Apple fires supplier over working age violations

Apple's latest audit of its supplier factories in the Far East has uncovered a subcontractor using underage labor, prompting the company to terminate its agreement with the firm and report it to the authorities.

Google and Facebook ramp up lobbying spend

Google and Facebook are pouring money into Washington, spending record amounts on lobbying last year.

US government user data requests continue to rise, says Google

The US once again heads Google's list of governments that request its user data - and nearly 70 percent of requests came without a warrant.

Apple reports record sales, but revenues fail to match forecasts

Apple's reported record iPhone and iPad sales for the quarter - but has disappointed analysts all the same, with its slowest profit growth in a decade.

UK hits Sony with record fine for 'avoidable' PSN hack

Sony's been fined nearly $400,000 in the UK for the security breach that led to the hacking of its PlayStation Network in April 2011.

Steve Jobs tried to bully Palm into no-poaching deal

Steve Jobs threatened Palm with patent litigation if it didn't agree to stop hiring Apple employees, a court filing alleges.

Google reports record 2012 revenues

Google's reported fourth quarter revenues of $14.42 billion, up by 36 percent on the same quarter last year - and bringing annual revenues up to over $50 billion for the first time.

Things get expensive for Google in France

The French government has released proposals to tax online businesses for the collection of personal data, in a move that would dramatically increase their currently-tiny tax bills.

Why the PC and X86 vendors are missing the big desktop PC opportunity

One of the biggest textbook mistakes IBM ever made was agreeing with Sun that the mainframe was dead - allegedly to be replaced by PCs and client server computing.

Atari files for bankruptcy, hopes to raise some cash

Iconic games developer Atari has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection in the US, in an effort to split from its parent company.

Eric Schmidt and his daughter describe North Korea visit

Like the country itself, Google chairman was initially less than communicative about his recent trip to North Korea. Now, though, both he and his daughter have opened up about what Sophie Schmidt describes as  'The Truman Show, at country scale'.

Google plans £1 billion London HQ

Google's planning a huge corporate headquarters in London, closing two offices and moving onto a £1 billion site in King's Cross.

AMD’s accidental future home vision

Last week at CES there was one presentation that prompted me to think more about the future than any other exhibit - but not exactly in the way the vendor originally intended.   

Former AMD execs accused of stealing trade secrets

AMD has accused four former employees of stealing 100,000 confidential documents before jumping ship to work for Nvidia.

Well, that'll make all the difference, won't it?

Google chairman Eric Schmidt has reportedly used his time in North Korea this week to explain to the government how beneficial an open internet is.

Nvidia adopts 2020 gaming model half a decade early

Of all the chip vendors, Nvidia took the biggest risks at CES this year, launching both a line of rack-mounted gaming servers and a hybrid handheld gaming device.

Google chairman arrives in North Korea on controversial trip

Google chairman Eric Schmidt, along with former New Mexico governor Bill Richardson, has arrived in North Korea for the start of a two or three day visit.

FTC lets Google off antitrust hook

The Federal Trade Commission has completed its investigation of Google over unfair business practices - and the company's got off very lightly indeed.

The hunt for the big tech product of 2013

This week kicks off the annual year-long hunt for the Big Tech Product of 2013. Fortunately, we already have some rather auspicious contenders.  

Tim Cook's pay packet shrinks by 99 percent

Times are hard for all of us it seems: even Apple CEO Tim Cook is taking a pay cut - and it's a biggie.