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March, 2012  // Posts published in March, 2012

31 Mar Posted by in Blog | Comments

Foxconn workers react to reduced hours, same pay

In response to one of the largest investigations ever conducted of a U.S. company’s foreign partners, Apple manufacturing partner Foxconn has agreed to hire tens of thousands of new workers, eliminate illegal overtime, improve safety condition and upgrade workers’ housing and other amenities, Reuters reported on Friday. After probing three Foxconn plants and interviewing over 35,000 workers, the Fair Labor Association reported that it found serious violations of Chinese labor laws, such as illegal and unpaid overtime, and extreme hours. Foxconn plans to reduce workers’ hours to 49 per week, which includes overtime, and it does not plan to raise salaries. The company will also hire additional workers and build more housing and canteens to combat overcrowding. While some of the company’s efforts have been praised, the changes have received mixed reactions from Foxconn’s employees. Read on for more.

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31 Mar Posted by in Blog | Comments

Ready or not, here it comes: Timeline takes over Facebook today [update]

After being greeted with mixed reactions, millions of users have warmed up to Facebook’s new layout, dubbed Timeline. The new face of Facebook places all of a user’s interactions with the social network on the profile page in reverse chronological order, giving friends a single destination with infinite scrolling on which they can observe all status updates, photos, wall posts and more. While Facebook tried its best to make the transition an easy one, the company said in January that the slow march to making Timeline a requirement was underway. As of Friday, Timeline is no longer an option and those users who have not already made the switch will be forced to do so.

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31 Mar Posted by in Android Phones | Comments

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31 Mar Posted by in Android Phones | Comments

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31 Mar Posted by in Android Phones | Comments

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30 Mar Posted by in Android Tablets | Comments

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30 Mar Posted by in Blog | Comments

FLA finds serious labor law violations at Foxconn

The Fair Labor Association on Thursday reported that it found serious violations of Chinese labor laws during its inspections of Foxconn’s electronics manufacturing plants in various cities across China. The inspections, which were prompted by Apple after the company became the focus of renewed public outcry over the poor working conditions in plants that manufacture its iPad, iPhone and other devices, found that safety violations and illegal overtime were among the biggest issues at Focxonn’s facilities. ”Apple and Foxconn are obviously the two biggest players in this sector and since they’re teaming up to drive this change, I really do think they set the bar for the rest of the sector,” FLA President Auret van Heerden told Reuters. Foxconn responded by saying it would hire tens of thousands of new workers, take a more proactive role in preventing employees from working illegal overtime and improve safety protocols in its factories.

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30 Mar Posted by in Android Tablets | Comments

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30 Mar Posted by in Android Phones | Comments

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29 Mar Posted by in Android Phones | Comments

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