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Nightline's Look into Apple's Foxconn Factories

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ABC aired their Nightline special tonight where they took an inside look at Apple's Foxconn factories. Apple allowed Nightline access to their Foxconn factories that produce iPhones and iPads. The full video is not available online at this time. Overall, the report held no real surprises. They summarized many of...
Nightline's Look into Apple's Foxconn Factories

Facebook unveils school-specific groups, allows file sharing among users with designated .edu email addresses

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Facebook announced a new groups for schools feature that enables users with active school email addresses join online communities related to their college or university. Groups for schools differ from Facebook’s other groups in that they can be exclusive to students and that members can share documents with each other....
Facebook unveils school-specific groups, allows file sharing among users with designated .edu email addresses

Foxconn and Apple to split costs to improve factory conditions

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Foxconn plans to improve labor conditions in its Chinese factories where iPhones and iPads are made, according to CEO Terry Gou, and Apple will reportedly share in the costs of making those improvements. "We've discovered that this [improving factory conditions] is not a cost. It is a competitive strength," Gou told...
Foxconn and Apple to split costs to improve factory conditions

Benchmark Invests $25 M. In Minerva Project to Build a Better Ivy League School at Half the Cost

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Earlier this week, New York-based online higher-ed startup 2tor raised a $26 million Series D. Just six months earlier, Knewton, another local online education startup, picked up $33 million Series D. The "edutech" market, as the New York City Economic Development Corporation called it in a recent report suggesting we...
Benchmark Invests $25 M. In Minerva Project to Build a Better Ivy League School at Half the Cost

Inmate Answers Question About Prisons on Quora

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Mr. Phillips. (Quora) Eric "Phil" Phillips, a man allegedly imprisoned at San Quentin for second-degree murder, has 117 followers on Quora and has answered 12 questions, including this one about prison design according to the principles of user experience. "If I were designing a prison, I would eliminate double bunking...
Inmate Answers Question About Prisons on Quora

Enjoy Your Diseases From These Touchscreen Subway Maps

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You missed the train; time to watch some Aereo! (Photo: flickr.com/anniemole) Good to know the MTA is putting the increased cost of our metro cards to good use: Fast Company reports that several stations are getting a high-tech new amenity. The agency has hired a design firm, Control Group, to...
Enjoy Your Diseases From These Touchscreen Subway Maps

Facebook Messenger update makes it even harder to blow people off

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Your friends just don't get it. While they're still bumming around in Nikes, dorms and doomed relationships, your life has recently become more serious. That's why you sometimes need to hide from their constant, mindless barrage of messages, and also why you probably won't install the newly updated Facebook...
Facebook Messenger update makes it even harder to blow people off

French reporters infiltrate Foxconn iPhone 5 factory, find few of the vaunted changes

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Envoyé Spécial, a 60 Minutes-like program from public TV station France 2, went undercover at the Zhengzhou iPhone 5 Foxconn factory recently (within the past two months) and reported many of the same problems the Chinese manufacturer and Apple promised to fix earlier this year. According to the story...
French reporters infiltrate Foxconn iPhone 5 factory, find few of the vaunted changes

Mass riot erupts at Foxconn factory in China

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Apple supplier Foxconn said an "incident" involving 2,000 workers erupted late Sunday night near a company manufacturing facility in China, as photos posted online showed cars turned over and store windows broken in what appeared to be a mass riot. Foxconn, which is under scrutiny over worker conditions at...
Mass riot erupts at Foxconn factory in China

Apple updates Find My Friends with new UI, more in-depth location controls

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We haven't seen many changes to Apple's location-based Find My Friends app since it debuted on iOS 5 more than a year ago. Cupertino must have realized it's time for an update; the company just overhauled the feature to include a new UI and more accurate location-based alerts. The...
Apple updates Find My Friends with new UI, more in-depth location controls

THE TRUTH ABOUT APPLE'S FOXCONN WORKERS: They Want To Work MORE, Not Less

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There was another mini-scandal about Apple's manufacturing processes this week, after the Fair Labor Association found lots of "violations" at Apple's contract-manufacturing partner Foxconn. To its credit, Apple responded quickly and forthrightly and promised to address the situation. But most people missed the most startling aspect of the FLA's...
THE TRUTH ABOUT APPLE'S FOXCONN WORKERS: They Want To Work MORE, Not Less

Here's What's Ridiculous About The Apple-Worker-Abuse Scandal: The Workers Want To Work MORE, Not Less

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The Fair Labor Association has just completed a massive investigation into the manufacturing processes of Foxconn, the giant product-assembler that builds most of Apple's products, along with those of other electronics manufacturers. The FLA study found many violations of Chinese labor laws. To its credit, Apple responded immediately and...
Here's What's Ridiculous About The Apple-Worker-Abuse Scandal: The Workers Want To Work MORE, Not Less
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Scoop St: From Flash Mobs to Group Shopping Discounts

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Georgetown roommates David Ambrose and Justin Tsang never thought their time spent together in the dorms would amount to a joint business. The two recently launched Scoop St. - a group buying discount site for local deals on restaurants, spa packages, sporting events and concerts. Similar to other shopping sites...
Scoop St: From Flash Mobs to Group Shopping Discounts

Genius Suction Cup Shower Bag Makes Dorm Bathrooms Infinitely Less Gross [Desired]

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The Vessell shower bag from Quirky is ostensibly for travelers and folks who need to be able to lug their toiletries around with them, but might actually be an incredible way to deal with the disgusting showers in dorms and college houses. More »...
Genius Suction Cup Shower Bag Makes Dorm Bathrooms Infinitely Less Gross [Desired]

BearExtender turns its product mini at Macworld | iWorld 2012

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Just before I headed out of San Francisco at the end of Macworld | iWorld last week, I met up with a few of the guys from BearExtender, who make an impressive product that will boost the Wi-Fi signal coming into your Mac. The guys were in San Francisco...
BearExtender turns its product mini at Macworld | iWorld 2012

Harvard Gets Its First VC Firm: The Experiment Fund

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As just about everyone should know by now, the seeds of what grew into Facebook were planted at Harvard. Might there be a bunch of mini-Zucks lurking in the dorms of Cambridge? If so, a new venture capital firm — the first housed right on the Harvard campus — wants...
Harvard Gets Its First VC Firm: The Experiment Fund
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