HOBI International News of the Week 9/26-9/30

Here is a recap of the HOBI blog for the week of 9/26-9/30

Amazon issued complaint for importing refurbished phones to India

The Indian Express reports Amazon India and 20 other ecommerce platforms, including eBay, Snapdeal, Olx and Quikr, were issued a showcause complaint by the India’s environment ministry for selling imported refurbished devices.

Blackberry will no […]

By |September 30th, 2016|Mobile, News, Recycling, Repair, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Amazon issued complaint for importing refurbished phones to India

The Indian Express reports Amazon India and 20 other ecommerce platforms, including eBay, Snapdeal, Olx and Quikr, were issued a showcause complaint by the India’s environment ministry for selling imported refurbished devices.  

The notice, filed September 23, orders Amazon “to stop the import/shipment of used/refurbished electrical and electronic equipment (EEE) immediately.” The notice also indicated […]

By |September 29th, 2016|Mobile, Recycling, Repair, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Blackberry will no longer manufacture cellphones

Earlier today, Blackberry confirmed plans of focusing on software development. In order to streamline these efforts, Blackberry will no longer manufacture cellphones in-house, instead opting to outsource manufacturing to partners.

Blackberry announced the new developments in their second-quarter earnings report. CEO John Chen indicated the company’s $352 million revenue will be a strong foundation for […]

By |September 28th, 2016|Mobile, News|0 Comments

E-Scrap 2016 Recap

Resource Recycling’s annual E-Scrap conference concluded last Thursday. HOBI International president Craig Boswell contributed to the conference’s opening session and provide insights on the future of the e-scrap processing industry.

E-Scrap’s opening session addressed industry challenges including the effect of wearables on overall profitability, and the importance of certifications. Boswell addressed the costliness of processing newer […]

iPhone 7 anticipated to exceed 70 million shipments by December

This year, Apple chose not to announce first-weekend iPhone sales following the release of the 7 and 7 Plus. While the majority of analysts estimate the iPhone 7 and 7 Plus have performed well in the market, many are questioning whether this is merely a bridge period before Apple’s 10-year iPhone anniversary device release next […]

By |September 26th, 2016|Mobile, News, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Yahoo confirms data breach

Yahoo confirmed a large-scale data breach yesterday. After further investigation, the tech giant announced 500 million or more user account credentials were compromised in late 2014.

Yahoo also owns Flickr and Tumblr, but no Tumblr accounts have been reported as compromised. Flickr users’ accounts may be at risk, because the site uses Yahoo credentials. While credentials […]

By |September 23rd, 2016|data security, Uncategorized|0 Comments