Microsoft laying off 1,850 in effort to streamline business

Microsoft announced, last week, plans to lay off as many as 1,850 staff members in an effort to “streamline” business. This will result in a $950 million charge, including $200 million in severance payments. This news follows the announcement that the tech giant is selling its feature phone business for $350 million. Both of these…

Apple anticipates iPhones only remain functional for three years

An update to Apple’s environmental Q and A on their website indicates iPhones have a typical lifespan of three years. While this estimate is not the definitive cut-off, Apple retrieved this data from monitoring devices and their respective lifespans. The three-year lifespan may not come as a surprise to some, with Apple’s frequent OS updates…

HOBI President, Craig Boswell, speaking at 2016 IAITAM Spring ACE

HOBI President Craig Boswell will speak at IAITAM’s 2016 Spring ACE conference May 11-13 in New Orleans at the French Quarter Marriott. Boswell is contributing to the mobile session of this year’s conference on Tuesday, May 12,  from 11:15 a.m to 12:15 p.m. With more than 2.5 billion mobile devices shipped in 2015 alone, more…