Tech Business Reporter and Editor, Kansas City Star
Reporter and editor for The Kansas City Star. Follows technology. Endeavors for journalism.
nytimes.com — Last week, in a Congressional hearing, Apple got grilled for its low-tax strategy. But not every business can copy that approach. Here is a look at what S.&P. 500 companies paid in corporate income taxes - federal, state, local and foreign - from 2007 to 2012, according to S&P Capital IQ.
online.wsj.com — Google is deep in the throes of an effort to fund, build and help run wireless networks in emerging markets such as sub-Saharan Africa and Southeast Asia.
kansascity.com — SoftBank Corp. has agreed to appoint a U.S. government-approved “security director” to the wireless phone company’s board to address national security concerns. It made the unusual commitment to several federal agencies, including the U.S. Department of Defense and Department of Homeland Security, as it presses for federal approval of its agreement to buy 70 percent of Sprint for $20.1 billion.
kansascity.com — Clearwire Corp.'s board of directors has approved Sprint Nextel Corp.'s higher bid for the shares of its wireless partner that it doesn't already own. The approval of a $3.40-a-share bid followed the board's previous approval of a $2.97-a-share deal.
isuppli.com — Despite the expansion of Google Fiber to a third and fourth city-Austin, Texas; and Provo, Utah-Google Inc. is set to remain a minor player in the U.S. broadband market, with the company unlikely to deploy the service nationwide due its high cost, according to a new report from the IHS Screen Digest Operator Multiplay Intelligence Service at information and analytics provider IHS (NYSE: IHS).
kansascity.com — Sprint Nextel Corp. has raised its offer to buy the remaining 49 percent of Clearwire Corp. it doesn't already own. The new offer for $3.40 a share, up from $2.97 a share, prompted Bellevue, Wash.-based Clearwire to put off its shareholder vote that had been scheduled for today.
kansascity.com — Cellphone giant Sprint Nextel Corp. has bought a small innovative Kansas City company with an eye on collecting lots of advertising revenues. The deal to buy Handmark Inc., which owns social media app maker OneLouder, is expected to be formally announced today.
bgr.com — The early reviews of Google Fiber are in from Kansas City and one of the most attractive features of the service seems to be how it makes Netflix irresistible. The buffering annoyances that consumers take for granted vanish as Google Fiber feeds movies and shows instantly to eager Silicon Prairie dwellers.
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