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Apple supplier faces pollution complaints in China

Apple supplier faces pollution complaints in China

By Tue, Oct 18, 2011 6:44PM UTC Comments Off Apple supplier faces pollution complaints in China

TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — A Taiwan-based company that supplies metal casings for Apple’s Inc.’s MacBook series of laptops says it is shutting down some operations at its factory complex in eastern China following complaints of bad odors by residents. Catcher Technology Chairman Hung Shui-shu told reporters late Monday that Chinese authorities had ordered the company...

10 reasons India’s $35 tablet is destined for failure

By Tue, Oct 11, 2011 10:31PM UTC 23 Comments Indian students pose with the supercheap 'Aakash' Tablet computers which they received during its launch in  New Delhi, India earlier this month. Pic: AP.

I am rather late in writing on the $35 tablet computer but that was a deliberate decision. I didn’t think there was anything positive to write about Aakash, claimed to be the “cheapest” touch-screen tablet PC in the world. The Indian government, which commissioned the tablet’s development and manufacture, should have learnt from the performance...

Steve Jobs’ death breaks Twitter record

By Fri, Oct 07, 2011 7:16AM UTC Comments Off Steve Jobs’ death breaks Twitter record

The death of Apple’s co-founder Steve Jobs has garnered the highest number of tweets per second, with a record of 10,000 tweets per second, and a total of 2.5 million tweets. The news about the former CEO gained 13,284 blog posts, 25,704 message board posts, and 30,905 news mentions—in part, symbolizing how many lives he’s...

What did Steve Jobs really think of India?

By Thu, Oct 06, 2011 11:37PM UTC Comments Off Apple CEO Steve Jobs. Pic: AP.

What did Steve Jobs think of India? What we know is little – a patchwork of assorted quotes from media interviews or biographers. It would be interesting to see if Walter Isaacson’s biography of the tech and business visionary, due in November, will shed any more light. While we wait on it, here are a...

Steve Jobs: Death of a revolutionist

By Thu, Oct 06, 2011 1:40PM UTC 1 Comment Steve Jobs: Death of a revolutionist

It was 7.45am this morning, and I went about my morning routine at work. My coffee turned cold. I reached out for my iPhone, checking texts messages until my news feed popped up: Steve Jobs had passed away at 56. I tried to gather my emotions. I was overwhelmed by sadness. As if a close...

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