Tag Archive: Workers


Samsung building robot army to replace human factory workers

Samsung has received a multi-million dollar investment from the South Korean government to develop factory robots to help win manufacturing work currently being lost to cheap human labor in China. Samsung will build the precision speed reducers, motors, controllers, and sensor encoders needed to bring the robots to market. The plan is for them to […]

(via Cult of Mac – Tech and culture through an Apple lens)

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Shanghai company creates a golden Steve Jobs bust to inspire its workers

Steve Jobs passed away almost four years ago, and people are still unveiling tributes to Apple’s late co-founder. The latest is from a Shanghai company which has created a gold bust of Jobs to greet employees as they sign in…

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Pegatron needs you! iPhone builder to take on 40k workers for new models

Apple is predicting big things for its next-generation iPhone 6s — and for Apple’s manufacturers, big orders means hiring a big workforce to deal with it. A new report today claims that Protek, a Pegatron subsidiary based in eastern China, is hiring 40,000 additional workers…

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Chlorine leak at Apple data center injures 5 workers

Data centers are usually considered to be hazardous work environments, but Apple U.S. data centers have had a string of bad luck lately, and a new incident at the company’s center in North Carolina is adding to the fire. Five…

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Apple could compensate car battery maker for stealing its workers

Apple has asked a Massachusetts federal judge for more time in its lawsuit with A123 Systems, suggesting that the Cupertino company wants to settle with the electric car battery maker. Apple was first slapped with the lawsuit last month, after it reportedly began…

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Overtime got worse for Apple’s supply chain workers in 2014

Apple has been getting tougher and tougher on its supply chain. Just yesterday, for example, Apple banned suppliers who used ‘bonded servitude’ as a way to keep workers on assembly lines. Overall, under Tim Cook’s conscientious leadership, conditions just continue…

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Crazy iPhone rig shows how Chinese workers manipulate App Store rankings

An app manipulation farm sounds like someplace developers would go for a weekend retreat, complete with chiropractor sessions. In fact — according to a photo which has gone viral on social media in China — it’s a place where devs…

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Crazy iPhone rig shows how Chinese workers manipulate App Store rankings

An app manipulation farm sounds like someplace developers would go for a weekend retreat, complete with chiropractor sessions. In fact — according to a photo which has gone viral on social media in China — it’s a place where devs…

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Pegatron insists it does all it can to keep workers happy

Whatever your thoughts on last week’s BBC documentary about the poor worker conditions in factories producing the iPhone, there’s no doubt that it’s brought the topic back into widespread circulation. Unlike the majority of previous reports, this time the target wasn’t…

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Occupy Cupertino: Worker’s rights protestors storm Apple HQ

More than 100 protestors — consisting of unionized security guards from San Francisco, fast-food workers and members of other unions — gathered at Apple’s 1 Infinite Loop headquarters yesterday to protest working conditions for service workers in Silicon Valley, where…

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