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Submission + - Google makes $1bn a year in Australia; pays just $74k tax (

daria42 writes: Looks like Apple isn't the only company with interesting offshore taxation practices. The financial statements for Google's Australian subsidiary show the company told the Australian Government it made just $200 million in revenue in 2011 in Australia, despite local industry estimating it actually brought in closer to $1 billion. The rest was funnelled through Google's Irish subsidiary and not disclosed in Australia. Consequently the company only disclosed taxation costs in Australia of $74,000. Not bad work if you can get it — which Google apparently can. About that 'don't be evil' motto? Yeah. Not so much.

Submission + - Ask slashdot: automatically sorting e-mail into folders?

Indiges writes: Dear Slashdot,

Like probably many of you, I have received thousands and thousands of e-mail messages in the past few years. My e-mail is stored on an IMAP server and I periodically move all the read and processed messages from my inbox to a few folders. Although in most cases I can find an old e-mail by using search (Gmail-style), I work on project basis a lot and therefore want to keep my mail organized in folders. Spam filtering software nowadays can do a pretty good job finding out whether a message is junk or not. I was wondering whether something similar exists for sorting mail into folders (based on words, address of sender, etc.). Do you know of any automatic e-mail sorting software or plug-in that uses Naive Bayes or some other algorithm that I can train to sort my mail into folders? I have been looking for this for quite some time, but what I find is either just junk mail filtering or strict rule-based sorting.

Submission + - Japan tsunami debris could reach U.S. (

An anonymous reader writes: Were lumber, boats and other debris from Japanese coastal cities by the tsunami demolished last year about 3,000 miles (4.828 km) North Pacific, where they could wash spread of land on the west coast over a year from now — Honolulu (AP)

Submission + - Need Adobe Flash Updates on Linux? Then You'll Need Google Chrome (

An anonymous reader writes: Adobe’s new Pepper API which aims to provide a layer between the plugin and browser that abstracts away differences between browser and operating system implementations will need Chrome as the gatekeeper for Linux.

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