Sep 24

TechCrunch reported that Apple is going after people with experience working on Google Maps to develop its own product. According to TechCrunch’s source “Apple is pursuing a strategy of luring away Google Maps employees who helped develop the search giant’s product on contract, and many of those individuals seem eager to accept due in part to the opportunity Apple represents to build new product, instead of just doing “tedious updates” on a largely complete platform.» Apple Recruiting Ex-Google Maps Employees To Build Out iOS Maps

Apr 27

Newspaper Jornal de Jundiai (via Evertiq) reports that 2,500 workers at the Foxconn plant in Brazil will strike if issues surrounding severe water shortages, food, and transportation of employees are not resolved before May 3. The Foxconn factory in Brazil is assembling some of Apple’s iPhone 4 and iPad 2 units. » Foxconn Workers Threaten Strike Over Working Conditions In Brazil

Jan 26

Giving a little more back to the people who worked so hard to make Apple one of the wealthiest corporations in the world, Cook announced that Apple employees will soon be given $500 discounts on purchases of new Macs and $250 discounts on purchases of a new iPad. According to the sources this discount program will start somewhere in June 2012. » Starting In June Apple Employees Get $500 Off Macs, $250 Off iPads

Oct 11

iCloud First Look Internal
Today a tipster of 9to5mac provided them with internal Apple docs, which informed us that  iCloud and iOS 5 will be available on Ocyober 12th. These are the cheat sheets that Apple employees use to sell customers these products. The sheets that gives information and the release date of iOS 5 and iCloud can be seen after the break. » Internal Docs Apple Employees Use To Explain iCloud & iOS 5 [iOS 5 & iCloud Will Be Launched October 12th]

Oct 10

Steve Jobs 1955-2011
Tim Cook has sent out an internal email to Apple employees “to take time to remember the incredible things Steve achieved in his life and the many ways he made our world a better place.” The celebration of Steve Jobs life is planned on October 19th 10AM PT in the outdoor amphitheater of Apples Infinite Loop campus in Cupertino. Read the full email of Tim Cook after the break. » Apple Plans Celebration Of Steve Jobs Life On October 19th

Sep 11

had a interview with Terry Gou, the man who started Foxconn and “the man of the iPhone”. He said they are creating 137.000 iPhone 4s a day, which is 90 iPhones a minute. Foxconn is not only knows as the creator of the iPhone but also the creator if Sony PlayStations and Dell-computers. In the interview they are talking about the suicides and how the 59 years-old Gou started the Foxconn which has almost 1 million employees “920.000”. » Interview Terry Gou: Foxconn Is Making 90 iPhone 4 Devices A Minute.

May 29

Foxconn will raise the salaries of 420.000 employees in its factories by 20 percent. People say they raise the salary to prevent more suicides by their employees, but the company claims that they already planned to raise the salary a long time ago and that its not a response at the suicides. The average salary of employees working at Foxconn is around $131 a month and will now be raised with $26. CEO Terry Guo also said that they will relocate about 80.000 to western parts of China so that they can be closer to their families.