Apple supplier Foxconn still struggles to limit working hours, labor group says
13 Dec 2013, 1:01 pm
Foxconn Technology Group has come up short in trying to limit the overtime hours of its workers in China but still made progress in improving the working conditions at three of its factories that make products for Apple, a labor group said Thursday.
Microsoft has joined the FIDO Alliance, an industry group attempting to craft industry standards that reduce reliance on passwords, long regarded as a weak point in Web security. Launched in July 2012, FIDO, which stands for Fast IDentity Online, is hoping its specifications for security devices and
Cisco Systems forecast slower long-term revenue growth Thursday, citing conservative spending by its customers and uncertainty about the economy in some parts of the world. The company predicted overall revenue growth between 3 and 6 percent, stepping back from a long-term forecast of 5 to 7 percent
Squishy Forts: Magnetic pillow forts for adults
Make your own "Game of Thrones" imaginary castle. (Credit: Ross Currie) Pillow forts are childhood classics. You may be all grown up now, but I'll bet you still look longingly at your couch sometimes and imagine dismantling it, draping some blankets, and crawling into your hideout with a flashlig
HEL MD on wheels: It takes a big truck to pack a laser weapon. (Credit: Boeing) It's another small step on the long march toward laser weapons. The US Army said this week that its big, boxy HEL MD system turned in a bang-up performance in its recent shoot-'em-up on the test range. During a three-
Yes, it's her. (Credit: Beyonce/YouTube screenshot by Chris Matyszczyk/CNET) There's a way of doing these things, and this isn't it. If you're a star, you're supposed to be supported by a hype machine that wipes the floor with organic palm fronds before you take a single step. Then Thursday nigh
An artist's concept of a plume of water vapor on Europa. (Credit: NASA/ESA/K. Retherford/SWRI) NASA has announced that Jupiter's moon Europa has got the vapors. Observations by the Hubble Space Telescope show evidence that plumes of water vapor are venting from the moon's south pole. Scientists a
Jim Pattison Group Consolidates Coast to Coast's Back Office
Functions outsourced to company that handles Comag's back office operation.
Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia will fire up to 100 staffers—25 percent of its total workforce—on Thursday, according to the New York Post.
The layoffs would be the first major move by new CEO Daniel Dienst. Dienst assumed the role in late October.
What Email Marketers Are Saying About Gmail’s Image Serving Change
Google caused quite a stir Thursday with the news that it’s serving images in Gmail from its own servers, rather than from the sender’s servers. As we reported yesterday, Gmail open rates should become more accurate because images are displayed by default. But other data will go away...
Email’s far from dead. In fact, it’s one of the top activities on mobile devices. So are your emails and email marketing campaigns set to do all they can for success? Here’s an infographic with tips designed to help. The infographic is from the folks at Marketo, who provide an...
Target has launched an online catalog with products completely curated from Pinterest, taking its relationship with the image-focused social media site to a new level in online shopping. According to a report on InternetRetailer.com, the Target Awesome Shop is a Pinterest-powered site being tested..
Yesterday, Twitter was in an uproar over tweaks to the block system due to system changes. Today, Twitter should be back in users’ good graces as they’ve quickly rescinded the functionality. The change to the blocking system allowed those users who’ve been blocked to view Tweets...