A Few Words on the Latest Apple Scandal

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Are you up-to-date on the latest Apple news? If not, we’ll fill you in. In a recent Apple lawsuit, the technology giant has been found guilty of withholding text messages from customers who have chosen to make the switch from their iPhone to another smart phone.  As it turns out, if specific deactivation procedures are not followed, customers who choose to switch from an iPhone to another device will not receive messages from other Apple users. (more…)

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Can Buyback Programs Preserve Nonrenewable Resources?

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When most people think about e-waste, they focus on the potential for contamination from heavy metals and other toxins found inside electronic devices. These toxins can leak into the soil and groundwater if the items aren’t properly disposed of. This, however, is just one of the problems attending the disposal of old electronics. There is also another problem: the problem of e-waste and sustainability.

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Reach the Next Level With Reverse Supply Chain Logistics

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Increase Profits With Reverse Supply Chain Logistics

Headlines may declare that the economy has improved, but speak to most small business owners and you’ll hear that we aren’t quite out of the woods yet.  These economic doldrums likely make most people wish they could recycle money like plastics or metals. Unfortunately, it’s not that easy—but it is possible to get close.

Retailers for decades have been recycling unsold merchandise, sending it back to the distributor for a refund. This allows the retailer to be more efficient, and ensures they are making money. This is important, as inventory sitting unsold is money that is removed from the economy and therefore not contributing to overall economic growth.

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Understanding China’s Growing Mobile Market

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How does the world’s most populous country surf the Internet? In China’s growing mobile market, 467 million users now use their mobile devices to search the web, with no less than 37.2 percent of them using mobile apps to do so. The trend is in line with recent developments in the U.S., where 2014 became the first year in which mobile internet usage outpaced desktop usage.

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India’s Emerging E-Commerce Industry

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Home to a population of over 1.2 billion people, India has long been considered a sleeping giant in the e-commerce industry. The potential target audience for Internet transactions in the second most populated country in the world is obviously huge. But at the same time, low Internet penetration rates, along with a lack of standardization in postal codes and logistics challenges in rural areas, have prevented e-commerce in India to reach its full potential. (more…)

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Smartphones in Emerging Markets

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Smart business today means global business. That’s why we’re devoting the next week to covering the mobile industry in emerging markets. India, China, Russia, Brazil–they’re the e-commerce giants of tomorrow. We’re giving you the lowdown on these important industry players so you can stay ahead of the trend.

Americans love their technology. Every time a new smartphone hits the market there are long lines of people waiting to get their hands on it. Many of these people take advantage of trade-in programs which allow them to get a discount on the newest models. But what happens to those smartphones that get traded in? The answer may surprise you. (more…)

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Got iPhones? Get Creative With Your Buyback Program

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When it comes to status symbols, the newest technology is the thing to have—and the thing to have right now is the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus. But with a price tag ranging from $200 to nearly $850, it’s not hard to understand why many consumers are taking advantage of more economical trade-in offers. Having the latest, greatest device is all well and good, but saving money is even better. And it’s not just consumers who are benefitting from these kinds of deals; the recommerce trade is lucrative for carriers and retailers as well. (more…)

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Reimagine Your Business Through Recommerce

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Improve Your Bottom Line With Recommerce

Consider this: In the hour following Steve Jobs heralding the much anticipated iPad 2, an American electronics trade-in site purchased 2,000 used first generation iPads.

That’s because recommerce is hot right now. With ever decreasing cycle lengths between new versions of its in-demand products, the recommerce of Apple’s innovative consumer electronics is a prime example of how recycling personal goods generates a crucial new facet to global commerce. What’s more, recommerce systems make leaps and bounds towards protecting the environment from bulk waste in landfills and the toxics metals and other environmentally harmful components found inside mobile phones and laptops.

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Android 5.0 Lollipop’s Sweet New Features

Since its big update last month, Google has remained suspiciously quiet on the Android front. And though the company itself has yet to release new information about any of its products, recent reports indicate that behind the scenes the wheels are rolling. According to these reports, the next few months will bring the highly anticipated Android 5.0 Lollipop, along with significant changes included within the firmware. (more…)

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