Netflix sues former VP, claims fraud and kickbacks in IT deals

A senior executive at Netflix awarded lucrative contracts to two IT service providers in return for 12-15 percent cash kickbacks, and may have also accepted stock and gift cards from other companies in a corruption scheme that ran for years.

Are kickbacks just the price of doing business in Russia?

The extent of corruption in Russia’s technology industry has been revealed by a survey which says as much as 60 percent of payments made are bribes. Is that a stark warning for startups wanting to tap into a lucrative market — or simply the cost of operating?