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Foxconn: riddled with controversy, swimming in cash

Jul 12, 2010
The Chinese electronics manufacturer has been in the news a lot in recent: a rash of worker suicides, a wage increase to attract workers in a time...
Posted In: China, Foxconn

China threatens to shut down Google, Google caves

Jun 29, 2010
Google says it's committed to not censoring its search results. China is very much committed to censorship. So it's a stalemate that affects the...
Posted In: China, Google

Foxconn to outsource dormitories

Jun 25, 2010
This NYT article puts the number of workers in Shenzhen at 420,000, the highest number I've heard so far....
Posted In: China, Foxconn

Chinese labor movement aided by technology

Jun 17, 2010
The New York Times has a really interesting article about factory workers and labor unrest in China. Workers are often poor, migrant workers with...
Posted In: China, text messages

All Foxconn operations except iPhone to leave Shenzhen

Jun 15, 2010
This according to China Daily. Those that stay behind to work on iPhones (presumably the iPhone 4 for the most part although 3GS production will...
Posted In: China, Foxconn, iPhone

Foxconn ends compensation for families of suicide victims, relocates some operations.

Jun 9, 2010
For a while now we've been hearing about increased wages for Foxconn employees, in some cases raises of up to 66%. Around here we've been wondering...
Posted In: China, Foxconn

Foxconn gives raises again

Jun 7, 2010
Couple of weeks ago, every day brought news of another suicide at the massive Chinese manufacturing facility. Now every day brings news of another...
Posted In: China, Foxconn

China blocking Foursquare

Jun 4, 2010
China is blocking the mobile social media service Foursquare. People using/playing Foursquare use mobile devices to "check in" wherever they go and...
Posted In: China, foursquare

Tech News In Brief - 6/2/10

Jun 3, 2010
The Skype 3G app for iPhone is hugely popular. Free calls! Free calls! Until next year!Umpire's blown call ruins pitcher's perfect game. Call out...
Posted In: baseball, China, Facebook, iPhone, robots, skype

Tech News In Brief - 5/28/10

May 28, 2010
Foxconn to give out raises, relocate workersIs Facebook popular? Why yes it is. More monthly page views than the next 99 most visited sites...
Posted In: China, Facebook, iPad, Microsoft, newspapers, robots, video

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