Comcast, Wal-Mart favored to win "worst company" contest

Consumerist.com's fifth annual "Worst Company in America" tournament is on, with cable provider Comcast as one of the top seeds among competitors like Best Buy, Apple, and HP.

Microsoft issues warning over corporate espionage


Do you dream of stealing lucrative corporate secrets from careless and overpaid executives in the foggy San Francisco night? Well, you are not alone.

Google buys Episodic to beef up YouTube

Google has acquired online video hosting platform Episodic, the latest move in its YouTube-related buying spree.

Microsoft sues UK company over Xbox 360 controller

Datel Design's third-party Xbox 360 controllers, which are stocked at thousands of stores in the US, may be infringing on a whole bunch of Microsoft copyrights.

IBM reaches a hand out to start-ups

IBM has announced a new program called "Global Entrepreneur Initiative," designed to encourage small start-up companies to join the team, learn from some of IBM's best people and research, and help grow the companies that may some day be officially under IBM's corporate portfolio.

Google and Microsoft call for greater limits on government snooping

Companies including Google, Microsoft and AT&T have launched a campaign group calling for restrictions on the government's access to private data.

Elan Microelectronics demands iPad ban

A Taiwanese company has demanded that the US International Trade Commission (ITC) impose a ban on the import and sale of certain Apple products, including the long-awaited iPad tablet.

Lawmakers call for FTC to investigate Google Buzz over privacy

Members of the House Energy and Commerce Committee have called for an FTC investigation into Google over its Buzz social networking service.

IBM ex-VP pleads guilty to biggest insider trading fraud ever

Robert Moffat, Jr, a man who probably used to pull down a 7-figure salary at IBM, will now be relegated to the life of a white-collar criminal.

Steve Jobs named the "most valuable" CEO in the universe

Barron's has named Steve Jobs the "most valuable" CEO in the world, claiming that the US of A "could use 1,000 more like him."

Verizon Fios stunted by economy

Verizon will be crimping back on plans to expand its high-speed Fios Internet service, even though it says it is still on track to meet its end-of-year subscription goals.

Facebook pulls in Google advertising exec

Most people would expect an executive position on Google's ad team to be the pinnacle of their career. Well, until Facebook started to prove itself as a real competitor to the once-undisputed online leader.

GoDaddy.com halts China domain name registration

The world's biggest domain registration company, GoDaddy.com, has said it plans to stop registering domain names in China.

Google squares up for another censorship fight

You might think Google had enough of a fight on its hands as it protests about censorship in China. But Google, along with Yahoo, is also complaining about newly-released plans to introduce an internet filter in Australia.

China says it doesn't blame US for Google's actions

The Chinese government has indicated that relations with the US won't be damaged by Google's decision to stop censoring search results in the country.

EBay and NRF pledge action on organised retail crime

EBay has always been a boon to shoplifters - an easy way to offload stolen goods. But many criminals have been doing it on an industrial scale, and now the company's teamed up with the National Retail Federation to tackle organised retail crime.

Handbags at dawn in Google-Viacom dispute

The brickbats are flying in the Google-vs-Viacom copyright case, with Google accusing Viacom of setting YouTube up.

Google's Nexus branding under threat

Well, that's a bit embarassing: Google has had its trademark application for 'Nexus' rejected, as a small Oregon firm already owns it.

Bing hits all-time high

Microsoft's Bing search engine took 12.5% of all search engine requests across the globe in February, a new record for the "decision engine."

HTC pledges to fight Apple patent suit

HTC is fighting back against Apple's patent suit, saying it intends to defend itself.