Apple’s China Distraction Before Wednesday’s Big Event

President Trump has cast a formidable shadow in the days leading to Apple's big iPhone event on Wednesday. Over the weekend, he suggested in a tweet that Apple move its manufacturing plants to the U.S. to avoid tariffs in the simmering trade war between the U.S. and China.

Add Birmingham To Tech’s Growing List of Hubs

Much as Silicon Valley sees itself as the epicenter of high-tech, plenty of technology hubs dot the United States, each with a distinct vertical market that feeds the industry. Charleston, S.C. (aka “Silicon Harbor”), Phoenix (“Silicon Desert”), and a wide swath of the Midwest (“Silicon Prarie”) are testaments to regions that have produced significant companies while largely avoiding the suffocating cost-of-living, traffic snarls, and hyper-competitiveness that dog Silicon Valley, Seattle, New York, and Austin tech workers.