Monthly Archives: April 2013

Zuckerberg would pay a billion dollars in taxes for the year

Zuckerberg would pay a billion dollars in taxes for the yearTax account of Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg in 2012 may exceed a billion dollars. It is reported by CNNMoney citing three of Chartered Accountants (Certified Public Accountant, CPA).

On the day of the IPO (initial public offering) Facebook May 18, 2012 Zuckerberg exercises option on 60 million shares at a price of six cents per share. Type the founder of the social network options are taxed as ordinary income (ie, income derived not from capital gains).

Even if the securities are sold, the tax authorities believe that the holder of the option on the day of implementation of the income received, the size of which is determined as the difference between prescribed in the option and the market value of the shares. Facebook shares were priced at $ 38 apiece. At the auction on March 28 securities fell by nearly two percent to 25.6 dollars.

At nuclear power plants near Chicago stopped a nuclear reactor

At nuclear power plants near Chicago stopped a nuclear reactorOn Monday, the United States stopped nuclear reactor at the plant, "Byron" at 150 kilometers north-west of Chicago in Illinois, reports Vesti.ru, referring to the nuclear power plant operator – the corporation Exelon.

At about 10.18 local time stopped a second nuclear reactor, to which as yet unknown reason, stopped supply of energy from an external source. To cool the reactor, it was decided to release steam from the non-nuclear section of the plant. As representatives of Exelon, vapor contains a small amount of radioactive tritium, but not dangerous.

Microsoft has launched a website with news from social networks

Microsoft has launched a website with news from social networksMicrosoft is Thursday, February 16, launched a website msnNOW, which collects all latest news of social networks.

The portal brings together news from the network Facebook, microblogging service Twitter, the search engine Bing, YouTube video portal and site BreakingNews.com. According to Agence France-Presse, portal analyzes search queries entered by users in Bing, as well as status updates on social networks and highlights the most important news trends.

Special banner on the site indicates that at the same time, the system analyzes more than 220 million searches and more than 13 million status updates on social networks.

Anonymous hacked the site of the largest Internet Registry

Anonymous hacked the site of the largest Internet RegistryThe world's largest Internet registrar GoDaddy on September 10 broke one of the members of the hacker group Anonymous. This was reported on twitter Anonymous.

About cyber attack became known after Anonymous tweeted a message appears participant group Anonymous Own3r. He argues that the responsibility for hacking the site lies on him. He said the cyber attack was carried out by him personally, and not the entire group Anonymous.

As explained by Anonymous Own3r in his tweet, he hacked into the site because I wanted to see how the system works site protection against cyber attacks, as well as "for reasons which can not be said now."

Digital music has gone into growth

Digital music has gone into growthDigital music sales last year were up 8%, to 2 billion, which follows from the report of the International Federation of Music Publishers. However, because of the piracy market continued to fall.

On Monday, the International Federation of Music Publishers (IFPI) has released a report on the state of online music. According to the IFPI, a music sales last year were up 8%, to 2 billion, and the number of subscribers to music services has grown by 65%, to 13.4 million people around the world. In this case, the year 2011 for about 3.6 billion downloads as individual singles and albums. The leader in terms of revenue from online music, according to the IFPI, the record companies are China (71%), followed by South Korea (53%) and the U.S. (52%).