Next week we'll find out what a Senate probe of Apple's taxes has uncovered.
FORTUNE -- According to the New York Times' Pulitzer Prize-winning iEconomy series, Apple (AAPL) has gone to extraordinary lengths to avoid paying its fair share of taxes -- well beyond the usual tax reduction strategies U.S. corporations have long considered fair game.
"Apple was a pioneer of an accounting technique known as the 'Double Irish With a Dutch MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - May 16, 2013 9:07 AM ET
Until recently, takeover bids were rare in Japan, where private equity and hedge funds have been traditionally viewed as vultures.
By Michael Fitzpatrick
FORTUNE -- Sony's best selling TV, the Bravia, translates as "ferocious, savage, wild, untamed" -- the very adjectives that are probably on the minds of Sony executives as they consider the latest bid from gaijin, or outsiders, to upset the highly ordered decorum of doing business in Japan.
The MOREMay 16, 2013 7:37 AM ET
Google's CEO decried the negativity in the tech industry. Too bad the company's executives have a long history of trashing the competition.
By Verne Kopytoff
FORTUNE -- Larry Page, Google's chief executive, is fed up with the negativity in the technology industry and the news media that covers its every detail like a prizefight.
"Every story I read about Google is 'us versus some other company' or some stupid thing, and I MOREMay 16, 2013 7:03 AM ET
The brainchild of scrappy programmer Jules Urbach took a stealthy development route, and guess what? It might pay off.
FORTUNE -- Streaming movies via Netflix (NFLX) or music from Spotify are one thing, but games? Those are a computational challenge 38-year-old OTOY founder Jules Urbach will tell you are in a league all their own.
For the last nine years, the French-born, Los Angeleno has worked on a cloud-computing product that will MOREJP Mangalindan, Writer - May 16, 2013 6:45 AM ET
In the DOJ's great e-book conspiracy, Apple is the sole defendant still standing.
FORTUNE -- The conspiracy case that the U.S. Department of Justice filed against Apple and five book publishers in April 2011 is finally coming to a head.
In the year that has passed, all five publishers have settled. Only Apple had the stomach -- or the wherewithal -- to take the case to trial.
It's scheduled to begin in a MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - May 15, 2013 3:51 PM ET
Google is betting its algorithms can enhance your snapshots.
FORTUNE -- Most of us will never be Ansel Adams. But Google is betting that its algorithms can enhance our snapshots with the finesse of a darkroom pro.
On Wednesday, the company unveiled a set of improvements to the photo capabilities of Google+, its social network, that include the automatic refinishing of images. Using the same kind of machine learning algorithms it developed MOREMiguel Helft, senior writer - May 15, 2013 1:48 PM ET
Its new music service -- Google Play Music All Access -- has features that are similar to both competitors.
By Ryan Bradley, senior editor
FORTUNE -- After months of buildup, on Wednesday Google announced a new, subscription-based streaming music service called Google Play Music All Access. The name may be clunky, but the offerings appear bountiful.
Google (GOOG) secured deals with three of the four major record labels—Universal Music, Sony, and Warner MOREMay 15, 2013 1:39 PM ET
What does David Trainer know about Apple that nobody else does?
FORTUNE -- At Credit Suisse, where he spent four years in the late 1990s, David Trainer was given what a former colleague called "a nearly impossible task -- teach and convince a department of 50+ very senior analysts a better way to think about valuing their companies."
Now Trainer is trying to teach the rest of the world that "better way," MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - May 15, 2013 1:09 PM ET
Newspaper owners will have to accept lower margins in return for the privilege of serving the public interest. And given the sad rates at which online ads are selling, it's premature to give up on print.
FORTUNE -- The New Orleans Times-Picayune's decision to return to daily publication, reversing (sort of, in a way) its disastrous move a year ago to print a paper only three days a week, is being MOREDan Mitchell, contributor - May 15, 2013 1:03 PM ET
Change.org founder Ben Rattray talks about how his petitions website is able to attract users and investors.
FORTUNE -- Change.org isn't a nonprofit, but the company's CEO Ben Rattray isn't interested in maximizing returns, either. For Rattray and his six-year-old company, which hosts online petitions geared toward social and political change, the end goal is empowering citizens, not making gobs of cash. With more than 35 million users worldwide targeting problems MOREAdam Lashinsky, Sr. Editor at Large - May 15, 2013 12:50 PM ET
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