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TIME cover story asks ‘How long will China allow Apple to profit so handsomely on its shores?’

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As you can see from the image above, TIME magazine’s cover story hitting newsstands tomorrow for both the U.S. and international editions is titled, “Made in China: Why Apple’s future depends on the world’s biggest market”. While noting increasing iPhone sales in China, Taiwan, and Hong Kong greatly contributed...
TIME cover story asks ‘How long will China allow Apple to profit so handsomely on its shores?’

How many people does it take to make 9 million Samsung Galaxy S3 smartphones?

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Over the last year, a truly huge number of column inches has been dedicated to Apple’s relationship with Foxconn, the Taiwan- and China-based manufacturer who produces the iPhone and iPad. First those stories revolved around a spate of suicides and explosions, then we boggled at the fact that Foxconn has...
How many people does it take to make 9 million Samsung Galaxy S3 smartphones?

Apple Supplier to Raise Taiwan Wages

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Apple Inc. supplier Hon Hai Precision Industry Co. plans to raise wages for its employees in Taiwan “significantly” to better attract and retain talent, a company spokesman said Thursday. Hon Hai, which makes Apple’s iPhones and iPads under contract, has been facing pressure to improve wages and working conditions since...
Apple Supplier to Raise Taiwan Wages

Foxconn reports three possible suicides at factories in China

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Three workers at Foxconn factories in China have fallen to their deaths in recent weeks and police are investigating, according to the company.On April 27 and May 14, two workers employed at the Foxconn factory in Zhengzhou, China, separately fell to their deaths, according to the Taiwanese manufacturing giant....
Foxconn reports three possible suicides at factories in China
iOS games chafe under Apple's directions: 'If you want to criticize a religion, write a book'

Apple Discovers Underage Workers At iPhone Factories

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Apple Inc stepped up audits of working conditions at major suppliers last year, discovering multiple cases of underage workers, discrimination and wage problems. The iPhone and iPad maker, which relies heavily on Asian-based partners like Taiwan's Foxconn Technology Group to assemble the vast majority of its iPhones and iPads, said...
Apple Discovers Underage Workers At iPhone Factories

Drugged Warriors: Sharp Rise in U. S. Military Psychiatric Drug Use and Suicides | Drugs | AlterNet

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Drugged Warriors: Sharp Rise in U. S. Military Psychiatric Drug Use and Suicides | Drugs | AlterNet

Foxconn CEO: Apple will share the cost of improving workers’ conditions

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Foxconn has revealed that Apple will jointly share the cost of improving the conditions of workers at its Chinese factories which produce the US company’s iPhone and iPad devices. Speaking to media at the launch of its new China headquarters in Shanghai, Foxconn CEO Terry Gou revealed Apple’s commitment to helping improve...
Foxconn CEO: Apple will share the cost of improving workers’ conditions

Must read by @tomforemski: Foxconn suicides: Time for fair trade electronics? Would you buy a fair trade iPhone? http://bit.ly/9k8YvG

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Must read by @tomforemski: Foxconn suicides: Time for fair trade electronics? Would you buy a fair trade iPhone? http://bit.ly/9k8YvG
Apple removes iPhone game based on Foxconn suicides from App Store

Labor Unrest In iPhone Factories Is A Wake-Up Call For Apple

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On Friday, employees at one of the two Chinese plants that produces iPhones walked off the factory floor. The unrest was the latest in a string of worker protests surrounding Apple's manufacturing operations. Will Apple's potential customers join them? Foxconn, the Taiwanese contract manufacturer that produces iPhones and iPads, has been...
Labor Unrest In iPhone Factories Is A Wake-Up Call For Apple
Amazon Studios adds four television projects to its development slate

Native American artefacts bring curse of suicides and FBI raids | World news | The Guardian

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Native American artefacts bring curse of suicides and FBI raids | World news | The Guardian

Creative Destruction Sometimes Leads to Sabotage and Suicide

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While Silicon Valley welcomes the fantastic news of a Facebook IPO today and the countless millionaires it will create it is worth reflecting on creative destruction thriving in the business world where new generations of companies win at the expense of the old. In a way the iPad is the...
Creative Destruction Sometimes Leads to Sabotage and Suicide
TechStars Says This Is Why Hardly Any Of Its Companies Fail

Foxconn builds products for many vendors, but its mud sticks to Apple

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The name Foxconn has become shorthand for the human costs of building the iPhone in China, linking Apple to bad publicity about worker suicides, deaths from a plant explosion and rioting factory workers....
Foxconn builds products for many vendors, but its mud sticks to Apple

Dilemma at Hon Hai

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Two years after a spate of suicides, workers at electronics manufacturer Foxconn's China campuses are concerned about limits on overtime....
Dilemma at Hon Hai

Foxconn Asks Employees to Sign Promise Not to Commit Suicide or Sue The Company If They Do [Foxconn]

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Shanghaiist got ahold of this memo being sent out to Foxconn employees, trying to help them deal with whatever working conditions is leading toward this recent string of suicides. It starts off good, then, well, gets not so good. More » Foxconn - Suicide - Apple - Death - China...
Foxconn Asks Employees to Sign Promise Not to Commit Suicide or Sue The Company If They Do [Foxconn]

Two Suicides Reported at iPhone 5 Foxconn Plant

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Zhengzhou Foxconn is currently producing Apple's iPhone 5 and is preparing to manufacture Apple's new products. It was at this plant where 2 employees plunged to their deaths late last week.    ...
Two Suicides Reported at iPhone 5 Foxconn Plant

ABC's Nightline goes inside Foxconn's Apple factory (video)

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Nightline's Bill Weir managed to get his feet inside manufacturing behemoth Foxconn: the infamous plant where iPads, Xboxes and Kindles are constructed. Following multiple explosions and employee suicides, the factory is being inspected by the Fair Labor Association to examine working conditions exposed by the efforts of journalists like...
ABC's Nightline goes inside Foxconn's Apple factory (video)

Apple Fires Manufacturer For Faking Documents For Underage Workers

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In its Supplier Responsibility Report released Thursday, Apple revealed that it had fired a supplier, Guangdong Real Faith Pingzhou Electronics (PZ), because it had employed 74 workers under 16 years old who used fake papers. Bloomberg reports that the workers were recruited by Shenzhen Quanshun Human Resources Developing Co., which...
Apple Fires Manufacturer For Faking Documents For Underage Workers

Horrifying Steve Jobs Bobblehead Sculpture Wants to Beat You With an iPhone

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“Think Different” by XVALA (cacanet.com) It’s not every day that we find ourselves sympathetic to Apple’s attorneys but a weird bobblehead-like plastic sculpture of Steve Jobs, created by a sculptor with the deeply obnoxious handle XVALA (we suspect XVALA’s last name is CAPSLOCK), might just have us rooting for the...
Horrifying Steve Jobs Bobblehead Sculpture Wants to Beat You With an iPhone

Google Should Pay This Dude's Therapy Bill

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Google recommends you seek therapy. (level343.com) Today's "Tech Confessional" in BuzzFeed's FWD tech blog is the stuff of nightmares. Reyhan Harmanci talked with a one-time Google contract worker who told of what sounds like a truly horrifying  year dealing with the very worst of the Internet. The unnamed techie basically...
Google Should Pay This Dude's Therapy Bill

From Lori Drew To Dharun Ravi, Punishing People Based On Others' Suicides Is A Mistake

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A few years back, we covered the Lori Drew case, involving charges brought against a woman who stupidly set up a fake user account on MySpace to try to find out what was going on with a girl the woman's daughter had some issues with. The "fake account" was of...
From Lori Drew To Dharun Ravi, Punishing People Based On Others' Suicides Is A Mistake

UNDERCOVER REPORT: The iPhone 5 You'll Soon Be Clutching Was Made In 'Nightmare' Working Conditions (AAPL)

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A reporter from the Shanghai Evening Post says he worked undercover at Foxconn Tai Yuan factory for ten days. Foxconn is the controversial facility where all of Apple's products are produced. His mission: Learn about iPhone 5 production. The reporter kept a detailed journal of each day he spent at...
UNDERCOVER REPORT: The iPhone 5 You'll Soon Be Clutching Was Made In 'Nightmare' Working Conditions (AAPL)

If Foxconn Replaced Its Humans With Robots, Would You Feel Better?

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Foxconn, the Taiwanese company that manufactures devices for Apple, Nokia, and Sony, has over 1.2 million employees, mostly in factories on the Chinese mainland. By 2016, it would like to replace as many of those as possible with robots that can do the job 24/7. That would address the human...
If Foxconn Replaced Its Humans With Robots, Would You Feel Better?

Don’t cry for the workers at Foxconn

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I’ve been interested in gadget manufacturing for a while now and, as I reported a few months ago, things are pretty bad but they’ve been worse. Now, however, we’re seeing clusters of suicides at Foxconn as well as an undercover “report” from Foxconn’s “Hell Factory.” I’m calling bull. First,...
Don’t cry for the workers at Foxconn

Former France Telecom CEO indicted over 35 suicides

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Former France Telecom chief executive Didier Lombard has been indicted by a court in Paris over allegations that he led a corporate culture of bullying and harassment that resulted in the suicide of at least 30 employees. Lombard, who ran the company between 2005 and 2010, was placed under formal...
Former France Telecom CEO indicted over 35 suicides

The Nintendo Wii U: Made For Kids, By Kids

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Foxconn admitted this week to hiring underage interns at its Yantai plant in China. Many assumed the Yantai plant has some association to the production of Apple products, but in reality Nintendo’s Wii U gaming is undergoing testing there. As many as 56 kids were working at the plant, some...
The Nintendo Wii U: Made For Kids, By Kids

40,000 Apple fans sign petition for iPhone 5 ‘made ethically’

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After numerous accusations that Apple does not take proper care of its workers, SumOfUs started a petition that is now backed by over 40,000 people. It publicly calls out Apple to ensure that the manufacturing of the iPhone 5 is done with the welfare of employees – particularly in China...
40,000 Apple fans sign petition for iPhone 5 ‘made ethically’
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