Foxconn, makers of the iPhone as well as products for Sony, Nokia, Dell and Hewlett Packard, plans to automate much of its manufacturing load. Last year they doubled wages after more than a dozen workers at its plant in southern China committed suicide. It was so bad, the factory had to insta ... More >>
Those suffering the slings and arrows of Tuesday's election results should avoid the big map in the Times today showing a shower of nasty little red-colored and rightward-surging darts flowing across America. Each little arrow shows a Congressional district where the Party of No gained ground ... More >>
Hewlett-Packard CEO Mark Hurd has reportedly resigned after an investigation of sexual harassment claims made by a former contractor. He'll be replaced by CFO Cathie Lesjak on an interim basis. While the company says that the investigation found no violations of sexual harassment policy, HP s ... More >>
Daily News columnist Juan Gonzalez has a new chapter in his ongoing series on the kind of waste in government that somehow flies below the radar when Team Bloomberg goes looking to cut the budget. Today's episode reveals that the city is paying $3.5 million a year to outside computer consultants who ... More >>
And now there are 8 ads weirder than Carly Fiorina's "Demon Sheep." "No-one knows from whence it came," according to the voice over for Fred Davis' latest shot at viral glory (video after the jump), but the giant floating head of Barbara Boxer (who is referred to here as "it" by the narrato ... More >>
Courtesy of the always excellent No Conclusion blog. The theme is "music that inspires my solo music by process and intent. This is the kind of stuff I listen to when my inspiration well is running a little dry," meaning this is more of a
Fashion Week, Idol chatter, a gesture toward Liza. By Michael Musto
Well, a mock cover made up at the party Paper had for their 25th anniversary the other night (along with HP and their fabulous ink cartridges). First of all, let me say what an amazing job the mag's Kim Hastreiter, David Hershkovits, Mickey Boardman, and Drew Elliott did in pulling together ... More >>
The press is demanding more heath information on Steve Jobs, who yesterday announced he was taking a leave of absence from his Apple CEO duties due to health issues. Jobs characterized these issues as nutritional, but some doctors speculate that the pancreatic cancer survivor may have chronic pancre ... More >>
Concerns about the health of alarmingly thin pancreatic cancer survivor Steve Jobs have been so widespread and volatile that when some guy on the internet floated a rumor in October that the Apple CEO was in the hospital, the company's stock dropped five points. Now Jobs has admitted to the Times t ... More >>
Mm, serendipity: we were just talking about schadenfreude over the fate of our corporate masters, and here we find some blogger briefly caused Apple's stock to drop more than five points by "reporting" that Steve Jobs went to the hospital with "chest pains," according to the New York Times. The rep ... More >>
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