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The Economist lays it out: Europe's entrepreneurial crisis goes back decades

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There’s a must-read piece on the crisis in European entrepreneurship in The Economist this week. But before you go and pore over it, I’ll warn you: brace yourself, because it’s not going to leave you entering the weekend with a warm and fuzzy feeling. It’s stuffed with factoids that may...
The Economist lays it out: Europe's entrepreneurial crisis goes back decades

Foxconn continuing to break Chinese labor laws, FLA finds

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Apple's biggest supplier, Hon Hai -- better known as Foxconn -- is continuing to break Chinese labor laws, according to a newly-published audit by the Fair Labor Association. The latest evaluation was conducted in January, and did find that Foxconn is complying with 98.3 percent of the 360 points of...
Foxconn continuing to break Chinese labor laws, FLA finds
Samsung supplier employs underage workers, says China Labor Watch

A Foxconn Auditor Found 'Serious' Violations Of China Labor Laws

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A Foxconn factory auditor found "serious" violations of China's labor laws, reports Bloomberg News. The auditor found cases of employees working too many hours. Please follow SAI on Twitter and Facebook.Join the conversation about this story »See Also:Foxconn Throws $1.6 Billion Into Sharp For Flatscreen PanelsHey, Wall Street, Mark...
A Foxconn Auditor Found 'Serious' Violations Of China Labor Laws

Bad Labor Conditions Aren't Just A Problem For Apple--We All Have A Stake

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A decade ago, Apple made a splash with its “Think Different” advertising campaign. Today, with Apple in the headlines concerning labor conditions in its supply chain, it’s time for all of us to think different about how to improve the lives of the millions of workers making the products that...
Bad Labor Conditions Aren't Just A Problem For Apple--We All Have A Stake

Fair Labor Association begins independent audits of Foxconn factories

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Apple has announced on Monday that independent third-party inspections of its final assembly plants in China have officially begun in "Foxconn City." The factory in Shenzhen is one of several facilities that will be audited by the Fair Labor Association, a labor rights activist group that admitted Apple as a member...
Fair Labor Association begins independent audits of Foxconn factories

Samsung audit finds "inadequate" working practices in China, but no evidence of child labor

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Samsung has admitted that a September audit of 105 suppliers in China unearthed instances where it has breached local labor laws, but the Korean firm has maintained that it has not employed children among its workforce. The company says that the four-week audit,  launched in response to China Labor Watch’s...
Samsung audit finds "inadequate" working practices in China, but no evidence of child labor

Is Apple Supplier Foxconn Finally Giving Its Workers a Fair Shake?

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Apple and its factory partner, Foxconn, have made great strides in bringing Foxconn's labor conditions into compliance with local laws, the Fair Labor Association said Tuesday. Not surprisingly, independent labor rights monitoring organizations remain skeptical that real progress has been made. In a status report made public on Tuesday, the...
Is Apple Supplier Foxconn Finally Giving Its Workers a Fair Shake?
No whitewash: The FLA finds dozens of Foxconn violations

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
Foxconn workers react to reduced hours, same pay

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

Foxconn finds underage interns working at factory in China

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Electronics manufacturer Foxconn Technology Group said on Tuesday that students as young as 14, below the legal working age, were found employed at a company factory in China that has been said to make products for Japanese gaming firm Nintendo. Foxconn's internal investigation came after a Chinese media report...
Foxconn finds underage interns working at factory in China

Samsung denies charges of underage labor in China following complaint in France

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Samsung Electronics has rejected allegations that underage workers are assembling its products after three NGOs filed a complaint with a French prosecutor's office claiming that the tech company was violating labor regulations in China. The South Korean company said on Thursday it had yet to receive the court filing,...
Samsung denies charges of underage labor in China following complaint in France

Samsung's audit prompts changes in factory labor policy

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Samsung Electronics announced new measures to keep its suppliers in China compliant with labor laws after it completed a round of audits that found problems relating to overtime and the way penalties were carried out. The South Korean company's on-site inspections examined 105 of its suppliers in China, in...
Samsung's audit prompts changes in factory labor policy

Fair Labor Association Reaches Agreement with Foxconn on Working Hours and Pay

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Following its audit of Foxconn's facilities where the company assembles Apple products, the Fair Labor Association (FLA) today announced that it has reached an agreement with Foxconn that will result in stricter controls over working hours and an examination of salaries paid to workers at the facilities.Foxconn has committed to...
Fair Labor Association Reaches Agreement with Foxconn on Working Hours and Pay

Samsung announces measures to tackle labor violations by Chinese suppliers

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Samsung Electronics announced new measures to keep its suppliers in China compliant with labor laws after it completed a round of audits that found problems relating to overtime and the way penalties were carried out....
Samsung announces measures to tackle labor violations by Chinese suppliers
Apple Stores in France banned from forcing employees to work late
FLA finds serious labor law violations at Foxconn

Booting Up: Eric Schmidt Now Has Even More Money for His Next Adventure Vacation

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flickr.com/photos/haynes/ Is this (now-pulled) YouTube video a real advertisement for Google Now for iOS? [Engadget] Eric Schmidt gets a $6 million bonus on Friday. Where does one make it rain when one is the chairman of Google? [Business Insider] Peter Thiel would like you to check your “indeterminate optimism.” [ReadWrite] “Think...
Booting Up: Eric Schmidt Now Has Even More Money for His Next Adventure Vacation

We learn from stories and experience

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When it comes to learning and genuinely retaining something, nothing beats experiences. Formal educational or speaking settings don't always allow for actual hands-on experience with the content, but almost every learning situation — including presentation in various forms — does permit the use of stories. Stories, that is, that...
We learn from stories and experience

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

Samsung sees accusations of suppliers using child labor

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Samsung Electronics said that it plans on inspecting 250 Chinese parts manufacturers to ensure no labor laws are broken. The move comes following a US-based group's claim that one of Samsung's suppliers is using child labor. Samsung said it would conduct inspections for 105 supplier companies by the end of...
Samsung sees accusations of suppliers using child labor

The Hobbit Took $120M From Kiwi Taxpayers - Maybe They Should Own The Rights

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Yesterday, we wrote about how US taxpayers were handing over approximately $1.5 billion to Hollywood to get them to film movies in certain locations -- and how little of that money actually generated jobs (though, lots of it flowed into the pockets of Hollywood studio execs). Even worse, the story...
The Hobbit Took $120M From Kiwi Taxpayers - Maybe They Should Own The Rights
After audit, some Foxconn workers bristle at fewer hours

Daisey posts defensive statement, claiming fabrications about Apple in China were true anyway

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Monologuist Mike Daisey has posted a statement on his personal blog about the recent news surrounding the outright fabrication of much of his monologue on the state of Apple’s manufacturing in China. In it he defends his treatment of the truth by justifying it in the name of drawing attention...
Daisey posts defensive statement, claiming fabrications about Apple in China were true anyway
Apple's 2013 Supplier Responsibility Report Includes 72% Bump In Audits For 2012, 97% Increase In Training

Samsung Is Accused Of Child Abuse At Its Manufacturing Facilities

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Aug. 7 (Bloomberg) -- A Chinese company that assembles devices for Samsung Electronics Co. hired children at its production facilities and forced employees to work excessive hours, violating labor laws, China Labor Watch said in a report. Seven children younger than 16 were working in the factory of HEG Electronics...
Samsung Is Accused Of Child Abuse At Its Manufacturing Facilities

Samsung initiates Chinese manufacturer work practices audit

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Samsung Electronics said that it plans on inspecting 250 Chinese manufacturers to ensure no labor laws are broken. The move comes following a US-based group accused one of its suppliers of using child labor. Samsung said it would conduct inspections for 105 supplier companies by the end of September, and...
Samsung initiates Chinese manufacturer work practices audit

14-year-old worker found dead at possible Asus supplier in China

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A 14-year-old worker has been found dead after working at an electronics factory in China that may make products for Asus, another potential case of underage labor abuse in the country.Liu Fuzong died on May 21 while employed at a factory in Dongguan, said the city's local human resources...
14-year-old worker found dead at possible Asus supplier in China
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