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Foxconn reportedly set to spend $500m on new industrial park in Brazil

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Foxconn is famed for producing high-tech goods, including the Apple iPhone and iPad, from its factories in China but the Taiwanese company is poised to expand in Brazil, where it is reportedly ready to close a $500 million deal to grow its manufacturing capabilities. Brazilian news site Estadao reports [translation]...
Foxconn reportedly set to spend $500m on new industrial park in Brazil

Progress at Foxconn factories, but working hours still exceed Chinese laws

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Employees at the Chinese factories of Apple supplier Foxconn continue to work beyond the country's legal limit of 49 hours a month, according to a report from the Fair Labor Association (FLA). But the Taiwanese manufacturer is making overall steady progress in improving the working conditions at a select group...
Progress at Foxconn factories, but working hours still exceed Chinese laws

New York Times wins Pulitzer for iEconomy series

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The New York Times has won a Pulitzer Prize for its iEconomy series of exposés of alleged unsavoury practices by major corporations, with Apple a key target. Fortune described the series as a cynical push aimed specifically at winning a Pulitzer by choosing to pick on “high tech’s fattest target”:...
New York Times wins Pulitzer for iEconomy series

Apple reports 97% of 800K supply chain laborers do not work excessive hours

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In a brief update to its Supplier Responsibility webpage, Apple quietly announced it is now tracking over 800,000 workers at supply chain factories in China, and noted 97 percent of those employees have 60-hour work weeks as mandated by that country's laws....
Apple reports 97% of 800K supply chain laborers do not work excessive hours

Apple supplier Foxconn says it will raise salaries

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The now infamous maker of parts for the iPad and the iPhone says it will increase worker salaries at factories in China, according to a report. [Read more]...
Apple supplier Foxconn says it will raise salaries

iPhone-Maker: Yes, We Employed 14-Year-Olds (AAPL, MSFT)

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Apple supplier Foxconn says underage interns found working at factory in China BEIJING (AP) -- The company that manufactures Apple's iPhone said Tuesday it found underage interns as young as 14 working at one of its factories in China. Foxconn Technology Group said the interns were found by a company...
iPhone-Maker: Yes, We Employed 14-Year-Olds (AAPL, MSFT)

Foxconn reports three possible suicides at factories in China

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Three workers at Foxconn factories in China have fallen to their deaths in recent weeks and police are investigating, according to the company.On April 27 and May 14, two workers employed at the Foxconn factory in Zhengzhou, China, separately fell to their deaths, according to the Taiwanese manufacturing giant....
Foxconn reports three possible suicides at factories in China

Dozens protest Apple stores worldwide

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Dozens of protesters around the world gathered Thursday at Apple stores to call attention to reports of poor conditions in its supply chain factories in China. Demonstrators delivered two online petitions with a combined 250,000 signatures to Apple employees at stores in Washington, D.C, New York, San Francisco, London, Sydney...
Dozens protest Apple stores worldwide

Reporters' Roundtable: What's Facebook going to do with that money?

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iPhones, iPads, and most other small electronics are assembled in vast factories in China. Reports on working conditions at these plants are not favorable. We talk with New York Times reporter Charles Duhigg and monologuist Mike Daisey....
Reporters' Roundtable: What's Facebook going to do with that money?

Apple’s Tim Cook announces that there are now over 100M iCloud users, marking 15M user growth in 21 days

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Today at a Goldman Sachs Technology and Internet Conference, Apple CEO Tim Cook gave a keynote presentation in which he addressed working conditions at Apple’s factories in China, as well as the product philosophy of Apple. He also announced that its syncing service iCloud now has over 100M users. Just last month, Cook said...
Apple’s Tim Cook announces that there are now over 100M iCloud users, marking 15M user growth in 21 days

Injured iPhone workers to petition Apple at shareholder meeting

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Shareholder meetings in normal circumstances are rather boring affairs for those not interested in the nuances of corporate governance. But when Apple holds its annual meeting on Thursday, there will be issues besides election of board members and potential dividends on people’s minds. Two former iPhone factory workers in China,...
Injured iPhone workers to petition Apple at shareholder meeting

Samsung slammed for alleged worker mistreatment in China

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A labor rights group has accused Samsung of "illegal and inhumane violations" at its factories in China, reporting cases of excessive overtime and exhausting working conditions, with employees being made to stand for up to 12 hours for a single shift....
Samsung slammed for alleged worker mistreatment in China

Labor Group Finds Poor Working Conditions at Apple Supplier Foxconn

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UPDATE: Initial findings of the Fair Labor Association report found "significant issues" at three electronics factories in China....
Labor Group Finds Poor Working Conditions at Apple Supplier Foxconn

RIM's Potential Blackberry 10 Licensing Partners: Few & Far Between

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Research In Motion has nearly finished developing its BlackBerry 10 operating system. New smartphones from the Canadian manufacturer are expected to be released at the beginning of 2013, but they may not be the only Blackberry 10 devices. According to reports, RIM is open to licensing BlackBerry 10 to other...
RIM's Potential Blackberry 10 Licensing Partners: Few & Far Between

“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

Motorola's retreat continues, sells factories in China and Brazil to Flextronics for $75 million

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Mere hours after Motorola announced that it was pulling out of South Korea, it's revealed a deal to sell its Chinese and Brazilian operations to Flextronics for $75 million. We won't blame you if you've not heard of the manufacturer, which has previously built XBox and Zune units for...
Motorola's retreat continues, sells factories in China and Brazil to Flextronics for $75 million

Tim Cook: "I want there to be" American-made Apple products

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Pressed to answer why Apple doesn't own its own factories in China and, alternatively, why it isn't taking the lead to move manufacturing and assembly from China to the United States, Tim Cook answered "I want there to be" American-made products....
Tim Cook: "I want there to be" American-made Apple products

Would Steve Jobs Have Approved? Artist Offers His Apple Monologue, Performance Rights, For Free

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As sales of its products soar, and its share price continues to climb, Apple has come under increasing scrutiny because of the working conditions in the Chinese factories where its iPhone and iPad are manufactured. This has led Apple's CEO, Tim Cook, to announce recently that the Fair Labor Association...
Would Steve Jobs Have Approved? Artist Offers His Apple Monologue, Performance Rights, For Free

Apple says its supply chain hit a new high of 99% 60-hour work week compliance in January, 2013

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Apple has published a new update to its Labor and Human Rights page that claims a new high of 99% compliance with China’s maximum 60-hour work week throughout its supply chain. Apple’s December update noted that it was tracking 1 million workers. In line with Chinese labor laws, Apple requires that workers...
Apple says its supply chain hit a new high of 99% 60-hour work week compliance in January, 2013

Fair Labor Association posts mostly complimentary status report on Apple supplier Foxconn's factories

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The Fair Labor Association has today posted an update in its ongoing audit of working conditions at the factories of Apple supplier Foxconn. The update is largely positive, noting some 284 items of compliance by Foxconn including many that were accomplished ahead of schedule. The initial findings from the FLA...
Fair Labor Association posts mostly complimentary status report on Apple supplier Foxconn's factories

Apple CEO Cook Hurt by Insinuation of Indifference, Doesn't Deny Problems

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Apple CEO Tim Cook reportedly emailed employees about conditions at factories in China. Apple will dig and "undoubtedly find more issues," but it won't turn a blind eye. - Apple CEO Tim Cook is quot;deeply troubled quot; and quot;concerned quot; about issues within the Apple supply chain and accidents that...
Apple CEO Cook Hurt by Insinuation of Indifference, Doesn't Deny Problems

Foxconn 'considers plan to open factories in US'

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Taiwan company's reportedly evaluating LA and Detroit as site for TV assembly plants owing to rising labour costs at homeFoxconn, the controversial Taiwanese manufacturer that has become one of the world's largest employers thanks to booming demand for the Apple products it assembles, is reportedly planning to open factories in...
Foxconn 'considers plan to open factories in US'

Can You Take Fact Checking Too Far?

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Earlier this year, there was a lot of attention paid to the popular radio program This American Life (TAL) having to retract its episode based on storyteller Mike Daisey's one-man show, in which he claimed to be telling a story about his own trip to visit Apple factories in China,...
Can You Take Fact Checking Too Far?

Apple HQ protesters demand 'ethical' iPhones - video

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Human rights protesters gathered outside the Apple headquarters to demonstrate over working conditions in outsourcing factories in China...
Apple HQ protesters demand 'ethical' iPhones - video

Audit finds Apple's Chinese factories in violation of employment laws - video

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Apple and Foxconn have pledged to seriously improve working conditions at factories in China where millions of iPads and iPhones are assembled each year following an audit by the Fair Labor Association....
Audit finds Apple's Chinese factories in violation of employment laws - video
Activists: Foxconn iPhone, iPad plant improvements too slow
Samsung accused of worker abuse at eight more factories

Apple's Chinese iPhone plants employ forced interns, claim campaigners

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Students told to man production lines at Foxconn if they want to graduate, says Hong Kong-based nonprofitApple's factories in China are employing tens of thousands of students, some of them on forced internships, according to campaigners lobbying for better labour conditions at Foxconn plants, which assemble iPhones. Some students could...
Apple's Chinese iPhone plants employ forced interns, claim campaigners

Fair Labor Association publishes findings of Apple/Foxconn Investigation

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We knew the Fair Labor Association would be publishing its initial findings of its investigation into Apple’s Foxconn facilities and today the report is officially available through the organization’s website. The full report is here and the press release outlining the investigation is below. According to the recommendations, Foxconn has...
Fair Labor Association publishes findings of Apple/Foxconn Investigation

Samsung criticized for long work hours at supplier factories in China

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Despite Samsung Electronics' efforts to rectify labor violations at its factories in China, little has changed for some workers. "Samsung had its investigators come to the factory. When they came, they just walked around a bit, that's all," said a security guard surnamed Wu, who works at Chitwing Mould...
Samsung criticized for long work hours at supplier factories in China
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