Samsung Child Labor in China

Deja vu: Samsung has to deal with child labor accusations again

By on July 10, 2014 at 3:35 PM.

Deja vu: Samsung has to deal with child labor accusations again

Samsung again has to face child labor allegations in China, The Wall Street Journal reports, where China Labor Watch said it found several cases of underage workers being hired by at least one Samsung supplier in the country – Shinyang Electronics. Samsung on Thursday said it’s looking into these findings, adding that according to its previous audits – both internal and external – no underage workers were found at more than 100 Samsung suppliers that were inspected in China. More →

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Motorola Smartphone Sales

Motorola’s astonishing low-end success is a grim warning for HTC and Samsung

By on July 10, 2014 at 2:04 PM.

Motorola’s astonishing low-end success is a grim warning for HTC and Samsung

It’s been a dim couple of years for Motorola, a company that has had badly misfiring high-end smartphone strategy. Just two months ago, the company decided to shut down its vaunted U.S. manufacturing plant in Texas. Google grew tired of the issues last January, offloading Motorola to Chinese electronics giant Lenovo, and many questioned what Lenovo could possibly gain by buying the old warhorse.

We now have an answer. More →

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Apple Vs. Samsung Microprocessors

Apple makes another move to pry itself away from Samsung with iPhone 6

By on July 10, 2014 at 9:05 AM.

Apple makes another move to pry itself away from Samsung with iPhone 6

Apple has tried to pry itself away from relying on Samsung as a supplier over the past couple of years, although it’s often found that companies with Samsung’s prowess at mass-producing components are hard to find. The Wall Street Journal reports that Apple is still trying to figure out ways to rely less on Samsung, however, and has signed an agreement with supplier TSMC to supply microprocessors for its iPhones and other gadgets going forward. More →

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Comcast TWC Merger Dish Opposes

The Comcast-TWC merger suffers its biggest blow yet

By on July 9, 2014 at 4:11 PM.

The Comcast-TWC merger suffers its biggest blow yet

Is the tide starting to turn inexorably against the hugely unpopular proposed Comcast-TWC merger? The Los Angeles Times brings us word that satellite TV company Dish has officially come out against the merger and has told the Federal Communications Commission that it should block the deal. More →

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Silly Google Employees Interview Questions

Here are 17 silly questions Google stopped asking potential employees

By on July 9, 2014 at 3:05 PM.

Here are 17 silly questions Google stopped asking potential employees

For some people, working at Google is a dream job — but getting there isn’t easy. Google has some very interesting hiring practices meant to ensure only the most successful candidates get in the door, including some questions that may seem out of this world, yet Google wants candidates to answer. Business Insider has put together a collection of 17 ridiculous questions Google used to ask interviewees, and they were taken from an extensive collection of 140 questions Google used to ask clients of Seattle job coach Lewis Lin in recent years. More →

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Comcast TWC Merger FCC

Here’s our first hint that the Comcast-TWC merger could be in trouble

By on July 8, 2014 at 11:15 PM.

Here’s our first hint that the Comcast-TWC merger could be in trouble

We haven’t really seen any indication yet on how the Federal Communications Commission feels about the proposed merger between Comcast and Time Warner Cable, but some key appointments made this week show us it could be in for a rough ride. Ars Technica’s Jon Brodkin reports that the FCC has appointed two people to its Comcast-TWC merger review team who have in the past been highly critical of major proposed mergers. More →

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Samsung Factory Robbery

Armed robbers storm Samsung factory, get away with $36 million in goods

By on July 8, 2014 at 2:28 PM.

Armed robbers storm Samsung factory, get away with $36 million in goods

A group of approximately 20 armed men stormed one of Samsung’s key manufacturing plants in Brazil on Monday, reportedly making off with roughly $36 million worth of computers, tablets and smartphones. More →

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Samsung Earnings Q2 2014

Samsung’s Q2 profit plummets to two-year low; stock climbs

By on July 8, 2014 at 6:50 AM.

Samsung’s Q2 profit plummets to two-year low; stock climbs

Samsung on Tuesday morning reported unaudited financial results for the second quarter that badly missed analysts’ estimates. The company said that it expects second-quarter operating profit to fall to 7.2 trillion won, or approximately $7.1 billion, versus analysts’ expectations of 8.6 trillion won. That figure marks a massive 24% decline from the year-ago quarter. Samsung also said that it expects June-quarter revenue to decline 10% to 52 trillion won, or approximately $51.4 billion. More →

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Google vs Apple Products Strategy

Larry Page explains why it would be ‘stupid’ to run Google like Apple

By on July 7, 2014 at 5:07 PM.

Larry Page explains why it would be ‘stupid’ to run Google like Apple

Google’s co-founders Larry Page and Sergey Brin sat down for a lengthy interview with former Sun CEO and current venture capitalist Vinod Khosla Fortune reportsApple was, unsurprisingly, one of the topics that came up during the discussion and Page discussed the major differences between how Google and Apple run their businesses. More →

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Steve Wozniak Interview Steve Jobs

Woz explains why early Apple employees vowed to ‘never, ever work for Steve Jobs again’

By on July 7, 2014 at 4:45 PM.

Woz explains why early Apple employees vowed to ‘never, ever work for Steve Jobs again’

It’s no secret that Steve Jobs had a mixed reputation during his tenure at Apple, but there are few individuals with a better understanding of the man than Steve Wozniak. In a recent interview with the Milwaukee Business Journal, Wozniak discussed both sides of Jobs — the discerning, thoughtful business man and the demanding, off-putting boss. More →

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Tim Cook Vs. Steve Jobs

The single most important thing Steve Jobs told Tim Cook before he passed away

By on July 7, 2014 at 3:30 PM.

The single most important thing Steve Jobs told Tim Cook before he passed away

The single most annoying criticism that people have about Apple CEO Tim Cook is that he isn’t running the company like Steve Jobs would have run it. While it’s undoubtably true that Cook is running Apple much differently than the way Jobs ran it, Cook doesn’t have much of an option — he’s just not a charismatic visionary like Jobs and there’s nothing he can do to change that. More →

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Samsung Technology

Samsung shows off the airport of the future

By on July 4, 2014 at 8:15 AM.

Samsung shows off the airport of the future

Samsung is perhaps best known for its market-leading smartphone business but more so than any other technology giant, Samsung operates across a wide range of businesses. It makes televisions, appliances, computers and even the components that power them all. As a result, Samsung is perhaps better equipped than most to take stabs at shaping futuristic environments, because it can develop and build almost all of the relevant tech in-house. More →

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