The Supreme Court this week will hear arguments for an online sales tax case
In South Dakota v. Wayfair Inc., the state is is seeking to overturn a longtime rule where states are not allowed to require retail firms to collect sales tax unless they have a physical presence in the state.
If the court overturns the precedent, shoppers could see a sales tax hit in online marketplaces such as Amazon.com, the Wall Street Journal reports. Amazon charges sales tax on its own products, but it does not usually do the same for third-party sales that happen on its website.
A ruling by the court is expected by the summer time.
Buda wants to attract a large corporate tech campus
The city south of Austin wants to make three large properties across its greater area a destination for tech companies, according to Community Impact Newspaper.
Buda has plans to boost its public transportation options and mix-used developments, and to take advantage of the space it has as Austin becomes increasingly crowded.
Roughly 400 acres in the Buda area were offered in October as part of Austin’s bid to land Amazon’s second headquarters. In January, the Austin area was one of 20 bids still remaining in Amazon’s competition. Amazon is expected to announce its pick by the end of the year.
The red iPhone 8 was released Friday
This is the second consecutive time Apple has released a “PRODUCT RED” edition of its iPhone.
The Verge took a closer look at the phone. Check it out here.
A national laboratory found a way to print 3D liquids inside of other liquids
This video by Gizmodo explains how.
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