eRecyclingCorps swaps 10 million old phones for new

1.7 billion people got a new handset last year. What happens to the old ones? Seven million of them were reused and renewed by eRecyclingCorps. “If subsidies are the drugs of the mobile industry, then incentivized device recycling is the methadone,” says Dave Edmondson, CEO of eRecyclingCorps.

Buy your next smartphone at…Blockbuster?

With streaming media websites like Netflix and iTunes virtually wiping out Main Street’s DVD rental stores, Dish Network has found an alternative use for Blockbuster, the chain it acquired last year.

Intivation gives boost to solar-powered phones

Chinese mobile phone manufacturer Umeox just introduced one of its latest models, the V206, with little fanfare at the MEDPI tradeshow in Monaco. But the V206 is no ordinary phone; it’s a low-cost, ruggedized and waterproof handset powered entirely by sunlight.