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Gartner: PC shipments fell again in Q2, but will stabilize

Published: July 20, 2023
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Analysts point to inflationary pressure as a key driver of reduced demand for PCs. | KenSoftTH/Shutterstock

Around the globe, PC shipments dropped 16.6% in the second quarter of 2023, marking the seventh consecutive quarter of decline. However, analysts at Gartner say the trend may be shifting soon.
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Clover Environmental buys America’s Remanufacturing

Published: June 28, 2023
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George Milton, CEO of Clover, hopes to leverage ARC’s two decades of experience to offer clients the best possible service. | Maxx-Studio/Shutterstock

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Life cycle management services company Clover Environmental Solutions acquired all of America’s Remanufacturing Company’s operating assets for an undisclosed amount.  Continue Reading

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Group calls on Google to stop ‘Chromebook churn’

Published: May 3, 2023
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A report from the U.S. Public Interest Research Group estimated that taxpayers could save $1.8 billion on Chromebooks for schools if the devices’ lifespans were doubled. | Konstantin Savusia/Shutterstock

The U.S. Public Interest Research Group Education Fund says Google needs to extend the software expiration date of its Chromebooks. Continue Reading

Electronics right-to-repair bill passes California Senate

Published: June 7, 2023
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Old washing machines stacked for recycling.

Having made it past the Senate, SB 244 has now gone further into the legislative process than any other right-to-repair bill in California. | V.stock/Shutterstock

A right-to-repair bill covering electronics and appliances moved forward in California, heading from the Senate to the Assembly after some amendments.  Continue Reading

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Minnesota lawmakers include right to repair in budget

Published: May 24, 2023
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Legislators in the Gopher State have taken language from two right-to-repair bills and inserted it into the state’s budget. | Anton Starikov/Shutterstock

By incorporating language from previous bills into its budget, Minnesota has now become the second state in the nation to enact a right to repair digital devices. Continue Reading

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European body releases right-to-repair proposal

Published: March 29, 2023
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The European Commission’s ideas for making repair more affordable face opposition from some E.U. member states but enjoy support from activist groups.| Sasirin Pamai/Shutterstock

Europeans may soon have a more consistent right to repair electronics after the European Commission proposed a template for rules promoting the repair of goods.  Continue Reading

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