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Obama and The Secret Lobbyists’ Cabal

The American League of Lobbyists (ALL) has a branding problem. The group represents the interests of lobbyists who are busy wandering the halls of Congress and lining the pockets of insiders with your tax dollars. The problem is that lobbyists are (not surprisingly) the only group of Americans more unpopular than Congress right now. And...

Friday Charts: Rise of the Droids and the Downside to Globalization

I shouldn’t even have to preface what’s in store today. But, just in case there are a few newbies in the bunch, I will… Each Friday, we usher in a few timely graphics to help impart financial and economic wisdom. This week, I’m serving up an update on the Mobile Revolution. Then it’s on to...

Space Glasses: The Next Level in Wearable Computing Technology

Every morning, Meron Gribetz wakes up and goes for a run. When he’s done, he walks back into his rental house in the Santa Cruz Mountains. Sitting a stone’s throw away is the tech capital of the world – Silicon Valley. And Gribetz wants his company – Meta – to take its place among today’s...

Friday Charts: Ballmer’s Biggest Blunders and the Next $1,000 Stock

Often imitated, but never duplicated, we’re serving up another round of our weekly charts. Remember, the concept couldn’t be any more straightforward. Since a picture can be worth 1,000 words, I try to zip my lips (well, mostly) and let some carefully selected graphics convey a few critical investing and economic insights. This week’s gallery...

Welcome to the Next Wireless Revolution (Part 1)

VHS versus Betamax… Blu-ray versus DVD… Desktop versus laptop… Vinyl versus CD (and then CD versus “cloud music”)… Just a few of the technology wars that we’ve seen in recent years. And there’s another one brewing. One that centers on the critical source for all of our gadgets… I Need An Outlet! Despite our increasingly...

“The Next Great Industrial Revolution”

“We’re focused on it more because we think it’s something good for the world, rather than something that’s going to be really amazing for our profits.” That’s not the kind of thing you’d expect the head of one of the world’s biggest technology companies to say. But that’s what Facebook (FB) founder and CEO, Mark...

Government Snooping Could Cost Corporate America $35 Billion

Editor’s note: We are running an article today that was originally posted on our sister publication, Tech and Innovation Daily. We felt it was important and relevant information for all Capitol Hill Daily readers. When news broke that the U.S. government had granted itself the right to spy on Americans’ emails and phone calls, it...

Government Snooping Could Cost Corporate America $35 Billion

When news broke that the U.S. government had granted itself the right to spy on Americans’ emails and phone calls, it triggered a predictable public firestorm. But did you know that the revelations could also cost the United States up to $35 billion? Dig a little deeper and you’ll see that the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance...

Revolutionary or Repulsive? Would You Eat This Lab-Grown Burger?

The process began at an otherwise normal-looking organic farm, with a normal-looking cow. But that’s where the normality ends. The cow wasn’t on death row, waiting to be slaughtered to provide meat in the usual way. Rather, it was part of a cutting-edge scientific experiment, where its cells were harvested to provide new-age food. In...

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