Australia

Australia wants $29M in back taxes from Apple

The tax bill is notable because of how profitable Apple is and how at the same time it has managed to out-maneuver many tax laws in the U.S. and Europe by building a complex web of subsidiaries in lower-tax countries.

Is Twitter a newspaper, or is it the phone company?

Is Twitter a publisher of information like a newspaper, or a dumb pipe like a telephone network? A case in Australia — in which a man is suing over a defamatory tweet — highlights the difficulties Twitter could have as it tries to expand globally.