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Bad at Their Jobs, and Loving It

A company’s best employees should also be its happiest and most engaged, but that’s not always the case.<p>A new study finds that, in 42% of companies, low performers actually report being more engaged – more motivated and more likely to enjoy working at their organization, for example – than middle …

Store Charging Patrons $5 For ‘Just Looking’, To Offset Losses From Internet Shoppers

To make up for pesky competition from the Internet, the owner of an Australian retail store is charging patrons $5 for “just looking”, in order to offset losses from shoppers who browse and then buy online. “If you’re going to be asking bucketloads of questions, you’ve got to pay for the …

Why Did Google Fight So Hard To Erase A Swedish Word From An Official List?

Every year the Swedish Language Council releases a list of new words that Swedes are using. One word from the 2012 list has caused a bit of an issue. ‘Ogooglebar’, translated as ‘ungoogleable’ was disputed. By Google.<p>Their problem was the definition of the word was to describe something that you …

California city launches free public WiFi to all residents

This week, Santa Clara broke some new ground by blanketing its entire city with free public WiFi. The public WiFi network spans across 19 square …

Google lets you make your own maps with Maps Engine Lite Beta

Maps are handy items, especially when made to provide specific information that would be otherwise hard to visual or utilize, such as the specific …

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Walmart considers asking customers to deliver its packages

In order to lower the cost of getting packages to its online shoppers, Walmart is considering turning to other customers to take care of the deliveries, reports <i>Reuters</i><i>.</i> In an interview, Walmart.com’s chief executive Joel Anderson reportedly said that he sees "a path to where this is crowd sourced," …

Apple Cutting iPad Mini Shipments in Q2 2013 to Prepare for Next Generation?

<i>Digitimes</i> is reporting that Apple is set to cut shipments of iPad mini in the second quarter of 2013, according to its industry sources.<p>The cut is said to be a 20% reduction for the month of April, with steeper cuts potentially following in the remainder of the quarter, although the report does not …

HTC One vs iPhone 5 drop test! (video)

If there’s one thing we at Android Authority are famous for (or is it infamous?) is the way we do our drop tests. Yeah, we love to send shiny new gadgets to their premature deaths, which usually involves a stretch of hard concrete and a generous serving of slow motion.<p>Last year in Hong Kong, our …

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