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Foxconn Will Replace Workers With 1 Million Robots

Foxconn is a Chinese based company and the biggest manufacturer of products of some notable companies such as Nokia, Apple and Sony. Foxconn recently got ripped from an iPad 3 manufacturing contract. Moreover the company had been suffering with some serious problems concerning mostly the labor.

The serious problems with labor were suicides of some of the workers because of low wages, protests against the company and an explosion in the factory. Consequently, Foxcon has now decided to replace manual labor with automated machine robots.

eBay Acquires E-commerce Startup, Magento

eBay announced on Monday that it has agreed to overtake Magento (an open source ecommerce platform), an LA-based company with nearly 300 employees. eBay before only had a minority stake in the company, but has since then decided to go big or go home. Neither company stated how much the deal will go for, but it is expected to close in the third quarter of this year upon approval.

Magento offers tens of thousands of merchants control over the user experience, catalog, content, and functionality of their online store. The company’s “Go” platform offers a software-as-a-service (SaaS), offering both small and growing merchants the online tools they need, from payments to inventory management.

New Bluetooth Ear Set Doubles As Stealthcam

Looxcie has just updated its Bluetooth ear set that doubles as a camcorder and a storage device. The unit weighs in at just 22 grams and stores video as MP4 files. Of course, with a stealth cam, you could capture a lot of video without raising any unwarranted attention. Hopefully people do not use it for the wrong reasons, but I guess that risk runs with any new technology now a days.

Before you laugh at the idea of this tiny unit being a video camera, note that the two models available offer either 5 or 10 hours of video storage, respectively.

Company Ban On Facebook?

Jason from Technoodling believes that although Facebook can prove to be a distraction for some, it can also serve as a powerful communications tool.

He believes that Facebook should be allowed in companies because a) employees need to feel that their employers trust them and b) Facebook can be used professionally to communicate with others and monitor a company’s brand or a product’s reputation.

Turn Your iPad Into A Full Sized Laptop (Video Proof!)

Do you sometimes wish that you had a keyboard that easily attached to your iPad in order to type that long essay at the library? Maybe you just wanted to make chatting with your friends just a bit easier without slamming your fingers on glass? Logitech has come out with a brilliant solution to these potential problems, the Logitech Keyboard Case. For $100, users will get a full keyboard that allows you to use your iPad in either portrait or landscape mode, coupled with Bluetooth technology.

Groupon Found Guilty Of Writing Fake Yelp Reviews

In a Venture Level blog post today, Romil Patel, an entrepreneur discusses his experiences with running Groupon and LivingSocial deals. Overall, he experienced some shadiness going on with Groupon. Apparently a Groupon representative he worked with had asked him to create fake, positive Yelp reviews for his own business.

Patel writes,