As many others cut back, a new breed of tech company doubled down on influencing Washington.
Consumers appear enthusiastic about Apple's new payment system.
Apple CEO wrapped up a four-day trip to China on Friday
Payments were accepted at Apple Pay's launch on Monday, but appear to have been blocked by the retailer.
The bank said the minor glitch should be resolved by the end of Wednesday
A success for Apple Pay could push others in the mobile NFC payment market to up their game
Apple's CEO met customers and posed for selfies.
Apple is the first smartphone maker to abide by a new California anti-theft law by inserting a "kill switch" into iOS 8, which powers the iPhone 6.
The sandwich chain will roll out contactless payments at 26,000 restaurants
For the first time, scientists have examined how a battery operates on the particle level
The law is likely to affect smartphones sold around the world
The bill reverses a 2013 decision that phone unlocking by consumers ran afoul of copyright laws.
Headphone maker Bose has launched a patent-infringement lawsuit against rival Beats Electronics, which Apple recently agreed to acquire in a $3 billion dollar deal.
Apple's doing great in China, not so well in tablets, and R&D spending is increasing
The patent is for a wrist-worn gadget that has a touchscreen and can communicate with a smartphone