Worldwide shipments of smartphones outpermormed all other mobile phones for the first time in Q1 2013, according to market research firm IDC . Vendors shipped 216.2 million smartphones in the first quarter of the year, out of 418.6 million total phones shipped. IDC reports the worldwide mobile phone market grew 4 percent in Q1, compared to the same period last year.
Patent No. 8,423,404 has been awarded to San Diego-based ecoATM for an automated method of determining the value of a product for the secondary market.
The U.S. EPA's Office of Resource Conservation and Recovery has released a set of frequently asked questions relating to current CRT regulations. Topics covered include which materials are regulated under RCRA, speculative accumulation of material, hazardous waste regulations, and other useful information.
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