Google plays chicken with a pissed off U.S. government

Google was recently caught by the DOJ and outed by Microsoft for not having FISMA (Federal Information Security Management Act) certification on its Google Apps for Government platform.

Microsoft gets kick-ass marketing CMO

Part of Microsoft's problem over the past decade has been one of image and marketing.  

Analysis: Is Amazon evil for not wanting to pay taxes for online sales?

Whose responsibility is it to fix state budget crises? Is it Amazon’s?   

Opinion: New study looks at impact of new media on eating habits

One of the benefits of the information age is the new forms of media that we have access to. But did you ever wonder how new media impacts our eating habits?

Bill Gates vs. "Idea Man" Paul Allen: the sad autobiography problem

Fortunately, or for some unfortunately, we are nearing the end of numerous careers. Obviously, everyone would like to be remembered as a hero of their own story. 

Opinion: Lots of royal wedding smartphone apps hits market

Do you have plenty of time to waste on useless crap? Then you may want to download a royal wedding countdown clock on your smartphone.

Claim: T-Mobile acquisition = pink slips

It often seems as if this country takes one step forward and two steps back. Case in point: the unrestrained greed behind AT&T's acquisition of T-Mobile.

Analysis: BBC World Service will get money from US Department of State

The BBC World Service is going to be getting an investment soon. They will be receiving a low six figure sum from the US Department of state.

Analysis: Chandrasekher blamed for Intel's mobile woes

Anand Chandrasekher, senior VP and GM of Intel's Ultra Mobility Group (UMG), has abruptly resigned to pursue "other interests."

Analysis: AT&T absorbs T-Mobile, now most powerful carrier in US

AT&T announced yesterday that it has reached a deal to acquire T-Mobile. It cost AT&T $39 billion to become the most powerful carrier in the US.

Microsoft files against Barnes and Noble: The hidden cost of Android

It is interesting how much more active Microsoft has become with regard to protecting its intellectual property in the last 5 years.

Analysis: Is Anonymous a real political movement or a lame gag?

The mysterious hackers of Anonymous have been more busy than usual this week. But are they a legitimate movement or a bad joke?

Mainstream media asks: How unhealthy should your food be?

Medical science tells us some foods in abundance are bad for us. But should there be a limit on how bad our food can be?

RIP Zune: How Microsoft could have succeeded

It appears Microsoft is pulling the plug on Zune hardware. I actually had a lot of hope for the media player when it was first announced in 2006.

Commentary: People are giving up Facebook for Lent

People of a religious persuasion like to give up things that are "bad" for Lent. That means that in 2011, people are giving up Facebook to make god happy.

Could the best iPad accessory be a Pioneer receiver?

Well, that’s what I was thinking when I drove up to San Francisco for a briefing yesterday about Pioneer’s new receiver lineup.


Opinion: DHS, TSA plans for massive increase in surveillance go too far

The US Department of Homeland security is planning a massive increase in the amount of covert surveillance it conducts on civilians.

Yes, Androids dream of Blade Runner sequels

Amid all the talk of reboots and remakes, it’s kind-of refreshing to get some news that at least one classic property is being kept immune to all this.

Rotten Apples: Is the tablet (iPad) bubble bursting?

As I was conducting interviews about the iPad 2, one of the typical comments I didn’t pick up until later was that the second-gen launch lacked the frenzied excitement surrounding the unveiling of Apple’s original iPad tablet.

iPad 2: The risks are all internal

As we watched the iPad 2 launch today, many of us wondered if the popular tablet should be considered just another PC, or perhaps - like the iPod - a unique product in its own category.