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Redefining The Grieving Process In The Digital Age

After a loved one dies, it's becoming more common to offer and receive condolences through a Facebook post or an email. New York Times contributor Bruce Feiler discusses the new customs that are evolving to guide the grieving process in the digital age.
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Facebook: Lots Of Friends, But Stock Offering Has Risks

Roughly half of Facebook's users check in on smartphones and other mobile devices every month, but so far the company isn't making money on mobile. That's one of the potential pitfalls for the company as it prepares to sell its stock to the public.
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A Pulpit For The Masses: YouTube, Christians Click

Many have turned to YouTube to express their views about the message of Jesus. At least one has reached biblical proportions. With more than 18 million views, "Why I Hate Religion, But Love Jesus" has become a sensation.
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Chinese Labor Practices Sour Apple Consumers

Apple products' manufacturers have been accused of exposing workers to toxic chemicals, hiring the underage, and improperly disposing of waste. Host Michel Martin talks with C-Net Editor Rafe Needleman about whether it's possible to make an ethical smartphone.
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Sketchy Labor Practices Sour Apple Consumers

Reports have recently surfaced about poor working conditions in Chinese factories that help make consumer electronic products. The companies are accused of exposing workers to toxins, hiring the underage, and improperly disposing waste. Host Michel Martin talks with C-NET Editor Rafe Needleman about these findings.
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Where Eye Care Is A Luxury, Technology Offers Access

Entrepreneurs and researchers are looking for ways to bring the cost of eye care down in the developing world. One group is working on technology that turns a smartphone into an eye exam machine, while another has developed glasses with liquid lenses that change prescriptions with the help of a pump.

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