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First Thing with Simon Allison
“You are a company that says you ‘do no evil’. And I think that you do do evil.” After taking Amazon to task earlier this week, Margaret Hodge, the chair of the British Parliament’s public accounts committee, is having a go at Google over tax avoidanceclaims (Google’s grown-up response: “Haha you said do do!”).
TGIF, 17 May 2013
Bill Gates is the world’s richest person again, according to this year’s Forbes billionaire index. Gates, with an almost inconceivable net worth of $72.7 billion, unseated Mexican telecoms magnate Carlos Slim ($72.1 billion) from the top spot. This is despite Gates giving away $28 billion over the last few years through the development work of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.
In Cape Town, deputy international relations minister Marius Fransman and the family ofDr. Cyril Karabus will tell us when the good doctor is coming home.
Bloemfontein: min: 4°, max: 19°, partly cloudy
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