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Another Foxconn Employee Dies, After Working 34-Hours Straight [Foxconn]

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Another death at Foxconn’s Shenzhen factory, only this time it wasn’t a suicide attempt, according to reports. Instead, the 28-year-old man (who’d only married his wife, above, three months ago) died from exhaustion. More

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Rumor: Apple Giving Financial Benefits To Foxconn Employees [Foxconn]

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Well-respected Chinese site Zol, owned by CNET’s parent company CBS Interactive, has published a report claiming that Apple will be providing financial subsidies to Foxconn’s workers, helping boost their current monthly salary of roughly $130 each. More

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Top Chinese Official Calls for Improved Working Conditions at Foxconn [Foxconn]

by on May.30, 2010, under 2, 2D, 3, 360, 5, 7, 7d, A4, Ac, Act, Ad, Ads, age, Ai, ANT, Ants, app, apple, AR, Art, Ati, bd, Bp, Calls, cat, China, Chinese, Cia, clear, de, Display, Ds, E, e1, Ea, EC, F1, F2, ff, Fox, Foxconn, Ge, Gizmo, gizmodo, Hd, Home Automation, Id, Im, In, Io, Ion, ions, Isp, kin, La, Labels, Led, mid, Mod, Nes, Of, om, One, order, party, PI, Pixel, Play, Pot, Pr, pre, Pro, ps, Q, quant, Rc, Roof, RSS, Rv, s5, serve, Spot, Style, Suicide, tech, ted, Tent, TI, Top, Tragedy, TV, Ui, Us, V, work, Workers

The suicide cluster at Foxconn has attracted the attention of a top Chinese official this weekend. Wang Yang, top Communist Party official of Guangdong, has called for improved conditions in the region. Previously, as part of an overall PR/HR initiative, Foxconn said it would increase workers’ wages by 20%

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Fire May Have Broken Out At Foxconn Plant, Some Possibly Injured [Unconfirmed]

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There are scattered reports of a fire at the Foxconn plant in Shenzhen. It sounds like the company attempted to keep news of the incident silent, but supposedly some reporters who happened to be outside the facility spotted the firetrucks. More

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Nintendo Investigating Foxconn Conditions [Foxconn]

by on May.28, 2010, under 2, 2010, 5, 7, 7d, A4, Ac, Act, Ad, Ads, and, ANT, Ants, app, apple, AR, Ati, Bp, cat, China, clear, de, Deaths, Display, Ds, E, Ea, EC, Employees, Et, Factories, Factory, ff, Fox, Foxcon suicides, Foxconn, Gizmo, gizmodo, Gm, hal, Hd, Home Automation, Id, Ie, II, Im, In, investigation, Io, Ion, ions, Isp, kin, La, Labels, Light, mid, Mod, nin, nintendo, Nintendo foxconn, Nintendo Wii, O2, Of, om, One, order, Os, ota, Otaku, PI, Pixel, Play, Port, Ports, Pr, Pro, Probe, products, Q, quant, Rc, RSS, Rv, serve, Shenzhen, Style, Suicide, suicides, tech, TI, TV, Ui, Us, V, Vest, Via, Watch, Who, Wii, work, Workers

Contrary to a lot of reports, more than just Apple’s products are made at Foxconn’s Shenzhen factories. Nintendo, whose Wii and other products are made there, has announced it shall be investigating the working and living conditions of the factory workers in light of the suicides. [ MarketWatch via Kotaku ] More

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Foxconn Workers Receiving 20 Percent Salary Increase [Foxconn]

by on May.28, 2010, under 2, 2010, 3, 5, 7, 7d, A4, Ac, Act, Ad, Add, Ads, age, Ai, Aim, and, ANT, Ants, app, apple, AR, Bp, bus, business, cat, China, clear, color, de, Display, Ds, Dust, E, E3, Ea, EC, emp, Employees, Et, Factory, ff, Fox, Foxconn, Foxconn employees, Foxconn factory, Ge, Gizmo, gizmodo, Hd, Home Automation, hon hai, Id, Ie, Im, images, ims, In, Industry, Io, Ion, Isp, La, Labels, Math, mid, Mit, Mod, Ms, Nes, Ny, Of, om, One, order, Os, Padd, PI, Pixel, plan, Play, Pr, pre, Precision, Pro, Q, quant, Rc, rom, RSS, Rv, serve, Style, Sue, Suicide, suicides, Tag, tech, TI, TV, Ui, Us, V, work, Workers, X1

Hon Hai Precision Industry has announced that it will raise the salaries of employees at its Foxconn factory by about 20 percent. The company claims that the raises were planned for a while and aren’t in response to recent suicides . More

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Foxconn Jumps Reach 15…Potential 16 Spotted On the Roof [Foxconn]

by on May.27, 2010, under 1d, 2, 2010, 3, 5, 7, 7d, A4, Ac, Ad, Add, Ads, age, and, ANT, Ants, app, apple, AR, Bp, building, cat, China, clear, color, de, Death, Dell, Display, Ds, E, Ea, EC, eco, emp, Et, ff, Fox, Foxconn, Foxconn Suicides, Ge, Gizmo, gizmodo, Hd, Home Automation, Id, Ie, Im, images, In, Isp, La, Labels, media, microsoft, mid, Mod, News, nintendo, Of, om, One, order, Os, Padd, PI, Pixel, Play, Port, Ports, Pot, ps, Q, quant, Rc, Roof, RSS, Rv, serve, Sony, Spot, Style, Suicide, Tag, tech, ted, Tent, TI, TV, Ui, Up, Update, V, X1

While we recently published news of the 12th Foxconn employee to attempt a suicide, and then immediately updated the story with new of a 13th jumper, those reports are already dated. More

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Free GTA Chinatown Wars Lite iPhone App Hits App Store [IPhone Apps]

by on May.27, 2010, under 17, 2, 2010, 3, 5, 7, 7d, 808, Ac, Ad, Add, Ads, age, and, ANT, Ants, app, app store, apple, Apps, AR, Art, Auto, Ban, Bp, cat, China, Chinatown, Chinatown wars lite, clear, color, de, Display, down, Ds, E, Ea, EC, Et, Fb, ff, first, Free, game, Games, Ge, Gizmo, gizmodo, good, Grand theft auto gta, Gta, hand, Hd, heck, Home Automation, Id, Im, images, In, Io, Ion, ions, Iphone, iPhone App, iPhone Apps, IphoneApps, Ir, Isp, ISS, kin, La, Labels, Lite, mid, mission, Mod, Nes, nin, nintendo, Nintendo DS, Note, Notes, Of, om, One, order, Ovi, Padd, phone, Phones, PI, Pixel, Play, Pr, Pro, ps, Q, quant, Rc, RSS, Rv, serve, smartphone, Smartphones, store, Style, Tag, tech, Theft, TI, TV, V, vers, Vide, War, wars, X1

If you don’t want to bang down ten notes for the full-fat Chinatown Wars iPhone app , this free “Lite” version is worth checking out. It provides a good taste of the Nintendo DS game, with the first three missions playable.

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12th Foxconn Employee Jumps; Becomes 10th To Die [Foxconn]

by on May.27, 2010, under 2, 2010, 3, 3D, 5, 7, 7d, Ac, Act, Ad, Add, Ads, age, ANT, Ants, app, apple, AR, Av, Bp, building, bus, business, Cam, cat, China, clear, color, Contracts, de, Deaths, Display, Ds, E, E3, Ea, EC, eco, emp, Employees, Et, Factories, Fb, ff, Fox, Foxconn, Foxconn Suicides, Ge, Gizmo, gizmodo, Hd, Home Automation, Id, Ie, Im, images, In, Isp, kin, La, Labels, mid, Mit, Mod, Ms, Nes, Ny, Of, om, One, order, Padd, PI, Pixel, Play, Pr, pre, Pro, ps, Q, quant, Rc, rom, RSS, Rv, serve, Shenzhen, ski, Style, Sue, Suicide, suicides, Tag, tech, TI, tie, TV, Ui, Us, V, Wind, work, Workers, X1

Despite Foxconn allegedly asking all employees to sign contracts promising not to kill themselves, another worker has jumped out of a building window. This came hours after Foxconn’s CEO was boasting to press of the fabulous facilities at the factories. More

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Foxconn Asks Employees to Sign Promise Not to Commit Suicide or Sue The Company If They Do [Foxconn]

by on May.26, 2010, under 2, 2010, 2D, 3, 3D, 5, 7, 7d, Ac, Act, Ad, Add, Ads, age, Ai, ANT, Ants, app, apple, AR, Art, Av, Bp, cat, China, clear, color, Dc, de, deal, Death, Display, Ds, E, Ea, EC, emp, Employees, Epa, Et, ff, Fox, Foxconn, Foxconn Suicides, Ge, Gizmo, gizmodo, good, Hd, Help, Home Automation, Hp, Id, Im, images, In, Io, Ion, ions, Isp, kin, La, Labels, late, Manufacturing, mid, Mit, Mod, Ny, Of, om, One, order, Padd, PI, Pixel, Play, Pr, Pro, Q, quant, Rc, rom, RSS, Rv, serve, shanghai, Slate, star, Style, Sue, Suicide, suicides, Tag, tar, tech, ted, TI, Translate, TV, Ui, V, War, what, work, X1

Shanghaiist got ahold of this memo being sent out to Foxconn employees, trying to help them deal with whatever working conditions is leading toward this recent string of suicides . It starts off good, then, well, gets not so good. More

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