Leak: Apple may delay the iPhone 12 to the week of October 12

September is like Christmas for Apple fans: starting with 2012’s iPhone 5, every new iPhone has been announced that month. But this year, thanks to coronavirus, things look to be different. The company already confirmed the new iPhones would go on sale “a few weeks later” than usual this year, but if a leak by YouTuber and leakster John Prosser holds up, we might have a better idea of the timing. New, adjusted Apple dates! Apple Watch & iPad– Via press release– Week 37 w/c Sep 7 iPhone 12 event– Week 42 w/c Oct 12 iPhone 12 devices – Preorders… This story continues at The Next Web Or just read… Read More

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55. The Polaroid Revolutionary Workers Movement

When two employees at Polaroid discovered their company’s technology was being used by the South African government to help enforce apartheid, they protested and called for an international boycott of their employer until it withdrew from that country. It was one of the first anti-apartheid protests against a major U.S. corporation and the beginning of the broader divestment movement that followed. Polaroid’s leadership responded with steps it thought could help Black South Africans, and its efforts pose a question we still grapple with today: What responsibility do corporations have to promote social justice and human rights around the world? Produced by Charlie Herman, with Julia Press and Sarah Wyman. Read… Read More

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54. Will The Real Mr. Oreo Please Stand Up?

This week, we’re teaming up with the podcast Proof from America’s Test Kitchen to bring you an Oreo story with three delicious parts. First, the longstanding rivalry between two biscuit makers that gave birth to the world’s favorite cookie. Then, one little girl’s brave choice (risking divine punishment!) to taste the famous creme filling. And finally, a full-scale investigation into who really invented that creme filling — and how one “Mr. Oreo” got all the glory. Read Marjorie Ingall’s essay about the Oreo: https://www.tabletmag.com/sections/food/articles/unholy-wafer Produced by Charlie Herman, Sarah Wyman, and Julia Press, and by Sarah Joyner at Proof. Read more: How the Oreo cookie went from unknown knock-off to… Read More

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53. An Essential Oils Investigation

Young Living was one of the first major essential oils companies on the market, helping to launch an industry that is worth billions of dollars today. The company is built on the myth of its founder, whose miraculous medical recovery inspired him to devote his life to alternative medicine. But that story isn’t quite what it appears to be, and the people who believe in it sometimes pay a high price. Business Insider investigative reporter Nicole Einbinder uncovers the truth behind Young Living and its founder, Gary Young. Produced by Julia Press, with Charlie Herman and Sarah Wyman. Reporting from Nicole Einbinder. Read more: Some members of multilevel-marketing company Young… Read More

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52. The Republic of Samsung

Samsung’s founder, his son, and his grandson turned a vegetable and dried fish shop into a global superpower and a symbol of South Korean success. But their fight to keep the company in the family has also landed it at the center of some of South Korea’s biggest corruption investigations. Now, Samsung and South Korea have to figure out what comes next: Can the company continue without its founding family at the helm? And what would that mean for the country Samsung helped build? Produced by Sarah Wyman, with Charlie Herman and Julia Press. Geoffrey Cain is the author of Samsung Rising: The Inside Story of the South Korean Giant… Read More

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51. Not All Fun and Board Games

The original Game of Life was about reaching happy old age, not “Millionaire Acres.” And Monopoly was invented by an anti-capitalist who wanted to make a point about landowning and economic inequality. How did these games become the versions we play today? This is the story of how two iconic board games, designed to shape American culture, were instead warped by it. Produced by Sarah Wyman, with Julia Press and Charlie Herman. Transcript NOTE: This transcript may contain errors. CH: Hello, Sarah. SW: Hey, Charlie. CH: So our listeners know, you and I are video chatting — I’m in New York, you’re in California — SW: Right, and I have… Read More

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