Mar 20, 2012 The monologist Mike Daisey’s account of Chinese factory conditions in “The Agony and Ecstasy of Steve Jobs” made people think differently about their iPhones and iPads. But after an adaptation aired on This American Life, reaching China, an investigation there of his allegations found they were fabricated. Given other news reports on the conditions, will that matter?
Mar 16, 2012 Electronics manufacturer Foxconn is taking steps to improve worker salaries and conditions after increasing international pressure to do so.
Feb 16, 2012 Now the apps will have to ask your permission to take your address book.
Feb 15, 2012 My husband and I recently had our first child. We are considering opening a 529 plan for him, but between the two of us, we still have about $15,000 in college loan debt. Our student loans are locked in at a low interest rate (around 3 percent). On the one hand, we know that money invested in a 529 plan now will earn more over time than money invested later. On the other hand, it seems kind of odd to start saving for his college when we haven't finished paying for our own. Does it make more sense financially to open a 529 plan for him now, or to put the money we would have put into it toward paying off our own student loans first? Carol, Athens, GA
Feb 10, 2012 Toymaker Hasbro is teaming up with the online gaming company Zynga -- but it's not the old school Hasbro that's trying to climb the ladder into Internet games.
Feb 10, 2012 This weekend the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, the folks behind the Academy Awards, will hand out the technical Oscars. They may not be as glamorous as the other Oscars, but they're every bit as important to movie making.
Feb 10, 2012 I can't help but notice that Valentines Day seems especially huge in the... let's say, "tech" community.
Concerned consumers call for "ethical iPhones" (though if that's not possible, just "iPhones" will probably do)
Feb 9, 2012 Consumer groups plan to deliver petitions to Apple Stores around the globe, calling for Apple to "overhaul the way its suppliers treat their workers."
Feb 8, 2012 More shake ups are announced at Yahoo, following the recent departure of co-founder Jerry Yang.