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Most U.S. patent holders hail from the Midwest, the Northeast, and California

While many city and state leaders have sought to make their community a tech hub by importing companies that will bring tech jobs, like Foxconn or Amazon, there are a host of other factors that determine whether or not children in communities across the U.S. are likely to pursue work in a STEM field. In […]

Racine County approves funding for Foxconn development

Racine County is the latest government entity to approve funding for Foxconn and its plan to build a manufacturing campus in southeastern Wisconsin. The county board voted unanimously Tuesday night … Click to Continue »

10 things in tech you need to know today (AAPL, AMZN, FB, GOOG, TWTR)

Good morning! Here's the technology news you need to know this Friday. 1. Lyft raised another $500 million (£376 million) in funding. The Uber rival is now valued at $11.5 billion (£8.6 billion). 2. Apple supplier Foxconn said it will stop using illegal intern labour to assemble the iPhone X. Show More Summary

Foxconn says it ‘immediately’ ended illegal overtime by students on iPhone X production line

2 weeks agoTechnology / Apple : 9 to 5 Mac

Foxconn said it took ‘immediate action’ to end the illegal hours being worked by high school students on the iPhone X production line. The statement follows confirmation by Apple that students aged 17-19 were allowed to work more than 40 hours per week despite this being in breach of both the law and the company’s own policies … more…

Apple supplier Foxconn says it will stop using illegal intern labour to assemble the iPhone X (AAPL)

The Apple supplier Foxconn has admitted to using illegal intern labour to assemble the iPhone X. Students said they worked 11-hour days, which is a breach of Chinese labour law. The scandal comes after Apple reportedly faced delays in...Show More Summary

Mike's Blog Round Up

VoxEU: Are governments moving away from progressive redistribution? The Grist: Are coastal cities facing a doomsday scenario from melting Antarctic ice cliffs? Lawyers, Guns and Money: Can Scott Walker’s embrace of Foxconn get any more problematic? Speaking of which, your quote of the day: "No, I don't benefit. Show More Summary

Foxconn puts halt to illegal overtime at iPhone X plant

Apple supplier Foxconn in a statement on Thursday said it has stopped high school interns from working overtime at an iPhone plant in China, a practice that violates the country's labor laws.

The Kind of Company Scott Walker Loves

Scott Walker loves him some Foxconn. So much he basically handed over his entire state to it. And who wouldn’t love a company that has to put up suicide nets to stop its workers from throwing themselves off buildings instead of working there? Not to mention a company that loves it some child labor. Foxconn, […]

Foxconn accused of using illegal student labor to build Apple's iPhone X

Apple's main assembly partner, Foxconn, has been demanding illegal overtime from high school interns in its production of the iPhone X, a report charged on Tuesday.

Apple admits student interns worked illegal hours on iPhone X production line

2 weeks agoTechnology / Apple : 9 to 5 Mac

Apple has confirmed a Financial Times report that high school students interning at Foxconn exceeded their legal hours while working on the iPhone X production line. The company has, however, denied claims that the students were forced...Show More Summary

iPhone X assembly carried out by students working illegal overtime

Apple confirms that high school students interning at Foxconn worked illegal overtime on the iPhone X production line.

Foxconn Reportedly Used Illegal Student Labour To Manufacture iPhone Xs

Hon Hai Precision Industry, more commonly known as Foxconn, came into the public consciousness earlier this decade when a salvo of exposés described the degrading and often dangerous conditions its poorly-paid workers endured to build expensive trinkets such as the iPhone. Today, the Financial Times reports that illegal labour practices persist. More »      

Report: iPhone X Assembled With Illegal Student Labor

Foxconn, Apple’s primary supplier in Asia, allegedly hired 3,000 high school students in Zhengzhou, China, to assemble the iPhone X for up to 11 hours a day, according to a report by the Financial Times. These hours violate China’s overtime...Show More Summary

New Foxconn plant could spur driverless lanes on I-94 in Wisconsin

"Where's the autonomous vehicle lane?" Continue reading New Foxconn plant could spur driverless lanes on I-94 in Wisconsin New Foxconn plant could spur driverless lanes on I-94 in Wisconsin originally appeared on Autoblog on Wed, 15 Nov 2017 12:25:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds. Permalink | Email this | Comments

Foxconn's profit tumbles after iPhone X bottlenecks

Taiwan's Foxconn, the world's largest contract electronics manufacturer, has reported a worse than expected 39 percent decline in quarterly profit, hit by production issues involving Apple Inc's new iPhone X. Silvia Antonioli reports. Video provided by Reuters        

Hackers Crack Apple's Face ID With $150 Mask

Here’s the latest sign that the long-awaited facial recognition technology introduced by the iPhone X that caused production delays and myriad other headaches for Foxconn and its suppliers doesn’t live up to Apple’s lofty claims: A group...Show More Summary

Foxconn profits plummet 39% following iPhone X production woes

Apple manufacturing partner Foxconn this week posted a 39 percent year-over-year decrease in net profit, losses that industry watchers attribute to the difficult-to-assemble iPhone X, which remains in limited supply.

Foxconn's Profit Down 39% Amid iPhone Production Woes

Foxconn Technology Group posted a 39% drop in quarterly net profit amid production challenges dogging its largest customer—Apple—over the new iPhone X.

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