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Apple’s Chinese Solar Project, US Forest Conservation Gains Greenpeace Recognition

Apple is expanding its environmental efforts by investing in a new Chinese solarpower project and preserving 36,000 acres of “sustainable” timberland in Maine and North Carolina.

04/16/2015

KIIP Rwards System (The Valley Girl Show)

Teenage College Grad’s New Business Rewards You For Playing Mobile Games

Imagine if you got a free cappuccino every time you beat someone in Words With Friends, or $5 off at Safeway every time you reach a new level in Candy Crush Saga. That’s the concept that 19-year-old KIIP CEO and Founder Brian Wong had when he built a company to reward people.

04/15/2015

Boxes of Hostess Twinkies are ready for shipment at the Interstate Bakeries Corporation facility April 20, 2005 in Schiller Park, Illinois, a suburb northwest of Chicago. (Tim Boyle/Getty Images)

Twinkies’ Turnaround: How The Hostess Treat Miraculously Averted Demise

It wasn’t long ago that we were reporting on the demise of the iconic snack food company behind Twinkies, but Forbes Magazine reports their miraculous comeback purely engineering genius.

04/15/2015

Sign at the entrance of Google offices in Brussels.  (Photo credit should read GEORGES GOBET/AFP/Getty Images)

EU Files Antitrust Charges Against Google Over Dominance In Internet Searches

The European Union’s competition chief is filing an antitrust complaint alleging Google has been abusing its dominance in Internet searches and is opening a probe into its Android mobile system.

04/15/2015

Raiders v Vikings

Bay Area School Teaches NFL Players How To Tackle Life Off The Field

There’s a lot more to being a football player than showing up and playing on Sundays, they have to learn life skills and one of the biggest is managing their money and new found wealth. A new class offered in the Bay Area teaches players how to tackle life off the field.

04/09/2015

Elizabeth Sedway, pictured with her family, said she would miss two scheduled chemo sessions as a result of the airline’s decision.(Elizabeth Sedway)

Alaska Airlines Defends Decision To Remove Woman With Cancer, Family From Plane As Safety Precaution

Alaska Airlines supports an employee’s decision to boot a woman with cancer and her family off a flight from Hawaii to California for not having a note from her doctor clearing her to fly.

04/09/2015

Ellen Pao

Reddit CEO Ellen Pao Bans Salary Negotiations To Equalize Pay For Men, Women

After losing a sex-discrimination lawsuit in Silicon Valley last week, Ellen Pao continues on her crusade to bring gender equality to the tech world, but this time with a focus on her home turf.

04/08/2015

Elizabeth Sedway, pictured with her family, said she would miss two scheduled chemo sessions as a result of the airline’s decision.(Elizabeth Sedway)

Alaska Airlines Boots Mom With Cancer, Family Off Plane For Having ‘No Note To Fly’

A woman with cancer and her family were kicked off from an Alaska Airlines flight from Hawaii to California after airline employees said she needed a note from her doctor before she could fly.

04/07/2015

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Gap And Levi Strauss Team Up To Oppose Religious Freedom Laws

Two more Bay Area-based companies have banded together in opposition to the controversial Religious Freedom Restoration Act in Indiana that critics say could be used to discriminate against gay people.

03/31/2015

Apple Introduces iPhone 5

Apple CEO Tim Cook Calls ‘Religious Objection’ Laws Dangerous

Apple CEO Tim Cook said that so-called “religious objection” legislation being introduced in a number of states is dangerous and bad for business.

03/30/2015

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