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Burger King in talks to buy Tim Hortons in tax inversion deal

Burger King Worldwide Inc. is in talks to buy Canadian coffee-and-doughnut chain Tim Hortons Inc., a deal that would be structured as a so-called tax inversion and move the hamburger seller's base to Canada.<p>The two sides are working on a deal that would create a new company, they said in a …

The Tax Inversion Wave Keeps Rolling

Proposed acquisition of Depomed shows how companies that move to lower-tax jurisdictions overseas use this advantage in corporate takeovers<p>When Horizon Pharma PLC completed its takeover of a small, closely held Irish drug company last fall, its timing was fortuitous.<p>Horizon, formerly of Illinois, …

Dealpolitik: Did Mylan Stockholders Know Enough When They Approved Its Inversion?

Mylan NV’s tax-beneficial overseas deal was approved back in January by close to 100% of the shares voting. One has to wonder in these days of shareholder activism and focus on shareholder rights why shareholders weren’t more cautious about the extreme antitakeover protections that Mylan included …

Inversion Deals Retain Their Allure

Two more firms announce plans to leave U.S. through inversions, despite Treasury’s efforts to damp the moves<p>Companies continue to leave the U.S. through inversion deals, nearly a year after the Treasury Department clamped down on the tax-fueled mergers.<p>Two U.S. companies Thursday announced plans to …

Tale of Two Inversions: CCE, CF Industries Offer Study in Contrasts

Thursday brought two big “inversions,” as Coca-Cola Enterprises Inc. and CF Industries Holdings Inc. unveiled transactions that will move them to the U.K. for tax purposes.<p>Both companies’ rates are expected to land well below the U.S. statutory rate of 35% – CF around 20% and CCE between 26% and …

‘Inversions’ by CCE and CF Offer a Study in Contrasts

This past week brought two big “inversions,” as Coca-Cola Enterprises Inc. and CF Industries Holdings Inc. unveiled deals that will move them to the U.K. for tax purposes.<p>Both companies’ tax rates are expected to land well below the U.S. statutory rate of 35%: CF around 20% and CCE between 26% and …

Tax Inversion

Pfizer has been a U.S. company since a German-born chemist by that name opened a red-brick laboratory in the Williamsburg section of Brooklyn in …

Income Tax

This 10 Inversion Roller Coaster in China Looks Insane

All aboard the vomit comet! Check out this POV ride of a 10 inversion roller coaster at China’s Chimelong Paradise Amusement Park.<p>Channels: AMAZING, …

Roller Coasters

Obama’s Inversion Failure

U.S. corporate headquarters are still moving overseas.<p>Remember last year when the Obama Treasury bypassed federal rule-making procedures to stop U.S. companies from moving overseas? It didn’t work.<p>A year ago this week Treasury announced that it was “taking action to reduce the tax benefits of—and …

Got Google Fiber envy? Here are three steps to pave the way

AMSTERDAM -- The number of communities that wanted Google Fiber proved vastly larger than than the number of places -- three -- where Google thus far has actually chosen to build its gigabit broadband network.<p>But for the have-nots out there, Google Access project leader Kevin Lo offered some advice …

Telecoms

Now you have yet another reason to envy Google Fiber subscribers

Many of us who rely on cable companies to deliver our Internet have been looking on in envy at cities where Google Fiber has set up shop, if for no …

City makes rule favoring Google Fiber, gets sued by cable company

Cox: Tempe rule exempting Google from cable TV obligations is illegal.<p>Cox Communications has filed a lawsuit against Tempe, Arizona, seeking to …

Hulu CEO Mike Hopkins and Roku founder Anthony Wood will talk about disrupting TV at IGNITION 2015

What do those shows have in common? None of them are on network TV — in fact, they aren't even all on <i>cable</i> TV. In today's digital world of instant à la carte content, the television landscape is changing, perhaps for good.<p>It's clear TV is undergoing not just a moment, but a movement. And we're …

Amazon Fire TV

Roku hits 10 million sales milestone

Roku has sold 10 million of its streaming devices in its lifetime, climbing a rung higher on the milestone ladder from the 8 million it reported in January.<p>That compares to the 20 million Apple has sold as of April of its rival Apple TV since its launch in 2007.<p>The market for so-called …

Smart TV

Roku CEO: Apple TV is a money-loser

SANTA MONICA, Calif. -- Roku founder and Chief Executive Anthony Wood isn't worried about streaming-box competition like Apple TV, even if he thinks Apple maybe should be.<p>"Apple TV is essentially an accessory for the iPad. They lose money, which is unusual for Apple," he said Thursday, speaking at …

Smart TV

GoPro custom streaming channel gets a big boost with Roku deal

GoPro's content partnerships have come in more of a slow trickle than a deluge.<p>An in-flight entertainment channel on Virgin America kicked things off in October 2013. That was followed by channel apps for Microsoft's Xbox 360 and Xbox One entertainment systems in January 2014, and an LG Smart TV …

Streaming

'Telstra TV' Roku box for Telstra broadband only

Telstra has confirmed it will bring a new media streaming box to Australia in partnership with Roku, but only Telstra home broadband customers are going to be able to get their hands on the device.<p>The company announced the news today in a blog post, saying it would launch the Roku set-top streaming …

Telstra

Forget The Pirate Bay. Use These Illegal Sports Streaming Sites To Watch Any Game For Free

David is trying to help grandparents everywhere stream sports illegally. He works around the clock on an ad-free streaming website that looks more …

CEO: Roku's future is TV's future (Q&A)

The day a while back that Apple TV's $99 box launched, Roku founder and Chief Executive Anthony Wood says that Roku sales doubled. But as Amazon enters the market today with its own $99 streaming-video device called Fire TV, Wood says he's now looking beyond boxes.<p>By some measures, Roku is the …

Roku still tops as sales of streaming-media players rise

Streaming-media devices continue to grow in popularity amid swiftly shifting competition, according to a new report.<p>During the first three quarters of 2014, 10 percent of US households with a broadband connection bought at least one streaming-media player, market researcher Parks Associates said …

Streaming Media

Skreens combines your DVR, Xbox One, Roku and more onto one screen

If you’re anything like myself, it’s not uncommon to have the TV on, iPad propped up and iPhone on hand. The other night was a great example: I was playing Forza 6 on my Xbox One, with Monday Football on my iPad and Twitter going on the iPhone. Thankfully iOS 9 has brought multitasking and …

Roku iOS app update lets users stream videos to televisions

Roku added a small, yet significant, addition to its app for iOS on Thursday. With the new 2.3 update, users can now stream videos stored on their iOS device directly to their televisions.<p>The new functionality is part of an update to the "Play on Roku" feature that the company announced last …

Smart TV

Amazon Set to Unveil Its Apple TV and Roku Competitor April 2nd

- Mar 27, 2014<p>Amazon has long been reported to be developing a set-top box to compete with the likes of the Apple TV and Roku boxes, and now it seems …