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Nokia cuts 4,000 jobs and moves smartphone manufacturing to Asia

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Large staff reductions planned at Finnish, Mexican and Hungarian plantsNokia, the world's largest mobile phone maker, is to cut 4,000 factory jobs in Finland, Hungary and Mexico as it shifts the assembly of all smartphones to Asia.The move, designed to speed up production in the fast-moving smartphone market, will mean...
Nokia cuts 4,000 jobs and moves smartphone manufacturing to Asia
Google Glass will be made in America by Foxconn, report says

Newly-released iPod nano gets first software update

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Apple on Thursday rolled out a software update for the seventh-generation iPod nano just days after the first units started shipping from manufacturing plants in China....
Newly-released iPod nano gets first software update

With dividend, Tim Cook thinks differently about Apple

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While playing the “Steve would never do that” game is seldom a great idea — it’s akin to calling yourself a fortune teller or a mind reader — it is fairly safe to say, based on his prior statements and declarations, that Steve Jobs chose a successor who is...
With dividend, Tim Cook thinks differently about Apple
Romo, The iPhone-Powered Robot, Grows Up
Apple removes iPhone game based on Foxconn suicides from App Store

IBM Patent Lawyer Says The Patent System Works Fine Because... Hey Look Over There!

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IBM's Chief Patent Counsel, Manny Schecter, has one of the most ridiculous defenses of the patent system you'll ever see over at Wired, entitled With All Due Respect: The Patent System's Not Broken. Having debated the patent system for years, I've noticed a pattern among patent system defenders who are...
IBM Patent Lawyer Says The Patent System Works Fine Because... Hey Look Over There!

Apple's Supply Chain Is Struggling To Keep Up With The High Demand For Next Generation MacBooks (AAPL)

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Apple's manufacturing partners in China are reportedly struggling to find enough workers to meet the high demand for next generation MacBooks. DigiTimes reports hearing from its sources that Apple's supply chain is experiencing labor shortages due to "strong orders" for the new MacBooks, which are expected to launch sometime in...
Apple's Supply Chain Is Struggling To Keep Up With The High Demand For Next Generation MacBooks (AAPL)

The Google & LG Nexus 4 Partnership Has Been A Failure Of Logistics

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If you have been looking for a new Android Nexus 4 smartphone from Google and LG, you have probably been banging your head against the wall in frustration. The Nexus 4 has been scarce both through the official Google Play store and carriers like T-Mobile in the United States. The...
The Google & LG Nexus 4 Partnership Has Been A Failure Of Logistics

Nokia Completes Talks on Planned Job Cuts

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Nokia Corp., the world’s largest handset maker by shipments, said Thursday it has completed negotiations with its labor unions over jobs cuts at its Salo plant in Finland. The cuts are part of a plan announced last month to cut about 4,000 jobs at smartphone manufacturing plants at Salo, Reynosa...
Nokia Completes Talks on Planned Job Cuts

Fujitsu breathes life into DIY scene with custom PC building classes

www.extremetech.com
Building a PC from scratch is old hat for those of us who live and breathe technology, but for the masses, assembling a system from the ground up is as archaic as sewing your own clothes. Be that as it may, don’t go writing the obituary for the do-it-yourself (DIY)...
Fujitsu breathes life into DIY scene with custom PC building classes

Nokia’s head of partnerships, business development bails after 27 years

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Beleaguered Nokia has lost yet another senior executive. Robert Andersson, a senior vice president of the consumer electronics giant, has decided to leave Nokia to join TeliaSonera, Europe’s 5th largest telecom operator. Make no mistake: this is a huge blow for Nokia. According to his LinkedIn profile, Andersson has worked...
Nokia’s head of partnerships, business development bails after 27 years

Treaty Shopping: How Companies Tilt The Legal Playing Field For Investor-State Arbitration

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Alongside globe-spanning treaties like ACTA and TPP, there are more subtle efforts to limit the power of national governments, through the use of free trade agreements (FTAs) and bilateral investment treaties (BITs). There are now so many of these that it's hard to keep up, although the dedicated site bilaterals.org...
Treaty Shopping: How Companies Tilt The Legal Playing Field For Investor-State Arbitration
Apple to allow third-party environmental inspections, could begin as early as March
Build mechanical horses, Audis, and pistols on GrabCAD
FLA finds serious labor law violations at Foxconn

Report: Sharp increases layoffs number, aiming for profitability by March 2014

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Japanese electronics giant Sharp is reportedly planning a major restructuring to bring the company back to profitability by 2014, as reported by Kyodo News. Said restructuring will see Sharp cut nearly 11,000 (10,966) jobs from its 57,170-person workforce by March 2014 -- just under 20 percent of all employees...
Report: Sharp increases layoffs number, aiming for profitability by March 2014
iPhone manufacturer Foxconn may set up plants in the U.S.

Want a terabyte iPad? Then you’ll want to read this

gigaom.com
In the latter half of the 19th century, the introduction of elevators and steel trusses enabled us to put up taller buildings with denser cores. It changed urban landscapes forever–packing more people into small spaces. Now, chips are set to benefit from a similar design leap. Applied Materials on Wednesday...
Want a terabyte iPad? Then you’ll want to read this

Dylan’s Desk: You are all to blame for Apple’s factories

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If you’re angry about Apple’s manufacturing process, you should be. But don’t stop with Apple. As everyone knows by now, iPhones and iPads are built in huge Chinese manufacturing plants where tens of thousands of people work 12-hour shifts for little money, have little privacy, and are exposed to toxic...
Dylan’s Desk: You are all to blame for Apple’s factories

Rumor: iPhone assembler Foxconn plans to build manufacturing plants in US

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Foxconn, Apple's Taiwan-based manufacturing partner, is said to be planning to establish manufacturing plants in America, and is evaluating sites in Los Angeles, Calif., and Detroit, Mich....
Rumor: iPhone assembler Foxconn plans to build manufacturing plants in US

Nokia to Cut 4,000 Jobs

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Finland-based Nokia said it plans to cut about 4,000 jobs at smartphone manufacturing plants by the end of the year, the latest move in its strategy revamp....
Nokia to Cut 4,000 Jobs

Foxconn rumored to be bringing manufacturing to US

www.electronista.com
Foxconn is considering establishing its first manufacturing plants in the US, according to "market watchers" cited by DigiTimes. Locations in cities like Detroit and Los Angeles are currently said to be under evaluation. Foxconn is based in based in Taiwan, and does most of its manufacturing in China, exploiting the...
Foxconn rumored to be bringing manufacturing to US

Bankrupt Kodak will stop producing cameras in 2012

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Kodak, the beleaguered company that invented the handheld camera, is slashing its product lines in an attempt to survive a rapidly changing consumer electronics landscape. The iconic company will ease production of its cameras, including digital and pocket video cameras, as well as its digital picture frames, before the summer...
Bankrupt Kodak will stop producing cameras in 2012

Lenovo CEO Gives His $3 Million Bonus To Line Workers And Other Lower Level Employees

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Lenovo CEO Yang Yuanqing has done something unusual among his CEO counterparts. Yuanqing distributed his $3 million bonus among the company's 10,000 lower level workers.  ZDNet reports that, "the 'Yuanqing rewards' averaged out at 2,000 yuan, or $314, which is slightly less than a month's salary for many workers in China's technology manufacturing plants."...
Lenovo CEO Gives His $3 Million Bonus To Line Workers And Other Lower Level Employees
Sharp plans to eliminate 11,000 jobs, raise $2.74 billion by selling assets
Foxconn suicide-inspired game arrives on Android a month after App Store removal

Foxconn Confirms Two Disputes Between Employees

allthingsd.com
TAIPEI—Foxconn Technology Group, the parent of Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., a major Apple Inc. supplier, said Saturday two disputes between employees occurred at one of its China manufacturing plants this month. The Taiwanese firm said it has taken steps to address the disputes that took place on Oct. 1-2,...
Foxconn Confirms Two Disputes Between Employees
Cash-strapped RIM to sell private jet in bid to save $1B, reports say
Demand for 'Made in U.S.A' gadgets sparks Foxconn expansion into North America
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