announcement that he is stepping down from the board of directors of Microsoft a historical event, even in these times dominated by the coronavirus crisis that has squeezed most other stories out of the news cycle. Gates became a legend as the founder of...

Digital Tech Workers Revolt against Lethality

February 26, 2019

A generation of digital wizards discover they are working for the military-industrial complex and don’t like the taste of it. The Daily Devil’s Dictionary explains. Microsoft employees are the latest group of tech workers to protest the role they are being asked to play in developing weapons...

Can Microsoft Gain a Mobile Edge?

August 23, 2015

In the throes of a midlife crisis, Microsoft is making its boldest moves yet to prevent itself from fading into technological irrelevance. It was a watershed moment for Microsoft. In January, the software giant surprised everyone by announcing in a blog post that it would make its flagship...

Corporate Tax Avoidance: Can the System Be Fixed?

July 14, 2013

Given its clear deficiencies, many agree the current US tax system is broken. In a confrontation that made headlines in May, the Senate Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations released a report claiming that Cupertino, California-based tech giant Apple has been using a "complex web of...