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'Family Is Family': Why Intel's New Adoption & Fertility Policies Are a Step in the Right Direction

Elizabeth Yuko | Posted 10.26.2015 | Parents
Elizabeth Yuko

This week Intel announced new job benefit policies that include tripling their adoption assistance program, and quadrupling their fertility coverage, noting, "family is family -- no matter what it looks like."

China Drops Rates, Amazon Drops A Profit: Markets Go Wild!

Phil Davis | Posted 10.23.2015 | Business
Phil Davis

Now China has lowered their lending rates - again!   That's right, first thing this morning, the PBOC announced another 0.25% rate cut ...

ReThink Review: Steve Jobs -- Steve Jobs, Dramatized

Jonathan Kim | Posted 10.23.2015 | Technology
Jonathan Kim

I understand creative license and why films need to condense, simplify, fudge, and invent to create drama, but is there a point where this can be considered excessively dishonest?

Apple's New Solar Projects To Slash Over 20 Million Tons Of Emissions

Reuters | Alexandra Ma | Posted 10.22.2015 | Technology

WASHINGTON/SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Apple announced Wednesday it will build 200 megawatts of solar energy projects in China and work with local supp...

New Emojis For iPhone Are Here

The Huffington Post | Lorenzo Ligato | Posted 10.21.2015 | Technology

The wait is over. Starting today, iPhone users will finally have emojis for tacos, unicorns and much more. Apple on Wednesday released&...

The One Thing 'Back To The Future II' Could Never Predict

The Huffington Post | David Moye | Posted 10.21.2015 | Technology

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Back To The Future? We're Already There

Aaron Dignan | Posted 10.21.2015 | Technology
Aaron Dignan

There exists a future of artificial intelligence, rampant inequality and irreversible climate change. But there is also a future of abundance, where technology and good public policy leads to a better life for everyone. If you had the chance to take us back to the future -- to 2045 -- what future would you present?

So, Tsu Me: Why Facebook Is Terrified of This Virtually Unknown Competitor and What It Could Mean For the Future of the Internet

David Fagin | Posted 10.27.2015 | Technology
David Fagin

Compensating users for their content? Giving a percentage to charity? All this "crazy talk" is apparently starting to spook Facebook to the point where, over the past few weeks, links to anything mentioning the site, including pics containing only text, have been inexplicably erased from millions of Facebook's user's profiles.

Apple To Judge: It's 'Impossible' To Unlock New iPhones Without Passcode

Reuters | Alexandra Ma | Posted 10.21.2015 | Technology

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Apple Inc told a U.S. judge that accessing data stored on a locked iPhone would be "impossible" with devices using its latest op...

Did Tim Cook Just Give Us A Hint About Apple Cars?

The Huffington Post | Alexander Howard | Posted 10.20.2015 | Technology

Despite persistent rumors that Apple is developing an electric vehicle, the tech giant hasn't actually copped to working on one. In a r...

Technical Tuesday -- Failure at 2,035 on the S&P

Phil Davis | Posted 10.20.2015 | Business
Phil Davis

Wheeeeee, what fun!   As noted in our Weekend Portfolio Review, we are in CASH!!! so we really don't give a crap which way the market g...

Tim Cook: 6.5 Million Are Paying For Apple Music

AP | Jade Walker | Posted 10.20.2015 | Technology

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Pumpkin Spice Nation

Jesse Lasky | Posted 10.18.2015 | Taste
Jesse Lasky

I was in Trader Joe's recently and there were pumpkin flavored dog treats. Now, I can't speak for my dog (though I have been known on occasion to sp...

10 Pies For Fall

Food52 | Posted 10.23.2015 | Taste

Leading up to Thanksgiving, we think it's completely reasonable to practice on as many pies as possible -- those apples aren't going to cook themselves into a warm, buttery crust, after all. Whether you stick with the classics or experiment with something new, grab a fork and dig in.

Free Streaming Isn't Forever: Why the Labels Will Pull Back the Reins

Seth Schachner | Posted 10.19.2015 | Media
Seth Schachner

It's not clear how the music labels will shake off the current subscription doldrums, but with Apple and streaming subscription growth front and center, you can bet they will do whatever it takes to build subscription sales, their big bet.

Apple May Have Poached Electric Motorcycle Company To Death

Reuters | Lorenzo Ligato | Posted 10.19.2015 | Technology

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) -- Apple Inc's aggressive recruitment of auto experts as it explores building a car has left a promising, if financ...

Pearson and Partners Pay in L.A.

Alan Singer | Posted 10.19.2015 | Education
Alan Singer

In April 2015, the Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) announced that it was canceling its agreement to install Pearson software on the 40,000 Apple iPads it distributed to students at a cost of $768 each. The entire LAUSD project has been a fiasco from the start.

Apple Will Not Pay University Of Wisconsin-Madison Triple Charges In Patent Lawsuit

Reuters | Lorenzo Ligato | Posted 10.16.2015 | Technology

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Are Beacons the QR Code of 2015?

Jeanette Cajide | Posted 10.16.2015 | Technology
Jeanette Cajide

Beacon technology, currently used in some parks, museums, retail stores and restaurants, has failed to gain any meaningful traction in the last few years. It's a familiar feeling to me because it is reminiscent of a time in 2010 when marketers and advertisers rushed to implement a QR code strategy for their business.

Week to Week News Quiz for 10/16/15

John Zipperer | Posted 10.16.2015 | San Francisco
John Zipperer

If you're a vice president thinking of joining the presidential race, take our latest Week to Week news quiz to see what you would have to deal with. ...

Why Steve Jobs Didn't Work For Me

Michael Russnow | Posted 10.15.2015 | Entertainment
Michael Russnow

People don't talk that way, even brilliant people. And, for the most part, they're not going to shout vitriol back and forth across a conference hall while many are watching them tear each other apart.

What Our Obsession With Steve Jobs Really Says About Our Culture

The Huffington Post | Carolyn Gregoire | Posted 10.14.2015 | Science

Few cultural icons have inspired as much adoration -- and obsession -- as Steve Jobs. The late Apple CEO has been celebrated in dozens of books,...

26 Company Logos That Are Actually Accurate

The Huffington Post | Jenny Che | Posted 10.14.2015 | Business

Does anyone actually buy Starbucks Frappuccinos for the coffee? A more apt name for the chain might be "Sugarbomb Combos," according to...

Apple Loses Patent Lawsuit To University Of Wisconsin-Madison

Reuters | Alexandra Ma | Posted 10.14.2015 | Technology

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Apple Inc could be facing up to $862 million in damages after a U.S. jury on Tuesday found the iPhone maker used techno...

Will We Hold It Wednesday: S&P 2,000 Edition (Again)

Phil Davis | Posted 10.14.2015 | Business
Phil Davis

Well, we've seen this movie before.   I'd say "I told you so" but that's getting boring and, after all, the headline ...