Tax identity theft continues to be a major challenge for both the Internal Revenue Service and taxpayers. But the efforts by the tax agency to stop tax-related identity theft fraud also are posing added burdens to taxpayers. That’s the assessment of the National Taxpayer Advocate Nina E. Olson in her recently issued midyear report to […]
Messaging app Snapchat has a valuation in the range of $16 billion to $19 billion. How can anyone justify such a figure? In 2014, the app brought in $3 million in revenue and for the year, it was $128 million in the red. An update to Snapchat that is rolling out today, is bringing with it a new source of revenue for the company, along with new features for selfie snapping Snapchat subscribers.
If you’re familiar with Snapchat, you know that once you open a message, you have ten seconds to view it before it disappears. And while Snapchat members have been allowed to replay one message a day …
In a provisional victory for musicians, filmmakers and other creators of art and entertainment, a court in Hamburg ordered Google to install filters on its YouTube service in Germany to detect and stop people from gaining access to material for which they do not own the rights. The judge, Heiner Steeneck, agreed in his ruling that Google was not directly responsible for the uploaded material, but he said the company needed to do more to stop violations.