Since the launch of Apple’s original iPhone in 2007, the annual launch of the newest model of the best-selling smartphone has become one of the biggest tech events of the year. This year’s instalment is imminent, with Apple CEO Tim Cook due to take the stage on September 10. If the rumours are to be...
Do you trust your smartphone? Do you carry a brand using tin from the Bangka mining site? Friends of the Earth (FoE) Campaigns Coordinator Cam Walker said FoE Australia and FoE Indonesia have joined forces to support the drive to investigate the source of tin used by smartphone manufacturers in the wake of the controversial Bangka mining site in...
BEIJING (AP) — A labor rights group has accused a supplier of Apple Inc. in China of misconduct including withholding employees’ pay and environmental violations. The report Monday by China Labor Watch said it found violations of the law and of Apple’s pledges about working conditions at facilities operated by Pegatron Corp., a Taiwanese company....
Excerpted from Beta China: The Dawn of an Innovation Generation by Hamish McKenzie, from Asia Sentinel Xiaomi founder Lei Jun is like the Yao Ming of Chinese entrepreneurship, a man seemingly born to start companies. With a helmet of black hair, a broad smile and dimpled cheeks, Lei looks almost as baby-faced as he did...
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Facebook and Microsoft Corp. representatives said that after negotiations with national security officials their companies have been given permission to make new but still very limited revelations about government orders to turn over user data. The announcements Friday night come at the end of a week when Facebook, Microsoft and Google,...
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