| Mar 31, 2013
| 10:09 AM
Big Huge Games in Timonium closed last May, taking nearly 100 jobs with it. Nine months later, a local studio that was launched from the ashes of the video game-maker shut down, too. And Zynga, which created FarmVille and Words with Friends, closed its...
| Mar 22, 2013
| 4:22 PM
Connecticut lawmakers are considering legislation to allow military voters to cast ballots over the Internet. The intention of this legislation is well-meaning — Connecticut does need to improve the voting process for military voters — but...
| Mar 23, 2013
| 12:21 PM
The ad that led to the arrest of a Towson massage parlor owner this month was typical for such businesses, boasting as it did of the availability of "new young girls."
"You have to ask: If they constantly have new girls, where are the other girls going?...
| Mar 25, 2013
| 2:19 PM
High Street Partners, a business software and services company based in Annapolis, said Monday it received $8 million in financing, the largest round of funding in its 10-year history.
The company said it would use the proceeds raised from venture...
| Mar 27, 2013
| 3:45 PM
Republic is a new cell phone service provider that promises an unlimited data plan for
just $19 a month. That means you can talk, text and e-mail all you want, and surf the
web. Here’s the concept behind Republic’s money-saving plan....
| Mar 30, 2013
| 9:00 AM
AUSTIN, Texas — Simon Klose would like you to steal his movie. Stream it, download it, share it with someone in Croatia or Brazil and remix it with videos of kittens playing patty-cake, if that's your kind of thing.
Klose, 37, is the director of...
| Mar 29, 2013
| 3:00 AM
Dear Whomever is in Charge of Customer Service for DirecTV:
All I wanted was to watch the game.
I was back in my hotel room after a long day, and I figured, what better way to unwind? Now, the game wasn't available on the hotel channels, but I've...
| Apr 7, 2013
Jack Dangermond started his working life at his parents' plant nursery in Redlands. Now, Forbes says, he's a billionaire.
Dangermond is founder and president of Esri, one of the world's leading geographic information systems companies. In 2010, he won...
| Nov 6, 2013
| 5:00 AM
SAN FRANCISCO — Dick Costolo doesn't fit the profile of a typical tech start-up chief executive.
He's not a twentysomething college dropout. He didn't start Twitter Inc. in his dorm room. And he doesn't wear a hoodie.
At 50, with a balding...
| Nov 5, 2013
| 3:51 PM
Re: “Power comparisons pay off,” Oct. 11. The bimonthly Opower reports compare a consumer's energy use with a composite of their neighbor's usage.
I find these mailings irritating and mean-spirited. They employ 'big brother' manipulation,...
| Nov 5, 2013
| 5:08 PM
Saturday's christening of the aircraft carrier Gerald R. Ford wouldn't be possible without the work of 5,000 shipbuilders, some 200,000 gallons of paint and enough fiber optic cable to reach the International Space Station about three times.
But for the...