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Tech, big spender in Washington

New lobbying reports show that Facebook and Apple both broke records for first-quarter lobbying spending, according to Politico.  Facebook spent $2.8 million for lobbying on issues such as privacy, immigration, surveillance reform and patents. Apple spent more than $1 million Read More →

Apple says it’s getting better at being greener

In a new video entitled "Better,'' Apple CEO Tim Cook lends his voice to a short clip devoted to the company's greener-than-thou mantra. The 1:49-minute  video   is classic Apple — as polished as an iPhone 5S, as clean as a Read More →

Is Apple about to shake that money tree again?

With Apple investors on the edge of their seats as the company prepares to announce its second-quarter earnings on Wednesday, the blogosphere is abuzz with talk of yet another cash disbursement from the deep-pocketed Cupertino tech giant. Apple shares edged higher Read More →

Facebook reportedly ready to launch mobile ad network

Industry analysts on Wednesday will pay particular attention to Facebook’s mobile advertising revenue when the social networking giant reports its first-quarter earnings. Then on April 30, according to an unsourced report in ReCode, Facebook will announce plans for a mobile Read More →

People who missed out Google Glasses this week can try unusable frames for free

Potential Google Glass “Explorers” who missed out on a $1,500 unit during Google’s one-day online sale this week can at least try out an unusable unit at home -- for free. The loaners come in four colors and new titanium “feather-light” Read More →

C’est incroyable! The French take cheating to a new high

Leave it to those monogamy-challenged laissez-faire French folk to come up with technology that helps people sneak around on each other. Apparently, French entrepreneurs noticed a few years back that what their countrymen and women really needed more than anything was, Read More →
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