| Oct 25, 2013
| 12:24 PM
SAN FRANCISCO -- A federal judge has granted class-action status to a lawsuit that alleges Apple, Google and two other major Silicon Valley companies kept a lid on wages by agreeing not to poach one another's employees.
Five software engineers filed the...
| Oct 31, 2013
| 7:22 AM
After the coffee. Before waiting for the Great Pumpkin.
The Skinny: My Miley Cyrus costume didn't arrive in time so I guess I'll just have to stay home this Halloween and watch "It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown" unless one of my loyal readers...
| Jul 8, 2013
| 5:00 AM
Some of the nation's biggest pay-TV distributors are seeking to secure so-called over-the-top, or OTT, rights from programmers, according to several industry executives.
The efforts, if successful, could ultimately clear the way for the demise of the...
| Jul 7, 2013
| 7:22 AM
At a recent Anne Arundel County school board meeting, members bemoaned losing one of the district's most prominent and influential leaders to a neighboring county.
They weren't talking about Superintendent Kevin Maxwell's departure to take a similar...
| Jul 5, 2013
| 6:38 AM
The bloggers at dealnews.com, a bargain shopping website, have put together a list of the best and worst things to buy in July.
Among the best deals are seasonal summer items, which are starting to hit rock-bottom prices to make way for back-to-school...
| Jul 14, 2013
| 3:37 PM
San Francisco-based Wells Fargo & Co. topped the ranks of corporate giving in 2012, climbing ahead of Wal-Mart Stores Inc., according to a new survey of 100 companies released Sunday by the Chronicle of Philanthropy.
Wells Fargo gave away $315.8 million...
| Jun 11, 2013
| 5:15 AM
"Tomorrow's Harvest," the fourth album by Scottish ambient electronic duo Boards of Canada, begins with the sound of an audio logo, a quick "Intel inside"-suggestive mnemonic that vanishes as quickly as it arrives. The tones are followed by a moment of...
| Aug 16, 2013
| 7:10 AM
After the coffee. Before seeing if I can get instant replay for my life.
The Skinny: As if you couldn't tell, I'm a little bit old school. That means I'm not exactly thrilled that baseball is now going to fully embrace instant replay. Human error and...
| Aug 19, 2013
| 12:30 PM
Maryland has repeatedly shown leadership on climate change and the clean-energy solutions that will both tackle the problem and provide economic growth. In order to continue this leadership, Maryland faces an important choice: whether to take another step...
| Aug 29, 2013
| 5:00 AM
Justin Bass is a big Los Angeles Dodgers fan, but for nearly four weeks he has been shut out of the action.
The continuing contract dispute between television giants CBS Corp. and Time Warner Cable Inc. has blacked out the CBS-owned KCBS Channel 2 and...
| Sep 2, 2013
| 8:30 PM
After a monthlong blackout, Time Warner Cable Inc. and CBS Corp. reached an agreement that returned the broadcast network's programming to millions of frustrated subscribers in Los Angeles, New York and Dallas.
The new distribution deal, which runs...