The National Rifle Association is run by hypocrites who use the same manipulation tactics they accuse the media of using. You probably knew that, but few journalists have been exposing the NRA’s shameless propaganda like John Oliver of HBO. In today’s clip (a tad longer than usual, but well worth it) Oliver takes on some […]
Reprinted with permission from DCReport. James S. Henry, an economist and expert on global tax avoidance, reports that the new Trump tax law gives Apple and other multinational companies a sweetheart deal—several sweetheart deals, actually—that could total as much as $2.6 trillion. This is an important story that the mainstream news missed. We have it all […]
The hustlers claim that job incentives are a sound investment of our tax dollars, because those new jobs create new taxpayers, meaning investments soon pay for themselves. Hmmm … not quite. In fact, not even close. Last year, a watchdog outfit called Good Jobs First tracked the 386 incentive deals since 1976 that gave at […]
Apple CEO Tim Cook announced this week that the company would repatriate $252 billion, give or take a few billion, then create some American jobs and invest in America – for a change. This is a result of the massive tax cut Congressional Republicans awarded corporations like Apple that were hoarding trillions in profits overseas. […]
The app world throws an unprecedented amount of new product at users every day. If you’ve got a Mac, you can choose from tons of new system optimization, productivity and entertainment apps — but with so much unveiled so quickly, it’s tough to know which ones are actually worth your time and hard drive space. […]
Suppose Belgian investigators cleaning up the body parts came across an encrypted iPhone of a terrorist impressed by Apple’s promise of privacy. Would Apple refuse to help uncover accomplices in that bloodbath, as well?
The executive said Apple was stunned that such a legal request had come from the U.S. government rather than a country with weaker traditions of protecting privacy and civil liberties.
It’s been said that an apple a day keeps the doctor away, and for good reason. Apples are low in fat, have fiber and lots of nutrients, and they’re a delicious alternative to eating processed sugar and carbohydrates. As a fruit in our culture, apples and apple products like juices are omnipresent. The good news for […]
New York (AFP) — Wall Street stocks were little changed in early trade Wednesday with Apple posting modest gains after unveiling a spate of new products, including a mobile-payment system and a smartwatch. About 40 minutes into trade, the Dow Jones Industrial Average dipped 3.01 points (0.02 percent) to 17,010.86. The broad-based S&P 500 shed […]
By E. Scott Reckard, Los Angeles Times Shoppers can use Apple’s newest iPhone instead of their credit and debit cards to buy goods and services from retailers who install the required technical system. But nearly two-thirds of Americans express little or no interest in making payments by tapping their cellphones at a register, according to […]
San Francisco (AFP) — Apple on Tuesday unveiled two new versions of the iPhone, boosting the screen size of the iconic smartphone to 4.7 and 5.5 inches. Unveiling the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus, Apple chief Tim Cook said the company was launching “the biggest advancement in the history of iPhones.” Apple senior vice […]
By Howard Blume, Los Angeles Times LOS ANGELES — Los Angeles schools Superintendent John Deasy has canceled the $1 billion program to provide all students with an iPad after public records showed he and his top deputy had developed a relationship with the vendors two years prior to the bidding. Recently released emails showed that […]
Seoul (AFP) – Arch-rivals Samsung and Apple decided Wednesday to drop all patent disputes outside the United States, marking a partial ceasefire in a long-running legal war between the world’s two largest smartphone makers. Both companies have been locked in a three-year battle of litigative attrition in close to a dozen countries, with each accusing […]
New York (AFP) – Amazon plans a mystery unveiling — widely expected to be a smartphone — on Wednesday to delve into a super competitive market dominated by Apple and Samsung. The company has given a hint as to what is in store and invited a small group of media to the Seattle event to […]
Washington (AFP) – Apple has reached an out-of-court settlement with a group of U.S. states who had accused it of conspiring with publishers to fix the prices of e-books. Eleven months after the U.S. Justice Department found Apple guilty of violating antitrust laws in its effort to push into the e-books business, the company reached […]
Brussels (AFP) – The European Union launched a probe Wednesday to determine whether the special tax deals offered to Apple and Starbucks by authorities in Ireland, Luxembourg and the Netherlands amount to illegal state aid. “In the current context of tight public budgets, it is particularly important that large multinationals pay their fair share of […]