Progressive activists should rush to the app store and download a free iPhone app called BizVizz.
With this App you can quickly find out what tax rates major corporations pay; who they have supported for political office, and for how much, and what government subsidies they’ve taken. Still ahead is information on CEO pay. The app is for iPhone and iPad now, with an Android app promised.
The search feature in this app is a camera. Simply take a picture of the company logo and you’re presented with the relevant data…assuming it’s in the data bank. If you don’t have a logo or a box to photograph you can type in a name the old fashioned way. Here’s what a camera-based inquiry about CocaCola would look like. The user has just taken a snap of Coca Cola cartons.
If you’re just interested in poking around, use the explore feature, which presents a selection of corporate logos. Two questions: Will the BizVizz databank be added to and will users suggest further targets for investigation.
I had some difficulty finding BizVizz on iTunes, but this link should work: Click