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'Serendipitous Interaction' Key To Tech Firms' Workplace Design

Executives have recently focused attention on Silicon Valley's workplace culture. While companies like Google, Facebook and Yahoo operate by their own set of rules, what happens there may influence how many Americans work. The key components? Interactive learning and fun, one expert says.
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Tech Companies Like Google Build 'Serendipitous Interaction' Into The Workplace

Two women executives, Marissa Mayer of Yahoo and Sheryl Sandberg of Facebook, have recently focused attention on the workplace culture of Silicon Valley. While companies such as Google, Facebook and Yahoo operate by their own set of rules, what happens there may influence how many Americans work in the future.
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Can Free Video Consults Make Parkinson's Care Better?

Telemedicine sounds like a good idea, but state laws limit it, and insurers usually won't pay for that. Parkinson's specialist Ray Dorsey is determined to prove that it can work, one patient at a time. The latest lure: free 30-minute consults.

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New Device Developed To Curb Texting While Driving

The life of a young Virginia woman was changed forever when she got in an accident while using her phone. One tech company is trying to prevent that from happening with a new device.

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Google Will Pay $7 Million To Settle Street View Data Capturing Case

Google also agreed to delete the private data its vehicles collected while photographing streets. Google has faced similar issues in Europe, where the U.K. decided it had broken the law.
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Self-Tracking Apps To Help You 'Quantify' Yourself

Technology is making it easier than ever to track everything from your sleep cycles to the food you eat — and even your amino acid levels.
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'Bowery Boys' Are Amateur But Beloved New York Historians

For their popular podcast, two longtime friends sit down at a kitchen table and share little-known anecdotes and historical facts about New York. Its bare-bones production hasn't hurt its popularity — it's been downloaded 5 million times in the past five years.

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