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Weekly Apple News Recap | 1/30-2/3

This week was a busy week for Apple. From the hubbub regarding manufacturing conditions in China to reactions from their quarterly earnings to the ever-present new product rumors the release of Mac OS and software updates, Apple has dominated mainstream news.

Here’s a handy round-up of what’s notable from this past week:

That NY Times Article
As Don mentioned above, the internet (and seemingly everyone else) was hot about the news that conditions in the Foxconn facilities in China were not meeting basic standards of workplace safety.

Read the original article that sparked controversy here.
Read Apple CEO Tim Cook’s response to here.

Apple Releases Updates
Apple released a couple of software updates this week—AirPort Utility 6.0 and Mac OS 10.7.3, which includes Safari and Wi-Fi bug fixes.

Read about AirPort Utility 6.0 here.
Read about Mac OS 10.7.3 here.

Facebook Prepares to Go Public
Social media site Facebook filed the largest IPO (Initial Public Offering) ever at $5 billion this week. The founders and execs will likely become billionaires, and a section of their nearly 3,000 employees will become millionaires. Facebook’s profits were totaled at roughly 1 billion in 2011.

Read a good recap of what this means here.

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