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11 Google Job Titles You Won't Believe Actually Exist (GOOG)

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Google is an unconventional company. That extends to the company's official policy on job titles which can be summarized as: whatever you want to put on your business card is pretty much OK. As a result, some Google employees have come up with some pretty offbeat titles for themselves....
11 Google Job Titles You Won't Believe Actually Exist (GOOG)

Samsung looks, says it finds no child labor in its Chinese factories

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Samsung has claimed to find zero underage workers at 105 of its suppliers in China, contradicting a report put together by China Labor Watch, according to the BBC. Samsung has stated that it did find instances of inadequate practices, including illegal overtime practices; however, according its audit, there was not...
Samsung looks, says it finds no child labor in its Chinese factories
Bezos defends Amazon, police lead protesters out of annual meeting
Apple's Tim Cook visits China for the second time in a year

The FLA finds Apple supplier Foxconn in violation of Chinese wage, salary and overtime labor regulations

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The Fair Labor Association has published an extensive report on Apple supplier Foxconn’s labor practices and found extensive violations in areas like payroll, working schedules and health and safety risks. On February 13, FLA launched an independent investigation into labor rights allegations at Foxconn, an Apple supplier in China. FLA...
The FLA finds Apple supplier Foxconn in violation of Chinese wage, salary and overtime labor regulations

Apple catches flak in China supply chain saga

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roundup The maker of iPads and iPhones is hardly alone among tech companies that rely heavily on Chinese factories under scrutiny for labor practices. But it's become the flashpoint....
Apple catches flak in China supply chain saga

Today in Tech: The 'partially fabricated' iPad factory interview

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Fortune's curated selection of tech stories from the weekend. Sign up to get the round-up delivered to you each and every day. * Apple (AAPL) is holding a conference call later this morning to discuss what the company intends to do with its roughly $100 billion in cash. (Fortune) Performer Mike Daisey. Photo: Mike...
Today in Tech: The 'partially fabricated' iPad factory interview
Apple drops 'uncomfortable' Sweatshop HD game from App Store

After Listening To Tim Cook, It's Hard To Believe Apple Isn't Doing Everything It Can To Make Foxconn A Better Place (AAPL)

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It's always risky to trust the CEO of a mega-corporation, but after listening to Tim Cook yesterday, it really feels like Apple is going to attack the problem of crappy factories in China with the same vigor it attacks building great consumer electronics. Cook specifically said: We know that...
After Listening To Tim Cook, It's Hard To Believe Apple Isn't Doing Everything It Can To Make Foxconn A Better Place (AAPL)

Foxconn builds products for many vendors, but its mud sticks to Apple

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The name Foxconn has become shorthand for the human costs of building the iPhone in China, linking Apple to bad publicity about worker suicides, deaths from a plant explosion and rioting factory workers. But many other companies besides Apple contract with the Taiwan-based firm to build their products. Even...
Foxconn builds products for many vendors, but its mud sticks to Apple

Apple taken to task for reporting partners' child labor violations

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Apple's new supplier responsibility report, issued last week in advance of its shareholder meeting, is now being used to attack the company for auditing its foreign suppliers' labor practices and acting to stop worker exploitation....
Apple taken to task for reporting partners' child labor violations

Hon Hai Says It Hired Underage Workers

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Hon Hai Precision Industry Co. acknowledged that it hired underage workers at one of its China plants, in the latest hit to the labor practices of the major contractor for Apple Inc. and other electronics giants. The Taiwanese company, which also uses the trade name Foxconn Technology Group, said that...
Hon Hai Says It Hired Underage Workers

Petitions Demand Apple Improve Foxconn Conditions

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Two online petitions beseech Apple to improve working conditions in the Chinese factories that make its products. The petitions, both filed within the last two weeks, follow a renewed round of criticism directed at the company over labor practices at overseas facilities like the Foxconn factory in Shenzhen, China....
Petitions Demand Apple Improve Foxconn Conditions

SupplyShift Helps Companies Understand The Environmental Impact Of Their Supply Chain

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For large companies that have a long list of suppliers that they work with, it’s not only difficult to manage communication with all of them, but understanding the environmental impact of each supplier is next to impossible. It’s not a sexy space to work in by any means but the...
SupplyShift Helps Companies Understand The Environmental Impact Of Their Supply Chain

Boot up: Apple's secret development process, how LulzSec hid last summer, Techcrunch droops and more

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Plus more privacy-invading apps, Google's $1m hacking prize, the web's broken crypto and moreA quick burst of 10 links for you to chew over, as picked by the Technology teamApple's China audits don't inspire the same from other companies | TUAW - The Unofficial Apple WeblogThe Bloomberg post notes that...
Boot up: Apple's secret development process, how LulzSec hid last summer, Techcrunch droops and more

Daily Report: H.P. Directs Its Suppliers in China to Limit Student Labor

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New rules from Hewlett-Packard, one of the world's largest makers of computers and other tech products, reflect a major shift in how electronics companies view Chinese labor practices....
Daily Report: H.P. Directs Its Suppliers in China to Limit Student Labor

Hon Hai Cites More Plant Disputes

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Hon Hai said two disputes occurred last week among its workers at a Chinese factory that makes Apple's iPhone, putting new scrutiny on Hon Hai's labor practices....
Hon Hai Cites More Plant Disputes

FLA Investigation Into Foxconn Finds 'Significant Issues'

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In the first findings of its investigations into labor practices, the Fair Labor Association said it found "significant issues" at three factories in China....
FLA Investigation Into Foxconn Finds 'Significant Issues'

Medieval warriors in Maryland: 12 stories you may have missed this week

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So, you like role-playing games? Well, do we have a story for you. With a fantastic new layout. It's quite the read. We also bring you 11 other stories from this week with regular layouts, but similarly top-notch reporting. We wrote about the state of the music industry according...
Medieval warriors in Maryland: 12 stories you may have missed this week

Video: ABC takes a camera crew inside an iPad factory

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Nightline to air its special after the kids are asleep Tuesday at 11:35 p.m. ET and PT Weir at Foxconn. Source: ABC Four years ago, when I first starting writing about Foxconn, it was almost impossible to get a photo of the factory workers who assemble 40% of the world's...
Video: ABC takes a camera crew inside an iPad factory
Apple's new pre-order system pays off during record-breaking, chaos-free iPhone 5 launch in China
Protestors to deliver poisoned iPhone factory workers’ letter to Apple shareholder meeting

A Former Google Designer Is Calling Some Of Its Recent Changes 'Bats**t Crazy' (GOOG)

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Kevin Fox, a former senior user experience design lead at Google, has a few problems with some of the company's recent design changes. He's nitpicking a little bit, to be sure, but given the sheer size and minimalist style of Google, these are the kinds of things that were...
A Former Google Designer Is Calling Some Of Its Recent Changes 'Bats**t Crazy' (GOOG)

Pressure on Apple is improving labor practices, says Times

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Media coverage and rising awareness of rough working conditions in China's electronics factories has begun to turn things around, says a New York Times report. But there's still a long way to go. [Read more]...
Pressure on Apple is improving labor practices, says Times
Activists: Foxconn iPhone, iPad plant improvements too slow

Apple: We’re responsible for over 500,000 American jobs

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Apple, under increased criticism for its international labor practices, released a commissioned study claiming that the company has helped create 514,000 jobs in the U.S. economy. It was an unusual announcement from the technology giant, which has abstained from political debates around jobs creation. Unlike Google, Dell, Intel, Facebook and...
Apple: We’re responsible for over 500,000 American jobs

Labor group: Apple and Foxconn indeed improving factory conditions

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Robert S. DonovanApple and Foxconn are staying ahead of the game when it comes to implementing the recommendations from the Fair Labor Association (FLA) to improve their manufacturing facilities overseas. The FLA issued a new report on Tuesday to offer a status update on the companies' progress since they...
Labor group: Apple and Foxconn indeed improving factory conditions

Group plans disruptive protest tomorrow at Apple’s Grand Central Store over Foxconn conditions

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Looks like Apple won’t be getting away easily this time as a petition over unethical working conditions at Foxconn factories blew up, turning into a real-world protest over Apple’s labor practices. Consumer groups SumOfUs and Change.org previously said that over 35,000 people signed their “Stop Worker Abuse” online petition...
Group plans disruptive protest tomorrow at Apple’s Grand Central Store over Foxconn conditions

Apple's new iPad constrained by Retina display supply, 'sound labor practices'

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Demand for Apple's new iPad remains strong, but production of the device has reportedly been limited by supply of Retina displays, as well as a new focus on employees at Foxconn that has resulted in worker hours being cut....
Apple's new iPad constrained by Retina display supply, 'sound labor practices'

iPad being slowed by display supply, better labor standards

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Any problems with iPad shipments at the moment are more attributable to restrictions on display supply, and Apple suppliers conforming to "more sound" labor standards, says Sterne Agee analyst Shaw Wu. "Recently, we have gotten questions from investors whether speculation of iPad production cuts carry any merit. From our supply...
iPad being slowed by display supply, better labor standards
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