Latest electronics industry Shenanigans

Do Bribes Work?

Noises are that Intel will stop paying customers  to use its mobile chips next year.

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Supplying Apple

Everybody wants to supply to Apple, right? Well it turns out that while it may be a big deal it’s also a PITA…

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CGT Union Blasts ST

The French CGT union has weighed into ST management accusing it of using R&D grants to pay dividends and pursuing a break-up strategy rather than a growth strategy…

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ST's Agony

ST’s agony continues. 450 jobs are to be cut in the digital business. “La spirale infernale continue” says CAD-ST – the salaried workers collective organisation at ST…

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Cramming

Watch your phone bills. The Yanks have developed ‘Cramming’ – adding fictitious items to phone bills. What they do over there often comes over here…

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Paddy Prank

Today may see the death of the Double Irish – the tax wheeze which allows Google, Apple and Facebook to avoid paying taxes…

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Dirty Dealings In The Deep South

An extraordinary story emerges from the US Deep South – a Marriott hotel in Tennessee has been jamming guests’ use of personal hot-spots to force them to pay outrageous fees to use the hotel WiFi…

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The Wannabe Borrower

For anyone who’s had a hard time from their bank recently, here’s something to cheer you up – Ben Bernanke had an application to refinance his mortgage refused…

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The Devil's Bargain

“I owe my soul to the company store,” goes the old song and what’s the name of the on-site shop at Apple’s Cupertino HQ? It’s The Company Store…

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The Apple-China Pas De Deux

Apple has told China Telecom, China Mobile and China Unicom that it won’t be selling iPhone 6s in China just yet…

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