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iPhone Maker Foxconn Shuts Factory After Brawl

September 24, 2012 | 8:56 am

iPhone Maker Foxconn Shuts Factory After Brawl

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BEIJING (AP) — The company that makes Apple’s iPhones suspended production at a factory in China on Monday after a brawl by as many as 2,000 employees at a dormitory injured 40 people. The fight, the cause of which was under investigation, erupted Sunday night at a privately managed dormitory near a Foxconn Technology Group […]

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August 10, 2012 | 4:34 pm

Video Appears to Offer Peek Inside HP Factory

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You may have wondered from time to time who made the device you are using to read this blog post. Now a video being circulated on the Internet apparently offers an unobstructed view. Nothing much happens in this video. AnteboyanROX, who posted it, explains that he or she found the video on a Hewlett Packard […]

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May 30, 2012 | 9:13 am

Kara Swisher, Mike Daisey Go at it on Twitter

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Remember when monologist Mike Daisey was forced to admit on This American Life that significant parts of his popular show about worker abuses at Apple contractor Foxconn’s Shenzen, China plant were fabricated? Well sensitivities around that issue are running high today, as Daisey took offense at a dig aimed at him by tech journalist Kara […]

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‘Significant Issues’ at Foxconn Factories

March 30, 2012 | 10:37 am

‘Significant Issues’ at Foxconn Factories

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The Fair Labor Association has issued a report on Foxconn, Apple’s largest supplier in China. From the report: The findings of FLA’s nearly month-long investigation revealed serious and pressing noncompliances with FLA’s Workplace Code of Conduct, as well as Chinese labor law. The FLA found more than 50 violations at three factories–thousands of workers weren’t […]

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Mike Daisey Pushes Back in Blog Post

March 19, 2012 | 8:32 am

Mike Daisey Pushes Back in Blog Post

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Mike Daisey is pushing back today on the mesmerizing if excruciating 57 minutes of radio that was this weekend’s “This American Life” show. The program, titled “Retraction,” was an investigation and mea culpa regarding falsehoods in Daisey’s monologue about abuses at Apple contractor Foxconn in China, which was broadcast on the show in January. The […]

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Apple Says Independent Inspections of Foxconn Have Begun

February 13, 2012 | 8:43 am

Apple Says Independent Inspections of Foxconn Have Begun

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NEW YORK (AP) — Apple said Monday that an independent group, the Fair Labor Association, has started inspecting the working conditions in the Chinese factories where its iPads and iPhones are assembled. The technology company last month disclosed a list of its suppliers for its popular gadgets for the first time amid growing criticism over […]

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February 6, 2012 | 9:22 am

Video: Chinese Foxconn Worker Who Works 60 Hours a Week Making iPads But Has Never Seen One

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Foxconn, the massive Taiwan-based manufacturing plant that employs hundreds of thousands of workers around the world and churns out tens of millions of iPhones and iPads annually, continues to be something of a p.r. debacle for Apple. A few weeks ago, Jon Stewart called the company’s plant in Shenzen, China, which has become infamous for […]

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January 17, 2012 | 10:38 am

Video: Jon Stewart Takes on Controversial Apple Supplier Foxconn

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Last night on “The Daily Show,” Jon Stewart and Co. took on Foxconn, the giant Taiwan-based company that is often cited as the world’s largest contract manufacturer of electronics, and especially Apple products — it turns out tens of millions of iPhones and iPads annually. The huge Foxconn complex in Shenzen, China, however, has become […]

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Interview: Monologist Mike Daisey Discusses “The Agony and Ecstasy of Steve Jobs”

January 24, 2011 | 4:25 pm

Interview: Monologist Mike Daisey Discusses “The Agony and Ecstasy of Steve Jobs”

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Mike Daisey bringing his monologue The Agony and the Ecstasy of Steve Jobs to Berkeley Rep is not quite tantamount to someone producing “Angels in America” at, like, the Crawford, Texas community theater. But an analogy exists in that Daisey’s show delivers a message many in the crowd will simply not want to hear. The […]

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