BlackBerry’s John Chen on What He Is Doing to Shake Up the Phone Maker

In an op-ed for CNBC, Chen insists he is making the needed changes to allow BlackBerry to survive and return to profitability.
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With New Outsourcing Deal, BlackBerry Cancels Two Phones

A small item from BlackBerry’s earnings-related filing Friday got lost in the news of its hardware partnership with Taiwan’s Foxconn Technology Group–sales of its new phones have been so bad that BlackBerry was forced to cancel the rollout of two not-yet-released phones.

BlackBerry Reports Massive $4.4 Billion Quarterly Loss, Inks a Deal With Foxconn

Still looking for a turnaround.
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Cisco to Spend $4 Billion to Create 1,700 Jobs in Canada

It’s all about taxes, eh?
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iPhone 5S Wait Time Drops as Foxconn Boosts Production

The waiting time for iPhone 5Ss has shortened significantly as major assembler Hon Hai Precision Industry Co. has been running its factories round the clock, adding more workers to its production lines.

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Apple Partner Hon Hai Considers Pennsylvania Plant

Hon Hai Precision Industry, which assembles iPhones and iPads for Apple, said it is considering an investment of $40 million in manufacturing and research facilities in Pennsylvania.

Apple Ramps Up iPhone, iPad Production With New Manufacturing Partners

Apple enlists Wistron and Compal Communications to help meet demand for the iPhone and iPad mini.
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HTC Seeks to Outsource Smartphone Production

HTC Corp. is considering outsourcing production of smartphones in a major strategic shift as the struggling Taiwanese smartphone maker looks for ways to cut costs and retain profitability, people familiar with the situation said.

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Foxconn Says 11 Injured in Large-Scale Fight at Chinese Campus

Foxconn Technology Co. said a large fight that broke out last week at one of its campuses injured 11 people, the latest in a series of confrontations among the company’s workers that follows a summer of heightened unrest at Chinese factories.

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Hon Hai Says It Sold Some Display Patents to Google

Including patents for Head Mounted Technology.

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Worker Group Alleges Abuses at Apple Supplier in China

A report alleges withholding of pay and poor living conditions.

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Hon Hai Bids for Taiwan 4G Mobile Spectrum

Hon Hai Precision Industry Co. said Tuesday it has submitted an application for a fourth-generation high-speed mobile spectrum license in Taiwan, its latest effort to diversify beyond the contract manufacturing business.

Foxconn’s Firefox OS Hiring Spree

Foxconn is looking for up to 3,000 HTML 5-savvy software engineers to help with its Firefox OS efforts.
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Apple Shifts Supply Chain Away From Foxconn to Pegatron

For years, nearly all of the world’s iPhones and iPads rolled off the assembly lines of a single company: Foxconn.

Apple’s Made-in-USA Mac Will Be Built in Texas

Designed by Apple in California, assembled in Texas …
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Will Google Deliver on Its Nexus Q Promise? Not at This Year’s I/O.

The search giant won’t be updating us on its streaming media device at this week’s I/O developer conference. Perhaps next year?
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Microsoft Strikes Another Android Patent Deal, This Time With ZTE

With this deal — and another with Foxconn — Microsoft now has arrangements in place with the bulk of the leading Android players.
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Tech Stocks Slump as Earnings Season Approaches

Down market alert!
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Google Shares Dip as Microsoft Strikes Licensing Deal With Hon Hai

Google gets dealt another blow in its ongoing struggles with Microsoft’s patent infringement claims.
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Foxconn Steps Up Hiring as Apple Readies New iPhone

Foxconn Technology Group has resumed hiring assembly-line workers in China after a postholiday freeze, in the latest sign that major customer Apple Inc. is gearing up for production of the new iPhone.

Foxconn Flop Fuels iPhone Fears

Biggest revenue decline in over a decade.
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Foxconn Gets Boost From Apple’s Sales

Hon Hai Precision Industry Co. said its net profit rose 16 percent in 2012 from the previous year, as the Taiwan-based assembler of Apple Inc. products saw its revenue increase as the U.S. company’s sales grew.

HP Sets New Labor Guidelines in China

Targeting student labor.
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Why Is Tim Cook in China Again?

Second visit in less than a year.
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