Some names you don't immediately associate with Apple news this week, Microsoft and Walmart, are making some headlines for their offerings. Plus a little history is made and Apple chimes in on that. And Facebook looking, rather late, to jump in on the news and RSS game, now that Google Reader is set to bow out. That and more, as always, below the fold.
Tech companies like Apple, Facebook, and Intel offer employment to large numbers of Americans. But according to statements from all three organizations, each feels bans on same-sex marriage in some states are hindering recruiting and employee morale. The group, which also includes financial firm Morgan Stanley, is planning to ask the Supreme Court to enforce marriage equality nationwide.