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Liu Puts Pressure On Tech Firms Over Working Conditions

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City Comptroller John Liu called on tech giants Dell, Intel, and Motorola to increase their manufacturers' compliance with human rights standards. The New York City Pension Fund is one of the largest shareholders in many of these tech companies, and plan to bring the measure to a resolution at the...
Liu Puts Pressure On Tech Firms Over Working Conditions
NASA scientist calls climate change a moral issue on par with slavery
Microsoft Tramp Stamp Anyone? Indian Tech Employees Getting Company Logo Tattoos

Funniest/Most Insightful Comments Of The Week At Techdirt

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We've got a big batch of short ones for you this week, with most of the best comments taking the form of tactically deployed one-or-two-liners. On the insightful side, the top comment comes from Tim Cushing's extremely popular post about the mouse that required an internet connection. Lots of people...
Funniest/Most Insightful Comments Of The Week At Techdirt

Trayvon Martin petition site Change.org comes to UK

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Website that teenager's mother used to bring his case to world attention says it has 'structure of a business but non-profit ethos'It helped a 22-year-old nanny working two jobs take on Bank of America, a bullied teenager make the Motion Picture Association think again about a film's rating and, most...
Trayvon Martin petition site Change.org comes to UK

Letters: Sunday Dialogue: A New School Schedule?

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Readers react to a proposal for a longer school year and day.    ...
Letters: Sunday Dialogue: A New School Schedule?

Blizzard posts Diablo III “Evil is Back” TV spot

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Blizzard recently wrapped up a Diablo III open beta weekend to stress test the game’s servers and today they are once again building anticipation for the upcoming title with a new TV spot. Diablo III is headed to Macs next month on May 15 and preorders are already open...
Blizzard posts Diablo III “Evil is Back” TV spot

Inspiring story of a bold escape from slavery. When Special Delivery Meant Deliverance for a Fugitive Slave http://nyti.ms/bVQMsu

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Inspiring story of a bold escape from slavery. When Special Delivery Meant Deliverance for a Fugitive Slave http://nyti.ms/bVQMsu

Steele Attacks Kagan For Citing Thurgood Marshall's Criticism Of Slavery | TPMDC

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Steele Attacks Kagan For Citing Thurgood Marshall's Criticism Of Slavery | TPMDC

Global Slavery, by the Numbers

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A Big Data start-up analyzed reports from governments and human rights organizations, then presented its findings in a pretty graphic full of ugly truths. Among the findings: Slaves may cost as little as $60, and children are often used for fishing and harvesting stones....
Global Slavery, by the Numbers

Emory's MARBL - Evelyn B. Higginbotham Discusses New Edition of J. Hope Franklin’s “From Slavery to Freedom” - http://j.mp/9NrGzj

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Emory's MARBL - Evelyn B. Higginbotham Discusses New Edition of J. Hope Franklin’s “From Slavery to Freedom” - http://j.mp/9NrGzj

Startup Kixeye Takes 'Corrective Action' After Ugly Charges Of Discrimination

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Kixeye, an online-games startup in San Francisco, prides itself on its take-no-prisoners culture. A contract employee who goes online as Qu33iousity wrote in a Tumblr post that a Kixeye manager took the brash culture too far. Here are some this contractor's examples of how his manager, called "Steve" in the post,...
Startup Kixeye Takes 'Corrective Action' After Ugly Charges Of Discrimination

Rap Genius Cofounders Dismiss Concerns Over Racist Content in Editor Chat Rooms

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(Photo: ByronCrawford.com) Earlier this afternoon, Byron Crawford, founder of the hip hop blog The Mindset of a Champion, posted what he claims are screenshots of a private chatroom for editors of Rap Genius, a website that crowd-sources explanations for rap lyrics. The images show two Rap Genius editors posting incredibly offensive...
Rap Genius Cofounders Dismiss Concerns Over Racist Content in Editor Chat Rooms
Data startup takes on fight against human trafficking

Gigs4Good: Connecting Artists & Non-Profits

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Team Up for Nonprofits is a Seattle-based nonprofit that organizes music events for other nonprofits in their Gigs4Good program. Created in 2009, they're building up to their 10th event benefitting a Washington state-based organization. The focus is on raising both funds for and awareness of nonprofits among the 20 and...
Gigs4Good: Connecting Artists & Non-Profits

I Have 50 Dollars, 'A Real-Time Social Feed for People Who Have $50,' Hilariously Satirizes App.net

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(Photo: Ihave50dollars.com) Much has been written about Valley celeb Dalton Caldwell and his rather notorious new social network, App.net. The Twitter-like site charges $50 to join, in an effort to weed out spammers and people who aren’t really dedicated to the integrity of the community. BuzzFeed wondered if the walled...
I Have 50 Dollars, 'A Real-Time Social Feed for People Who Have $50,' Hilariously Satirizes App.net
Far Cry 3 review: Open-world gameplay--heavy, heavy emphasis on "world"
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