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Follow-Up: Nokia's Odd Innovation Problem May Be Microsoft

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Microsoft is trying a bunch of tricks to boost its new smartphone business. It must be frustrating for Nokia.A recent Reuters article says that Microsoft is in a Catch-22 because it needs to attract developers to its Windows Phone platform if it's to stand a chance against Apple and Google,...
Follow-Up: Nokia's Odd Innovation Problem May Be Microsoft

These Intimidating Emails From Steve Jobs Put Apple At The Center Of Alleged Conspiracy Against Workers (AAPL, GOOG, INTC)

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Emails from former Apple CEO Steve Jobs,  published below, are at the center of a lawsuit that that connects the tech industry's most powerful executives and companies. Five tech workers are suing Apple, Google, and Intel. They say that top executives at these companies agreed to not hire each other's...
These Intimidating Emails From Steve Jobs Put Apple At The Center Of Alleged Conspiracy Against Workers (AAPL, GOOG, INTC)

Football Manager 2013: the 30 best transfer targets, part one

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Having trouble building your dream team? We've asked Sports Interactive for the juiciest transfer targets at all levelsFootball Manager 13 has been out for a week, and by now most early purchasers will be well into their first season. Perhaps you are guiding some plucky Division Two minnow slowly up...
Football Manager 2013: the 30 best transfer targets, part one

Wal-Mart testing iPhone-assisted self-checkout technology

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Wal-Mart is in the process of testing an iPhone checkout system. The technology allows shoppers to scan items using their iPhones and pay at a self-checkout counter, a procedure that could reduce checkout times and reduce associated labor costs. A Wal-Mart super center in Rogers, AR near the company's headquarters...
Wal-Mart testing iPhone-assisted self-checkout technology
Twitter's down ... and it has cost the economy $1 billion already?

9 Search & Social KPIs To Start Tracking Right Now

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If you don’t measure what you’re doing in search and social media, how do you know if what you’re doing is working? How do you know if you’re helping or hurting your business—or having no effect whatsoever? How do you know that all those hours and/or wages aren’t being wasted?...
9 Search & Social KPIs To Start Tracking Right Now

Is Apple Supplier Foxconn Finally Giving Its Workers a Fair Shake?

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Apple and its factory partner, Foxconn, have made great strides in bringing Foxconn's labor conditions into compliance with local laws, the Fair Labor Association said Tuesday. Not surprisingly, independent labor rights monitoring organizations remain skeptical that real progress has been made. In a status report made public on Tuesday, the...
Is Apple Supplier Foxconn Finally Giving Its Workers a Fair Shake?
Do interns need a Bill of Rights? Maybe the New York Times could take the lead

Apple Supplier in China Pledges Big Labor Changes

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Foxconn, which manufactures electronics for such companies as Apple, Dell, Amazon and others, has pledged to sharply curtail the number of working hours within its Chinese factories and significantly increase wages....
Apple Supplier in China Pledges Big Labor Changes

Tesco sparks Twitter fury with job advert

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Supermarket Tesco has amended a job advert looking for a permanent night shift worker in exchange for no wages, saying it was a mistake....
Tesco sparks Twitter fury with job advert
DEAR AMERICAN COMPANIES: Here's How To Fix The Economy

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

Judge blocks class certification in job poaching lawsuit

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US District Court Judge Lucy Koh has denied class action status for workers wanting to sue several major technology and film companies over anti-job poaching practices, Reuters reports. The plaintiffs have accused Adobe, Apple, Google, Lucasfilm, Intel, Intuit, and Pixar of conspiring not to poach workers from each other. While...
Judge blocks class certification in job poaching lawsuit

Undercover reporter spends weeks building iPhone 5 in a well-timed report from Shanghai Evening Post

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MICGadget translates a report from the Shanghai Evening Post. A reporter wen undercover as one of the many people hired to build the iPhone 5. He (pictured right) kept a diary but was only able to stomach the work for a few weeks (reporters are lightweights when it comes to...
Undercover reporter spends weeks building iPhone 5 in a well-timed report from Shanghai Evening Post
FLA releases audit on Apple working conditions

H-1B reform debate pits tech firms against veteran IT workers

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Many U.S. tech companies are pushing hard this year for an increase in the number of high-skill immigrants allowed into the country, but many veteran IT workers question their motives for wanting to increase the number of visas under the controversial H-1B program.Microsoft, IBM and recently Facebook are among...
H-1B reform debate pits tech firms against veteran IT workers
RIAA's Bogus Math Strikes Again: Claimed 41% Decline In Musicians... Not Even Close To True

Corporate Profits Just Hit An All-Time High, Wages Just Hit An All-Time Low

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In case you needed more confirmation that the priorities of US companies and the US economy are screwed up (specifically, they're engineered to create a country of a few million overlords and 300+ million serfs), here are three charts for you: 1) Corporate profit margins just hit an all-time high....
Corporate Profits Just Hit An All-Time High, Wages Just Hit An All-Time Low

IBM CEO Ginny Rometty Is On The Hot Seat (IBM)

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Here's a juicy bit of employee gossip about IBM CEO Ginny Rometty: If the company doesn't hit the much promised $20 earnings-per-share target in 2012, Rometty could be shown the door. That's a long shot, of course. IBM is killing itself to make sure it meets that number. "Everyone knows...
IBM CEO Ginny Rometty Is On The Hot Seat (IBM)

Steve Jobs threatened Palm with patent suit, strictly enforced no-poaching policy

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Apple co-founder Steve Jobs threatened its competitor Palm with patent litigation and financial ruin if it did not stop hiring employees away from Apple, according to newly unsealed court documents. The e-mail and a statement from former Palm CEO Edward Colligan came to light as part of a civil antitrust...
Steve Jobs threatened Palm with patent suit, strictly enforced no-poaching policy
Bloomberg wages 'Made in NY' campaign to boost Big Apple's startup scene

Foxconn Profit Down As Scrutiny Forces Corporate Changes

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Taiwanese electronics manufacturer Foxconn saw its profits fall to $509 million from $1.19 billion last quarter. Chairman Terry Gou said this quarter was particularly affected by Foxconn’s recent image problem. Improvements in wages, worker benefits, and education accounted for some of the loss although new iPad and iPhone 4S manufacturing...
Foxconn Profit Down As Scrutiny Forces Corporate Changes
Walmart's Black Friday strike could be Amazon's gain

Software developer wages fall 2% as workforce expands

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The U.S. tech industry added nearly 64,000 software related jobs last year, but as the workforce expanded, the average size of workers' pay checks declined by nearly 2%....
Software developer wages fall 2% as workforce expands

Transcript: Apple CEO Tim Cook at Goldman Sachs

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Forty five minutes with the man who took over from Steve Jobs Tim Cook For those of you who missed Tim Cook's keynote presentation at the Goldman Sachs Technology and Internet Conference in San Francisco Tuesday, the audio is still available in QuickTime on Apple's (AAPL) website here. For those...
Transcript: Apple CEO Tim Cook at Goldman Sachs
Sharp plans to eliminate 11,000 jobs, raise $2.74 billion by selling assets

Iain Duncan Smith's wages; the uncertain nature of online petitions

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Recent calls for a severe reduction in pay for Ian Duncan Smith show that there is a lot of enthusiasm for online petitions. But evidence for their effectiveness doesn't necessarily support their widespread use, and there may be some interesting scientific explanations for why this isI'd like to say I...
Iain Duncan Smith's wages; the uncertain nature of online petitions

Apple retail workers get significant pay bumps up to 25% of current wages

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Rumblings and unsubstantiated reports point to sizable pay raises for Apple retail workers, possibly the result of an internal company review that found wages to be a common complaint among Apple Store employees....
Apple retail workers get significant pay bumps up to 25% of current wages

Arsenal, Chelsea, Newcastle and Liverpool chase Champions League riches | Guardian Sport staff

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Fourth place and Champions League qualification has never been so valuable – or crucial – for Premier League clubsArsenal – 4thP26 W14 D4 L8 F53 A37 Pts 46Arsène Wenger chose the word "disaster" not so long ago to describe the implication of missing out on the Champions League after a...
Arsenal, Chelsea, Newcastle and Liverpool chase Champions League riches | Guardian Sport staff

Samsung criticized for long work hours at supplier factories in China

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Despite Samsung Electronics' efforts to rectify labor violations at its factories in China, little has changed for some workers. "Samsung had its investigators come to the factory. When they came, they just walked around a bit, that's all," said a security guard surnamed Wu, who works at Chitwing Mould...
Samsung criticized for long work hours at supplier factories in China
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