Latest stories - Josh Dzieza

16 Days Ago   The Foxconn name displayed outside of an office building on Wednesday, May 8 2019 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Foxconn is a electronics contract manufacturing company, which is constructing a plant in south eastern Wisconsin creating thousands of jobs.

37 Days Ago   The company uses a severe efficiency metric called ‘the rate’ to surveil employees’ productivity, so workers in Minneapolis walked on Prime Day Continue reading…

43 Days Ago   To stock Amazon’s shelves, merchants travel the backroads of America in search of rare soap and coveted toys Continue reading…

55 Days Ago   Trump called it the ‘eighth wonder of the world’ — then the factory began to shrink Continue reading…

78 Days Ago   During the 2018 campaign, Wisconsin’s governor Tony Evers criticized the Foxconn project as a bad deal, but a done deal: the bill offering the Taiwanese tech giant up to $4.5 billion in subsidies had been passed into law, and the state and local governments had already acquired land and started building infrastructure for what was supposed to be an enormous manufacturing facility.

101 Days Ago   Last summer, Foxconn announced that it would buy buildings across Wisconsin and turn them into “innovation centers” as part of its record-breaking $4.5 billion tax subsidy agreement with the state.

111 Days Ago   Foxconn’s founder and chairman Terry Gou went on a quick US tour this week, first stopping at the White House on Wednesday to meet with President Trump, and then dropping by the Milwaukee airport on Thursday to meet with Wisconsin Governor Tony Evers.

118 Days Ago   Earlier this month, The Verge published an investigation checking in on the many “innovation centers” Foxconn had announced it would open in Wisconsin. Foxconn had promoted the buildings as part of its effort to turn the state into a technology hub employing 13,000 people, with the centerpiece being a heavily subsidized LCD factory on Lake Michigan.

134 Days Ago   Last summer, Foxconn announced a barrage of new projects in Wisconsin — so we went looking for them Continue reading…

202 Days Ago   Days after Foxconn’s Louis Woo told Reuters that the company is no longer planning to build a factory in Wisconsin, Foxconn says the factory plan is back on.

202 Days Ago   Demonstrating you’re not a robot is getting harder and harder Continue reading…

202 Days Ago   In 2017, Foxconn promised Wisconsin an enormous state-of-the-art factory, staffed by thousands of workers, all making screens for 75-inch TVs. The building would be the “eighth wonder of the world,” President Trump declared at a groundbreaking ceremony with gold-plated shovels last summer.

246 Days Ago   Dirty dealing in the $175 billion Amazon Marketplace Continue reading…

290 Days Ago   At the University of Wisconsin-Madison in late August, chancellor Rebecca Blank and Foxconn chairman Terry Gou announced the largest industry research partnership in the school’s history.

351 Days Ago   There has always been a whiff of world domination to the aspirations of big tech companies: to become a platform for everyone on Earth, to be the “everything store,” to organize the world’s information.

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