Why is Yahoo Japan selling ivory?

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Google, Amazon, eBay, and most other tech giants refuse to allow their users to sell ivory on their platforms. But if you use Yahoo’s Japanese site, you’re welcome to sell all the ivory you want — in fact, the Guardian estimates that more than 12 tons of elephant tusks and ivory jewelry were sold on the site between 2012-2014. A petition from Avaaz argues that Yahoo Japan’s policies are giving poachers an online platform and directly fueling the illegal ivory trade. Sign it now and tell Yahoo this is completely unacceptable! Yahoo – stop your deadly ivory trade! > Read the rest of Why is Yahoo Japan selling ivory?

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Aamodt / Plumb Architects’ modern Texas prefab was built in just 12 months

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Hoffice: Swedish freelancers transform their homes into vibrant co-working spaces

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While working from home can be a great thing, it can be hard if you’re the kind of person who needs human interaction to stay inspired, or if you have trouble staying focused outside of an office. And for some people, the cost of renting a desk in a co-working space is a little too steep. That’s why a Swedish project, Hoffice , is designed to help freelancers and telecommuters transform their homes or apartments into temporary co-working spaces. Read the rest of Hoffice: Swedish freelancers transform their homes into vibrant co-working spaces

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Why Microsoft is dropping data centers on the ocean floor

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With the demand for cloud storage growing ever-larger, companies that rely on vast data networks are starting to try out some unusual approaches to meet demand. Not only is the need for more data centers going to increase in coming years, but these servers also need to be located as close to their users as possible in order to allow for lightning-fast access. That’s why Microsoft is trying something that might sound a little crazy at first blush: the company is experimenting with data centers installed on the ocean floor . Read the rest of Why Microsoft is dropping data centers on the ocean floor

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