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Burberry CEO joins Apple to lead retail strategy

The world’s most stylish tech brand upped its game this week as Angela Ahrendts, CEO of Burberry, announced plans to leave the fashion label and join Apple in a newly created position, as a senior vice president and member of the executive team reporting to CEO Tim Cook.

Orange faces €2bn tax bill as net income drops

French incumbent operator Orange has been hit with a tax bill of more than €2bn by the French government relating to a restructuring of the company eight years ago. While Orange plans to appeal the decision it must still make the payments that have been ordered, which total €1.95bn this month and a further €190m in September.

Vodafone off the hook for massive tax bill

UK operator Vodafone will get to keep almost £4.8bn that is under dispute in a controversial tax case that has been running since 2010. The UK National Audit Office this week ruled that pursuing Vodafone through the courts ran the risk of loss, and that the UK tax authorities were best advised to settle with Vodafone for £1.25bn.

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