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BlackBerry Reports Massive Losses (Again)

Huffington Post UK | Posted 20.12.2013 | UK Tech

BlackBerry has announced yet another set of disappointing financial results as it struggles to turn around its ailing smartphone business. The comp...

'Worse Than Foxconn'

Huffington Post UK | Posted 29.07.2013 | UK Tech

A company supplying parts for Apple products has been heavily criticised for using underage labour, excessive working hours and providing poor living ...

Apple 'Testing TV Set Designs'

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 12.12.2012 | UK Tech

The Apple TV is as mythical as unicorns and hobbits. But it looks like one might actually be in the works. The latest rumour in the epically long-r...

Foxconn Replacing Human Workers With Robots?

Techcrunch | Techcrunch | Posted 14.01.2013 | UK Tech

Foxconn Replacing Human Workers With Robots?...

Forty Injured In Mass Brawl At Chinese 'iPhone 5' Factory

Huffington Post UK | Michael Rundle | Posted 23.11.2012 | UK Tech

Almost 2,000 workers at a Chinese electronics factory were involved in a mass brawl which has injured 40 people and resulted in the closure of the pla...

Samsung To Investigate Child Labour Claims Against Supplier's Chinese Factory

Huffington Post UK | Michael Rundle | Posted 08.08.2012 | UK Tech

Samsung will send a team to investigate claims of child labour at one of its suppliers' factories. A report by China Labour Watch said that HEG Ele...

PHOTO: 1,000 Chinese Foxconn Workers 'Riot' At Massive Factory

Huffington Post UK | Michael Runde | Posted 06.08.2012 | UK Tech

Hundreds of workers at a Foxconn factory in Chengdu, China, have been arrested after a clash with security staff. According to reports from Taiwan-...

Inside Apple: Watch An Ipad Being Made At Foxconn - VIDEO

Huffington Post UK | Melanie Hick | Posted 11.06.2012 | UK Tech

Did you ever wonder what really goes on inside Foxconn, the Chinese manufacturer that supplies Apple iPads? Rob Schmitz, the Shanghai bureau chief...

Apple Appoints Fair Labor Monitors For Foxconn

BBC | Posted 30.05.2012 | UK Tech

Auret Fan Heerden, the President and CEO of Fair Labor Association, has said an investigation into Foxconn will lead to a "dramatic improvement" in wo...

Tim Cook, Apple Chief, Visits Foxconn Factory

Huffington Post UK | Melanie Hick | Posted 29.05.2012 | UK Tech

Today Apple released official photos of Tim Cook, Apple CEO, visiting the new Foxconn factory and its iPhone production line in Zhengzhou. The photos ...

Apple's Nike Moment Over Foxconn

Guardian.co.uk | Melanie Hick | Posted 21.02.2012 | UK Tech

Apple is facing a "Nike moment" which hit the shoe company in the 1990s when its use of cheap labour in the far east was revealed, one of the inspecto...

iOccupy: Occupation Records Challenge to the Music Industry

Adam Jung | Posted 14.04.2012 | UK Politics
Adam Jung

The music industry must play a role in improving working conditions under these companies, and they've done it before. 20 years ago most band merchandise - t-shirts, patches, hoodies - was, like most apparel, manufactured in sweatshops in China. Now most bands use fair trade certified suppliers for their merch.

Foxconn Hacked By Apple Workers' Rights Protest

Guardian.co.uk | Melanie Hick | Posted 11.04.2012 | UK Tech

Apple's controversial Chinese supplier Foxconn was battling on Thursday to contain a security breach after hackers joined the mounting protest over iP...

UK Unions: Apple Neglect Workers' Rights To Assemble

Huffington Post UK | Melanie Hick | Posted 30.01.2012 | UK Tech

UK unions say Apple is ignoring they key issue of workers' right to assemble, as the company defends itself against allegations of cruel working condi...

The Human Cost of Apple iPads

The New York Times | Melanie Hick | Posted 27.03.2012 | UK Tech

The explosion ripped through Building A5 on a Friday evening last May, an eruption of fire and noise that twisted metal pipes as if they were discarde...

Melanie Hick

Children Found Working In Foxconn iPhone Factory

HuffingtonPost.com | Melanie Hick | Posted 18.03.2012 | UK Tech

Children have been spotted entering and leaving the Foxconn factory in China where Apple iPhones are made. Renowned US performer Mike Daisey trave...

Foxconn Claims Dispute With Chinese Workers 'Resolved' After Mass Suicide Threat

Huffington Post UK | Michael Rundle | Posted 13.03.2012 | UK Tech

Foxconn Technology has said that the cause of a threatened mass suicide by some of its workers in China has now been resolved. Reports by local med...

Microsoft: Mass Suicide Threat At Chinese XBox Factory 'Under Investigation'

Huffington Post UK | Michael Rundle | Posted 12.03.2012 | UK Tech

Microsoft is investigating an incident at a Chinese factory where 300 workers reportedly threatened to kill themselves in a dispute over pay. The w...

Reports: 300 Chinese Workers 'Threaten Mass Suicide Over Pay'

Huffington Post UK | Michael Rundle | Posted 11.01.2012 | UK Tech

Around 300 Chinese workers who manufacture XBox consoles took to a factory roof and threatened bosses with mass suicide over a dispute about pay, unco...

Apple: Explosion At Chinese Supplier's Factory Injures 61 Workers

Huffington Post UK | Michael Rundle | Posted 18.02.2012 | UK Tech

An explosion at a factory in China that produces metal parts for Apple gadgets has injured 61 workers. At least 23 workers were hospitalised after ...

Foxconn: Reports Of Riots At Chengdu Factory Not Accurate

Huffington Post UK | Michael Runde | Posted 06.08.2012 | UK Tech

Electronics giant Foxconn Technology Group has denied reports that a riot took place at its factory in Chengdu. The Taiwan-based Want China Times r...