Tag: Apple

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An iPhone Tester Caught in Apple's Supply Chain

Bibek Dhong traveled from Nepal to Malaysia to test cameras for the new iPhone 5. When production ended abruptly, he and his coworkers found themselves stranded for two months without money, food or passports.

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Marty Sullivan Figured Out How The World's Biggest Companies Avoided Billions In Taxes

A profile of the policy wonk who shone the light and turned the tide on overseas tax havens.

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How BlackBerry Blew It

Ego, hubris, and the failure to adapt.

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How Microsoft Lost Its Mojo

The story of a lead squandered.

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Change the World

The emerging political consciousness of Silicon Valley.

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The Patent, Used as a Sword

For the first time, the giants of the tech industry are spending more on creating, buying, and fighting patents than they are on R&D.

Part of New York Times' ongoing iEconomy series.
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Apple’s Retail Army, Long on Loyalty but Short on Pay

A look at Apple stores, where jobs are high stress, with low pay and little opportunity for advancement.

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The Lost Steve Jobs Tapes

From failure to Pixar, Steve Jobs’ “wilderness years.”

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Mr. Daisey and the Apple Factory

After years of avoiding the uncomfortable truths about how his gadgets are made, a Mac fanboy travels to Foxconn to see for himself.

Update 3/16/12: This American Life retracted this story today after it was revealed to have "contained significant fabrications."