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Foxconn Pledges to Ease Up on Factory Workers

Electronics manufacturer Foxconn has taken some considerable hits to its public image in recent years as reports about shocking labor conditions at the Apple supplier’s factories cropped up with more frequency than new iPad product launches. On Sunday, Foxconn’s chairman said that the company is changing its ways.

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Apple Set for $10B Stock Buyback

All that bad press about working conditions at Apple-affiliated factories apparently hasn’t caused the computer giant any significant economic harm; in fact, the company, bolstered by booming sales of its shiny new iPad, is planning to spread the wealth among shareholders this summer.

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Apple Lets the World In on Its Supply Chain

In a bid to increase transparency and overcome some dreadful PR from recent years about certain components of its global supply chain, Apple Inc. posted a lengthy “2012 Progress Report” about labor practices, working conditions and company ethics on its main website Friday.

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Daisey Rips Into Apple in ‘Agony and Ecstasy’

Writer and performer Mike Daisey isn’t dropping his current act, “The Agony and the Ecstasy of Steve Jobs,” in light of his titular character’s recent exit from the world stage, but he has been obliged to make some formatting tweaks.

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Sony Makes a Play for Apple’s Online Music Empire

The seeming stranglehold that Apple’s iTunes has had on the online music market could be challenged, or at least loosened, by the imminent release of a competitor from Sony this quarter. Author, scholar and Truthdig contributor Aram Sinnreich ...

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Apple Unveils New Friend Bar for Chatty Geeks

First there was the “Genius Bar,” and now—at least in The Onion’s satirical parallel universe—there’s the “Friend Bar,” a welcoming space in which users can converge and talk for hours about their Apple products without scornful repercussions.

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Gay Marriage as Antidote to Gay ‘Lifestyle’

Boy, that Justin Long has come a, uh, long way since his early “I’m a Mac” days. Why, here he is, joining the ranks of other allegedly straight actors who’ve played it gay in this humorous (and racy, workplace viewers!) PSA aimed at overturning California’s Proposition 8.

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