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Foxconn said to be considering accelerated transition to robot workers

thenextweb.com
Chinese manufacturer Foxconn may do its part to hasten the arrival of the robo-calypse as it considers scaling up introduction of a robot work force that some pundits believe could become cheaper than human workers by 2014. The 21st Century Business Herald spoke with manufacturing analysts and experts that identified...
Foxconn said to be considering accelerated transition to robot workers

How Amazon learned to love veterans

tech.fortune.cnn.com
Won over by their logistical know-how and "bias for action," the online retailer is on a military hiring spree. FORTUNE -- In a world where the typical preparation for becoming a junior executive at a Fortune 500 company is to go to college, sign on to some big corporation's management-training program, and...
How Amazon learned to love veterans

HP sets policies limiting student labor in Chinese factories

www.pcworld.com
Hewlett-Packard has issued new guidelines to limit the use of student labor at its supplier factories in China, in what it says is the first of its kind for the information technology industry. The company issued the guidelines to address "the significant increase" in students and temporary workers used...
HP sets policies limiting student labor in Chinese factories

iMac Update to Haswell Expected in June or July as Shipments Sink

www.macrumors.com
KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo has released a brief research note today highlighting the status of the iMac, which he says will see shipments fall to roughly 650,000 units this quarter from 1.75 million units in the first calendar quarter. The drop is due in part to seasonality and in...
iMac Update to Haswell Expected in June or July as Shipments Sink

Amazon to create 1000 jobs in the UK for the Christmas season

thenextweb.com
Students rejoice, there is work for you over the holiday season. Anyone who has taken up a seasonal job will likely remember the haul over Christmas and Amazon says that it will be opening 1000 jobs through its UK warehouses to cope with the demand for gift orders. Recruitment for...
Amazon to create 1000 jobs in the UK for the Christmas season

When life doesn't measure up | Heather Long

www.guardian.co.uk
The generation that never wanted to grow up is suddenly worried that they haven't achieved 'enough'There's one conversation topic that comes up almost daily in my life lately. I hear it from friends, acquaintances, random people on the subway. It goes something like this: "I feel like I haven't achieved...
When life doesn't measure up | Heather Long
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