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Features by Queena Kim

Silicon Valley and the government: It's complicated

The controversy over the National Security Agency grabbing our personal data, with the asssistance of Silicon Valley, could make it tough for tech to do business.
Posted In: Silicon Valley, nsa, NSA leaks, Edward Snowden, surveillance

Tracking the relationship of the government and Silicon Valley

Revelations that the government is collecting vast amounts of our personal data from companies like Facebook and Google, is raising questions about the relationship between the feds and the tech industry.
Posted In: Silicon Valley, defense department, Intel

Google TV gadget costs $35. Game changer?

Google released its Chromecast TV device today, which will allow consumers to get content from the cloud to their TV.
Posted In: Google, Chromecast, apple tv, roku

Taco Bell menu grows up

No more kids' meals at Taco Bell, as fast food chain targets a different audience.
Posted In: Taco Bell, fast food

Senate reaches tentative deal on student loans

The proposal would link interest rates to financial markets -- specifically the 10-year Treasury note -- and cap rates at 8.25 percent for undergraduate loans and 9.5 percent for graduate loans.
Posted In: student loan, student debt, higher education, Education

Google TV versus the cable guy

Tech giants from Intel to Apple and Microsoft and Sony are pursuing a strategy to create an Internet cable service and now there’s news that Google is entering the fray.
Posted In: television, Google, media, Broadcast, cable TV

A whole new place to eat McDonald's: Vietnam

International expansion is part of the fast-food chain’s business strategy. In fact, Vietnam will be the 38th Asian country McDonald’s is entering.
Posted In: McDonald's, Vietnam, asia, fast food

Tobacco crop threatened by excessive rain in Kentucky, Georgia

Tobacco is a drought resistant plant. But this year, the weather has been anything but dry in major tobacco growing states like Kentucky, North Carolina and Georgia.
Posted In: Agriculture, farming, weather, kentucky, Georgia

T-Mobile's plan: $10 monthly for phone upgrades twice a year. Worth it or not?

The cellular carrier announced a new program that will allow customers to upgrade their phones up to twice a year for a $10 monthly charge.
Posted In: T-Mobile, smartphone

How much should e-books cost?

A judge has ruled that Apple conspired to set e-book prices. How much are consumers willing to spend on e-books?
Posted In: apple, ebooks

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