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What your employees are really doing on that conference call

The joy of conference calls is that you can do them from anywhere with a phone line or an internet connection--no more being chained to boardrooms or flying across the country to attend meetings. More>>

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HP recalls 6 million laptop power cords

HP issued a voluntary recall, explaining that a recently discovered overheating issue made the cords a “fire and burn hazard.”
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Will robots take over the workforce? 4 predictions from experts

The robots are coming--and they want jobs. Here's what the experts say will happen by the year 2025.

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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 summer Fridays are good for business

Want to boost morale? Flexible working hours, at least during the summer, could help. More>>

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

What does Steven Sinofsky's abrupt departure from Microsoft mean for Windows … and the way the company will compete with Apple and Google? More>>

Google Free Zone brings the Internet to feature phones for free

Google Free Zone enables feature phone users use mail, Web search and Google+ for free. Is it generosity at work, a savvy market grab, or both? More>>

How Apple's victory over Samsung will affect you

Digital Trends goes over the many ways Apple's $1 billion victory over Samsung could hurt Android users, and a few ways it could help. More>>

Why do McDonald's burgers look different from their advertisements?

McDonald's Director of Marketing tackles a popular fan question by taking you behind the scenes of an advertisement photoshoot. More>>

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  • Shelly Sterling talks about husband, Clippers sale

    Shelly Sterling talks about husband, Clippers sale

    Friday, August 29 2014 6:02 AM EDT2014-08-29 10:02:52 GMT
    When Shelly Sterling was approached by former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer about buying the Los Angeles Clippers, the wife of disgraced NBA team owner Donald Sterling did not know who he was. But in before long she...More >
    When Shelly Sterling was approached by former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer about buying the Los Angeles Clippers, the wife of disgraced team owner Donald Sterling did not know who Ballmer was. But in short order she...More >
  • Worrying eurozone inflation sags again to 0.3 pct

    Worrying eurozone inflation sags again to 0.3 pct

    Friday, August 29 2014 6:02 AM EDT2014-08-29 10:02:14 GMT
    Inflation has fallen to an annual 0.3 percent in August for the 18 countries that use the euro, underlining the shakiness of the continent's economic recovery.More >
    Inflation in the 18 countries that use the euro sank to 0.3 percent in August, a worrying sign of economic weakness that is putting pressure on the European Central Bank to take more drastic steps to keep a weak recovery...More >
  • Russia's Putin urges release of Ukrainian soldiers

    Russia's Putin urges release of Ukrainian soldiers

    Friday, August 29 2014 5:50 AM EDT2014-08-29 09:50:39 GMT
    Russia's President Vladimir Putin has called on pro-Russian separatists fighting government troops in eastern Ukraine to release Ukrainian soldiers they took prisoner and allow them to return home.More >
    Russia's President Vladimir Putin on Friday called on pro-Russian separatists to release Ukrainian soldiers who have been surrounded by the rebels in eastern Ukraine.More >
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