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FEB 27, 2015 - Huffington Post

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One Reason For Netflix's Success -- It Treats Employees Like Grownups

If you’re one of the many Americans toiling away at a huge corporation, here are some things you’re probably familiar with: tracking vacation days, getting expenses approved and sitting through yearly performance reviews. These are things salaried employees at Netflix don’t have to worry about. They get unlimited vacation. They can expense without getting approval from their managers, as long ...

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FEB 26, 2015 - Boston Globe

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Gecko-Inspired Adhesive Lets You Climb Walls

Mechanical engineers at Stanford University have developed a substance that mimics gecko toes. Not just for scaling walls in Spiderman-like fashion, the adhesive could help clean up space debris and be used on automobile assembly lines.CNET's Sumi Das visits the research lab where it was created to learn how it works.

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FEB 20, 2015 - Huffington Post

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Colorado Fossil Fuel Divestment Group Brings Movement To Major Energy-Producing State

DENVER (AP) — A campaign to get universities to stop investing in greenhouse gas-producing fuels has come deep into energy country as activists ask the University of Colorado to divest from coal and petroleum companies. A group called Fossil Free CU planned to make the request to the university's governing Board of Regents on Friday. The board wasn't expected to ...

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FEB 18, 2015 - Huffington Post

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How Silicon Valley Billionaires Are Creating A New Economic Order

This piece was originally published on Capital & Main. In Silicon Valley, there are the good billionaires and the bad billionaires. Or so the standard press coverage would have you believe. On the side of the angels is, say, Mark Zuckerberg, who announced last year that he and his wife were donating $120 million to public education throughout the Bay ...

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FEB 13, 2015 - Fast Company

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Google, Facebook, and Yahoo Shun Obama Cybersecurity Summit

Obama wants companies to share cyberthreat data with the federal government and each other, only most industry heavyweights aren't interested.Today President Obama spoke at Stanford University at the Summit on Cybersecurity and Consumer Protection. In a wide-ranging conference, which touched on everything from biometric passwords to the economics of technology, the urgent theme that surfaced was the importance of the ...

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