Month: April 2013

Microsoft's Gates. Ballmer and Smith Join Pro-Drilling Facebook PAC

Microsoft Executives Join Facebook PAC Promoting Keystone KXL and ANWR Drilling

We’ve discussed at length the Nevada tax dodge run by Microsoft Chairman Bill Gates, CEO Steve Ballmer and General Counsel Brad Smith. Well, they’ve joined FWD.US, the PAC run by Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg – which is funding ads to promote...

/ April 28, 2013

The Seattle Times Executive Editor Covering Microsoft’s CEO Handshake

The Seattle Times failure to cover Microsoft’s $1.5 billion Nevada tax dodge is finally in the news again this week: The Stranger’s Slog Seattle Times Realizes Microsoft’s Running the Legislature, Slashdot Former Microsoft Managers Now In Charge of Washington State’s Budget and...

/ April 27, 2013

Sighting of the Highly Elusive Pacific Northwest Sex Croissant

Pretty excited to see one of these today … usually quite rare:

/ April 24, 2013

Where are the Regulations on International Data Roaming Fees?

I have a 5 GB tethered data plan with AT&T which costs me $50 monthly. Whenever I travel to Canada, AT&T texts me about roaming costs. The cost of using my full data allowance while roaming without an additional subscription...

/ April 24, 2013
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Seattle Dance Clubs Fundraise to Pay Microsoft’s Tax Bill

In April 2010, Washington State’s Legislature changed the definition of its software royalty tax and effectively granted amnesty to Microsoft, helping the company lock up $1.51 billion in savings from its thirteen-year Nevada tax dodge – and more than $100 million...

/ April 12, 2013