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Google Glasses Will Be Made in the USA....By Foxconn

Steven Blum

Google's Glasses will be made in the United States (yaaay!) but manufactured by Foxconn (whaaa?). According to the Financial Times, the futuristic headwear will be manufacturers at a plant in Santa Clara, California by the Taiwanese industrial giant behind the iPhone and many Android models.

Google's decision comes on the heels of Apple's big announcement to spent $100 million to relocate construction of the existing Mac lines to the U.S. Apple's plans were so noteworthy that they made it into President Obama's 2013 State of the Union address. 

However, I wonder whether potential customers will really care that Google Glasses are made in the United States when they learn that they're being manufactured by the same company that operates many of the most notorious sweatshops in China. Foxconn, although not the worst human rights offender in Asia by far, has generated tons of negative publicity after a rash of suicides and fires occurred at their plants in China. The company already operates plants in Texas and Indiana but wants to increase their production so that they can slap a "Made in USA" label on more of their products. 

It seems investors don't mind Foxconn's shady history. Google has continued to report solid growth and their shares recently topped $800. 

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  • CJ Brown Apr 4, 2013 Link

    If anything is manufactured in America, will it still be a Factory filled with Immigrants working for below minimum wage? (ie what you'll find in Downtown Los Angeles' Garment District) ....

    I'm personally more concerned that the electronic products we purchase are manufactured in Factories where Workers are treated humanely & paid a respectful wage ...

  • Aiden Lewis Apr 2, 2013 Link

    Great but when it will be available and what will be its cost.

  • jesus corona Apr 1, 2013 Link

    sorry gay lol

  • jesus corona Apr 1, 2013 Link

    peter is guy

  • Justin Haske Apr 1, 2013 Link

    I think you too, should proof read before making a post.

  • Peter Couch Apr 1, 2013 Link

    I wish you lot would proofread before publishing!