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The details on Apple’s lawsuit against GEEP Canada

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Exterior of an Apple store.

Apple alleges its damages total $30 million Canadian, deriving from lost profits from gray-markets sales and injury to Apple’s brand image and trademarks. | IRENE COLL INGLES/Shutterstock

Apple claims GEEP Canada employees hid Apple devices out of view of an e-scrap facility’s cameras, mislabeled devices as “copper bearings” for outbound shipping, and then received kickbacks for illegally reselling them.

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ITAD firm launches project to bridge the digital divide

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Through the Digial Dreams Project, individual consumers and organizations can donate or trade in devices for students in need. | Farknot Architect/Shutterstock

New Jersey-based PlanITROI has kicked off an effort to help get used computers into the hands of underserved and disadvantaged students so they can study at home.

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Lights, camera, device repair: Movie highlights sector

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Two young women repairing their smartphones from the film Silicon Mountain

Bronte and Dominique, two consumers who in “Silicon Mountain” are tasked with trying to replace the batteries in their smartphones.

With export scandals, CRT stockpiles and more, the electronics recycling industry has suffered its share of image bruises. A short film being launched by an ERP vendor, however, casts a far more pleasant glow on the business of electronics recovery.

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Sims adds site specifically for data center material

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The equipment retired from data centers largely consists of hard drives, memory, networking equipment and more. | Timofeev Vladmir/Shutterstock

Global e-scrap and ITAD processor Sims Lifecycle Services is rolling out a system focused on retiring data center equipment. The company framed the move as a way to increase reuse of components.

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Feds confirm they will stop buying used computers

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The U.S. GSA said canceling used or refurbished computer purchases supports the ongoing federal IT modernization initiative. | MarkGomez/Shutterstock

Despite hearing objections from refurbished equipment dealers, the U.S. General Services Administration will finalize its decision to halt government purchases of used and refurbished computers.

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Nearly 150 companies now part of Apple repair program

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iPhone opened for repair.

Apple recently announced the company’s Independent Repair Provider Program is now open to repair firms in Europe and Canada. | Kevin Khoo/Shutterstock

Apple this month described the growth of a program that provides some official repair resources to certain repair shops. The initiative is separate from the company’s authorized repair service.

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