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[edited by: tedster at 3:51 am (utc) on Aug 12, 2011]
While many multinationals use similar structures, Google has managed to lower its overseas tax rate more than its peers in the technology sector. Its rate since 2007 has been 2.4 percent.
I'd also observe that Google did not create the tax codes, US or international. They just use them very intelligently.
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Funny, the book written by the former employee reads antagonistic at points, while the book by the outsider is 'yeah, rah, yeah' google from start to finish.
Hell, even individual engineers feel free to post up their own vision for the company at midnight after a few glasses of merlot, as though they were Steve Jobs himself, and still live to tell the tale! If that Stevey guy was working for Bezos or Jobs he'd be looking for work today, but he survives and will probably produce another rant in a month's time.
Is the chaos in Google a strength or a weakness? It's hard to tell because we've never seen an operational
People care about Time more than they care about anything else, so G is well ahead on the "lack of irritation" factor and the ability to process extremely large volumes of stuff smoothly.
Unlike Amazon, Microsoft and Facebook, they still have a lot of goodwill from Joe Public.
You are kidding, right? Facebook is just for fun, no one is in a rush