Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 28th Jun 2012 09:24 UTC
Google "Buried somewhat quietly in the noise of Google's spate of announcements today was an interesting fact: the Nexus Q, Google's new media streamer and first self-built consumer hardware, is being manufactured in the United States." Just getting their toes wet, for sure, but it's interesting it's Google making the first attempt to bring back production to the west. I won't comment on whether or not production should move back in the first place, but in all honesty, I expected Apple to be the one to make the first move here.
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It is all about patents
by JoeBuck on Thu 28th Jun 2012 21:40 UTC
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Here's my guess as to the motivation:

If Apple wants to sue Google for patent infringement, the litigation can take many years to work its way through. However, there's a provision of US law that allows an accuser to get an import ban on the allegedly infringing product using a much weaker standard of proof. By manufacturing in the US (perhaps using imported but clearly non-infringing parts to save money), Google prevents Apple from getting this kind of injunction.

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