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Apple Inc., formerly Apple Computer, Inc., is an American multinational corporation that designs and sells consumer electronics, computer software, and personal computers. The company’s best-known hardware products are the Macintosh line of computers, the iPod, the iPhone and the iPad.

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Why Tim Cook’s Leadership Won’t Lead Apple to the Next Phase of CSR

Three years after taking over the leadership of Apple, Tim Cook is still struggling to make his own mark in the company, but…

Do You know How to Keep Your Employees Satisfied and Motivated?

Innovation is the key when it comes to creating ways to engage employees. Have you got what it takes to create a happy…

Intel, High-Tech Leaders Rank High On Green Power Partnership Top 100

Proving it's possible to power U.S. industry and commerce with renewable energy, high-tech industry giants rank among the EPA top 10 in U.S.…

Apple’s New Headquarters Missing a Major Green Point

Leadership for the tech giant maintains that the new campus will offer "a serene environment reflecting Apple's values of innovation, ease of use…

Greenpeace Slams Amazon on Dirty Energy Use

Amazon gets failing grades from Greenpeace on energy transparency; renewable energy commitment and siting policy; and renewable energy deployment and advocacy. The company…
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Buying Smartphones for Longevity: Are Manufacturers (and Consumers) Ready?

Upgrading smartphones every two years has become the norm, but this is far from sustainable. Are mobile manufacturers (and consumers) ready to accept…

Apple Brings iPhone Buyback Program to Canada

Apple enthusiasts in the U.S. looking to upgrade their iPhones have been able to trade in their old devices for a newer model…

CSR Lessons From Mobile Industry’s ‘Kill Switch’ Opposition

A growing number of policymakers and law enforcements officers believe that a "kill switch," which would make smartphones useless when stolen, is the…
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Lawsuit: Silicon Valley Under Scrutiny for $9 Billion in Wage Theft Conspiracy

An antitrust investigation conducted by the U.S. Department of Justice has led to a class action lawsuit against top tech companies. Filed on…
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Apple Confirms Your MacBook Contains Only Conflict-Free Tantalum

Apple’s recently released supplier responsibility report contains good news concerning conflict minerals.
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Dozens of Large U.S. Corporations Avoided Taxes Altogether in 2012

According to a new analysis by USA Today, 57 companies on the S&P500 list had an effective tax rate of 0% or less…
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Amazon, Apple Ignoring SEC Climate Change Risk Disclosure Rules

Apple and Amazon are among SEC filers that ignore a 3 ½ year old rule requiring them to inform their investors about risk…
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Can Sustainability Disrupt Nintendo?

When it comes to conflict minerals, Nintendo is nothing but disruptive innovator, and actually seems to be lagging behind most other electronic companies.…

What Can Former EPA Chief Lisa Jackson Do for Apple?

Apple CEO Tim Cook announced on Tuesday that Former U.S. EPA chief Lisa Jackson has been hired by Apple as VP of environmental…
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Do Apple’s Tax Practices Reflect Irresponsible Capitalism?

The reports on Apple’s tax avoidance and Cook’s testimony once again brought up the question of tax fairness and what it means nowadays.…