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For the last several months, Rainforest Action Network (RAN) has teamed up with the creative geniuses at Free Range Studios to make this poignant two-minute film about the impacts of “Conflict Palm Oil” on orangutans—as seen through the ...
For the last several months, Rainforest Action Network (RAN) has teamed up with the creative geniuses at Free Range Studios to make this poignant two-minute film about the impacts of “Conflict Palm Oil” on orangutans—as seen through the eyes of a little girl communicating to an orphaned orangutan through sign language. RAN is doubling down on its campaign to protect the last wild orangutans and their rainforest homes from Conflict Palm Oil and we need lots of help to do it. Just last month, we launched our newest national campaign, The Last Stand of the Orangutan, targeting 20 of the top snack food companies using Conflict Palm Oilin their products. We’ve dubbed them The Snack Food 20, and they are companies like Pepsi, Heinz, Hershey’s, Kraft and Smucker’s—companies that control some of America’s most well-known household brands. Now we need your help: Can you share this video far and wide so it can be as effective a tool as possible for jumpstarting a national conversation about the extreme consequences hidden behind some of the common food products many of us take for granted every day? Palm oil is found in roughly half the products sold in grocery stores, and its production on vast industrial plantations is now one of the leading causes of rainforest destruction worldwide. Palm oil is the single biggest threat driving orangutans toward extinction, and is also responsible for widespread human rights violations including displacement of Indigenous Peoples, land conflicts with forest-dependent communities, and forced and child labor. On top of that, deforestation in Indonesia and Malaysia, where nearly all palm oil is grown, is responsible for more carbon pollution into earth’s atmosphere each year than all the cars, trucks, planes, trains and ships in the United States combined. In fact, due to deforestation, Indonesia has the world’s third largest greenhouse gas emissions behind only China and the United States. But we can do something about it! From moving Disney to stop sourcing paper from endangered rainforests to getting Burger King to stop using cattle grazed in the Amazon, RAN has learned well that an effective way to pressure and inspire companies to change is by nationalizing controversy over an issue and making sure the company knows that association with that issue is risky for its reputation and bottom line. This video is designed to speak to the customers that the Snack Food 20 care so much about—us—and to help catapult Conflict Palm Oil into the national consciousness in a way that The Snack Food 20 can’t ignore. The Snack Food 20 spend millions every year to instill brand loyalty and trust in their customers. They really do care what we think. It is crucial that these companies hear from you right now: Tell the Snack Food 20 that you will not stand for Conflict Palm Oil in your food. Together we can convince these brands to take action and change the destructive way Conflict Palm Oil is currently grown. Rainforest Action Network’s goal is to collect 60,600 #InYourPalm photo petitions—that’s one person standing for each orangutan remaining in the wild—to be delivered to each of the Snack Food 20 companies. RAN is demanding that each of these companies implement policies to ensure they only buy truly responsible palm oil that can be traced back to its source and is not driving deforestation, expansion onto carbon-rich peatlands or human and labor rights violations. Orangutans are among our closest relatives in the animal kingdom. They are amazingly like us in how they learn, play, and care for their young. But unlike us, if their homes are destroyed they cannot move on. We believe the power to save these incredible orangutans is in your palm. Please share this short film with your friends and family today and ask them to do the same! Originally published by RAN. Enjoy stories like this one? Got $25?  Help keep Civil Eats alive by supporting our Kickstarter Campaign before October 18.
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American Express (AXP) made headlines in February, when it was named by Fortune magazine as one of the world's most admired companies for 2013. However, despite its admirable reputation, its revenue and market share is still lagging behi...
American Express (AXP) made headlines in February, when it was named by Fortune magazine as one of the world's most admired companies for 2013. However, despite its admirable reputation, its revenue and market share is still lagging behind its major rivals in the industry. Some investors question whether the company can grow enough to overcome the competition. Recent News American Express announced recently that it will be joining forces in Asia by launching the Citi PremierMiles American Express Card in Malaysia. This partnership will enable Citibank to issue cards in the Asia Pacific region, which will be accepted using the American Express global merchant network. This has very strong growth potential for the company as it will open the door to the rising economies of the Asia Pacific region.The share price of American Express has moved up by 24.5% over the past year. Its rivals MasterCard (MA), Discover Financial
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By the first of November, Apple’s two new iPhones will be available in over 60 countries. The company has just announced the arrival dates of the iPhone 5c and the iPhone 5s for a few dozen countries across four continents. Here&...
By the first of November, Apple’s two new iPhones will be available in over 60 countries. The company has just announced the arrival dates of the iPhone 5c and the iPhone 5s for a few dozen countries across four continents. Here’s the list of countries that are getting the iPhone 5s and iPhone 5c on Friday, October 25th: Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, French West Indies, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Macau, Malta, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Reunion Island, Romania, Russia, Slovakia, Slovenia, South Korea, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan and Thailand. And here are the countries that are getting them on November 1st: Albania, Armenia, Bahrain, Colombia, El Salvador, Guam, Guatemala, India, Macedonia, Malaysia, Mexico, Moldova, Montenegro, Saudi Arabia, Turkey and UAE. The iPhone 5s comes in gold, silver and space gray and costs $199 for the 16GB model, $299 for the 32GB model, and $399 for the 64GB model. The cheaper iPhone 5c comes in blue, green, pink, yellow and white and runs $99 for the 16GB model and $199 for the 32GB model (there is no 64GB iPhone 5c). Of course, these prices are only applicable with contracts. Apple reported strong sales for the debut weekend of the two devices – over 9 million units, which Apple CEO Tim Cook called the “best iPhone launch ever.” In other Apple news, Apple will reportedly show off their new iPad and iPad Mini at an event scheduled for October 22nd. Image via Apple
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If you’re looking to reduce desk clutter due to having too many charging cables lying around, the following 3-in-1 universal USB cable in our Deals Store just might be for you as it also includes free shipping to Canada and beyond ...
If you’re looking to reduce desk clutter due to having too many charging cables lying around, the following 3-in-1 universal USB cable in our Deals Store just might be for you as it also includes free shipping to Canada and beyond for $19, 67% off. This cable will charge your Lightning, 30-pin and microUSB devices all at once, essentially making it easy for travel. It’s compatible with the new iPhones and iPads and more: iPhone 5S/5C/5/4S/4/3GS/3G iPad, iPod Android, HTC, Samsung devices and more This cable is perfect addition for travel as this short, tangle-free cable will do the job for all your devices. The cables are guaranteed to work with iOS 7 (a message will say it’s not compatible but it will still charge). There also is a free 90 day replacement warranty for customers, which cheaper options online from eBay do not offer. Free shipping applies to: the United States, Australia, Austria, Belgium, Brazil, Bulgaria, Canada, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Germany, Greece, Finland, France, Hong Kong, Hungary, India, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malaysia, Malta, Mexico, The Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Russia, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, South Africa, South Korea, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, Turkey, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, and United Kingdom. Click here to jump on the universal 3-in-1 USB cable while it’s still available! Universal 3-in-1 USB Cable Charges iPhone and More, 67% Off, Free Shipping [Deals] is a post from: iPhone in Canada Blog - Canada's #1 iPhone Resource
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Last month Apple finally announced its two new smartphones, the iPhone 5s and the iPhone 5c. Both smartphones were initially released in a select number of markets, which included the U.S., China, Japan, Australia, Singapore and a number...
Last month Apple finally announced its two new smartphones, the iPhone 5s and the iPhone 5c. Both smartphones were initially released in a select number of markets, which included the U.S., China, Japan, Australia, Singapore and a number of countries in Europe. With the initial launch frenzy taken care of in these markets, the company has now decided to detail launch plans for the new iPhones in other markets. Come October 25th, the iPhone 5s and iPhone 5c will be available in 30 additional countries. Quite a lot of these new countries are located in Europe, while Taiwan, Thailand and Macau make the list as well. South Korea is on it as well, it will be interesting to see how both smartphones perform there, given the fact that it is the home turf of Apple’s biggest rival, Samsung. Expansion of international availability doesn’t stop after October 25th. On November 1st, the new iPhones will become available in as many as 16 countries, including the UAE, India, Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, Mexico and Malaysia. Pricing will obviously vary in different countries, though it can be said without a doubt that iPhone aficionados in those countries will be stoked about the official launch of iPhone 5s and iPhone 5c in their respective nations. Follow: Apple, CellPhones, iPhone 5C, iPhone 5S, Apple Details Availability Of New iPhones Beyond Launch Markets original content from Ubergizmo.
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After Microsoft's Hotmail (rebranded as Outlook), it's time for Yahoo Mail to change its interface and look more like Gmail. The all-new Yahoo Mail adds support for conversations, custom themes for all devices and no longer requires you ...
After Microsoft's Hotmail (rebranded as Outlook), it's time for Yahoo Mail to change its interface and look more like Gmail. The all-new Yahoo Mail adds support for conversations, custom themes for all devices and no longer requires you to pay for features like disposable email addresses, enhanced filters and automatic message forwarding."And if that wasn't enough, we're giving you a monstrous amount of storage, 1TB (that's 1,000 GBs), so you have ample space for all your emails and attachments." That's a lot more than Gmail's 15GB free storage shared with Google Drive and Google+ Photos. While most people will not even use 1% of Yahoo's 1TB of free storage, it's nice to no longer worry about storage. It's interesting to notice that this is actually a downgrade: Yahoo previously claimed that Yahoo Mail offers unlimited storage and now it "only" offers 1TB. Obviously, 1TB and unlimited are synonymous when it comes to email storage."This new desktop experience is available in English in the US, Canada, UK, Philippines, Malaysia, India, Ireland, New Zealand and South Africa with more countries and languages coming soon," informs Yahoo.Marissa Mayer can finally switch from Gmail to Yahoo Mail, even though she still uses a command-line email client called Pine. Here are some screenshots.{ Thanks, Sushubh. }
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iPhone 5s Arriving in Over 50 More Countries Starting Later This Month is a post by Craig Lloyd from Gotta Be Mobile.Starting later this month, Apple will be launching the iPhone 5s and iPhone 5c in over 50 more countries, including Ital...
iPhone 5s Arriving in Over 50 More Countries Starting Later This Month is a post by Craig Lloyd from Gotta Be Mobile.Starting later this month, Apple will be launching the iPhone 5s and iPhone 5c in over 50 more countries, including Italy, Russia and Spain, with several more countries getting the new devices at the beginning of November, including India and Mexico. This will be the first big post-launch release of the new iPhones since they were initially launched last month on September 20. On October 25, the iPhone 5s and iPhone 5c will arrive in Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, French West Indies, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Macau, Malta, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Reunion Island, Romania, Russia, Slovakia, Slovenia, South Korea, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan and Thailand. On November 1, the iPhone 5s and iPhone 5c will launch in Albania, Armenia, Bahrain, Colombia, El Salvador, Guam, Guatemala, India, Macedonia, Malaysia, Mexico, Moldova, Montenegro, Saudi Arabia, Turkey and UAE. This will put Apple in line for reaching its target of 100 countries by the end of the year. Currently, both new iPhones are available in the US, Australia, Canada, China, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Japan, Puerto Rico, Singapore and the UK. This expansion of iPhone availability certainly isn’t surprising, and the timeline is comparable to last year’s rollout of the iPhone 5. Apple hasn’t announced pricing for the new iPhones in these additional countries, so you’ll have to check with your local Apple store in your country to find out how much a new iPhone will cost you. In the US, the iPhone 5s starts at $199, with the iPhone 5c starting at $99 when you sign a new two-year contract. However, if you’re okay with buying the new devices from a third-party, many retailers and carriers are discounting the new iPhones, with the iPhone 5c getting the most attention. Best Buy, RadioShack and Walmart have all chopped $50 off the price of the iPhone 5c, letting customers get the new phone for as low as $45; that’s pocket change to a lot of consumers. During opening weekend alone, Apple claims to have sold nine million iPhones during the three-day period, almost doubling sales of the iPhone 5. Of course, there are two new iPhones this time around, and Apple hasn’t disclosed which model sold how many units, and we’ll most likely never know officially. However, many analysts are arguing that these numbers are inflated, saying that Apple is counting the units that were shipped to retailers and carrier stores, but perhaps weren’t actually sold to consumers. Nonetheless, more people will be able to get a hold of the new iPhones come later this month, resulting in even more sales for the Cupertino-based company. It’ll be making its quarterly earnings call on October 28, but we’re not sure if the company will include sales of the October 25 launch.iPhone 5s Arriving in Over 50 More Countries Starting Later This Month is a post by Craig Lloyd from Gotta Be Mobile.
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Apple's new iPhones, the 5s and the 5c, posted record sales in the first weekend of availability, with the Cupertino, Calif.-based corporation shifting 9 million units in just three days. And the company is gearing towards boosting that ...
Apple's new iPhones, the 5s and the 5c, posted record sales in the first weekend of availability, with the Cupertino, Calif.-based corporation shifting 9 million units in just three days. And the company is gearing towards boosting that number even further as, today, it announces that the iPhone 5s and iPhone 5c will soon reach an additional 51 markets. The iPhone 5s and the iPhone 5c will be available in 35 more markets a little over two weeks from today, on October 25, with the two devices to arrive in the 16 remaining markets a week later, on November 1. On October 25, the iPhone 5s and the iPhone 5c will reach: Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, French West Indies, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Macau, Malta, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Reunion Island, Romania, Russia, Slovakia, Slovenia, South Korea, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan and Thailand. Starting November 1, the two smartphones will also be available in: Albania, Armenia, Bahrain, Colombia, El Salvador, Guam, Guatemala, India, Macedonia, Malaysia, Mexico, Moldova, Montenegro, Saudi Arabia, Turkey and UAE. Apple has not revealed the off-contract pricing for either of the two new iPhones, nor what prospective buyers should expect to shell out when purchasing the iPhone 5s or the iPhone 5c at the mobile operators' stores in their respective market. The highlights of the iPhone 5s include: 4-inch "Retina" display with a resolution of 1,136 by 640; 64-bit A7 processor; 8 MP iSight back-facing camera with 1080p video recording; 1.2 MP FaceTime HD front-facing camera with 720p video recording; 16 GB, 32 GB or 64 GB of internal storage; fingerprint sensor; 4G LTE; Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n; Bluetooth 4.0 and GPS with Glonass support. The iPhone 5s runs iOS 7 and comes in at 123.8 x 58.6 x 7.6 mm and 112 grams. The highlights of the iPhone 5c include: 4-inch "Retina" display with a resolution of 1,136 by 640; 32-bit A6 processor; 8 MP iSight back-facing camera with 1080p video recording; 1.2 MP FaceTime HD front-facing camera with 720p video recording; 16 GB or 32 GB of internal storage; 4G LTE; Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n; Bluetooth 4.0 and GPS with Glonass support. The iPhone 5c also runs iOS 7 and comes in at 124.4 x 59.2 x 8.97 mm and 132 grams.
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Those apple fans living in the countries where they can't get the iPhone 5C or iPhone 5S yet will soon be rewarded - Apple announced Wednesday plans to release the new phones in more international markets on Friday, October 25th. More...
Those apple fans living in the countries where they can't get the iPhone 5C or iPhone 5S yet will soon be rewarded - Apple announced Wednesday plans to release the new phones in more international markets on Friday, October 25th. Moreover, the phones are coming to India, Mexico and more than a dozen other countries on Friday, November 1st! The devices were introduced in the US, Australia, Canada, China, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Japan, Puerto Rico, Singapore and the UK on September 20th. Fow those still unaware – the colorful polycarbonate iPhone 5C replaces the iPhone 5, while the new premium iPhone 5Ss features Apple's Touch ID fingerprint sensor and a 64-bit processor. On October 25, 2013, the iPhone 5C and iPhone 5S are coming to the following countries: Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, French West Indies, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Macau, Malta, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Reunion Island, Romania, Russia, Slovakia, Slovenia, South Korea, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan and Thailand. As for the on November 1, 2013, the following countries will be added to the list above: Albania, Armenia, Bahrain, Colombia, El Salvador, Guam, Guatemala, India, Macedonia, Malaysia, Mexico, Moldova, Montenegro, Saudi Arabia, Turkey and UAE.
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You, too, will soon be able to purchase a phone in "space gray." Andrew Cunningham People living in the US, UK, Canada, China, France, Germany, Australia, Japan, Hong Kong, and Singapore have all been able to buy Apple's new iPhone 5...
You, too, will soon be able to purchase a phone in "space gray." Andrew Cunningham People living in the US, UK, Canada, China, France, Germany, Australia, Japan, Hong Kong, and Singapore have all been able to buy Apple's new iPhone 5C and 5S since the phones launched on September 20, but the rest of the world has been left waiting. The wait is almost over—Apple has announced its plans to roll the new iPhones out to the rest of the world. The following countries will be getting the new phones on October 25: Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, French West Indies, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Macau, Malta, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Reunion Island, Romania, Russia, Slovakia, Slovenia, South Korea, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, and Thailand. If the place you call home isn't on that list, you may be getting the phones on November 1. That list of countries includes Albania, Armenia, Bahrain, Colombia, El Salvador, Guam, Guatemala, India, Macedonia, Malaysia, Mexico, Moldova, Montenegro, Saudi Arabia, Turkey, and the United Arab Emirates. Read 1 remaining paragraphs | Comments
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