Five billion phones will become electronic waste this year

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Of those devices, under 20 percent are expected to be disposed of through recycling programs. By the end of this year, an estimated 5.3 billion mobile phones are expected to have become electronic waste worldwide, and only a small fraction of those devices will have been recycled, according to the waste electrical and electronic equipment (WEEE) forum. The estimates were based on global trade data and places the spotlight on a skyrocketing environmental problem. Research shows that many people hang on to their old devices instead of recycling them. That…

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Apple AirTags aren’t allowed for luggage tracking on Lufthansa

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The airline has become the only one so far to say that passengers cannot use this technology. German airline Lufthansa has announced that its passengers will no longer be allowed to use Apple AirTags to track their luggage. According to the device maker, regulators permit the use of the Bluetooth gadget for all baggage. Lufthansa has now become the only airline to have said that international standards don’t permit them. The German airline has many passengers confused as to whether they can use the Apple AirTags to help track their…

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Bitso cryptocurrency QR code payments launch in Argentina

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The new transaction system in the country immediately opens the option to one million customers. Bitso has announced the launch of a cryptocurrency enabled QR code payments system in Argentina, which is a strategy that will immediately impact over one million customers in the country. The system is already used by over one million Argentinians on a daily basis. The QR code payments feature is meant to make cryptocurrency faster and easier to use within the country. Users who decide to make a purchase using cryptocurrency, then the Bitso app…

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JP Morgan acquires Renovite in new cloud payments strategy

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The banking giant recently announced the new acquisition and hinted at future plans. JP Morgan hasn’t failed to notice the massive trend toward digital transactions worldwide since the start of the pandemic, and with its new acquisition of Renovite, it’s clear that it is making moves into cloud payments. Digital has become vital to the fast pace of the global financial service sector. Institutions like JP Morgan are being forced to update their transaction infrastructures to keep up the rising volume of digital and cloud payments demands from both individuals…

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