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OKCupid's experiment is lazy, unethical and a creative failure

By letting their engineers experiment on users, OKCupid and Facebook showed an astounding lack of imagination.
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Why ex-employees make great hires

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Hobby Lobby ruling polarizes the business community

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Why summer Fridays are good for business

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Why did the man behind Windows jump ship, and who’s left to steer?

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Google Free Zone brings the Internet to feature phones for free

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How Apple's victory over Samsung will affect you

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  • AP PHOTOS: Coal-exporting town fights rising seas

    AP PHOTOS: Coal-exporting town fights rising seas

    Friday, August 1 2014 12:33 AM EDT2014-08-01 04:33:00 GMT
    Norfolk is trapped between the causes and consequences of global warming.
    Norfolk is trapped between the causes and consequences of global warming.
  • Corning donates $1.8M in parts for space telescope

    Corning donates $1.8M in parts for space telescope

    Friday, August 1 2014 12:32 AM EDT2014-08-01 04:32:44 GMT
    Corning Inc. has donated $1.8 million in high-tech components for a telescope a private group wants to launch into space.
    Corning Inc. has donated $1.8 million in high-tech components for a telescope a private group wants to launch into space.
  • Report: More acidic seawater poses risks in Alaska

    Report: More acidic seawater poses risks in Alaska

    Friday, August 1 2014 12:32 AM EDT2014-08-01 04:32:38 GMT
    The release of carbon dioxide into the air from factory smokestacks to the tailpipe on your car could pose a risk to red king crab and other lucrative fisheries in Alaska, a new report says.
    The release of carbon dioxide into the air from power plant smokestacks to the tailpipe on your car could pose a risk to red king crab and other lucrative fisheries in Alaska, a new report says.
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