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Did Steve Jobs lower your salary?

Google and Apple colluded to help keep salaries low in the Valley. Now your own workers may be affected.

Basketball Diaries: Lessons in leadership from the Final Four coaches

These coaches represent everything required for great leadership.

Console wars heating up

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With Nintendo's Wii U now more than a year old, the two remaining members of the triopoly of video game console makers - Microsoft and Sony - are now vying for market share with the latest versions of their signature consoles.

Companies' all-time best April Fools' Day pranks

From Warby Parker's canine glasses line to Honda's in-car haircutting tool, it seems like every company is using the holiday to engage their customers.

Minimum wage hike: Why what happens in Connecticut may not stay in Connecticut

State Dems say hiking the state minimum is good for workers, Republicans say it's bad for business.

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Happiness can boost employee productivity by 10 percent

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Why did the man behind Windows jump ship, and who’s left to steer?

What does Steven Sinofsky's abrupt departure from Microsoft mean for Windows … and the way the company will compete with Apple and Google?

Google Free Zone brings the Internet to feature phones for free

Google Free Zone enables feature phone users use mail, Web search and Google+ for free. Is it generosity at work, a savvy market grab, or both?

How Apple's victory over Samsung will affect you

Digital Trends goes over the many ways Apple's $1 billion victory over Samsung could hurt Android users, and a few ways it could help.

Why do McDonald's burgers look different from their advertisements?

McDonald's Director of Marketing tackles a popular fan question by taking you behind the scenes of an advertisement photoshoot.

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