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Tax Avoidance By Google Raises Concerns In Europe

Google 貼牌冰箱(Google Refrigerator)

Google 貼牌冰箱(Google Refrigerator) (Photo credit: Aray Chen)

Tax Avoidance By Google

In 2011, Google Inc. avoided some $2 billion of income tax payments by moving its revenues to a shell company in Bermuda. Google actually shifted almost $10 billion in profits from its overseas subsidiaries to Bermuda. Since Bermuda does not have corporate income taxes, Google benefited by cutting its tax rate by half.

However, this tax avoidance has not gone over well with Governments in both the United States and Europe, which are both struggling with huge deficits. Just recently, the governing body of the European Union requested its members to adopt rules for anti-abuse and to list tax havens for blacklisting.

Picture Frames Produce Earnings For Sony

English: Hand-made picture frame

English: Hand-made picture frame (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Picture Frames Produce Earnings For Sony

The digital picture frame has greatly impacted the Sony company earnings in a positive way. These picture frames very been very profitable for this company because they are known to have produced some of the best in the market today. When it comes to things such as color saturation and overall display quality, the digital picture frame produced by Sony has become the gold standard in the market today. In fact, they have sold millions of these picture frames over the last year.

When you consider how popular these items have been over a period of the last five years, it is clear just how much of an impact these frames have had on the company earnings. In fact, there are very few products that have been back to impact a company in such a way.

Facebook Beats Expert Predictions

Mark Zuckerberg, founder and CEO, shows off th...

Mark Zuckerberg, founder and CEO, shows off the new messaging system in Facebook. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Facebook Beats Expert Predictions

Facebook's 2012 third quarter earnings beat Wall Street's expert expectations, ending the quarter at $1.26 billion in revenue. Wall Street financial forecasting experts had predicted Facebook would close the quarter at $1.23 million in earnings. The social network has more than 1 billion members, including 600 million users who access the site through their mobile phones or other handheld digital devices.

Facebook, as the world's second most visited website and the leading social network, has been watched closely because the possibility of high Facebook earnings was seen as a possible boost to the stock market. The company's stock was first offered publicly in May, opening at $38 per share. By the end of the third quarter, this price had fallen to below $20 a share. This led Wall Street to predict lower Facebook earnings - $1.23 billion - than the recently released results show.

Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer–First Earnings

Marissa Mayer

Marissa Mayer (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer–First Earnings

Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer made her first earnings report in October 2012. In the conference she said that she is very impress with the progress of the company in the third quarter. She also said that Yahoo is working with Microsoft to improve search. Wall Street though wants to know what the outline is for reviving the Web Company's revenue growth.

Investing In Google Today

SUN VALLEY, ID - JULY 12:  Eric Schmidt, execu...

SUN VALLEY, ID - JULY 12: Eric Schmidt, executive chairman of Google, Google’s Nexus 7 Android tablet during the Allen & Company Sun Valley Conference on July 12, 2012 in Sun Valley, Idaho. Since 1983, the investment firm Allen & Company has annually hosted the media and technology conference which is usually attended by powerful media executives. (Image credit: Getty Images via @daylife)

Anyone asking the question why should I invest in Google will need to consider what they are looking for when putting their money into the market. Many people simply invest without taking the time to consider what they would like from their ideal investments. When this happens, they tend to take on more risks than needed in order to chase a large financial profit.

While the drive to make profits will always be an important factor in how you invest, it should never be the only reason to put money into any investment. There are many options available on the market, Google is considered to be one of the best. A simple reason for you to invest in Google would be the stability that it can provide you when it comes to returns on your investments. When you put money into an investment, you want to make sure you know what you are getting.

Google Inc. Trading in a Range

English: NASDAQ in Times Square, New York City...

English: NASDAQ in Times Square, New York City, USA. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Google’s main business is providing a large database of indexed web pages from across the Internet, the largest database of any other organization. It also provides a number of free and premium services to online clients including advertisement and placement.

The Market Cap for Google has grown to exceed $210 Billion on the Nasdaq stock exchange. The company has never offered a dividend as many technology investors are investing for appreciation instead of income. The company has no investor related events approaching in the near future.

Facebook And Google Quarterly Earnings

Image representing Alexa as depicted in CrunchBase

Image via CrunchBase

Google and Facebook have earned the number one and number two Alexa rankings respectively. Even though Alexa rankings are important, they are an indication of the traffic a website receives. They do not indicate the amount of profit that an individual site may have.  Because Google and Facebook are now publicly traded companies, they must release their earnings figures quarterly.

Invest In Google Today

SUN VALLEY, ID - JULY 12:  Eric Schmidt, execu...

SUN VALLEY, ID - JULY 12: Eric Schmidt, executive chairman of Google, displays the Google's Nexus Q streaming media player and Google’s Nexus 7 Android tablet during the Allen & Company Sun Valley Conference on July 12, 2012 in Sun Valley, Idaho. (Image credit: Getty Images via @daylife)

Now is the time to invest in Google and begin making a strong addition to your portfolio that will begin to generate income in a short period of time. There are millions of people interested in making money in the stock market, but most people have no idea about where to put their money. Since there are so many different options, people tend to choose stocks that are very popular at the moment. Selecting your investments this way could lead to taking on too much risk and increasing the possibility of suffering a loss. What you should do is choose stocks that would provide you with solid returns for years to come.

What Is The Future For Facebook After IPO?

Mark Zuckerberg, founder and CEO of Facebook

Mark Zuckerberg, founder and CEO of Facebook (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Facebook made waves on the NYSE recently as it went public in early May. Shares of the stock were snatched up at the initial price offering because of predictions that it would be a good money maker on the heels of its popularity when it was just a private company. The change in principle ownership did have users of the website worried though. Those that owned a Facebook profile became worried that Facebook going public would bring a lot of negative changes to their Facebook experience.  The truth is whenever company decides to go public there inevitably going to some changes that come along with it. What will be the future Facebook after IPO?

Is Crowdfunding Too Saturated?

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Donations (Photo credit: Matthew Burpee)

While some people are just catching on to crowdfunding, others have been savvy to it for years.  The idea behind crowd funding is quite brilliant: raise small donations from a high number of people to fund your project.  Most people don’t mind throwing in $5 to a project they find intriguing. Or at least if it’s someone they care about.  Thousands of films, documentaries, books, games etc. have successfully been funded. Sites like Kickstarter and Indiegogo are raking in the money by being the platform for these artists to fundraise.  Kickstarter has hit over a million dollars for a single project more than once.  So why isn’t everyone using crowd funding for projects? Well, it’s starting to look like small business and inventors are.

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