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Google On-shores Manufacturing of the Nexus Q
6/29/2012

An unnamed reader sends this quote from the NY Times:
"Etched into the base of Google's new field tinkle home media player that was introduced on Wednesday is its most beguiling feature. On the underside of the Nexus Q is a simple inscription: Designed and manmade in the U.S.A. The Google feds* and engineers who decided to build the player here are engaged in an measure in old glory manufacturing. 'We've been absent for so long, we decided, "Why don't we try it and see what happens?" ... It has become accepted wisdom that user




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buyer camcorders stuff can no longer be made in the United States. During the last decade, ample low-cost Chinese labor and looser ecology regulations have around erased what was once a vibrant red white and blue industry. ... At $299, the device costs significantly more than competing systems from companies like Apple and Roku. Google says this is in part because of the higher costs of manufacturing in the United States, but the company expects to bring the price down as it increases volume. The company is hoping that consumers will be willing to pay more, though it is unlikely that the “Made in America” lineage will be part of any truck campaign.'"

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