The company's troubles in Brazil mirror allegations it faces in China. They also are similar allegations of labor violations against Apple in China.
The company's troubles in Brazil mirror allegations in China where labor groups have alleged violations at Samsung facilities. They also are similar to what rival Apple faces in China.
Also: Former Pakistani leader Pervez Musharraf charged with murder; Boston bombing suspect's injuries detailed in court documents; Delaware Attorney Gen. Beau Biden, son of the vice president, being treated for disorientation and weakness; Sen. Ted Cruz to renounce his Canadian citizenship.
Many of us look to technology to add to our regular faculties -- make us better, faster, stronger, and more productive. But it has another promise for millions of people around the world: accessibility.
Design researcher Tom Bieling has made something called the Lorm Glove, which could soon help people who are deaf or blind communicate. Beeling's glove, which was developed at the Design Research Lab in Berlin, is covered with sensors that allow the wearer to send and recieve messages.
Beeling joins Marketplace Tech host Ben Johnson to discuss. Click on the audio player above to hear more.
Correction: The original story misspelled the last name of Tom Bieling. The text has been corrected.
The casual snapshots, taken by the Duchess of Cambridge's father, are a departure from the professional "first photos" taken in the past. They're another sign of the way the young royals are departing from some ways of the past.
China's got a soil pollution problem. Some estimates have suggested as much as 70 percent of the country's soil has been contaminated. As you might guess, the government's data on this matter can be difficult for the public to access. Enter Liu Chunlei. With the financial help of Internet company Alibaba, Liu has been crowdsourcing so-called "Danger Maps" to make the information widely available. He joins Marketplace Tech host Ben Johnson to discuss. Click on the audio player above to hear more.
Whether you're a big company or a small business, online visibility is a big deal. So it's no surprise that, for years, people have sought to buy online buzz. Now there's a new twist in the game. Cybercriminals are selling Instagram followers with help from an old computer virus called Zeus. Reuters correspondent Jim Finkle joins Marketplace Tech host Ben Johnson to discuss. Click on the audio player above to hear more.
The former president and army chief is accused of murder. It's alleged that he did not give adequate protection to former Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto, who was assassinated in 2007. Now, a court has taken the unprecedented step of indicting a former leader in a nation dominated by the military.