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Fair Labor Association begins independent audits of Foxconn factories

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Apple has announced on Monday that independent third-party inspections of its final assembly plants in China have officially begun in "Foxconn City." The factory in Shenzhen is one of several facilities that will be audited by the Fair Labor Association, a labor rights activist group that admitted Apple as a member...
Fair Labor Association begins independent audits of Foxconn factories

INSANELY GREAT: Tim Cook! (AAPL)

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A lot of us were devasted by the loss of Steve Jobs – a visionary who willed the world forward. But it's becoming increasingly clear that his replacement, Tim Cook, is marvelous in his own way. Besides the fact that Apple's business has continued to zip along under his watch,...
INSANELY GREAT: Tim Cook! (AAPL)

Foxconn, Samsung face labor issues at Chinese factories

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Assembly line workers are logging 12-hour days to churn out the latest handsets for Samsung Electronics at a factory in Huizhou, China. 24-year-old Wang Hong Wei knows what it's like: He and about four to six others would collectively assemble 2700 Samsung Galaxy S III phones each day at...
Foxconn, Samsung face labor issues at Chinese factories

CBS probes Apple’s relationship with Foxconn

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After the NYTimes exposé and Tim Cook’s response, the question remains: Why is the media focusing on Apple and not questioning any of the other electronics companies that manufacture with Foxconn in China? Obviously, Apple has the money, the brand, the prestige, and it grabs attention. However, it is not like...
CBS probes Apple’s relationship with Foxconn

Tim Cook: No one in our industry is doing more to improve working conditions than Apple.

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Today at a Goldman Sachs Technology and Internet Conference, Apple CEO Tim Cook gave a keynote presentation in which he addressed the issues surrounding Apple and working conditions in China. “Apple takes working conditions very seriously,” said Cook, launching right into a question about how Apple handles working conditions. “We...
Tim Cook: No one in our industry is doing more to improve working conditions than Apple.

Apple and Foxconn vow to improve working conditions, which could boost costs for Dell, Sony Amazon and more

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In response to a wide array of issues discovered by the Fair Labor Association, Apple and Foxconn have entered into an agreement to improve working conditions at the Chinese manufacturer’s plants, reports Reuters. The pledge covers things like safety conditions, maximum number of working hours and overtime compensation. The agreement...
Apple and Foxconn vow to improve working conditions, which could boost costs for Dell, Sony Amazon and more

Apple Inc., Made In America

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There are two sayings on the back of every Apple product: Designed By Apple in California and Assembled in China. These statements attempt to say that even though the products might be assembled in a different country, Apple is an American company — a fact Apple proclaimed loudly today with...
Apple Inc., Made In America

Mass riot erupts at Foxconn factory in China

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Apple supplier Foxconn said an "incident" involving 2,000 workers erupted late Sunday night near a company manufacturing facility in China, as photos posted online showed cars turned over and store windows broken in what appeared to be a mass riot. Foxconn, which is under scrutiny over worker conditions at...
Mass riot erupts at Foxconn factory in China

Apple's pressure on Foxconn forces improved working conditions in China

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After intense scrutiny of its factory working conditions, Foxconn ??which builds most of Apple's products ? has made significant changes for its workers in China....
Apple's pressure on Foxconn forces improved working conditions in China

Apple's excessive work hours progress: tracking 800k, 97% 60-hour work week compliance

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Apple has updated its Labor and Human Rights page to detailing its efforts to curtail excessive work weeks in its suppliers factories, like Foxconn in China. The improvements include the fact that they are now tracking over 800k workers to gather the data, and that their compliance was ‘sustained’ in...
Apple's excessive work hours progress: tracking 800k, 97% 60-hour work week compliance

Apple supplier's 60-hour week compliance rate down from 97% to 88% in Sept. due to 'peak' production

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Apple has updated its Labor and Human Rights page to detailing its efforts to curtail excessive work weeks in its suppliers factories, like Foxconn in China. The updates include the fact that they are now tracking over 900k workers — up from 800K in August and 500K in January — to gather...
Apple supplier's 60-hour week compliance rate down from 97% to 88% in Sept. due to 'peak' production

Everyone Got Over Their Foxconn Guilt Just in Time to Buy a New iPad

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Workers in a Chinese Apple factory. (cultofmac.com) Remember that whole Apple/Foxconn debacle, wherein the New York Times questioned the human cost of the iPad's Chinese production? Yeah, neither do we. It turns out that the majority of Americans have succeeded in ignoring the gnawing guilt they displayed a few months...
Everyone Got Over Their Foxconn Guilt Just in Time to Buy a New iPad

Pressure on Apple is improving labor practices, says Times

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Media coverage and rising awareness of rough working conditions in China's electronics factories has begun to turn things around, says a New York Times report. But there's still a long way to go. [Read more]...
Pressure on Apple is improving labor practices, says Times

Apple wants U.S. district court to obscure Samsung logo on video display for jurors

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After just blogging about the technical and timeline-related part of a joint Apple-Samsung filing made a few hours ago, I now have some tidbits from the filing that are, in a way, more entertaining.In their filing, the parties explain, among many other things, what kinds of evidence-related issues they plan...
Apple wants U.S. district court to obscure Samsung logo on video display for jurors

Woz supports Mike Daisey's message and says you should too

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Apple co-founder says he loved Daisey's show and believes media misunderstands actor and Apple critic. He credits Daisey with helping to prod Apple into improving working conditions in China. [Read more]...
Woz supports Mike Daisey's message and says you should too

Apple public relations' new media pecking order

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How the news of the Mac's next operating system -- Mountain Lion -- got disseminated Source: Techmeme The top tech news story Thursday, apparently, has nothing to do with working conditions in China, or who owns the iPad brand, or even the fact that Motorola (MMI) may have to remove...
Apple public relations' new media pecking order

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

Media Decoder Blog: Mike Daisey Returns to the Apple Story, With Journalists as Targets

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The performer, who admits fabricating parts of his own reporting on working conditions in China, attacked the All Things D conference for going easy on Apple's Tim Cook....
Media Decoder Blog: Mike Daisey Returns to the Apple Story, With Journalists as Targets
How an iPad is made: Daisey critic Rob Schmitz gets exclusive look inside Shenzhen factory (video)

Apple requests to obscure Samsung logos on courtroom displays, exclude Steve Jobs’ quotes

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With litigation between the two companies in California still underway and a trial date set for July 30, Foss Patents today reported Apple and Samsung filed a joint statement with Judge Lucy Koh outlining the “evidence-related issues” they hope to discuss in the months leading up to trial. Perhaps the...
Apple requests to obscure Samsung logos on courtroom displays, exclude Steve Jobs’ quotes

Disgraced Apple commentator Mike Daisey makes blog private and shutters Twitter account

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After weeks of criticism, monologuist Mike Daisey has made his personal blog private and closed his Twitter account. This is likely a result of the harsh public eye turned on Daisey since public radio program This American Life retracted an entire episode of its program after it found evidence that he had fabricated...
Disgraced Apple commentator Mike Daisey makes blog private and shutters Twitter account

Apple’s Retail Army, by the Numbers

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There was an article published today in The New York Times entitled ‘Apple’s Retail Army, Long on Loyalty but Short on Pay‘, discussing what the publication asserts is a huge disconnect between the money Apple retail employees make and the amount they bring in for the company. This is the...
Apple’s Retail Army, by the Numbers
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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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