Stories by Robert Mullins

Gore pushes IT vendors to help save climate

Environmentalist and former U.S. Vice President Al Gore, in a Silicon Valley speech urging businesses to push clean technology, said the United Nations report on climate change released Friday makes it a near certainty that global warming is real and needs to be addressed immediately.

Apple Q1 earnings top records, forecasts

Apple, caught between the promise of its new iPhone and the peril of a stock options investigation, has reported record earnings for the first quarter of its fiscal 2007 year.

US Attorney investigating Apple stock options

The U.S. Attorney's Office for the Northern District of California is investigating the stock options backdating activities of computer and consumer electronics manufacturer Apple.

Guilty plea gives prosecutors edge in HP case

Bryan Wagner's agreement Friday to plead guilty to federal charges in the Hewlett-Packard Co. (HP) spying case gives prosecutors added leverage to charge others in the case, a legal expert said.

Wikipedia-like search engine in development

The founder of Wikipedia, the user-edited online encyclopedia, is developing a Wiki-based search engine to compete with established commercial search engines from Google and Yahoo.

YouTube generation needs more broadband

Technology industry experts meeting in Silicon Valley recently said broadband Internet access in the U.S. needs to improve for the "YouTube generation" to really flourish.

Congress wants HP's Hurd to explain stock sale

Two U.S. Congressmen have asked HP Chief Executive Officer Mark Hurd to explain why he sold US$1.37 million worth of HP stock just before the company's spying scandal became public.