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Change Coming to Jabil, But Where?

Jabil is cutting staff, but where? The EMS company’s management this week acknowledged an ongoing restructuring — to the tune of $188 million in charges — but¬†declined to address specific actions. “We intend to realign our manufacturing capacity and cost … Continue reading

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Why France Publishers are Putting the Screws to Google

More than any other single factor, Google changed the model for publishing, and now some countries are fighting back. France is threatening legislation that would force Google to pay publishers for indexing their stories on Google News. In response, Google … Continue reading

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The Genius of Apple’s Supply Chain

A massive competitive advantage for Apple is its operations function. Specifically, its supply chain operations. Apple has a regimented core business vision — built around their supply chain. “They have a very unified strategy, and every part of their business … Continue reading

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Served Up

The trend toward “do it yourself” servers among the major Internet and social media companies reinforces the end-customer’s position at the top of the electronics supply chain. Google, Facebook and other major dot.com companies are migrating away from off-the-shelf equipment … Continue reading

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Served Up

The trend toward “do it yourself” servers among the major Internet and social media companies reinforces the end-customer’s position at the top of the electronics supply chain. Google, Facebook and other major dot.com companies are migrating away from off-the-shelf equipment … Continue reading

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For $12B, Google Buys Motorola’s Insured Supply Chain

The Google-Motorola deal announced last week is about hardware manufacturing capability.¬† In other words, Google just paid $12.5 billion for a gadget supply chain with over 20,000 patents as the cherry on top. As Chris Nowak put it in a … Continue reading

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New Search

In a long overdue move, Google has changed its search algorithm, and those publishers that simply cut-and-paste other people’s stories (you know who you are) are going to see their rankings drop bigtime.In Google’s words, among the four reasons for … Continue reading

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New Search

In a long overdue move, Google has changed its search algorithm, and those publishers that simply cut-and-paste other people’s stories (you know who you are) are going to see their rankings drop bigtime. In Google’s words, among the four reasons … Continue reading

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