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Kodak may be bankrupt, but that doesn't seem to be stopping Apple from suing them. The case hinges around digital camera patents; Apple alleges that it developed a digital camera in the early 1990s that it shared with Kodak and that Kodak subsequently sought to patent the technology behind it. There's a site about Apple's patents and their use here.
The U.S. International Trade Commission has preliminarily rejected Apple's ownership claims, but the case and a parallel federal lawsuit remain pending.
I feels like the soul is gone now and its cetainly just an empty corporate shell
but with all the child labour and suicides as the foxconn plant in China
Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., Ltd. was founded in 1974 as a manufacturer of electrical components (notably electrical connectors for computer components, which found use in the Atari 2600). Foxconn originated as a trade name of Hon Hai, later becoming a Hon Hai subsidiary. In 2001 Intel concentrated on its core competency of chip making and began using Chinese contract manufacturers such as Foxconn to make Intel-branded motherboards.
Apple contracts with Chinese industry such as Foxconn because it has easy access to the Chinese supply chain within a well developed industrial cluster. In addition, employees at overseas companies are thought to be more flexible, diligent, and skilled than American workers.
Foxconn's largest factory worldwide is in Longhua, Shenzhen, where hundreds of thousands of workers (varying counts include 230,000, 300,000, and 450,000) are employed at the Longhua Science & Technology Park, a walled campus sometimes referred to as "Foxconn City" or "iPod City". Covering about 1.16 square miles (3 square km), it includes 15 factories, worker dormitories, a swimming pool, a fire brigade, its own television network (Foxconn TV), and a downtown complete with a grocery store, bank, restaurants, bookstore, and hospital. While some workers live in surrounding towns and villages, others live and work inside the complex; a quarter of the employees live in the dormitories, and many of them work 12-hour days for 6 days each week.
with profits being more important than people I can only see the company going from bad to worse.
Does this REALLY belong in the 'Lyte' section?