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Foxconn Denies Strike At iPhone 5 Plant -- But Says Apple Asked It To Improve Quality Control

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Electronics manufacturing giant Foxconn has denied earlier reports that thousands of workers went on strike on Friday at a plant that assembles Apple’s latest iPhone — reportedly causing production of the device to be “paralysed”. Today Foxconn said no such strike took place and claimed production of the iPhone 5...
Foxconn Denies Strike At iPhone 5 Plant -- But Says Apple Asked It To Improve Quality Control

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

Plex Systems Lands $30M From Accel To Help Global Manufacturing Transition To The Cloud

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Over the last few years, the enterprise has been been quick to adopt cloud computing, but by and large, the cloud has found the most penetration in areas of the enterprise that aren’t mission critical. Yet, as Forbes wrote today, this has begun to change of late as companies that...
Plex Systems Lands $30M From Accel To Help Global Manufacturing Transition To The Cloud

Workers at Foxconn's Zhengzhou factory strike in reaction to new iPhone 5 quality standards

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Unbox that shiny new iPhone 5 only to find it marred with scratches and blemishes? Good news: Apple is asking Foxconn to adhere to stricter quality demands for its flagship handset. Not so great news: workers at the firm's Zhengzhou factory are striking over the demands. According to China...
Workers at Foxconn's Zhengzhou factory strike in reaction to new iPhone 5 quality standards

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
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UK retailer Clove halts Transformer Prime sales over 'complaints of faults'

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British retailer Clove has stopped selling Asus' Transformer Prime device over quality control concerns. Clove, which specializes in shipping mobile products, has canceled all existing orders and will not sell any Prime units "until further notice." The company claims it has tested its existing stock because of complaints of...
UK retailer Clove halts Transformer Prime sales over 'complaints of faults'

Facebook makes quality control changes to Open Graph

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Facebook has made some changes that may help its users' news feeds get a little cleaner and more relevant. On Thursday, the company told developers via a blog post that it was limiting the ways that so-called Open Graph applications -- apps that integrate with the real-time feed that appears...
Facebook makes quality control changes to Open Graph

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

Hon Hai/Foxconn posts record $1.2 billion in Q4 profits

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Hon Hai Precision Industry, closely linked to parent brand Foxconn Technology Group, has posted a record NT$37 billion ($1.2 billion US) in net income for its fourth quarter, Bloomberg reports. The figure has also surpassed a NT$35.9 billion estimate averaged using predictions from 14 different analysts. Bloomberg credits the profits...
Hon Hai/Foxconn posts record $1.2 billion in Q4 profits

Apple supplier Foxconn employs X-ray quality control

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Apple supplier Foxconn is reportedly adding X-ray inspection machinery to its Chinese factories, where the iPad 3 is rumored to be in production. The automated system utilizes X-rays to quickly inspect solder joints on printed circuit boards, discovering defects through software algorithms rather than relying on workers for manual inspection.......
Apple supplier Foxconn employs X-ray quality control

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
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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
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Facebook for iOS version 5.1 causes News Feed and login issues, may delete your friends and groups

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Apple users who have updated Facebook to the latest version released today are experiencing a myriad of bugs and issues. We are recommending that you avoid updating Facebook for iOS to version 5.1 if you can, and if you already have, try not to use it until Facebook issues a...
Facebook for iOS version 5.1 causes News Feed and login issues, may delete your friends and groups

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

New iPad to be Called 'iPad HD' and Not 'iPad 3'?

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CNet claims that the next iPad that is due to be announced on Wednesday will be named "iPad HD".A developer who's previously provided reliable information with respect to things Apple and otherwise tells us the next iPad uses the HD moniker instead of going with "iPad 3."The next generation...
New iPad to be Called 'iPad HD' and Not 'iPad 3'?

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

Expert cartography Ph.D. explains the issues with Apple's Maps

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The media and public have been making a lot of noise over the shortcomings of Apple’s new iOS 6 Maps app. Apple already responded to the criticism telling customers it launched the “new map service knowing it is a major initiative” and “the more people use it, the better it...
Expert cartography Ph.D. explains the issues with Apple's Maps

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?

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

Kitchensurfing Wants to Make Dinner at Your House, With Help From Union Square Ventures

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Is there still room to position a fledgling company as the “Airbnb for something,” and get traction and funding in 2013? Yes, there is. Meet Kitchensurfing: Instead of letting you rent out your room, the startup brings chefs to your house. The New York-based company has been around for a...
Kitchensurfing Wants to Make Dinner at Your House, With Help From Union Square Ventures
Foxconn denies Chinese factories affected by strike, says iPhone production continuing as normal

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

Foxconn workers reportedly strike over iPhone 5 quality control rules, say handset design is flawed

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It was reported on Friday that three to four thousand Foxconn workers at the company's Zhengzhou factory went on strike over a rise in quality control demands for the iPhone 5, with the employees saying the new demands are difficult to meet given the handset's design flaws....
Foxconn workers reportedly strike over iPhone 5 quality control rules, say handset design is flawed
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