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Foxconn eyes smart watches with wristband technology

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Manufacturing giant Foxconn Technology Group also wants to ride the upcoming wave of wearable tech, and has unveiled a wristband that can monitor a user's health and sync with a smartphone.When worn, the wristband can monitor a user's blood pressure, heart rate, and even diagnose the person's mood, said...
Foxconn eyes smart watches with wristband technology
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Foxconn to allow workers to elect union representatives

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Asian manufacturer Foxconn will soon allow workers to elect union representatives for the first time, says UK newspaper The Telegraph. Under the arrangement, a chairman and 20 members of the Federation of Labour Unions Committee will be elected every five years. The Financial Times remarks that the current representatives weren't...
Foxconn to allow workers to elect union representatives
Following Tim Cook's announcement that Apple will bring Mac manufacturing to the U.S., Foxconn says it plans to expand U.S. operations

GENE MUNSTER: If Apple's Labor Costs Go Up 20%, It Only Affects Profit Margins By 1% (AAPL)

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A new audit of Apple manufacturer Foxconn calls for some changes, and that obviously means spending some money. Gene Munster of Piper Jaffray says that if Apple's labor costs goes up 20%, it will affect profit margins by 1%, reports Bloomberg. He emphasizes that issues surrounding labor conditions at...
GENE MUNSTER: If Apple's Labor Costs Go Up 20%, It Only Affects Profit Margins By 1% (AAPL)

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

Pay $2 to promote your Facebook status?

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Foxconn confirms there is an Apple television in the works, the makers of Angry Birds have a new game franchise, and you may be able to pay Facebook to promote your status update. [Read more]...
Pay $2 to promote your Facebook status?

Apple manufacturer Foxconn improves on Chinese workers' hours and safety

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Facing mounting criticism, factories have made significant changes, but bigger steps are ahead for electronics supplierFoxconn, Apple's top manufacturer, has improved safety conditions and cut working hours in an effort to resolve violations at its plants that triggered a global scandal for the iPad and iPhone maker.The Taiwanese company submitted...
Apple manufacturer Foxconn improves on Chinese workers' hours and safety
Tim Cook visits Foxconn's newest iPhone production line in Zhengzhou

Would Apple be hurt by a strike at Foxconn Brazil?

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Workers at Foxconn's Brazil plant could strike next week, but such an action is unlikely to affect the supply of Apple products at this point. [Read more]...
Would Apple be hurt by a strike at Foxconn Brazil?

Watch an iPad being made in this rare video from inside Apple’s Foxconn factory

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Reporter Rob Schmitz is the Shanghai Bureau Chief of Marketplace. He’s the guy who debunked a large portion of Mike Daisey’s accounts from China about Apple’s Foxconn factories. Now, he’s become only the second reporter ever to gain access to visit the factory floor  at that supplier. He’s written a detailed...
Watch an iPad being made in this rare video from inside Apple’s Foxconn factory

Apple Supplier in China Pledges Big Labor Changes

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Foxconn, which manufactures electronics for such companies as Apple, Dell, Amazon and others, has pledged to sharply curtail the number of working hours within its Chinese factories and significantly increase wages....
Apple Supplier in China Pledges Big Labor Changes

Foxconn admits it breached Chinese labor laws by hiring 14 year old interns

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Apple supplier Foxconn has admitted that it did take on intern students as young as 14 years old at its factories after the Taiwanese manufacturing giant published the findings of a report that followed media reports from September. A statement from Foxconn Technology Group provided to TNW confirms that some students...
Foxconn admits it breached Chinese labor laws by hiring 14 year old interns

The other Foxconn's chairman to retire January 1

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Foxconn International Holdings chairman Samuel Chin will step down from his post on January 1, and will be replaced by Tong Wen-hsin. [Read more]...
The other Foxconn's chairman to retire January 1

Watch the journalist who busted Mike Daisey report from Foxconn’s iPad factory

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Mike Daisey Here’s what journalism actually looks like. Hats off to Marketplace Shanghai Bureau Chief Rob Schmitz who follows up his truth-squadding of playwright Mike Daisey’s play, The Agony and the Ecstasy of Steve Jobs, with this first-hand account of life at the massive Foxconn manufacturing center in China. According to...
Watch the journalist who busted Mike Daisey report from Foxconn’s iPad factory

New Trend: Ask Foxconn HR reps when the new iPhone will launch (this time October)

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Remember all the way back to last week when a Foxconn HR/Parking lot attendant told a Japanese NEws Crew that the iPhone was coming in June? Not so says another un-named HR representative reports Kokatu. South Korea’s Maeil Business Newspaper begs to differ. According to a recently published article, the paper asked the head...
New Trend: Ask Foxconn HR reps when the new iPhone will launch (this time October)

Foxconn Throws $1.6 Billion Into Sharp For Flatscreen Panels (AAPL)

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Apple manufacturer Foxconn is investing $1.6 billion in Sharp and committing to buying up to 50% of the company's flatscreen panels, reports Bloomberg. This could be a move on Foxconn's end to simply ensure that it has a decent supply for future products, such as the long-rumored Apple television....
Foxconn Throws $1.6 Billion Into Sharp For Flatscreen Panels (AAPL)

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
Apple solves 'Scuffgate' but the fix is making it even harder to buy an iPhone 5

Foxconn iPhone factory goes on strike, citing overwork

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According to a new report by New York based China Labor Watch, approximately 3,000 workers at the Foxconn Zhengzhou factory have gone on strike off of the onsite quality control line, paralyzing multiple iPhone 5 production lines for the entire day. A combination of tightening quality control requirements coupled with...
Foxconn iPhone factory goes on strike, citing overwork

Foxconn Closes China Plant In Response to Worker Riot

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Foxconn Technology Group has closed its Taiyuan plant in response to a riot among its workforce, according to a report from The New York Times. Foxconn, one of the leading suppliers of electronics components to the world’s largest technology companies — including Apple Inc. — told The Times that a...
Foxconn Closes China Plant In Response to Worker Riot

The Long, Weird Road To The Facebook Phone

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Time and again, Mark Zuckerberg has made it perfectly clear: "We're not going to build a phone." Zuck's most recent pronouncement came at Facebook's 2012 fourth-quarter earnings call. (See also Facebook's Zuckerberg: We're Not Going To Build A Phone.)  On Thursday, just two months later, Facebook is widely expected to announce an...
The Long, Weird Road To The Facebook Phone

iPhone 5′s already shipping via UPS from ZhengZhou region of China

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. Three separate readers say their iPhones have shipped from the ZhengZhou region via UPS likely from the nearby Taiyuan Foxconn factory (pictured above)in  Shanxi Province . The factory was rumored to have some labor turmoil earlier this year but it appears that it has cranked out the earliest batches of iPhones. In March, Foxconn had as many...
iPhone 5′s already shipping via UPS from ZhengZhou region of China

10 Things You Need To Know This Morning (GOOG, ZNGA, RIMM, MSFT, AMZN)

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Good morning! Here's the news: Zynga's chief engineer has resigned in order to do "something entrepreneurial." Google is opening an online tablet store. LivingSocial's cofounder steps down from the board. RIM lost $54 million on that massive outage. Ex-CEO of RIM Jim Balsillie has stepped down from the RIM...
10 Things You Need To Know This Morning (GOOG, ZNGA, RIMM, MSFT, AMZN)

Foxconn Denies Report Of Huge Strike At iPhone Plant

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BEIJING (AP) -- Foxconn Technology Group said Saturday that production at its central Chinese factory that makes Apple's iPhones was continuing without interruption, denying a labor watch group's report that thousands of workers at the plant had gone on strike. New York-based China Labor Watch had reported that 3,000 to...
Foxconn Denies Report Of Huge Strike At iPhone Plant

Foxconn under scrutiny again #thecircuit

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Foxconn under scrutiny again: Foxconn, a Chinese company that manufacturers electronics for several prominent companies including Apple, is under scrutiny again after a New York Times report that the company is being accused of requiring vocational students to work at plants making components for Apple's iPhone. Read full article...
Foxconn under scrutiny again #thecircuit

10 Things You Need To Know This Morning (AAPL, GOOG)

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Good morning! Here's the news: CNN will reportedly buy Mashable for $200 million. Instagram has 27 million users and an Android app is right around the corner. Apple's iPhone is getting crushed in China. Someone robbed the Stamped founders during SXSW. Here's how people are promoting their startups during...
10 Things You Need To Know This Morning (AAPL, GOOG)

Use of aluminum unibody slowing iPhone 5 production

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Appleís decision to use an aluminum unibody chassis for the iPhone 5 is causing supply constraints, reports Bloomberg. Apple chose the material for its light weight and resistance to cracking, it is also softer than the Gorilla glass used on the back of the iPhone 4 and 4S. This is...
Use of aluminum unibody slowing iPhone 5 production

Apple's next iPhone coming in September, 7-in. iPad launching in August - report

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Pegatron has reportedly landed orders for Apple's next-generation iPhone, rumored to launch in September, while Foxconn will allegedly manufacture a new 7-inch iPad arriving in August....
Apple's next iPhone coming in September, 7-in. iPad launching in August - report
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