BUSINESS
11/13/2012 08:31 am ET Updated Jan 13, 2013

Apple Steals From The Google Playbook

AP

When it comes to keeping employees happy, Apple Inc. AAPL -0.78% appears to be taking some inspiration from Google Inc. GOOG +0.43%

Earlier this year, Apple told some employees about a new initiative called "Blue Sky" that allows a small group of staffers to spend a few weeks on a pet engineering project, according to three people told about the program.

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