Following a worldwide trend, the new smartphone goes on sale in the U.S. and within hours is no longer available. The phones previously sold out in the United Kingdom in less than an hour. Some customers reported having trouble accessing the store or checking out successfully. Meanwhile, Dutch blog AndroidWorld reported that a planned Netherlands launch was scrapped amid high demand elsewhere. It's unclear how many units Google was able to produce by launch time. The Nexus 4 won praise for its low $299 starting price, the fact that it arrived without a contract, and for subtle improvements in the Android 4.2 operating system, which it is the first phone to run. But itLG Nexus 4 drew criticism for failing to run on 4G LTE networks. The expanded Nexus 7 lineup and the new Nexus 10 tablet, which also went on sale in the United States today, were still available for purchase in all their configurations. … [Read more...] about Google Nexus 4 already sold out at U.S. Google Play store
LG Electronics (LG) introduced its highly anticipated Google TVs at this month's Consumer Electronics Show (CES) 2012 in Las Vegas, according to a company's statement in early January 2012. LG smart TV with Google TV combines the familiarity of Google's Android OS with the convenience and comfort of LG's 3D and smart TV technologies, offering consumers a new and attractive home entertainment option. "LG has constantly strived to provide consumers with wider choices in home entertainment that bring the highest level of sophistication and convenience," said president and CEO of LG Electronics Home Entertainment Company Havis Kwon. "Through Google TVs, LG has merged Google's established Android operating system with LG's proven 3D and smart TV technologies, offering consumers a new and enthralling TV experience," he asserted LG's Google TV's most attractive feature is its ease of use, thanks to the combination of its Android-based user interface and the magic remote qwerty … [Read more...] about LG’s Google TVs provide new and attractive home entertainment option.
Under the current Vietnamese laws, the companies like Google and Facebook have to pay tax for the income gained from the business activities in Vietnam, said Nguyen Van Phung, Deputy Director of the Tax Policy Department of the Ministry of Finance (MOF). Facebook's, Google's agents suspected of evading tax in Vietnam Facebook's, Google's agents suspected of evading tax in Vietnam Whether the social networks such as Google and Facebook have to pay tax for the income they get from the business activities in Vietnam, and whether they try to evade tax has been the hot topic on many forums. On the issue, Phung said on Buu dien newspaper that the Vietnamese tax policies stipulate that the government of Vietnam has the right to tax on all income resources generated in Vietnam. The government’s Decree No. 124/2008--guiding the implementation of the Corporate Income Tax law and the MOF’s Circular No. 134/2008--stipulating the tax duties of foreign institutions and individuals … [Read more...] about MOF: Vietnam has the right to tax Google and Facebook
VietNamNet Bridge - The HCM City Taxation Department has found some signs of Vietnamese companies lending a hand to international social networks, such as Google, Facebook and YouTube, to evade tax or to make wrong declarations about the tax sums to pay. Huong said that the taxation body is trying to find out how many enterprises in the city which are working as the agents for social networks. The decision to take the large scale inspection in the field has been made, after the taxation body discovered some enterprises making wrong tax declarations and lending a hand to others to evade tax. Also according to Huong, many enterprises working as the agents for social networks such as Facebook, Google and YouTube have been making tax declarations and paying tax. However, it is still unclear if they are honest while declaring tax, or deliberately lower the tax sums they have to pay. The HCM City Taxation Department has recently discovered some enterprises which act as the agents for social … [Read more...] about Facebook’s, Google’s agents suspected of evading tax in Vietnam
Hundreds of Chinese have flooded US President Barack Obama's Google+ page, apparently taking advantage of a glitch in China's censorship system to post about human rights and green cards. Google+ -- the US Internet giant's social networking site -- has been unavailable in China since it was launched last year, apparently blocked by the nation's strict censorship system, dubbed "the Great Firewall of China." But over the past few days, Chinese netizens say they have unexpectedly managed to get onto the site, and have decided to concentrate their presence on Obama's page. "Many people don't understand the meaning why all Chinese are coming here. We envy American people their democracy and freedom!" one netizen said in English under Obama's latest posting about his campaign's bumper stickers. The comments centre on freedom of expression and human rights, as well as more mundane issues such as how to get US green cards. "We are not barbaric people, we are just suppressed," one … [Read more...] about Chinese netizens flood Obama’s Google page