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ITU Universal charging solution now greener

| May 11, 2011 | 0 Comments

ITU has taken a page out of Apple’s USB-based power plugs. According to the ITU, the new solution will feature a detachable cable with standardised end connectors that now support connection to many different devices, including all mobile phones and other handhelds. By separating the power plug from the cable, the new system will also […]

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Facebook launches green page

| November 4, 2010 | 0 Comments
Facebook launches green page

Facebook this week launched a green page, which has “lots of information about what the company is doing in the environment/energy space.” The site is features lots of information on being ‘green’, as well as outlines Facebook’s green vision, as follows: Facebook’s mission is to give people the power to share and make the world […]

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Inside the Australia Government ICT Sustainability Plan 2010-2015

| August 10, 2010 | 0 Comments
Inside the Australia Government ICT Sustainability Plan 2010-2015

The Australian government has released an overarching plan to transform its ICT operations with sustainability practices. The Australian Government ICT Sustainability Plan 2010-2015 outlines strategies and actions for its agencies to lower their emissions and is consistent with the current administration’s commitment to reduce greenhouse gas emissions for the country by 60% of 2000 levels […]

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Tangoe offers companies ways to dispose of old electronic gadgets

| August 9, 2010 | 0 Comments
Tangoe offers companies ways to dispose of old electronic gadgets

Orange, Connecticut-based, (not-California-based) Tangoe, Inc., has launched a new mobile device reuse-retire-recycle program called, Tangoe MobileRenew. According to Tangoe, the service offers much more than just the recycling of corporate mobile communication devices environmentally, but provides enterprises with a “secure, compliant, and financially beneficial means” of handling all end-of-life mobile devices. “Organizations that have struggled […]

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Sprint gives accessories packaging a green makeover

| November 9, 2009 | 0 Comments
Sprint gives accessories packaging a green makeover

US mobile operator, Sprint is giving the packaging that house accessories for its phone models a green makeover. According to the operator, all accessories sold at Sprint retail stores and online will be packaged in an environmentally-friendly holder beginning this month (November). The new packaging will be fully recyclable, and is 20% to 40% smaller […]

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Mobile makers pledge universal charger

| July 2, 2009 | 0 Comments

Several top handset makers including Nokia have agreed to develop a universal charger for the European market. Ten suppliers inked a memorandum of understanding to use Micro USB connectors for their phone chargers rather than continue forward with the countless proprietary formats that have bedeviled consumers. The agreement was prompted by a European Commission threat […]

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GSM goes into environmentally-friendly lawnmower robot

| April 23, 2009 | 0 Comments
GSM goes into environmentally-friendly lawnmower robot

Swedish gardening and outdoor equipment producer Husqvarna has incorporated GSM technology into a new robot that mows and fertilises your lawn all on its own lonesome. The Automower 260 ACX now comes built in with its own GSM account and will text the owner when it needs attention. The reason why the Automower 260 actually […]

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Telenor, Red Cross in mobiles recycling program

| April 6, 2009 | 1 Comment
Telenor, Red Cross in mobiles recycling program

By CommsDay International Norway’s Telenor has teamed up with Red Cross to recycle mobile phones and plant trees in Asia Pacific. Under the program, currently available in Telenor’s domestic market only, for each mobile phone returned by an user, the user gets 50 free SMSes for the effort while the Red Cross will plant 25 […]

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