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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.

Not Quite the Apple of My Eye

There’s been a lot in the news lately about Apple and the working conditions violationsfound at one of its Foxconn manufacturing facilities in…

Nest Thermostat 2.0 Brings New Energy-Saving Features

Last fall, I wrote a review of the Nest Learning Thermostat that attracted a lot of attention. It turns out they just came…
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Does It Matter if Mike Daisey Lied to This American Life about Apple in China?

Mike Daisey's story about Apple in China, which was broadcast in January on This American Life, appears to contain significant fabrications. We can’t…
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Will Apple’s ‘Spaceship’ Be the Greenest Building Ever?

Apple's new "spaceship" building in Cupertino promises to be not only the most technologically advanced office in the world, but it makes a…
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Survey Shows Sustainability is Not on CEOs’ Radar Yet

According to the latest PwC Annual Global CEO Survey sustainability is still far from being on the radar of most CEOs worldwide. Looking…
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LaborVoices Uses the Humble Telephone to Create Dramatic Workplace Transparency

Although there's been a lot of progress around labor transparency, Apple's recent issues show there's still quite a way to go. LaborVoices is…
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Under Pressure, Apple Agrees to an External Audit of its Supply Chain

Two online petitions with 250,000 signatures and dozens of demonstrators in front of Apple stores brought the company to announce that it asked…
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Occupy Wall Street Goes Virtual, Targeting Apple through Petitions

Apple, a company that has fans like no other company, is facing now a public uproar with two petitions against the company that…
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Apple’s New Supply Chain List is a Cry for Help

When Apple, Inc. – or for that matter, any other company – publishes the names of its suppliers, it’s a pretty good sign…

This American Life Presents a Journey to the Harsh Reality Behind Apple Products

I’m not sure if Steve Jobs was a fan of This American Life, the award-winning critically acclaimed radio program, but I bet that…
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Should Carmakers be Afraid of Electric Motors?

The last piece of technology most carmakers have their fingerprint on is their internal combustion engines. Now, the rise of electric cars is…

Green Packaging: A Revolutionary Way to Sell, or Just Another Fad?

We have all become accustomed to the over used word "green": green products, green cars, green companies, green foods, and etc.

Becoming Human Again: Life Without Your Mobile Phone

Is there is any way to prevent our society from becoming so dependent on digital communication that we forget how to connect as…
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Conflicted Rare Earth Minerals Prices to Decline

Global demand for rare earth minerals will increase over seven percent a year, but now various reports suggest that prices for these materials…
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Faceless: What The Loss Of Steve Jobs Means For Apple’s Brand

There can never be a replacement for Mr. Jobs, but with him goes a key marketing advantage for Apple. As the dust settles…