Apple Inc. paid an income tax rate of only 1.9 percent on its earnings outside the U.S. in its latest fiscal year, a regulatory filing by the company shows.
The US presidential campaign may be a deadly serious affair, but Americans have taken to social networks to lighten the mood with a good dose of humor and sarcasm.
A Mexican telecommunications firm named iFone has declared victory in a trademark battle with Apple's iPhone, exposing the US company to a potential compensation payment.
Its products may not, as one British judge put it, be as "cool" as bitter rival Apple's, but Samsung Electronics is speeding away from the iconic iPhone maker in the race for the global smartphone market.
As US election day approaches, "Twitter bombs" are expected to fly as part of efforts to swing votes in a close race.
Nani Teruya does not vote because she believes the United States is illegally occupying her home state of Hawaii, but people are trying to convince her to go to the polls next week via Google+ and Twitter.
FEMA, the US disaster response agency, on Saturday set up a "rumor control" section on its website to dispel misinformation on social networks in the aftermath of superstorm Sandy.
Twitter has launched an interactive map of the United States that charts where Barack Obama and Mitt Romney's campaign tweets have had the most impact, and where they have fallen flat.