30 July 2013

Apple Abuse Response, Apple Exec Shake-up, Amazon hiring

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Apple's Response to Latest Supplier Labor Abuse Allegations
Wall Street Journal (blog)
Apple is committed to providing safe and fair working conditions throughout our ... Apple is the first and only technology company to be admitted to the Fair Labor ....

Apple's Bob Mansfield Shifts Work to Special Projects

Apple Inc. (AAPL)'s Bob Mansfield, whose $85.5 million compensation made him one ... “Bob will no longer be on Apple's executive team, but he will continue to ...

Amazon hiring 7000 workers
Amazon announced plans Monday to hire 7,000 workers for its U.S. operation, with most jobs offering pay and benefits far above typical retail wages, the ...

Amazon CloudFront and Route 53 add India edge locations
Amazon has announced two new India edge locations in Chennai and Mumbai ... Amazon Route 53 is an enterprise-grade DNS service that lets website owners ...

Amazon Creates More Than 5000 New Full-Time Jobs Across ...

Amazon (NASDAQ:AMZN) today announced it is creating more than 5,000 new ... Median pay inside Amazon fulfillment centers is 30 percent higher than that of ...

Apple to Probe Claims of Pegatron Labor Violations
Apple Inc. (AAPL) will investigate allegations by advocacy group China Labor Watch that factories run by Taiwanese supplier Pegatron Corp. (4938) use underage workers, pay insufficient wages and force employees to work overtime. The New York-based ...

New Gorilla Glass protects touch-screen notebooks
Corning, the manufacturer of the resilient Gorilla Glass built into smartphones everywhere, has designed a new type of glass made exclusively to better protect notebook touch screens. ...

Microsoft, Intel, Oracle & AT&T come to Apple's defense in looming iPhone 4 ban
Apple Insider
High stakes in an impending iPhone 4 ban by the International Trade Commission have created some unlikely bedfellows, with a trade group representing Microsoft coming to the defense of rival Apple. ITC. Microsoft is part of BSA, which also represents ...

Sony, Panasonic plan 300GB successor to Blu-ray
Fox News
They saw green after going with blue. Sony and Panasonic, who earned gobs of greenbacks after jointly developing the Blu-ray optical disc format, announced an agreement Monday morning to develop a next-generation disc with a far larger capacity.

Use of Amazon's cloud approved for Dutch banks
The Netherlands banking regulator has approved Amazon Web Services (AWS) for use by financial organizations, Amazon said on Monday. This clears AWS cloud services for use across all areas of Dutch financial operations including websites, mobile ...

How prevalent is online abuse?
The Guardian
Rape threats made to feminist campaigner and freelance journalist Caroline Criado-Perez on Twitter have sparked a heated debate about the criminality of online abuse and a company's responsibility to tackle it. The threats, which came after Criado-Perez ...

Google Chromecast Teardown; New Nexus 7 Launches Early; Disney Using 3D ...
PC Magazine
Didn't have time to check out the tech headlines over the weekend? Here's what you missed. The teardown experts at iFixit got their tools on Google's new $35 media-streaming Chromecast dongle. They broke out their special plastic opening tool to prise ...

First images from NASA's Sun-staring IRIS satellite
Ars Technica
Last month we told you about the launch of NASA's Interface Region Imaging Spectrograph (IRIS) satellite, which was built to study a poorly understood layer of the Sun's atmosphere. After its successful launch, the satellite settled into its orbit and NASA took ...

Nokia To Microsoft: Can't Sell Phones Without Apps
Intelligent Enterprise (blog)
Microsoft's Windows Phone platform lags its major competitors as far as the number of apps is concerned. Android devices have more than 1 million apps available, and iOS devices have more than 900,000. In comparison, Windows Phone devices have just ...

Microsoft Nukes Rumors of Kinect-Free Xbox One
Tom's Hardware Guide
"We have no plans to introduce an Xbox One without Kinect. We believe in Kinect and the value it brings to both games and entertainment, and believe $499 is a great value for what consumers receive with their Xbox One," a Microsoft representative told ...

Game over? 'World of Warcraft' loses 600000 subscribers
Fox News
World of Warcraft, the massively popular online video game, has seen 600,000 subscribers leave in three months. It means a total of nearly two million players have turned off since the start of the year. Announcing its second quarter results, Activision Blizzard, ...

New headphones make music listening a social experience
Muzik's new headphones will let you share songs online or add them to a playlist with one button. muzik20726. Muzik's John Cawley, left, and Jason Hardi, who is holding a prototype of their "Social Smartwear" headphones. (Photo: Mike Snider, USA TODAY) ...

The new Nexus 7 teardown – The highs and lows
ZDNet (blog)
Summary: Google's new nexus 7 is out, but how does the new tablet compare against the original? Adrian Kingsley-Hughes. ...

Google Play store inundated with scam apps, Symantec says
Apple closely examines applications submitted for its App Store, which has kept its marketplace relatively free of malware. Google also scans applications in the ...

Microsoft follows Google into South Africa to prove white space ...

This adds to Microsoft's existing “4Afrika” white space trials in Kenya and Tanzania, and Google's similar program in Cape Town, at the other end of South Africa.

Amazon to hire 5000 for warehouse-expansion plan

The Seattle Times
Amazon, which has warehouses in the Seattle area, is the latest tech giant to tout the creation of jobs in the United States. Apple recently announced it would ...

How Apple Gets At-Home Workers To Work | TechCrunch

Ashley Verrill
Apple, for example, permanently employs a massive network of remote customer support agents (dubbed At-Home Apple Advisors), saving them the huge real ...
Jordan Golson
Apple Senior Vice President Bob Mansfield has been removed from Apple's Leadership ...completely removed from Apple's website, though it is still visible on Google's cache. .... MicrosoftCEO: 'We Built More Devices Than We Could Sell'.MacRumors: 
Mac News and Rumors - Front Page 
Darren Murph
As of now, his leadership bio is nowhere to be found on Apple's official web presence. If you'll recall, Mansfield has had an interesting couple of years at Apple.
Tom Krazit
Bob Mansfield, who has led hardware development at Apple for years, has finally ... A wild week is summed up in three podcasts: Google takes on the Apple TV ...
American technology companies like Apple have been criticized for ... chart showing Amazon'sgrowth in employees compared with Microsoft and Google.
NYT Bits 
Beth Callaghan
AllThingsD on TV: Apple and Acer. July 28, 2013 at 2:40 pm PT ... And Arik showed up on CNBC to talk about Apple in the wake of its earnings report this week.
Jamie Condliffe
A report from New York-based China Labor Watch has raised concerns over a new wave of worker abuse among Apple suppliers.
Mark Gurman
According to an upcoming report from the China Labor Watch, outlined by the Wall Street Journal, Apple's China-based manufacturing partner Pegatron has ...
Jon Russell
Apple has confirm that SVP of Technologies Bob Mansfield has left the company's leadership team, but will continue to work on 'special projects.'
The Next Web 
Instead of listing URLs of infringing material, Microsoft asked Google to .... 
In this Sunday comic, our friends Nitrozac and Snaggy at Joy of Tech make it clear that Steve Ballmer isn't setting the best example when it comes to efficiency....

Sorry, iPad Mini Fans--Reviewers Say Google Has The Better Tablet ...
As a result, Google is posing a challenge to Apple that no one else, even Amazon with its credible but somewhat limited Kindle Fire, has done in quite a while....

Amazon.com looks to fill 7,000 jobs in 13 states - CNBC.com
Amazon is adding 7000 jobs in 13 states, beefing up staff at the warehouses and in its customer service division. ... Google $35 Chromecast bites Apple.

AllThingsD On TV: Apple and Acer - Beth Callaghan - News ...
And Arik showed up on CNBC to talk about Apple in the wake of its earnings ... Bonnie Cha in Product Reviews. Electronic Arts' Top Retail Partner? Apple....

Worker Group Alleges Abuses at Apple Supplier in China - WSJ.com
Such breaches would violate both Chinese law and Apple's supplier policy, and ... Apple said it confirmed that some labor brokers were withholding worker ID ...

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