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Behind Kickstarter's bold move to focus on 'positive impact' (Q&A)

CEO Yancey Strickler says the crowdfunding site's new status as a public benefit corporation will further its goal to be a "place of empowerment for artists," even if the decision puts a pinch on profits.

By September 28, 2015


Kickstarter now legally bound to balance altruism with profit

The crowdfunding site reincorporates as public benefit company, a move that legally obliges it to pursue "a positive impact on society."

By September 21, 2015


Quiznos mocks techies at Burning Man, may be hit with lawsuit

Technically Incorrect: The organizers of Burning Man are considering legal action after a Quiznos ad mocks burners and allegedly misuses the annual festival's intellectual property.

By September 13, 2015


New 'platypus' dinosaur found akin to vegetarian T. rex

One of the most extreme cases of a phenomenon called evolutionary convergence created the newly described mish-mashed Chilesaurus diegosuarezi.

By April 28, 2015


Supermassive dinosaur found in Argentina: Meet Dreadnoughtus

A giant sauropod dinosaur found in Argentina is the largest land animal ever discovered for which a body mass can accurately be calculated.

By September 4, 2014


IBM to take Watson mobile with developer challenge

Big Blue is funding a developer challenge to encourage mobile developers to come up with applications that use its intelligent cloud-based service Watson.

By February 26, 2014


Ski resort mocks techies, then acts like one of them

North Lake Tahoe creates an Apres Ski guide, which suggests that any tourist who works at Google should buy a round of drinks. However, to view the guide, you have to go through a data-sucking slalom.

By February 11, 2014


Patagonia encourages selling its used gear on eBay

Company's sustainability plan includes encouraging the repair and resale of used products, recycling of used product remnants.

By September 8, 2011


Pressure on Apple is improving labor practices, says Times

Media coverage and rising awareness of rough working conditions in China's electronics factories have begun to turn things around, says a New York Times report. But there's still a long way to go.

By December 26, 2012


Watchdog group once again blasts Foxconn, Apple over labor

Despite Foxconn's efforts to improve working conditions at its factories, a watchdog group says it has found numerous faults.

By September 20, 2012