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Google+ custom vanity URLs available for all this week

Google+ custom vanity URLs available for all this week

If you're an avid user of the Google social network called Google+ you will be excited to hear that starting this week everyone will have access to customized vanity URLs. The idea is that by signing up for your own custom URL you could make your Google+ page a sort of destination website for people wanting to know more about you or your business.

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Facebook decapitation video forces U-turn over graphic violence

Facebook decapitation video forces U-turn over graphic violence

Facebook has removed a graphically violent video that had been circulating around the social network, reviewing its policies on sharing in the process so as to reduce the amount of controversial content that is posted without any warning or consideration of audience. The company prompted raised eyebrows when it surprisingly permitted the sharing of a video showing a graphic decapitation earlier this week, with complaints both from regular users, police forces, and politicians.

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Twitter saves money on US taxes with Irish operations

Twitter saves money on US taxes with Irish operations

Unless you are familiar with the inner workings of the corporate world, you may not realize that the way some major technology firms in the US avoid paying so much in taxes is by setting up some operations in the country of Ireland. One of the companies that does this is Apple, which is reportedly saved over $74 billion in corporate taxes since it moved some assets to its Irish operations.

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