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Marketplace takes a look at how the iPad is made and who, exactly, builds it

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The unique privilege of jumpsuiting up and prowling the Foxconn factory floor may be reserved for the likes of Tim Cook and Nightline's Bill Weir, but thanks to American Public Media's Marketplace, we can all take a peek at the iPad production line. The above video is part of...
Marketplace takes a look at how the iPad is made and who, exactly, builds it

This Rare Video Shows An iPad Being Made Inside A Foxconn Factory (AAPL)

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Rob Schmitz of American Public Media's show Marketplace is only the second reporter Apple has ever allowed inside its Chinese factories. This video, which comes to us from The Next Web, gives us a better look at what it might be like working for Foxconn, Apple's Chinese manufacturing partner. Watch: Please...
This Rare Video Shows An iPad Being Made Inside A Foxconn Factory (AAPL)

Watch an iPad being made in this rare video from inside Apple’s Foxconn factory

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Reporter Rob Schmitz is the Shanghai Bureau Chief of Marketplace. He’s the guy who debunked a large portion of Mike Daisey’s accounts from China about Apple’s Foxconn factories. Now, he’s become only the second reporter ever to gain access to visit the factory floor  at that supplier. He’s written a detailed...
Watch an iPad being made in this rare video from inside Apple’s Foxconn factory

The Complaints Of Foxconn Employees Are Like The Complaints Of A Lot Normal Employees (AAPL)

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Marketplace reporter Rob Schmitz is taking a long look at the Foxconn factory where iPhones and iPads are made.  Schmitz is a big deal because he's the reporter who broke the news that Mike Daisey had made up large portions of his report on Foxconn for This American Life....
The Complaints Of Foxconn Employees Are Like The Complaints Of A Lot Normal Employees (AAPL)

The Mega-Money World Of MegaUpload

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The file-sharing and anti-piracy world is full of interesting characters, most of whom remain hidden in the shadows. Some individuals are just too large to be contained though, and are either involuntarily thrust into the media spotlight by force or become deliberately high-profile by design. While many people will be...
The Mega-Money World Of MegaUpload

Apple to Contribute Toward Costs of Improving Working Conditions at Foxconn Facilities

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Reuters reports on comments from Foxconn chief Terry Gou, who claims that Apple and Foxconn will be splitting the initial costs to improve working conditions at Foxconn's facilities in China."We've discovered that this (improving factory conditions) is not a cost. It is a competitive strength," Gou told reporters on Thursday...
Apple to Contribute Toward Costs of Improving Working Conditions at Foxconn Facilities
Worth a listen: This American Life’s emotional showdown with Mike Daisey over iPad factory conditions

Watch the journalist who busted Mike Daisey report from Foxconn’s iPad factory

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Mike Daisey Here’s what journalism actually looks like. Hats off to Marketplace Shanghai Bureau Chief Rob Schmitz who follows up his truth-squadding of playwright Mike Daisey’s play, The Agony and the Ecstasy of Steve Jobs, with this first-hand account of life at the massive Foxconn manufacturing center in China. According to...
Watch the journalist who busted Mike Daisey report from Foxconn’s iPad factory

Is Kim Dotcom's New Site, Mega, The Wild West Of Piracy?

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Megaupload, the hosting site that the U.S. government shut down last year over charges of copyright infringement and pirated content, is being reborn. Sort of. The new version is called Mega, an encrypted file sharing service built by Kim Dotcom, a man some call an Internet slumlord, others an online folk hero. The...
Is Kim Dotcom's New Site, Mega, The Wild West Of Piracy?

Ira Glass: Here's Everything That Was Made Up In Our Big Apple Foxconn Story (AAPL)

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This American Life has a more complete explanation of what went wrong: This American Life Retracts Story Says It Can't Vouch for the Truth of Mike Daisey's Monologue about Apple in China This American Life and American Public Media’s Marketplace will reveal that a story first broadcast in January...
Ira Glass: Here's Everything That Was Made Up In Our Big Apple Foxconn Story (AAPL)

VIDEO: At Foxconn, An Exclusive Look At How An iPad Is Made

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Much has been written about conditions at Foxconn, the embattled Chinese manufacturer for Apple and a host of other hardware companies. But only a couple of reporters have had access to one of the sprawling company’s factory floors: Joel Johnson wrote Wired‘s March 2011 cover story, “1 Million Workers....
VIDEO: At Foxconn, An Exclusive Look At How An iPad Is Made
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An Inside Look at How iPads Are Assembled and Tested

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Rob Schmitz of public radio show Marketplace played a key role in debunking a number of Mike Daisey's claims about his trip to China to see working conditions at Apple's manufacturing partner Foxconn. As part of his investigation, Schmitz tracked down Daisey's translator and learned that a number of the...
An Inside Look at How iPads Are Assembled and Tested

New York Times edits article by Mike Daisey it posted just after Steve Jobs’ death due to fabrications

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The New York Times edited an article by now-suspect monologuist and performer Mike Daisey to reflect that questions have been raised about its accuracy. This follows the public radio program This American Life retracting an entire episode of its program starring Daisey. The article, entitled ‘Against Nostalgia‘, was penned by...
New York Times edits article by Mike Daisey it posted just after Steve Jobs’ death due to fabrications

Mike Daisey Says His Show Is “True” Even If It’s Not True

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The episode and transcript of the This American Life episode retracting Mike Daisey’s piece about Apple and Foxconn are now live. If this is an issue you care about, you should listen to the whole thing. As host Ira Glass announced yesterday, the show found “significant fabrications” in the story,...
Mike Daisey Says His Show Is “True” Even If It’s Not True

Labor Unions Are Attacking NYC Startup Tumblr For 'Desecration Of The American Way Of Life'

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Matthew Schmitz of the magazine First Things posted the below poster showing New York unions attacking Tumblr, the super-hot NYC blogging startup. So what's the deal? A source familiar with the matter says that Tumblr uses non-union carpenters for some internal office work, and that New York carpenters are furious...
Labor Unions Are Attacking NYC Startup Tumblr For 'Desecration Of The American Way Of Life'
An inside look at how iPads are made [video]

I'm Sorry, Apple!

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Two months ago, after reading the transcript of a public-radio show ("This American Life") about Apple's manufacturing processes, I wrote a post in which I relayed some details reported by Mike Daisey, the primary source for the show. I relayed the details because they seemed noteworthy and because I...
I'm Sorry, Apple!
Apple, Foxconn to share costs of improving factories
An Interview With Rob Schmitz, The Reporter Who Fact-Checked Mike Daisey [TCTV]

Marketplace reporter gets rare tour of Foxconn's iPad plants

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American Public Media's Marketplace has posted early details of a rare guided tour of a Foxconn factory. The only such tour outside of an earlier ABC visit, the visit by Mike Daisey exposé reporter Rob Schmitz included "unfettered" access. In first-hand talks with staffers, his initial impression was that many...
Marketplace reporter gets rare tour of Foxconn's iPad plants

This American Life Retracts Entire Episode About Apple Factories After Mike Daisey Admits To Fabricating Parts Of The Story

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This is pretty big. Last month, we wrote about a This American Life episode that focused on the Foxconn factories where Apple products are made, based on a one-man show by Mike Daisey. I wrote about a few key points in the episode -- including some of the more interesting...
This American Life Retracts Entire Episode About Apple Factories After Mike Daisey Admits To Fabricating Parts Of The Story
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Mike Daisey exposer Rob Schmitz gets a Foxconn factory tour

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The guy who exposed Mike Daisy ‘inaccuracies’ to NPR, Rob Schmitz is now the second reporter after ABC’s Bill Weir to get a tour of the Foxconn factory. From Fortune: Schmitz’ radio reports can be heard starting Monday, April 9, on your local public radio station (or on Marketplace’s special...
Mike Daisey exposer Rob Schmitz gets a Foxconn factory tour
NPR: Mike Daisey’s theatrical piece on Foxconn workers’ plight is mostly theatrics

Daisey posts defensive statement, claiming fabrications about Apple in China were true anyway

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Monologuist Mike Daisey has posted a statement on his personal blog about the recent news surrounding the outright fabrication of much of his monologue on the state of Apple’s manufacturing in China. In it he defends his treatment of the truth by justifying it in the name of drawing attention...
Daisey posts defensive statement, claiming fabrications about Apple in China were true anyway

How An iPad Is Made

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American Public Media Marketplace sent cinematographer Rob Schmitz to Apple's factory in China, Foxconn, to see how iPads are made. We spliced up the video so you can scroll through the step-by-step process.Foxconn is located in Shenzhen, China, where most of its 250,000 workers have traveled to make ~ $14...
How An iPad Is Made

First look at the assembly process of an iPad at Foxconn factory

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Marketplace reporter Rob Schmitz is the second reporter ever to get an inside look at Foxconn. Today, Schmitz has posted a video showing our first ever look at the assembly process of an iPad, at goes down the assembly line at the Foxconn plant in Shanghai, China. It’s really...
First look at the assembly process of an iPad at Foxconn factory
The best video yet from inside a Chinese iPad factory

Foxconn doors swung open to visitor, but few surprises await

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Rob Schmitz will be sharing his experiences at Foxconn throughout the week, and this first report reveals much of what has already been revealed about the company. [Read more]...
Foxconn doors swung open to visitor, but few surprises await
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