HOBI News of the Week 7/25-7/29

Here is a recap of the HOBI blog for the week of 7/25-7/29

Apple announces sale of one billionth iPhone

Yesterday morning, Apple announced the sale of its one billionth iPhone. While this news shows the iPhone still remains a popular option among consumers, but iPhone sales have been falling for two consecutive quarters.

Counterfeiting argument continues, […]

Apple announces sale of one billionth iPhone

Yesterday morning, Apple announced the sale of its one billionth iPhone. While this news shows the iPhone still remains a popular option among consumers, but iPhone sales have been falling for two consecutive quarters.

Last quarter, Apple sold 40.4 million iPhones, a 7.1 million decrease from the 47.5 million sold one year ago. With consumers […]

Counterfeiting argument continues, experts question validity

Earlier this month, the Coalition for American Electronics Recycling (CAER) proposed the Secure E-waste Export and Recycling Act (SEERA). SEERA aims to provide framework regarding the exportation of electronics to prevent the circulation of counterfeited goods.

The main reasoning behind SEERA’s adversity towards counterfeit electronics is the correlation between counterfeiting and a threat towards national […]

By |July 27th, 2016|News, Repair, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Global e-scrap recycling market anticipated to exceed $30 billion

Transparency Market Research reports the global electronic scrap recycling market will reach $34.3 billion by 2022. The market is expected to grow at a CAGR of 7.2 percent.

As more electronics are put into production, the need for reliable e-waste disposal and recycling increases. The EPA reports more than 4 million tons of e-waste are disposed […]

By |July 26th, 2016|Electronics Recycling, News, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Verizon buying Yahoo for $4.8 billion

After months of bidding, Verizon will officially acquire Yahoo’s operating business. The acquisition will go for $4.83 billion in cash, and consist of Yahoo’s advertising technology, mobile and search content, including Yahoo Sports, Yahoo Finance and Tumblr.

This massive acquisition follows Verizon’s purchase of AOL for $4.4 billion in May 2015. The combination of both […]

By |July 25th, 2016|News, Uncategorized|0 Comments

HOBI News of the Week 7/17-7/21

Here is a recap of the HOBI blog for the week of 7/17-7/21

Survey indicates IT professionals’ confidence dwindling in Q3

A report issued Wednesday by CompTIA indicates senior IT professionals’ confidence is dwindling in the third quarter. The report’s results come from a survey conducted earlier this month that interviewed 257 tech executives around the U.S.

Three […]