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The Higher Your Salary, the More Time Your Employer Will Pay You Not To Work

The best-paid workers in the US not only make more money than many of their colleagues, they also tend to get more paid vacation days. An anonymous reader shares a report: An annual survey of of employee benefits conducted by

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Pasta Is Good For You, Say Scientists Funded By Big Pasta

Earlier this month, numerous news outlets reported on a study which concludes that eating pasta is good for health. In fact, the reports claimed, eating pasta could help you lose weight. Except, there is more to the story. BuzzFeed News

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Microsoft Has Run Out of Windows Phone Stock

Even if you really wanted to buy a Windows phone, Microsoft has run out of Windows Phone devices to sell to you. From a report: I’ve been watching the number of Windows Phone options on the Microsoft Store website dwindle

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Turn Right at the Burger King: Google Maps Begins Using Landmarks To Help With Guidance

Most navigation apps give you instructions based on streets or distance. But it’s arguably in contrast to how people usually provide directions — some usually point to landmarks that are easier to spot. Google sees some merit in that. The

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Marissa Mayer is Back

Former Yahoo Chief Executive Officer Marissa Mayer is starting a technology business incubator, Lumi Labs, with longtime colleague Enrique Munoz Torres, she revealed in an interview with The New York Times. Bloomberg: The venture will focus on consumer media and

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4.9% of Websites Use Flash, Down From 28.5% in 2011

Web makers continue to ditch the infamous Flash for other safer, improved technologies. In 2011, more than 28.5 percent of websites used Flash in their code, a figure technology survey site W3Techs estimates to have dropped to 4.9 percent today.

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Finland Is Killing Its Basic Income Experiment

tomhath shares a report: Since the beginning of last year, 2000 Finns are getting money from the government each month — and they are not expected to do anything in return. The participants, aged 25-58, are all unemployed, and were

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‘Increasingly, People in Silicon Valley Are Losing Touch With Reality’

Longtime commentator MG Siegler writes: You can see it in the tweets. You can hear it at tech conferences. Hell, you can hear it at most cafes in San Francisco on any given day. People — really smart people —

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Facebook To Put 1.5 Billion Users Out of Reach of New EU Privacy Law

An anonymous reader quotes a report from Facebook: If a new European law restricting what companies can do with people’s online data went into effect tomorrow, almost 1.9 billion Facebook users around the world would be protected by it. The

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Jeff Bezos Reveals That Amazon Has Over 100 Million Prime Subscribers

Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos revealed today that the company has over 100 million Prime members, “marking the first time in the 13-year history of Amazon offering its Prime membership that the company has ever revealed its number of subscribers,” reports

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