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Apple target of Senate probe into offshore tax practices

Apple CEO Tim Cook expected to testify next week at a hearing on the various tax-reduction strategies used by companies.

By May 15, 2013


Apple, Microsoft among firms earning tax-free interest from US -- report

The companies, along with Google and Cisco, own a collected $124 billion in US Treasury debt offshore, allowing them to collect tax-free interest.

By March 13, 2014


Kyocera launches 70-megawatt solar plant, largest in Japan

Nearly 300,000 offshore solar panels will provide enough power for 22,000 homes as post-Fukushima Japan struggles with energy sources.

By November 8, 2013


Underwater Internet may be coming to an ocean near you

Researchers are developing a "deep-sea computing network" that could bring Wi-Fi access underwater to better detect tsunamis, collect data, and monitor offshore activity.

By October 15, 2013


White House calls for new law targeting 'offshore' Web sites

Despite January's widespread protests against the Stop Online Piracy Act, the White House is asking Congress to enact a new copyright law "to address offshore infringement."

By March 30, 2012


Apple dodged paying billions in taxes, subcommittee says

A senate panel releases a lengthy report detailing how the tech company used offshore corporate structures to avoid paying billions in U.S. taxes.

By May 20, 2013


Tim Cook to propose tax overhaul before Congress

Amid scrutiny over his company's own offshore tax practices, Apple CEO tells Washington reporters about his plan to simplify corporate tax laws. This from the company that's always shied away from politics.

By May 16, 2013


Pirate Bay to launch own submarine to host servers off-shore

Copyright scofflaw site The Pirate Bay is getting a whole lot more literal with the launch of a submarine to host its servers in the Pacific.

By April 1, 2012


Lightweight wing harvests offshore wind

Startup Makani Power clears its first hurdles in building a radically different wind turbine that flies like a kite and captures high-altitude winds.

By March 28, 2012


WikiLeaks buying boat to move servers offshore?

According to a report, WikiLeaks investors are working to acquire a boat to house the controversial site's servers and keep Julian Assange safe from prosecution.

By February 1, 2012