Apple, Google, Amazon, Facebook, eBay, Microsoft & Yahoo paid a combined total of 1.251.608 euros in tax last year in Spain. Not news, after the UK fuss, but it seems to have shocked Spain. They follow the usual protocol of just having a local subsidary to look after advertising, merchants, etc in the country, but booking all revenue offshore. What’s worse, is that they have a very small combined staff in Spain. Meaning that, unlike the Continue reading Apple, Google, Amazon, Facebook, eBay, Microsoft & Yahoo paid just a million in tax→
I was wondering how many Brits are actually living in this area. So I turned to the net. Here’s my unscientific study, done over a coffee and on the back of (two) envelopes. I setup a targeted advertising campaign on Facebook. I looked for people whose first language is English (UK) and live within 50 miles of Mojacar (Almeria). Facebook reckons there are 5,600 people matching that criteria. What percentage of the population could that Continue reading How many Brits live within 50 miles of Mojacar? Fewer than 7,000!→
Garrucha is in the news again, as two women have been arrested for “romancing” elderly men on the net, before meeting them, slipping a little something into their drink whilst getting cozy on the sofa and then robbing them blind. At least one chap had a corony and spent a couple of days up at La Inmaculada. Got back home and discovered they’d nicked 30k of stuff from his home, which probably gave him another Continue reading Garrucha in the news again!→
Right now, for example, at 12:40 on a Tuesday morning, he is very busy…. posting pictures of his dog on Facebook. Now, I’m sure Luis Rogelio Rodríguez-Comendedor is very fond of his dog, which is a cute little fluffy thing, but doesn’t the Mayor of Almería city have anything better to be doing? (Here’s the dog, by the way. It’s wearing the Almería FC colours, in case you’re wondering).
I opened up my email box this am to find an invitation to trial the new beta version of a product from Google called “Wave”. Google wave is, according to the blurb: Google Wave is an online communication and collaboration tool that makes real-time interactions more seamless — in one place, you can communicate and collaborate using richly formatted text, photos, videos, maps, and more. A wave is a conversation with multiple participants — participants Continue reading Google wave→