Marketplace Tech for Monday, April 29, 2013

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Apple and Samsung both reported quarterly earnings last week. Today we hear from the company that makes many of the gadgets they sell. That would be Taiwanese tech giant Hon Hai, or as we know it, Foxconn. And, New York City hasn't exactly gone easy on teenagers with cellphones. Its city-wide ban on phones in schools is just one example. But what may be a monumental inconvenience for teens has become an opportunity for a growing number of businesses, who are only too happy to store those phones. 

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Pop-up trucks charge New York City kids to store cellphones during school

Ever since New York City banned electronic devices in public schools, a cottage industry has emerged: Charging kids a dollar a day to hold their phones during class.
Posted In: New York, New York City, Cellphones, Education

What Foxconn profits can tell us about Apple

Apple and Samsung both reported quarterly earnings last week. Today we hear from the company that makes many of the gadgets they sell -- Taiwanese tech giant Hon Hai, or as we know it, Foxconn.
Posted In: apple, Foxconn, iPhone

Want to run Windows on your laptop? There's a MacBook Pro for that

A new report highlights a particularly awkward bit of news for Microsoft's Windows and the computers that run it: MacBook Pro is the best Windows PC.
Posted In: apple, PCs, Laptop, windows 8