The past year has produced some of the most intriguing business deals of the decade, which boosted (or sunk) the fortunes of CEOs and shareholders alike. Perhaps the most relevant question, however, is what impact these transactions will have on consumers? Here are the Top 5 deals of 2010 that, for better or worse, will change the way you spend your money.
Smartphones are increasingly the target of hackers looking for financial data. Here's how to protect yourself and your favorite piece of mobile technology.
A study on internet use in Kenya and elsewhere on the continent reveals growing technological savviness and the need for businesses to focus more on marketing themselves online.
A California nonprofit now lets any camera-equipped cell phone measure your exposure to black soot.
The border between Sudan's northern and southern regions will be under near-daily satellite surveillance under a new effort backed by the UN, Google, and George Clooney.
Although the recession is technically over, many companies are still struggling to make up for lost profit, customers, and locations. But some companies have come out of the recession better than they went in, thanks to their adjustments to consumer demand and other smart business strategies. Here are five companies that have thrived despite the worst downturn since the Great Depression:
Julian Assange has signed a book deal worth more than $1 million as a way to pay WikiLeaks' legal bills. The business world has had a mixed reaction to Julian Assange and WikiLeaks.
History, it seems, will remember 2010 in the United States as the year of health-care reform, the Gulf oil spill, and the tea party movement. But the most widely covered stories are clearly not the only events that could shape the future of the nation. Here we note five overlooked stories of 2010 – developments that might have received some press coverage but perhaps not as much as they should have, given the impact they could have on various aspects of American life in the years ahead.
An ode to the economic recovery – and other news of 2010 – inspired by Clement Clarke Moore's classic Christmas poem.