The maker of Candy Crush is doing evil with patent trolling

The recent news that King.com, the marker of Candy Crush Saga, has trademarked the word "candy," and is aggressively pursuing perceived violaters, is kind of douche-y. One small, independent developer may have seen it coming a few years ago. 

15 year old worker dies at Apple contractor in Shanghai

The fruity cargo cult Apple has sent a team of doctors to find out how one of its contractors managed to let a 15 year-old employee work for them and then somehow let him die of pneumonia.

Microsoft CEO choice is down to two very different candidates

Alan Mulally, CEO of Ford, and Satya Nadella, President of Microsoft's Server and Tools business, are the last men standing according to sources. They couldn't be any different. Although rumor has it that Mulally could be brought on to groom his successor, who could be Nadella.

China employs 2 million web monitors

That's right: 2 million people who sit around, we presume, to look at what is going on the web so that the Chinese government can control it. They don't get to delete stuff, apparently, which is great because, that's a lot of deleters out there. No word on what the Chinese stand is on cute pictures of cats.

Judge's remedy in Apple eBook case changes everything

Steve Jobs' arrogance was part and parcel of who he was. It has now come back to bite his company on the butt as a judge now forces Apple to suck it up and let the market decide the price of eBooks. This is a black and white case where Apple bullied the publishing world to control eBook pricing. 

5 routes to a great profile on LinkedIn

LinkedIn definitely is where you go to show your professional self off to potential employees and former colleagues. Here's 5 ways you can create success for yourself on LinkedIn. Because success on LinkedIn is success in life. 

3 people who can lead Microsoft after Steve Ballmer

Steve Ballmer essentially announced he is leaving Microsoft and the search for a new CEO has begun in earnest. Unfortunately, Wall Street may be the driving force behind who gets to run the company, but if innovation, raising morale, and making Microsoft feared were criteria, there are 3 people we believe can make it happen.  

How did Yahoo beat Google in Website rankings in July

Hey, we aren't the only ones who are surprisde. But, according to the comScore Media Metrix service, Yahoo had 3 million more unique visitors in July than Google.  Apparently this vindicates Marissa Mayer, former Googler and presently CEO of Yahoo. And, frankly, it is mystifying. I mean, for the all the crap Yahoo has gotten these last few years and the notion that Mayer was a little bit of a dilettente, you can't argue with the numbers.

Apple without Jobs? Nyet, says Larry Ellison

Oracle CEO Larry Ellison is not exactly optimistic about the future of Apple without Steve Jobs at the helm.

US government puts Apple ahead of Samsung - Duh!

Samsung had waged a successful patent battle with Apple that resulted in the US International Trade Commission banning certain Apple products in June of this year.

Intel going somewhere: no one knows if it is up or down

Intel's income is down and the PC market is taking a battering. The company won't go bankrupt. Phew! But, it needs to figure out something for the post-PC era.

Report: Job seekers should check their privacy settings

Social media websites can be a boon for employers scoping out job applicants, and that’s bad news for certain groups of young people, according to a new Northwestern University study.

Apple found guilty of conspiring to raise e-book prices

Apple has been found guilty of conspiring with publishers to raise the price of e-books. The decision was reached by U.S. District Judge Denise Cote in Manhattan, with damages levied against Apple to follow in a separate trial.

Report: Content rights are slowing the TV market

Nearly one-third of US Telco TV households are expected to access multiscreen or TV Everywhere services by the end of 2013 – the vast majority of which already use advanced interactive features like remote programming a DVR.

Analyst: PC market crash makes consolidation "inevitable"

Yesterday IDC reported that worldwide PC shipments totaled 76.3 million units in the first quarter of 2013 (1Q13) - plummeting 13.9% compared to the same quarter in 2012.

PC shipments plummet as Windows 8 fails to jumpstart market

Worldwide PC shipments totaled 76.3 million units in the first quarter of 2013 (1Q13), plummeting -13.9% compared to the same quarter in 2012.

Bitcoin hits $239

Virtual currency Bitcoin broke the $200 barrier today and managed to briefly touch an impressive high of $239.

Windows 8 and tablets blamed for PC decline

The PC market is expected to decline by 1.3% in 2013, buffeted by pressure from iOS and Android tablets, as well as relatively limited adoption of Microsoft's Windows 8 operating system.

Yahoo revamps itself with site redesign

Yahoo's glory days have long since past, with the site playing second fiddle to Google for years now.

Apple spotlights indie authors

Apple is rolling out a feature that organizes groups of popular self-published e-books and offers them prominent display on iBookstore.