Foxconn Shuts Factory After 2,000-Employee Brawl Breaks Out

Foxconn has had to close down a factory in Taiyuan, China, which employs 79,000 people after a massive brawl broke out amongst 2,000 of its workers. Bloomberg is reporting that the fight left 40 people hospitalized and some employees arrested. » 9/24/12 3:44am 9/24/12 3:44am

Facebook Tells Users Not to Give Passwords to Employers As Senate…

Facebook's chief privacy officer Erin Egan has sent a warning to social network's users: never give your password to your employer. It's wrong and it's illegal for them to ask you. In fact, the US Senate is working on a bill to specifically ban this despicable tactic. » 3/23/12 10:19am 3/23/12 10:19am

Volkswagen Is Forcing Employees to Turn Off Their BlackBerrys So…

BlackBerrys are still the de facto standard in the work force and represent a sort of leash an employer has on an employee. If you see that indicator light blink, you better get to work. The problem with that is that no employee ever stops thinking about work! VW wants to change that. They're turning off employee… » 12/23/11 11:51am 12/23/11 11:51am

Tech Start-Up Exclusively Hires People with Asperger's Syndrome for…

Aspiritech, a Chicago-based tech start up, is a software testing firm that exclusively hires people with Asperger's syndrome. Why? Because apparently, people suffering from Asperger's make for the perfect software tester. And this isn't even news! Studies have shown people with Asperger's thriving in tech fields… » 2/24/11 10:40am 2/24/11 10:40am

Microsoft (Obviously) Claims Google Employees Would Be Better Off…

Microsoft really didn't like that a Google employee went public, telling the world the big G is swapping employees' computers from Windows to Chrome, OS X and Linux. They've responded in a particularly sarky way, calling it "ironic": » 6/02/10 9:17am 6/02/10 9:17am

Nintendo Investigating Foxconn Conditions

Contrary to a lot of reports, more than just Apple's products are made at Foxconn's Shenzhen factories. Nintendo, whose Wii and other products are made there, has announced it shall be investigating the working and living conditions of the factory workers in light of the suicides. [MarketWatch via Kotaku] » 5/28/10 4:35am 5/28/10 4:35am

12th Foxconn Employee Jumps; Becomes 10th To Die

Despite Foxconn allegedly asking all employees to sign contracts promising not to kill themselves, another worker has jumped out of a building window. This came hours after Foxconn's CEO was boasting to press of the fabulous facilities at the factories. » 5/27/10 4:35am 5/27/10 4:35am

Remainders - The Things We Didn't Post: Greener Pastures Edition

In today's Remainders: new beginnings. Tim Bray, co-founder of XML, starts a new job at Google (and has his sights set on Apple); several Windows Phone 7 team members are develop apps for Windows Phone 7; and more. » 3/15/10 9:00pm 3/15/10 9:00pm