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Popular digital services taxed 13% VAT in Costa Rica as of August 1
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Popular digital services taxed 13% VAT in Costa Rica as of August 1

Alejandro Zúñiga - June 13, 2020

Dozens of trans-national digital platforms will be subject to a 13% value-added tax (VAT) in Costa Rica beginning August 1. Popular platforms such as Netflix, Uber and…

These were the most popular Google searches in Costa Rica this year
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Costa Rica
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These were the most popular Google searches in Costa Rica this year

The Tico Times - December 14, 2019

Google has just released its Year in Search 2019, where it recaps the most popular searches on the internet giant. Here's what was trending in 2019 for…

Jailed Costa Rica sex tourist Cuba Dave: ‘I’m a political prisoner’
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Costa Rica
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Jailed Costa Rica sex tourist Cuba Dave: ‘I’m a political prisoner’

The Tico Times - March 22, 2016

Update: Tuesday, 12:35 p.m. In a right of reply to this story, Daniel Woodall Zimmer said he has never been associated with David Strecker. See the entire right of…

Internet by light promises to leave Wi-Fi eating dust
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Internet by light promises to leave Wi-Fi eating dust

Laure Fillón | AFP - February 25, 2016

BARCELONA, Spain -- Connecting your smartphone to the web with just a lamp -- that is the promise of Li-Fi, featuring Internet access 100 times faster than Wi-Fi with…

The New York Times eyes more changes to meet digital challenge
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The New York Times eyes more changes to meet digital challenge

AFP - February 4, 2016

NEW YORK – The New York Times is eyeing further changes to its newsroom to meet the growing challenges of digital, it said Thursday, as the company reported…

Facebook topped $1.5 billion in quarterly profit at end of last year
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Facebook topped $1.5 billion in quarterly profit at end of last year

AFP - January 27, 2016

SAN FRANCISCO, California – Facebook on Wednesday reported that its quarterly profit more than doubled as its ranks of users swelled during the past year. "Our community continued…

Now you can watch Periscope streams directly in your Twitter feed
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Now you can watch Periscope streams directly in your Twitter feed

Hayley Tsukayama | The Washington Post - January 12, 2016

Periscope, the live-streaming video service, announced a big integration partner Tuesday: its owner, Twitter. Starting Tuesday, Twitter users will be able to post and view Periscope video…

Spotify hit by new $200 million copyright suit
Arts and Culture
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Arts and Culture
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Spotify hit by new $200 million copyright suit

AFP - January 9, 2016

LOS ANGELES, California – Streaming leader Spotify has been hit by a new copyright lawsuit seeking $200 million, in the second such case within weeks. The lawsuits, each…

What happened to the 15 people the Internet hated most in 2015?
Arts and Culture
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Arts and Culture
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What happened to the 15 people the Internet hated most in 2015?

Caitlin Dewey | The Washington Post - December 28, 2015

Slate may have declared 2014 "the year of outrage," but if you thought online discourse would mellow from that point - well, you were wildly mistaken. Scarcely…

US panel forces online radio services like Pandora to pay more to stream songs
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Arts and Culture
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US panel forces online radio services like Pandora to pay more to stream songs

Hayley Tsukayama | The Washington Post - December 17, 2015

The U.S. Copyright Royalty Board raised the rates that Pandora and other online radio services must pay for the right to stream songs Wednesday, sending Pandora's shares…