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New-Parent Perks at Yahoo Get a Baby Bump

Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer has significantly increased the amount of paid leave new parents can receive — up to 16 weeks for mothers and eight for fathers, among other expanded benefits. Mayer’s recent move to ban telecommuting at the company drew widespread criticism; the new policy brings Yahoo more in line with family-leave perks offered by Google and Facebook.


Buy Signal: Facebook Widens Data Targeting

April 09, 2013 at 6:18 pm PT

EU Probes iPhone Contracts

March 22, 2013 at 7:05 am PT

Samwers Launch €150 Million Venture Fund

March 18, 2013 at 6:26 am PT

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Another gadget you don’t really need. Will not work once you get it home. New model out in 4 weeks. Battery life is too short to be of any use.

— From the fact sheet for a fake product entitled Useless Plasticbox 1.2 (an actual empty plastic box) placed in L.A.-area Best Buy stores by an artist called Plastic Jesus