Remains of the Day: Death and taxes

Apple’s executives speak before congress, Ireland doesn’t think it has a taxation problem, and iOS 7 looks to share and share alike. The remainders for Tuesday, May 21, 2013 are certain.

Tim Cook’s Opening Statement Before The Permanent Subcommittee On Investigations (Apple)

In case you missed Tuesday’s riveting Senate subcommittee action, you can now read the opening remarks from CEO Tim Cook and CFO Peter Oppenheimer on Apple’s site. But that does mean you’ll miss out on the full effect of the Tim Cook appearing before the body in a purple velour track suit.

Ireland says not to blame for Apple’s low tax rate (Yahoo Finance)

Speaking of Apple’s tax issues, Ireland argues that the lack of taxes from the Cupertino company’s subsidiaries in the country are not its fault, but of “taxation systems in other jurisdictions.” Or, in other words, it’s everybody else’s fault.

Flickr, Vimeo integration likely to bolster social ties in iOS 7 (9to5Mac)

Rumor has it iOS 7 will get a little more social, thanks to integration from Flickr and Vimeo. So says a report in 9to5Mac, which suggests that the tie-in might be as deep as what we’ve seen with iOS and Facebook and Twitter. Now if only they had integration with Google Read—awwwwwww.

Apple Remains No.1 in the Brandz Top 100 Ranking of the Most Valuable Global Brands (MillwardBrown)

Apple’s still at the top of the BrandZ Most Valuable Global Brands, followed by Google, IBM, and McDonald’s. That position will be only solidified in the coming year as Apple announces its new iRib sandwich.

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