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electronics manufacturing

Made in the USA: Google's Nexus Q is symbolic and significant

Going beyond Apple, Foxconn inks big partnership deal for Mozilla's Firefox OS

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July 9-10, 2013 San Francisco, CA Tickets On Sale Now Mozilla’s low-end smartphone efforts are picking up steam — and some major allies. It’s latest partner is electronics manufacturing giant Foxconn, which has inked a deal to create devices running Mozilla’s new mobile operating system. But this isn’t just about smartphones. Foxconn...
Going beyond Apple, Foxconn inks big partnership deal for Mozilla's Firefox OS

Asian tech firms turn the tables by pursuing US manufacturing bases

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Chinese PC maker Lenovo has confirmed that it will open a production line in North Carolina next year, creating 115 manufacturing jobs in the US. The news comes little more than a month after a recent commitment from Samsung to invest $4 billion in upgrading a factory in Austin, Texas....
Asian tech firms turn the tables by pursuing US manufacturing bases
Buying less in the absence of an ethical smartphone
Apple removes iPhone game based on Foxconn suicides from App Store

“This American Life” retracts Apple labor conditions episode

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The radio program This American Life on Friday posted a note on its website saying that it is retracting a previous episode of the show, in which monologist Mike Daisey described the working conditions in factories in China that produce Apple’s most popular devices, saying it “was partially fabricated.” It’s...
“This American Life” retracts Apple labor conditions episode

Apple ‘iTV’ confirmed by Foxconn boss

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Foxconn Technology founder and chief executive Terry Gou has reportedly gone on record in stating that his company will soon begin manufacturing a television for Apple. Production has not yet begun, China Daily reports, and the electronics manufacturing giant is currently preparing its facilities for Apple’s HDTV. The site...
Apple ‘iTV’ confirmed by Foxconn boss

Foxconn Shuts A Factory In Wake Of Riots

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Foxconn, one of the world's biggest manufacturers of electronic goods with clients like Apple, Dell and HP has had to temporarily shut a factory in Taiyuan, China after a huge riot occurred among some 1,000 workers. The New York Times notes that about 79,000 staff toil inside this particular Foxconn...
Foxconn Shuts A Factory In Wake Of Riots

Sadly, Apple holds the high ground in electronics manufacturing

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Apple has been rightly criticized for the labor conditions in the factories that make its iPhones, iPads and Macs. When Apple joined the Fair Labor Association, the group investigated the factories Apple uses, the most famous of which is Foxconn. The report found cases of excessive overtime, unsafe working...
Sadly, Apple holds the high ground in electronics manufacturing

Chinese Authorities Find No Underage Workers at Samsung Supplier

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Local authorities in China said on Thursday that they found no underage workers at a Samsung Electronics manufacturing supplier that a labor watchdog group......
Chinese Authorities Find No Underage Workers at Samsung Supplier
FLA finds serious labor law violations at Foxconn

Okay, Apple, You Can Stop Defending Your Employment And Manufacturing Practices Now...

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In the past couple of months, the world has given Apple's employment and manufacturing practices a much-needed proctology exam. This exercise has been beneficial for all involved: Apple, for example, has now taken a closer look at its supply-chain and manufacturing operations and committed itself to providing more oversight...
Okay, Apple, You Can Stop Defending Your Employment And Manufacturing Practices Now...

Data I/O reduces staff

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Data I/O, a 40-year-old Redmond company that makes device programming and IP management technologies for the wireless, consumer electronics and automotive industries, announced today that it is undergoing a restructuring in which employees and contractors are losing their jobs. The company didn’t say how many people are affected in the restructuring,...
Data I/O reduces staff

Why There Are No Apple Stores In India

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Why There Are No Apple Stores In India: WSJ: India still erects hurdles. Apple hasn't been able to open its trademark stores because of requirements that foreign retailers purchase 30% of the value of India sales from domestic suppliers--unmanageable in a country with virtually no electronics manufacturing. Had no idea...
Why There Are No Apple Stores In India

In a Fireside Hangout on Google+, Obama says we need more patent reform and computer education

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In President Obama’s inaugural Fireside Hangout on Google+, he faced the public and answered a bevy of questions along a wide range of topics, including immigration, gun violence, and even technology. One of the five Americans selected to speak with the President happened to be Limor Fried, an entrepreneur and...
In a Fireside Hangout on Google+, Obama says we need more patent reform and computer education

This American Life Retracts Entire Episode About Apple Factories After Mike Daisey Admits To Fabricating Parts Of The Story

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This is pretty big. Last month, we wrote about a This American Life episode that focused on the Foxconn factories where Apple products are made, based on a one-man show by Mike Daisey. I wrote about a few key points in the episode -- including some of the more interesting...
This American Life Retracts Entire Episode About Apple Factories After Mike Daisey Admits To Fabricating Parts Of The Story

Chinese authorities find no underage workers at Samsung supplier

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Local authorities in China said they found no underage workers at a Samsung Electronics manufacturing supplier that a labor watchdog group claims has been employing students under the age of 16....
Chinese authorities find no underage workers at Samsung supplier
Chemical Analysis Reveals that New Phones Have Fewer Toxics

DIGITIMES: Apple Cuts iPad Estimates By Millions (AAPL)

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Apple has cut its estimate for iPad and iPad Mini shipments by millions of units, Rebecca Kuo, and Alex Wolfgram of DigiTimes report, citing industry sources. DigiTimes is the Taiwan-based publication with sources in the electronics manufacturing supply chain. They say Apple is planning on shipments of 33 million big...
DIGITIMES: Apple Cuts iPad Estimates By Millions (AAPL)
After audit, some Foxconn workers bristle at fewer hours

Rumor: Foxconn Planning To Build US-Based Plants, Will Train American Engineers In Taiwan Or China

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In one of the oddest cases of an April Fool’s joke coming true, Digitimes is reporting that Foxconn is looking at opening LCD TV plants in LA or Detroit. These plants will focus on automated production lines and build mostly LCD TVs as too much hand-work is required to assemble...
Rumor: Foxconn Planning To Build US-Based Plants, Will Train American Engineers In Taiwan Or China

Google-branded streaming music device in development, report says

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Google is allegedly working on creating a company-branded entertainment device capable of streaming music in multiple locations throughout a person’s home. The information about the Google-branded device comes from a Wall Street Journal report that cites unnamed people briefed on the project. If true, it would mark the first time...
Google-branded streaming music device in development, report says
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