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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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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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Group pushes feds to consider more firms for contracts

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Computer towers gathered for recycling.

The Coalition for American Electronics Recycling is calling for a change to Executive Order 12999, which directs federal agencies to distribute retired assets to nonprofit organizations for refurbishment and distribution to schools. | Fedor Sidorov/Shutterstock

A coalition of electronics recycling companies wants to see change in a government rule that prevents federal agencies from distributing surplus IT equipment to for-profit processors.

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Changes coming to Microsoft’s PC refurbisher programs

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Microsoft on June 4 sent an email to companies participating in its Registered Refurbisher Program notifying them the program will end later this year. | mardon 333/Shutterstock

Over 1,700 North American computer refurbishers will be affected when Microsoft consolidates its refurbisher programs this year. The tech giant pledged to continue providing software licenses to them, but questions about cost remain.

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Apple scores win in right-to-repair battle

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Apple recently won its appeal in a case centered on a repair company’s use of mobile screens that Apple claimed were counterfeit parts. | Vytautas Kielaitis/Shutterstock

Norway’s top court ruled against an independent smartphone repair firm this week, saying the company violated trademark rules by using non-Apple-approved components. It ends a legal saga that repair advocates across the globe have been watching closely.

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