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The HALO Trust launches Google Earth project to get mines out of the ground

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Here’s a fantastic usage of Google Earth, an organization has created a project that is tracking the removal of landmines. Here’s what Google had to say about the project today: Founded in 1988, The HALO Trust is the world’s oldest and largest humanitarian landmine clearance organization. Dedicated to the removal...
The HALO Trust launches Google Earth project to get mines out of the ground

Purported quality control QR code left behind in new iPhone 5's camera roll

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A never before seen image of what looks to be a QR code generated after some type of test was found in the camera roll of a straight-from-the-factory iPhone 5, possibly offering a rare glimpse at one of the final steps an Apple device passes through before being shipped out...
Purported quality control QR code left behind in new iPhone 5's camera roll

Leinster's Jonathan Sexton stresses quality control in Euro cup final

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Jonathan Sexton has learned from his mixed experiences with his province and country and is happy to make the big calls in the Heineken Cup final against UlsterJonathan Sexton came of age during last year's Heineken Cup final in Cardiff. Leinster trailed Northampton by 16 points at the interval and...
Leinster's Jonathan Sexton stresses quality control in Euro cup final

Under Tim Cook, Apple cracking down on supply chain management

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Quality control and cost management efforts in Apple's overseas supply chain has been an even greater focus for the company under Chief Executive Tim Cook, according to a new report....
Under Tim Cook, Apple cracking down on supply chain management

Court Says Pfizer May Be Liable For Side Effects Of Drug, Even Though Man Took Non-Pfizer Generic Version

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An interesting case in the Alabama Supreme Court has ruled that a man who developed a movement disorder (tardive dyskinesia) after taking a generic version of the drug Reglan can sue Pfizer, the maker of Reglan, even though it did not make the actual generic he had taken (he took...
Court Says Pfizer May Be Liable For Side Effects Of Drug, Even Though Man Took Non-Pfizer Generic Version
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Apple supply issues highlighted as Foxconn insider says iPhone 5 is "most difficult" device it's produced

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Apple’s record-breaking iPhone 5 is the most complicated and challenging device that the US firm’s manufacturing partner has ever put together, an executive from Foxconn has reportedly revealed. The iPhone broke records when it launched, selling 5 million devices over the first weekend, but supply has been slow and availability...
Apple supply issues highlighted as Foxconn insider says iPhone 5 is "most difficult" device it's produced
iPhone 5 assembly lines allegedly shut down in Foxconn strike

Google reportedly hires Apple exec for top secret project

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Google has hired Apple’s former senior director of product integrity for a new secret project, according to a report from VentureBeat. The man in question is Simon Prakash, who worked at Apple for more than eight years. Prakash was responsible for the quality control at Apple, a company that...
Google reportedly hires Apple exec for top secret project

Applied Materials designs tools to leverage big data and build better chips

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As process nodes shrink, the need for better quality control and wafer-level monitoring grows ever more acute. Applied Materials' new TechEdge Prizm solution is designed to significantly improve the data gathering and comparison process across multiple generations of tools....
Applied Materials designs tools to leverage big data and build better chips

Rep. Lofgren Looks To Reddit To Help Crowdsource Anti-SOPA

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Rep. Zoe Lofgren, who has been one of the few leaders in Congress when it comes to pushing for real copyright reform and pushing back against the bad proposals of Hollywood, is apparently looking to use Reddit to crowdsource a new bill concerning internet freedom. Earlier this year, we noted...
Rep. Lofgren Looks To Reddit To Help Crowdsource Anti-SOPA
How Facebook's Entity Graph evolved from plain text to the structured data that powers Graph Search

Harnessing the computing power of low-cost mobile phones

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The use of low-cost mobile phones in conjunction with the free EpiSurveyor software drastically cut costs for data collection and analysis in developing regions while enabling quicker times for quality control and improving implementation speed....
Harnessing the computing power of low-cost mobile phones

Apple expected to partially absorb higher quality control costs for iPhone 5

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Difficulties in manufacturing the iPhone 5 are expected to affect Apple's gross margins for the near term, as the company is predicted to absorb some of the quality control costs associated with producing its latest handset....
Apple expected to partially absorb higher quality control costs for iPhone 5

CrowdFlower Adds Skill Tests To Find The Right Crowdsourced Labor

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CrowdFlower, a startup that helps businesses manage crowdsourced labor for tasks like image moderation, is looking to expand the types of jobs it can tackle with the launch of new Skill Tests — which, as you probably guessed, are online tests used to measurement workers’ proficiency in various skills. Until...
CrowdFlower Adds Skill Tests To Find The Right Crowdsourced Labor

What Kind of Software Company Should You Work For?

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I met Peter Griess last night and heard him talk about his career. Even though he still has plenty of years ahead of him, he has already worked for NetApp, Yahoo, and now Facebook. He was part of a nine-person startup that worked on some interesting social email apps that...
What Kind of Software Company Should You Work For?

V-Moda's M-100 audiophile headphones get ready for mass production, we go ears on

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V-Moda's been seriously edging for the audiophile crowd lately -- namely with its Crossfade M-80 on-ear headphones, the VAMP headphone amp for the iPhone 4/4S, and a soon-to-be disclosed followup dubbed as Vamp Versa. That brings us to its soon-to-be released M-100 headphones, which haven't really been a secret...
V-Moda's M-100 audiophile headphones get ready for mass production, we go ears on

Netflix's Adrian Cockcroft at GLUE 2013: Open source, the cloud and the Chaos Gorilla

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As we quickly approach the start of GLUE Conference 2013, I wanted to take a minute to sit down with one of GLUE’s keynote speakers, Adrian Cockcroft of Netflix. Since GLUE is all about the ties that bind when it comes to the Internet (cloud, APIs, backends, full-stack development, et...
Netflix's Adrian Cockcroft at GLUE 2013: Open source, the cloud and the Chaos Gorilla

Google Play comes to Barnes & Noble's Nook HD and HD+, we go hands-on (video)

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Barnes & Noble's refusal to open its ecosystem has long been one of our principle complaints about the company's tablet offerings. The Nook HD and HD+ are extremely nice pieces of hardware that have been held back by their own walled software offerings -- having a fast device with...
Google Play comes to Barnes & Noble's Nook HD and HD+, we go hands-on (video)

STUDY: Slow Video Delivery Will Doom Your Video Views

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Even the most entertaining, well produced video will lose a viewer's attention the instant it buffers or stalls.Understanding the implications of just one second of buffering or one delayed startup is critical for companies that rely on video as part of their business. How much are these issues costing...
STUDY: Slow Video Delivery Will Doom Your Video Views

Topic Pages Need An Open Network Too - And Quora Is It

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This week I'm exploring why topic pages are getting traction on the social Web. But one potential flaw in topic pages is that they are typically closed networks. Wikipedia, The New York Times, Branch, Medium - these are all tightly controlled, essentially closed knowledge networks. Sure you can wrangle an invite to...
Topic Pages Need An Open Network Too - And Quora Is It
Pebble's lead designer "stuck in Asia" to get the 21st century e-paper watch built

Jawbone's UP app comes to Android as the fitness wristband gets set to hit 25 new countries

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The Jawbone UP fitness mobile app is now available for Android devices, four months after being available on the iPhone. In conjunction with this launch, the company has announced it will make the device available in more countries — 25 in fact, with Europe available now and Asia, Australia, and The...
Jawbone's UP app comes to Android as the fitness wristband gets set to hit 25 new countries
Foxconn denies Chinese factories affected by strike, says iPhone production continuing as normal

The new iPad’s touch screen is made by Samsung, because LG and Sharp couldn’t hack it

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The Retina display featured in the new iPad will come from Samsung, rather than competitors Sharp or LG, reports Reuters. According to IHS iSuppli’s Vinita Jakhanwal, the other manufacturers couldn’t meet Apple’s quality control demands. Samsung already makes Apple’s A5X chip, which combines a dual-core processor with a quad-core graphics chip....
The new iPad’s touch screen is made by Samsung, because LG and Sharp couldn’t hack it

RIM Has Been Quietly Firing Dozens Of Employees For The Last Few Weeks (RIMM)

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RIM has been laying off employees under the radar for weeks, according to a report in the Wall Street Journal. The company has been getting rid of employees in small groups of 10 or more over the past few weeks from several departments including quality control and parts, the Journal...
RIM Has Been Quietly Firing Dozens Of Employees For The Last Few Weeks (RIMM)

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
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The cost of iPhone quality control: $1.2B in faulty phones returned by Apple in 2013 alone

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The cost of iPhone quality control: $1.2B in faulty phones returned by Apple in 2013 alone
4,000 Foxconn workers on strike over iPhone 5 quality control measures, inadequate training
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