Apple http://nhpr.org en A Battle Of The Tech Titans http://nhpr.org/post/battle-tech-titans <p><a href="http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424127887323977304578654481748899200.html">Patent wars </a>are now standard in the tech industry, so is fierce competition for markets. But what would happen if two Silicon Valley superpowers made the jump to all-out war?</p><p><strong><em>“Though the feud with Apple has been escalating for months, Google CEO Larry Page has never given serious consideration to the plan known internally as Operation GhostFruit. Then Apple decided to test him, first by removing Google as the default search engine on the iPhone and iPad, and then …by blocking Apple devices’ access to Google.com entirely. Larry Page has no choice but to go nuclear.”</em></strong></p><p>That’s an excerpt from Slate’s totally fictional, not remotely thought out experiment called<a href="http://www.slate.com/articles/technology/low_concept/features/2013/wargames/what_if_google_and_apple_went_to_war_in_real_life.html"> “Wargames: Apple Versus Google,”</a> a highly entertaining ten-part series imagining what might if happen if the two behemoths used all their power, resources, and money to destroy each other. <strong>Matt Yglesias </strong>is Slate's Business and Economics Correspondent and he spoke with us about the potential battle: Google vs. Apple.</p><p> Mon, 12 Aug 2013 14:00:04 +0000 Virginia Prescott 33005 at http://nhpr.org A Battle Of The Tech Titans Steve Jobs Reincarnated? http://nhpr.org/post/steve-jobs-reincarnated <p>Rob Fleischman tells us about Microsoft's new tablet and explains what Microsoft's latest moves mean.</p> Wed, 11 Jul 2012 14:31:08 +0000 Virginia Prescott 8552 at http://nhpr.org Steve Jobs Reincarnated? The Factory Girls of China http://nhpr.org/post/factory-girls-china <p>In the wake of the Mike Daisey debacle, we trace the true reporting of one journalist on the young, rural women fueling China's manufacturing boom.</p> Tue, 27 Mar 2012 14:22:15 +0000 Virginia Prescott 2769 at http://nhpr.org The Factory Girls of China Siri v. Everyone Else http://nhpr.org/post/siri-v-everyone-else <p>A lawyer grabs our interest with a journal paper that questions the liability and rights of artificially intelligent beings.</p> Mon, 26 Mar 2012 15:23:29 +0000 Virginia Prescott 2746 at http://nhpr.org Siri v. Everyone Else Paying Dividend Gives More Investors A Bite Of Apple http://nhpr.org/post/paying-dividend-gives-more-investors-bite-apple At the end of 2011, Apple had a very enviable problem. Mon, 19 Mar 2012 20:06:00 +0000 2627 at http://nhpr.org Paying Dividend Gives More Investors A Bite Of Apple iPad Workers: Plant Inspected Hours Before Blast http://nhpr.org/post/ipad-workers-plant-inspected-hours-blast Apple's new iPad goes on sale this Friday, the latest version of a wildly popular product from an iconic company. In the past couple of months, though, Apple has come under criticism for working conditions in Chinese factories that help build iPads.<p>A <em>New York Times</em> <a href="http://www.nytimes.com/interactive/business/ieconomy.html">investigation</a> focused on an explosion at an Apple supplier factory last May. Mon, 12 Mar 2012 04:01:00 +0000 Frank Langfitt 2451 at http://nhpr.org iPad Workers: Plant Inspected Hours Before Blast How Many U.S. Jobs Does Apple Really Create? http://nhpr.org/post/how-many-us-jobs-does-apple-really-create Apple has about 47,000 workers in the U.S. That's not a huge amount for such a profitable and influential company. Now the tech giant is saying it has actually created about 10 times that many jobs indirectly.<p>Some economists are skeptical of the claim. And the move comes as Apple is facing increased criticism and scrutiny over labor practices at factories it outsources to in China.<p>For a long time, Apple has enjoyed one of the best public images imaginable. Tue, 06 Mar 2012 23:01:00 +0000 Chris Arnold 2353 at http://nhpr.org How Many U.S. Jobs Does Apple Really Create? Audits Are Under Way At Apple Supplier Foxconn's Plants http://nhpr.org/post/audits-are-under-way-apple-supplier-foxconns-plants Audits of working conditions are under way at Foxconn's manufacturing plants in China, a key link in Apple's supply chain of iPhones, iPads and other devices. Wed, 15 Feb 2012 23:03:00 +0000 Bill Chappell 1953 at http://nhpr.org Audits Are Under Way At Apple Supplier Foxconn's Plants Word of Mouth for November 7th, 2011 http://nhpr.org/post/word-mouth-november-7th-2011 <p>Caremore, a company that has revolutionized&nbsp;eldercare - providing better care and&nbsp;doing it profitably.&nbsp; The &quot;next big thing&quot; prediction&nbsp;for Apple -&nbsp;under new leadership.&nbsp; And&nbsp;18th century explorers who&nbsp;fearlessly set out to catalog the&nbsp;variety of species that roam the earth.&nbsp; &nbsp;&nbsp;</p> Mon, 07 Nov 2011 17:00:00 +0000 Virginia Prescott 304 at http://nhpr.org