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Shenzhen wage hike causes supply chain jitters

  • 28 August 2012

Chinese tech hub and boom town Shenzhen is set to increase the minimum wage of workers there by 13.3 per cent in early 2013, causing a few sweaty palms in the technology supply chain. Shenzhen and the wider Pearl River…


Phone firm takes tough stance on ‘conflict minerals’

  • 21 February 2012

Nokia recently raised its voice on the issue of conflict minerals by publishing a policy that spells out its stand. The Finnish phone maker joins other consumer electronics companies in the corporate responsibility of avoiding conflict minerals in their supply…


Nokia Siemens Networks Sued for Selling Spy Kit to Iran

  • 17 August 2010

Nokia Siemens Networks is facing a lawsuit over allegations that it sold equipment to Iran that was subsequently used by the government to monitor opposition activists. Iranian journalist and activist, Isa Saharkhiz and his son, Mehdi Saharkhiz have filled the…


Sharing technology to save the planet

  • 1 November 2009

The refrain of a popular children’s song –‘‘the morewe get together the happier we’ll be’’ – may sound like a simplistic formula for solving the complex challenges of climate change and sustainability. But if any area is ripe for collaboration,…


Kenya: Travailler par sms

  • 10 September 2009

Les nouvelles technologies créent des formes inédites de travail. La Société Txteagle en collaboration avec Nokia, a lancé au Kenya une initiative novatrice : des milliers de détenteurs des téléphones portables habitant dans les quartiers pauvres du pays, gagnent de…


Multinationals take an axe to jobs

  • 28 January 2009

Forced leave, wage reductions, hiring freezes and shorter hours simply did not do enough. A year into this recession, companies across the board are resorting to mass job cuts. Home Depot, Caterpillar, Sprint Nextel and at least eight other companies…


Nokia Cell Phone Made of Sustainably Harvested Wood

  • 10 October 2008

If there’s one thing I hate about modern gadgets, it’s all the plastic. I’ve long looked back at wooden electronics wishing you could still find up-to-date versions of the sophisticated designs. Plus, there’s the fact that so many plastic gadgets…

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