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  1. News - China - TECHNOLOGY

    Apple supplier based in China accused of labour violations by US watchdogs

    Posted Sep 04th 2014, 10:06pm by BIEN PEREZ, KRISTINE SERVANDO, Chris Luo

    ... Bien Perez and Kristine Servando A Chinese electronics firm that supplies parts to Apple is being accused of repeated labour violations by two US-based watchdogs who investigated it twice in the past two years – exposing continued problems in Apple’s supply chain ahead of its much-anticipated iPhone 6 launch. In a report released on Thursday night, China Labour Watch and Green America ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1585293/apple-supplier-based-china-accused-labour-violations-us-watchdogs
  2. News - China - TECHNOLOGY

    Scientists teach ping-pong robots to master spin

    Posted Aug 31st 2014, 04:49am by STEPHEN CHEN

    ... jobs that were previously the realm of people. The technology will significantly improve efficiency and cut labour costs in the manufacturing sector, such as in the car industry, she said. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1582034/scientists-teach-ping-pong-robots-master-spin
  3. News - China - TECHNOLOGY

    Hi-tech building bandage promises to hold homes together in quakes

    Posted Aug 09th 2014, 04:15am by STEPHEN CHEN

    ... between 50,000 yuan (HK$62,800) and 100,000 yuan, including design, materials and labour. "This is still quite a large sum for many farmers in China, especially in less-developed areas," ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1569538/hi-tech-building-bandage-promises-hold-homes-together-quakes
  4. Business - Companies - TECHNOLOGY

    Big data move brings big business opportunities

    Posted Aug 02nd 2014, 01:30am by Theos Evgeniou and Joerg Niessing

    ... technology ones, a key bottleneck becomes the availability of talent for such initiatives. The labour market of data scientists is nascent, making experienced experts highly sought out- and highly ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/companies/article/1564505/big-data-move-brings-big-business-opportunities
  5. Business - China Business - TECHNOLOGY

    Dongguan firm shows off its answer to the Segway

    Posted Apr 17th 2014, 11:33am by Denise Tsang

    ... it is environmentally friendly and fun." Formerly a supplier of moulds and dies for exporters, Dongguan Robstep was forced to reinvent itself in 2010 as wages and production costs soared, labour shortages ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/china-business/article/1485825/dongguan-firm-shows-its-answer-segway
  6. Business - China Business - TECHNOLOGY

    Alibaba faces uphill battle to replicate US tech model

    Posted Apr 24th 2014, 01:14am by ROBERT GUY

    ... customer fulfilment requirements lurking in the back office. Logistics, inventory and warehousing are costly and labour intensive activities, even with robots. Jack Ma Yun claims he will defend his ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/china-business/article/1495405/alibaba-faces-uphill-battle-replicate-us-tech-model
  7. News - Hong Kong - TECHNOLOGY

    Hong Kong government spending millions developing apps that no one downloads

    Posted Apr 03rd 2014, 03:38am by Amy Nip

    ... downloads. The Labour and Welfare Bureau's Social Capital Winner cost HK$113,625 and was downloaded 317 times. Meanwhile, the Observatory scored well again with its My World Weather app's ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1463336/costly-government-apps-lag-popularity-game
  8. Business - Companies - TECHNOLOGY

    Hon Hai pivots to America after China problems

    Posted Jan 02nd 2014, 01:41am by Ralph Jennings

    ... Hai Precision, the world's largest contract electronics manufacturer, will expand advanced manufacturing in the United States despite high costs after more than three years of labour ... Hai's mainland factories, which now total 13, have faced a rash of worker suicides followed by riots and protests over labour conditions. The same flaps ruffled some of Hon Hai's core ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/companies/article/1395259/hon-hai-pivots-america-after-china-problems
  9. News - World - TECHNOLOGY

    NSA's information behemoth to swallow a library a minute

    Posted Jun 16th 2013, 12:00am by GDN

    ... thousands of labourers have worked for two years to build a US$1.7 billion facility that will provide a new home for the NSA's exponentially expanding information store. Sited on an unused ... on Americans, but is otherwise vague. Its scale is not in doubt. Since January 2011, a reported 10,000 labourers have built four big halls filled with servers and cables plus a vast space for technical ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1261780/nsas-information-behemoth-swallow-library-minute
  10. Business - Companies - TECHNOLOGY

    Hon Hai plan to deploy 1m robots faces delay, says analyst

    Posted Oct 03rd 2012, 12:00am by BIEN PEREZ

    ... Bien Perez bien.perez@scmp.com Hon Hai chairman's talk of beating higher labour costs by speeding up automation is thwarted by high cost and limited supply Foxconn 1 m robot bid ... weapon" against rising labour costs in its industry. The big target for Hon Hai was to deploy 1 million industrial robots by next year after installing 300,000 this year. It had about 10,000 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/companies/article/1052557/hon-hai-plan-deploy-1m-robots-faces-delay-says-analyst

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