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For hardware startups, it's getting less hard

The secrets to making and selling consumer electronics are spilling -- on purpose -- and that's helping hardware startups succeed.

By April 11, 2015


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


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


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


Offshore wind turbine goes really, really big

Siemens' 6-megawatt turbine uses permanent magnet for direct-drive generator and lightweight materials to ease operation in harsh ocean environment. And how about that 500-foot sweep?

By November 29, 2011


IRS said to be auditing Google offshore asset transfers

Bloomberg reports that federal tax authorities are bringing increased scrutiny to a Google audit, looking at the way the Web giant transferred assets acquired in its YouTube, Postini, and DoubleClick acquisitions.

By October 13, 2011


Anonymous takes aim at Zynga

The hacker group says layoffs at Zynga will lead to the "end of the US game market as we know it" as jobs get shipped overseas, and it vows to take action.

By October 28, 2012


Apple Stores get their turn under NY Times' investigative spotlight

A just-published Times report on pay and conditions at Apple Stores has at least one news outlet wondering if recent Apple activity around salary increases was meant as a kind of preemptive strike.

By June 23, 2012


Deep offshore wind sized up

Deep offshore wind farms could produce 10-cent-per-kilowatt energy in 10 years, but may be considered ports and vessels subject to U.S. maritime and cabotage laws, report says.

By February 23, 2011