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Apple's Factories In China Are Taking A Vacation, And That's Not A Good Sign

Reuters | Lorenzo Ligato | Posted 01.07.2016 | Technology

Foxconn, which assembles most of Apple Inc's latest iPhones, will cut working hours over the week-long Lunar New Year holiday, a person famili...

VW Sales Increases Shows Limits of 'Think Globally, Act Locally'

John Friedman | Posted 11.12.2015 | Business
John Friedman

The news that deep discounts offered by Volkswagen were enough to increase sales of their products despite the diesel emissions scandal was met with i...

ReThink Review -- Steve Jobs: The Man In the Machine -- An Apple Hater's Manifesto

Jonathan Kim | Posted 09.04.2015 | Entertainment
Jonathan Kim

Alex Gibney is befuddled by why average people would mourn the death of Steve Jobs, someone they'd never met who Gibney sees mostly as a jerk who ran an electronics company. But to see Jobs as only that not only misunderstands the man, but the world we live in today.

India Goes Solar

Gunjan Bagla | Posted 07.07.2015 | Business
Gunjan Bagla

If India continues to expand its solar energy sector with such ambitious plans, favorable state policies, and reinforces its investor friendly track, it will definitely become a global solar power leader.

Apple Is Reportedly Working With Foxconn On iPhone Trade-In Program

Reuters | Posted 03.26.2015 | Technology

(Reuters) - Apple Inc plans to introduce a trade-in program for iPhones in China in association with the Foxconn Technology Group, Bloomberg reported,...

Dave Jamieson

The Bleak Existence Of The Factory Workers Behind Your iPhone

HuffingtonPost.com | Dave Jamieson | Posted 12.24.2014 | Business

WASHINGTON -- A U.S.-based labor watchdog group says it has uncovered disturbing working conditions inside a Chinese factory producing parts for our f...

Ira Israel

Ira Israel | Posted 08.23.2014 | Los Angeles
Ira Israel

How does one alter one's perspective to perceive that being obligated to show up someplace for 15-20 hours per week is a tremendous luxury?

It Looks Like Things Are Getting Better At iPhone Factories

AP | Posted 02.11.2014 | Technology

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A labor group monitoring three Chinese factories that make iPhones and other Apple products says once-oppressive working condit...

Exploitation Remains the Name of the Game at Dell's Chinese Factories

Michelle Chen | Posted 01.23.2014 | World
Michelle Chen

The report, with support from U.S.-based China Labor Watch and in collaboration with other European consumer advocacy organizations, describes disturbing workplace troubles at factories that supply the computer giant Dell.

This News From China Might Make You Not Want To Buy A PlayStation 4

The Huffington Post | Drew Guarini | Posted 10.11.2013 | Technology

Foxconn has another labor controversy on its hands. But this time, it doesn't concern any Apple product. The Chinese electronics manufacturer is in ho...

More Bad Apple: Watchdog Exposes New Chinese Factory Abuses

Michelle Chen | Posted 10.10.2013 | World
Michelle Chen

Apple's growth and reputation for innovation have long been built on the shaky foundation of rock-bottom wages and poor labor conditions in Chinese fa...

The Woman Who Almost Died Making Your iPhone

live.huffingtonpost.com | Posted 10.06.2013 | Technology

New details have emerged surrounding the 2010 suicide attempt of Foxconn worker Tian Yu, who threw herself from the fourth floor dormitory at Foxconn'...

Dave Jamieson

Crisis At Apple's Factory Watchdog

HuffingtonPost.com | Dave Jamieson | Posted 08.03.2013 | Business

WASHINGTON -- The industry-backed nonprofit group that monitors plants for Apple, Nestle and other major brands has run into financial trouble, having...

Apple Supplier Accused Of Labor Abuses

AP | Posted 07.29.2013 | Technology

BEIJING -- A labor rights group Monday accused a Chinese company that makes iPhones for Apple Inc. of abuses including withholding employees' pay and ...

Rana Plaza, Foxconn, Deepwater Horizon: Let No Serious Global Supply Chain Disaster Go to Waste

Bhaskar Chakravorti | Posted 08.21.2013 | World
Bhaskar Chakravorti

Will there be a honeypot anywhere close to the $8 billion set aside for Deepwater Horizon to compensate the destitute and exploited workers from these other supply chains?

What Trans-Pacific and U.S.-EU Trade Partnerships Must Tackle: Jobs

Michael Shank, Ph.D. | Posted 06.13.2013 | World
Michael Shank, Ph.D.

The United States is one of the advanced countries in which the gap between the highest and the lowest wages is largest. While we've heard this before, the gap is getting worse.

Apple To Foxconn: Let's Just Be Friends

The Wall Street Journal | Posted 07.30.2013 | Technology

TAIPEI--For years, nearly all of the world's iPhones and iPads rolled off the assembly lines of a single company: Foxconn....

Foxconn Is So Over The iPhone

The Wall Street Journal | Posted 07.28.2013 | Technology

TAIPEI--Hon Hai Precision Industry Co. has made a fortune over the years assembling iPhones and iPads for Apple Inc. But now that competition is bitin...

Report: Firefox May Team Up With Foxconn

Reuters | Posted 07.28.2013 | Technology

TAIPEI (Reuters) - Taiwan's Hon Hai Precision Industry Co Ltd will team up with Mozilla and launch a mobile device that runs on the U.S. company's Fir...

A More Democratic Foxconn? No One Told the Workers

Michelle Chen | Posted 07.18.2013 | World
Michelle Chen

With a workforce of more than one million, the electronics giant Foxconn has enough workers in its Chinese factories to fill a small country. So it's...

Foxconn Needs More Time To Make Improvements

Reuters | Posted 07.17.2013 | Technology

TAIPEI (Reuters) - Foxconn Technology Group said on Friday it needs more time to reduce overtime at its China factories after labor monitors appointed...

Google Glass: Made In America

The Huffington Post | Alexis Kleinman | Posted 03.29.2013 | Technology

Sure, Google Glass is cool, but it's also weird looking. In an effort to get Google Glass on more people's heads, the company has a new strategy to ma...

Foxconn's Biggest Loss Ever

Reuters | Lee Chyen Yee | Posted 05.21.2013 | Technology

By Lee Chyen Yee HONG KONG (Reuters) - Foxconn International Holdings Ltd (FIH), the world's biggest contract maker of cellphones, fell...

Hiring Freeze At iPhone Factories

The Huffington Post | Dominique Mosbergen | Posted 02.20.2013 | Technology

Foxconn Technology Group, the manufacturer of a slew of consumer electronics including several Apple products, has temporarily stopped recruiting new ...

Computer Company Cracks Down On Abusive Practices

AP | Posted 04.10.2013 | Technology

SAN FRANCISCO — Hewlett-Packard Co., the world's largest personal computer maker, is vowing to crack down on its Chinese suppliers in an effort ...