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VAT on Online Advertisement

National Board of Revenue (NBR) will deduct 15% vat on ads posted on social media platform Facebook, video sharing platform Youtube & search engine Google, according to a statement by Bangladesh Bank on Monday, 4th March, 2019. Banks have been provided with separate instructions by Bangladesh Bank. Instructions to the banks include ensuring VAT deduction from service receiver from the service
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Google forecasts Southeast Asia’s Digital economy to triple by 2025

With over 650 million cumulative populations, Southeast Asia’s Digital economy is predicted to reach $240 billion by 2025 according to “e-Conomy SEA” report by Google. The report suggests that internet economy will grow by 44% this year from last year to $72 billion, which was only $19.1 billion in 2015. Online travel (30 billion) tops the chart in bringing in revenue,
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Google launches Cloud Spanner

Google has announced the beta launch of Cloud Spanner, a new globally distributed database service for mission-critical applications. Cloud Spanner joins Google’s other cloud-based database services, like Bigtable, Cloud SQL and the Cloud Datastore.With Cloud Spanner, Google is making this same database service available to outside developers.
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Indian Edtech Startup Cuemath Raised US$15 Million From Google, Sequoia

Bengaluru math-startup Cuemath is hitting the big time following an announcement Monday it raised $15million from one of Google’s investment-arms, CapitalG, and Sequoia India. Their curriculum was designed by grads and staff from IIT, Stanford, Harvard, Cambridge, and IIM among other top-tier-schools. They boast a nationwide presence of 200full-time employees in cities like Bengaluru, Delhi, Mumbai, Chennai, Hyderabad and Pune.
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BizExcel Becomes Google Certified Premier Partner

BizExcel, an enterprise-class digital marketing optimization company of Islamabad has become third Pakistani company to acquire Google’s Premier Partner Status with specialization in Search Advertising and Shopping Advertising. BizExcel provides innovative web-based solutions to its clients. It incorporates online digital technology to provide services including search engine optimization (SEO), pay-per-clicks (PPC), web analytics, web designing, copywriting, email marketing and more.
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