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Foxconn Closes China Plant in Response to Worker Riot

Foxconn Technology Group has closed its Taiyuan plant in response to a riot among its workforce, according to a report from the New York Times. Foxconn, one of the leading suppliers of electronics components to the world’s largest technology companies — including Apple Inc. — told the Times that a number of people were hospitalized as a result of the riot; he declined to say whether the Taiyuan plant was responsible for any part of the iPhone 5 production process. A Foxconn spokesman did not immediately return an AllThingsD request for comment.


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The problem with the Billionaire Savior phase of the newspaper collapse has always been that billionaires don’t tend to like the kind of authority-questioning journalism that upsets the status quo.

— Ryan Chittum, writing in the Columbia Journalism Review about the promise of Pierre Omidyar’s new media venture with Glenn Greenwald