Amazon shipped more than 5 billion Prime items in 2017

Amazon's quest for world domination continued in 2017, and today (Jan. 2) it gave us a peek at how ubiquitous it already is. The company said in a press release that it shipped over 5 billion items from its Prime membership service to subscribers in 2017. It added that there are roughly 100 million items … …

New Bill Could Finally Get Rid of Paperless Voting Machines

New Bill Could Finally Get Rid of Paperless Voting Machines Published on January 02, 2018 at 10:20PM An anonymous reader quotes a report from Ars Technica: A bipartisan group of six senators has introduced legislation that would take a huge step toward securing elections in the United States. Called the Secure Elections Act, the bill …

Google used a popular tax trick to shelter $19.2 billion

Google defended the practice in a statement to Bloomberg, reiterating its position that it “pay[s] all of the taxes due and [complies] with the tax laws in every country we operate in around the world.” The statement is technically accurate, as it’s honoring local laws. However, the statement sidesteps the main concern: that companies like …