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TC Roundup: Windows 10 is Microsoft's big fat apology for Windows 8

Windows 10 is Microsoft's big fat apology for Windows 8: With Windows 10, it's almost as if Microsoft so desperately wanted to distance itself from Windows 8 that it skipped an entire version number.

Perhaps that's being too harsh. Microsoft likely has some legitimate reasons for leaping past Windows 9 entirely — though it failed to really make the case during Windows 10's announcement today (Venture Beat).

Apple avoided billions in taxes, European regulator says: Apple saved billions of dollars in taxes from special deals it cut with Ireland, Europe's antitrust regulator said on Tuesday.

In a 21-page document released this morning, the European Commission outlined its argument that Apple benefitted from agreements with the Irish government that ultimately allowed the Cupertino-based company to alleviate its tax burden. (Re/code).

The eBay-PayPal split: who has what job?:eBay said on Tuesday that it plans to spin off its PayPal business into a separate publicly traded company next year. Activist investor Carl Icahn earlier this year had pressed such a move, which eBay long resisted. "eBay and PayPal, we believe, are stronger together than they would be apart," Chief Executive John Donahoe said in March (The Wall Street Journal).

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