Boost visas for highly-skilled tech workers, says Microsoft

Microsoft is calling on Congress to pump more into science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) education because of a looming shortage of tech workers.

RIM results less dire than expected

Research in Motion has surprised analysts with better-than-expected BlackBerry sales and a smaller quarterly loss than predicted.

Protecting your rep and cred on the web

How to protect your rep and cred on the web? That was the question that arrived in an email a couple of weeks ago. 

Amazon wants Apple's "app store" lawsuit to close

Amazon thinks Apple's lawsuit over the name "app store" should just be dismissed already.

LG sues Samsung over OLED patents

Talk about kicking a man while he's down.

Brazil arrests Google boss over YouTube video

The president of Google Brazil has been arrested over a YouTube video that criticizes a mayoral candidate, breaking local electoral law.

US brands Assange an 'enemy of the state' - just like al-Quaeda

Even paranoids have enemies - and it seems that Julian Assange may have strong grounds after all for believing he'll be mistreated or even killed if he's extradited to the US.

PC rental companies spied on customers in their homes

Seven rent-to-own companies and a software developer have settled federal charges that they spied on customers, including watching them having sex.

Dotcom says he's 'Bond villain' as NZ government admits illegal spying

In the latest bizarre twist in the legal case against Megaupload founder Kim Dotcom, New Zealand prime minister John Key has ordered an investigation into the country's spying agency.

Riot breaks out at troubled Apple supplier

Apple supplier Foxconn has been forced to shut down its Taiyuan factory in China after a riot involving 2,000 workers broke out late last night.

Kickstarter cracks down on hardware vapor


Kickstarter has bolstered its new hardware and product design project guidelines in an effort to prevent scams and temper unrealistic expectations.



Senate report slams Microsoft and HP for tax-dodging

Microsoft and Hewlett-Packard have - entirely legally - avoided billions of dollars in taxes over the last three years, according to a US Senate Committee.

Anti-Islam film prompts more YouTube blackouts

YouTube is extending its block on the trailer for the anti-Islam film The Innocence of Muslims to more countries, as international outrage increases.

Samsung rejected on tablet ban appeal

The Galaxy Tab ban will remain in effect.

Google buys Instagram rival Snapseed

Google is squaring up to Instagram with the acquisition of San Diego-based Nik Software, maker of the Snapseed photo-editing software.

The iPhone 5 vs. Windows 8

Comparing the iPhone and Windows 8 may seem somewhat odd. Nevertheless, it aptly showcases the vastly different strategies employed by Microsoft and Apple when it comes to promoting a flagship product.

Box upgrades cloud upload speed

In an effort to better compete against its rivals, Box has upgraded the speed at which users can upload content to the cloud.

Google says controversial video will remain on YouTube

A Google spokesperson has confirmed that a controversial video clip about the Islamic prophet Muhammad will remain on YouTube - despite a White House request for Mountain View to "review" the clip. 



Microsoft gives Oprah treatment to employees

"You get a Windows 8 Phone, you get a Surface tablet...everybody gets a Microsoft device!"

Senator calls for greater email privacy

Law enforcement could be forced to get a probable-cause warrant to access people's email, thanks to a new bill set to be introduced today.