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Week to Week News Quiz for 2/27/15

John Zipperer | Posted 04.29.2015 | San Francisco
John Zipperer

Escape to the Rockies in our latest latest Week to Week news quiz. Here are some random but real hints: That was Martin Landau; big ISPs aren't happy...

Zach Carter

How Congress Remade The Economy In Its Own Awful Image

HuffingtonPost.com | Zach Carter | Posted 02.26.2015 | Politics

A jury ruled on Wednesday that Apple must pay $532.9 million for infringing on three patents owned by a firm that could serve as a textbook definition...

What Do Apple, Citi and Shell Have in Common?

Manish Bapna | Posted 04.27.2015 | Green
Manish Bapna

It's too early to say we've hit a tipping point, but when big players from big tech to big oil all start to move, it certainly feels like perhaps the times are a changin'.

Predicting iPhone Demand

Michael R. Levin | Posted 04.27.2015 | Business
Michael R. Levin

Going forward, consumers who buy a new iPhone will necessarily either own an earlier iPhone, or own an Android and choose to switch platforms.

Apple Ordered To Pay $533 Million For Patent Infringement

Reuters | Posted 02.25.2015 | Technology

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Apple Inc has been ordered to pay $532.9 million after a federal jury in Texas found that its iTunes software infringed three pat...

This Is Why Some Of Apple's New Emoji People Are Yellow

The Huffington Post | Damon Beres | Posted 03.02.2015 | Technology

Are they racially insensitive? Are they jaundiced? What's the deal?

Gay Families Are Coming To The Emoji Keyboard

The Huffington Post | Cavan Sieczkowski | Posted 02.24.2015 | Gay Voices

Same-sex families will soon have a place on the emoji keyboard. On Monday, it was revealed that a new beta version of iOS 8.3 includes an array of...

It's Official: Apple Is Finally Getting Diverse Emoji

The Huffington Post | Damon Beres | Posted 02.23.2015 | Technology

Who says Santa Claus has to be white? Until now, your iPhone's emoji keyboard did.

LAUSD Aborts 'Computer Per Student' Program with Apple Computers

Kimberly Cooper | Posted 04.24.2015 | Los Angeles
Kimberly Cooper

Once again it's back to the drawing board for effectively incorporating educational technology into the classrooms for those who need it most within LAUSD. Let us hope for the sake of the students, that this next LAUSD "task force" is made up of actual parties who exist outside its ivory tower as well.

Climate Change This Week: Apple Goes Solar, Apocalyptic US Droughts Predicted, and More!

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 04.25.2015 | Green
Mary Ellen Harte

Today, the Earth got a little hotter, and a little more crowded. @@ Deadpan Climate Humor At Its Best: Philomena Cunk Moments of Wonder - Climate...

Not Digital First, Not Mobile First, but People First!

David Sable | Posted 04.25.2015 | Business
David Sable

Is there a difference between disruption and transformation? Between shaking up a business sector (I'd say "business model," but that is proving to be less and less true) and transforming society? Between monetizing fabulous enablement and actually changing people's lives for the good?

Apple To Power New Data Centers With Renewable Energy

Reuters | Posted 04.25.2015 | Technology

Apple Inc said it would spend 1.7 billion euros ($1.9 billion) to build two data centers in Europe that would be entirely powered by renewable energy and create hundreds of jobs.

Is Apple Really Making A Car? Here's What We Know So Far

The Huffington Post | Damon Beres | Posted 02.23.2015 | Technology

While the company has made no official statements on a possible Apple car, reports have circulated in recent weeks that strongly suggest it's happening.

'Zero to One' by Peter Thiel

Michael Levin | Posted 04.20.2015 | Books
Michael Levin

There's a reason why Peter Thiel and his merry band of "PayPal Mafia" members have created seven companies worth a billion dollars each, including PayPal, SpaceX, YouTube, and a few others you may never have heard of. Ever wonder what makes a guy like that so smart?

Look at the Incredible Progress of Apple's Campus 2

Fernando Bruccoleri | Posted 04.20.2015 | Technology
Fernando Bruccoleri

from the ground you can see nothing more than "Under construction" signs posted on walls, and the progress of the campus has largely been hidden from the public gaze.

Brand Clash: Coca Cola Making Milk and Apple Making Cars

Ira Kalb | Posted 04.19.2015 | Business
Ira Kalb

While it is hard to imagine Apple making better cars and Coca Cola making better milk, anything is possible if the branding is done right. Both companies have big wallets and successful corporate brands.

If Protecting Privacy Isn't A Priority, 'We Risk Our Way Of Life'

Fusion | Kashmir Hill | Posted 02.17.2015 | World

On Friday, the White House convened a “cyber summit” at Stanford’s campus in Palo Alto so that business and government leaders could get togethe...

What Apple Is Missing About Cyber Security

Sanjay Sanghoee | Posted 04.17.2015 | Technology
Sanjay Sanghoee

What Time Cook seems unable or unwilling to recognize, is that privacy and security are inextricably linked. You can't have the former without the latter, and just because Apple won't reveal information to the government doesn't mean that information could never be hacked by criminals.

Before Steve Jobs, An iMac-Like Device 'Was Of No Interest To Apple'

The Huffington Post | Emily Cohn | Posted 02.17.2015 | Technology

Imagine the world without iMac.

REPORT Apple Is Building An Electric Car

Reuters | Posted 04.15.2015 | Technology

By Abhirup Roy and Alexei Oreskovic Feb 13 (Reuters) - Apple Inc has a secret lab working on the creation of an Apple-branded electric car, the Wal...

Iowa Wants to Let You Carry Your Drivers License On Your Phone

Tarun Wadhwa | Posted 04.15.2015 | Technology
Tarun Wadhwa

There's now a technology to replace almost everything in your wallet. Your cash, credit cards, and loyalty programs are all on their way to becoming obsolete.

Kanye and Samsung Unintentionally Boost Sales of Rivals

Ira Kalb | Posted 04.14.2015 | Business
Ira Kalb

As Beck received his Album of the Year award at the Grammys, Kanye West jumped on stage to presumably do what he did to Taylor Swift 5 years before.

Rhiannon Solo (and Then Some)

Barry Singer | Posted 04.15.2015 | Arts
Barry Singer

Today -- after the amicable departure of Flemons and Robinson for their own solo projects -- the band, more than ever, is a shifting troupe of young African-American folk musicians who revolve around Rhiannon Giddens. I had long wanted to speak with this lady.

'Green News Report' - February 12, 2015

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 04.14.2015 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

Eleventh time's the charm: House GOP passes the Keystone XL bill -- again; Apple Computers invests big in big solar; and record snow in Boston with more on the way.

What Will the Apple Watch Mean for Local Businesses?

Jayson DeMers | Posted 04.14.2015 | Business
Jayson DeMers

Smart watches and other wearable devices will also start to blur the lines between reality and the digital world, bridging the gap with in-person, real-time functionality.