Apple’s Latest Supply Chain Headache: Foxconn

Wow. If the rumors are true, this could represent an epic electronic supply-chain fail. Multiple publications, including two translated from the original Chinese (the China Times and China Business), are reporting that Apple has returned 5 to 8 million iPhones to Foxconn for unknown manufacturing defects. The reports indicate that the repairs will cost Foxconn…

Can We Trust the Future?

The Oxford Dictionary defines trust primarily as the “firm belief in the reliability, truth, ability, or strength of someone or something.” Brief history of trust When you really think about it, society could not function or expand without trust. Every day before you get into your car for your daily commute, you effectively trust it…

Interaxon Headband Outdoes Google Glass

Google has made wearable technology chic with Google Glass, pairs of which recently landed in the hands of 8,000 lucky techies who won the chance through a contest to purchase an early test pair for $1,500 each. Consumer electronics manufacturer Foxconn will build the multimedia, Internet-connected glasses, which tether to wearers' mobile phones, in the…

Nokia Conquers China

When you run a highly competitive international marathon, it is not important to end first. It is more important to never give up, and conquer the final line with a sense of accomplishment, targets met, and vision to the future. This is exactly what Nokia (NYSE: NOK) is quietly doing. Long-awaited good news reached Nokia…

RFID Sparks New Supply Chain Demand

If you have a dynamic information source, secure storage, an efficient means for retrieving that information, and an in-demand use for the information, then you have the backbone structure for businesses of all sorts. If you can securely transport that information over both short and long distances without worrying about adding equipment or customizing existing…