Money grows on trees with great walnuts of China
Grinning with pride, a Chinese farmer held out two precious walnuts—globes so precisely symmetrical that consumers in search of hand massages value them more highly than gold.
EU says Apple gets illegal tax benefits in Ireland (Update)
Apple risks having to repay Ireland tax rebates worth billions of dollars after the European Union's competition watchdog said Tuesday the company appears to be benefiting from illegal tax deals there.
Sapphire screen maker wants Apple contracts nixed
A supplier enlisted to make sapphire screens for Apple mobile devices on Friday urged a bankruptcy court to free it from contracts it branded "oppressive and burdensome."
Apple's secrets may be revealed through obscure bankruptcy case
The bankruptcy of a key Apple supplier may shine a bright light on sensitive business details the personal electronics giant fights to keep out of the public eye.
Sen. Wyden: NSA tech spying hurts economy
Google Chairman Eric Schmidt and other Silicon Valley executives say controversial government spying programs are undercutting the Internet economy and want Congress to step up stalled reform.
When companies in the same industry have common owners, consumers pay
If you owned two companies in the same industry, would you make them compete? Probably not, knowing the firms make higher profits if they don't.
Facebook sues law firms, claims fraud
Facebook is suing several law firms that represented a man who claimed he owned half of the social network and was entitled to billions of dollars from the company and its CEO Mark Zuckerberg.
Facebook's Zuckerberg wages China charm offensive—in Mandarin
Facebook is blocked in China, but its co-founder Mark Zuckerberg appears determined to win over hearts and minds in Beijing—surprising a hall full of students by conducting a Q&A session in Mandarin.
PC market still ailing despite gains in US, Europe (Update)
The personal computer market is still ailing, despite showing some signs of recovery in several key markets.
US tech firm fined for underpaying Indian workers
A Silicon Valley company is paying more than $43,000 in back wages and penalties after labor regulators found eight employees brought from India were grossly underpaid and overworked while assigned to a special project in ...
'Cloud' lifts Microsoft earnings above expectations
Microsoft on Thursday reported quarterly profits ahead of most expectations, as revenues got a boost from its Xbox consoles and Internet "cloud" services for enterprises.
Prospects of ending corporate corruption 'bleak'
Legislation designed to help law enforcement agencies respond to economic crimes such as corporate corruption and bribery is facing significant obstacles to enforcement – and the situation is unlikely to improve in the ...
Tablet sales show fresh signs of cooling: survey
The market for tablet computers is cooling off rapidly as consumers take another look at newer PCs and turn to large-screen smartphones, a market tracker said Wednesday.
Out-of-patience investors sell off Amazon
Amazon has long acted like an ideal customer on its own website: a freewheeling big spender with no worries about balancing a checkbook. Investors confident in founder and CEO Jeff Bezos' invest-and-expand ...