GlobalGeeks Inc. Becomes The Fastest-growing Company In The U.S. Specializing in Remarketing of Second Hand Consumer Electronics That Were Once In Drawer Collecting Dust
Thursday, October 3, 2019 10:10 PM
By bringing a sustainability in mobile phone industry, GlobalGeeks Inc., the New Jersey based startup group has evolved as a fastest growing U.S company by recreating renewed consumer electronics & valuable mobile services.
WEST BERLIN, NJ / ACCESSWIRE / October 3, 2019 / In this fast paced world, people routinely race from one thing to another in every walk of their life, moving as quickly as they can and filling up every second with as much activity as possible. But they tend to forget about the importance of recreating and refurbishing. By using this immense potential providing technique of refurbishing the used mobile phones, GlobalGeeks has revolutionized the mobile services industry. The company offers high quality renewed and affordable second-hand phones, tablets and other consumer electronics with a warranty so the users globally can enjoy excellent devices at very affordable prices with responsible customer service.
GlobalGeeks is one of the most trusted companies in the U.S that acts as a global authenticated and a direct source of mobile devices. By providing a service that covers companies and users globally, the company desires to further grow in other countries by increasing their recovery on excess inventory. The company actually gives a hand to people especially for those who can’t afford the brand new devices, by delivering them like-new used handsets that comes with a warranty. Every device that GlobalGeeks collects and recovers undergoes through a very severe 60-point inspection process to ensure complete customer satisfaction.
Devices are available in multiple grade levels such as A+, A, A/B, B/C, C etc. Based upon the grade level requirement by the customer, the product will be delivered to them. The company aims to help the clients by refurbishing and reusing electronics by extending the life of a product to keep them out of the waste stream. “To truly succeed in life, adding value to others always comes first. Once you achieve other goals & dreams, you’re on the right track to achieve yours.” shares Mr. Ahmad Loul, CEO and founder of the company. About GlobalGeeks
Established in 2017, the company is headquartered in New Jersey, U.S.A. GlobalGeeks is a U.S. privately held responsible tech solutions company that specializes in consumer electronics and contributes to the best re-use of electronic devices extending its life span. The firm provides retailers, wholesalers, corporations and international traders with premier mobile services that range from device distribution and refurbishing to asset recovery solutions. They have multiple offices which are located in U.S., Europe, Middle East, and South America. GlobalGeeks has a variety of certifications, spanning precise quality standards and environmental responsibility. More details about the company and its services can be found at: www.globalgeeks.com
A brief look at the rise and (potential) fall of a technology colossus
Author: Abdul Loul
Co-Author: Ben Hasenberg
1:37 PM ET, Thu June 20, 2019
Huawei has been a shooting star in the tech industry, going toe-to-toe with Apple.
Recently, that company has faced a great deal of opposition from multiple governments over accusations of privacy violations.
The future of Huawei is uncertain as it has lost many of its partners for software and hardware and suffered significant financial losses.
Huawei Technologies began a meteoric rise ten years ago, just after Apple unveiled its iPhone and launched the smartphone market as we know it. The company now represents a major economic force in both the town that it helped create and the world as a whole. In fact, last year the company shipped more phones than Apple, the reigning champion in the mobile market. However, Huawei’s dominance of the market is in question as the United States government has made moves to cut off the tech giant from the pipeline of United States software and hardware upon which it relies to create the majority of its products. Despite these setbacks, Huawei’s leadership insists that the company will be fine.
Shenzhen in 1970. Photo: WordPress
Huawei has grown along with Shenzhen, a city that can be described as the Silicon Valley of Southern China. Shenzhen has grown remarkably over the past four decades, from a small village to the epicenter of several technology giants including ZTE, Tencent, and, of course, Huawei Technologies. Ultimately the Chinese government plans to link the city with other major economic hubs in the region, such as Macau and Hong Kong. There are two ways that Huawei plays a major part in this plan. First, Huawei alone represents as much as 10% of Shenzhen’s GDP; as a result, any major disruption to the company has the potential to decimate the city’s economy. Second, Huawei appears to be central in the race to develop 5G internet and roll it out on a large scale throughout China.
Modern Shenzhen. Photo: iStock
In order to achieve this, Huawei devotes a large portion of its resources towards research and development, outspending many of its competitors, including Microsoft, Apple, and Intel. The company hopes to gain an edge in the future and to insulate its supply chain from future disruptions.
These disruptions have their roots in the company’s first set of legal troubles from several months ago, when a UK cell phone carrier Vodafone determined that some of Huawei’s devices may have compromised security. A representative from the company spoke in front of the British Parliament, claiming that Huawei was completely independent from the Chinese government. The true story may be more complicated. Some evidence suggests that Huawei is, at best, not employee owned, which the tech giant has often proclaimed, and at worst, operated by the Chinese government.
This Parliament hearing was shortly followed by President Trump signing an executive order that effectively banned United States companies from working with Huawei unless they received explicit permission from the government. As a result, Huawei lost many of its major partners including Facebook, Google, Corning (provider of Gorilla Glass) and ARM (a chip maker). It appears that Microsoft, Huawei’s biggest software partner will follow suit, though they have not made an official announcement.
There has already been a great deal of uncertainty about the consequences of President Trump’s decision, from the potential repercussions of defying the trade ban to the future of 5G internet all over the world. Huawei has begun the process to become independent from United States software and hardware and the coming weeks and months will show the impact this has on the United State’s historical dominance over these key areas.
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How this universal problem started and how it might be solved
Author: Abdul Loul
Co-Author: Ben Hasenberg
10:43 AM ET, Fri June 28, 2019
Robocalls became a widespread phenomenon as VoIP became almost universally available
The Senate has passed the TRACED Act, which looks to improve how the FCC responds to robocalls
The largest telecom carriers have been developing protocols that could drastically reduce robocalls being completed.
With robocalls being at an all-time high it may be prudent to take a look at the history of this incredibly annoying phenomenon to try to figure out where everything originated. The first documented case of a robo call happened around 1853, when telegraphs would receive random electrical impulses that turned out to be moles chewing on underground wires. We also found that an important milestone in the history of robocalls occurred in 1968, with the advent of caller ID. Suddenly, people could discern whether the caller was someone they wanted to talk to or not, like a robot or a particular family member.
Unfortunately, neither of these fun facts are true (except for caller ID being invented in ’68). What is true however, is that the total number of robotic calls in 2018 totaled over 48 billion, which is nearly a 50% increase from the year before.
Part of the reason for this incredible rise is the fact that technology has advanced far more quickly than regulations could be developed, specifically thanks to two facts. The first is the advent of Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP). This is the technology that allows services like Skype and WhatsApp to exits. VoIP has allowed people to communicate the world over, for very little to no direct cost and has been wonderful for people communicating.
Unfortunately, VoIP has a dark side, where any computer connected to the internet can make several thousand calls an hour. With only a dozen cheap computers, a person can easily make a half million calls in a day.
The second is the fact that it is relatively easy to “spoof” (or disguise) a phone number. Specifically, spoofing involves faking the number that appears on a person’s caller ID. There can be many legitimate reasons for spoofing, such as a doctor calling from a personal number, but appearing to call from their office. It is easy for this feature to become corrupted and scammers are always looking for ways to become more sophisticated. Sometimes they will engage in a practice known as “neighbor spoofing,” where the spoofed number matches both the area code and first three digits (known as an exchange number) of the potential victim’s number. An even more disturbing phenomenon is that scammers are sometimes able to mimic a person’s own phone number entirely.
It appears however that there may finally be a light at the end of the tunnel. In addition to the traditional solution of signing up for the Federal do not call registry. The Senate passed a bill on May 23rd, 2019 called the TRACED Act, which can be signed into law as soon as it passes the House of Representatives. Though the TRACED Act appears to be a new piece of legislation, it modifies an earlier law from 1991 called the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA).
One modification is that it would allow the FCC to implement a new authentication framework called STIR/SHAKEN, which stand for the secure telephone identity revisited and signature-based handling of asserted information using tokens and is designed to suppress spoofing. Essentially the protocol means that wireless carriers will assign phone numbers small packets of data (known as tokens) and use those tokens to verify that calls are coming from a legitimate, verified source
These modifications would require the FCC to create rules for when a wireless carrier is permitted to block calls. In order to balance this, the FCC would also be required to create processes for people to verify their identity if they were blocked wrongfully.
Lastly, TRACED adds to the existing penalties of the TCPA and increases the maximum penalty per fraudulent call to $26,000 and extends the time the FCC has to pursue these penalties from one year to three years.
In about two weeks the FCC Chairman Ajit Pai will call together major industry leaders and stakeholders to review the lessons learned, potential barriers to implementing STIR/SHAKEN for both large and small carriers, and using call authentication to control the epidemic of spoofed robocalls.
Pai also indicated in February the FCC may “consider regulatory intervention” if there was not sufficient effort made to push back against robo calls, though this occurred before TRACED was passed by the Senate and it is unclear how/whether the bill will affect Pai’s expectations.
While getting several calls a day (with many cities getting over a billion robocalls per month) may just be an annoyance for now, future developments may be much more sinister. The scourge of robocalls directly ties in with another longstanding issue: data breaches.
For years, major companies, from retailers like Target to consumer reporting agencies like Equifax have seen major intrusions that have resulted in tens of millions of consumers having their data stolen. As a result, this data, from phone numbers to account numbers, are metaphorically floating through the internet and available to anyone who looks hard enough.
As if this weren’t bad enough, voice technology is also being developed that is remarkably sophisticated. In time, it may be possible for scammers to combine information gathered from these breaches with voice-mimicry software. It may be possible to mimic the voice of a loved one or authority figure to make their scam even more convincing.
For this alone, it is critical that both the government and major carriers resolve the issue before annoying calls about a credit card you don’t have turn into something far, far worse.
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During the past 40 years, technology has advanced at an extraordinary rate
At the same time, the world has rapidly globalized
A digital border has begun to overlap existing borders between countries
Throughout the past 40 years, nations have witnessed an extraordinary development of technologies and how rapidly the world has advanced. It seems that a new invention is being announced everyday across virtually all industries, due in part to an unprecedented accessibility to technology. Thanks to an incredible access to technology, people are able to explore and invent more easily than ever before. Most countries experiencing this innovation fall into one of three categories: advancing technology and sharing it with the rest of the world, advancing technology and keeping it for their nations, and lastly countries who are not playing a role in enhancing or advancing current technologies, which are mostly the second world countries and a majority of third world countries.
The idea behind this article is not to rate companies by their size or number of employees but to expose the global influence and impact of a few companies and the power that their governments enjoy from their achievements and growth. The largest corporations or firms are certainly based in either the U.S. or China. One might argue that China must have the largest corporations in the world due to having the largest population, but this argument does not hold up when we examine India, which has a similar population but no international footprint in any industry.
Companies within the United States frequently try to be the first to develop new technology, platforms, or electronics-based business models. Most of the world trusts and welcomes these new offerings, except China and some other second world countries who do not agree with the United States’ foreign policies and acts. A core difference between China and other countries that deny U.S. technologies is that China can develop the same or similar technologies for itself, whereas these other countries simply experience the disadvantage of blocking these technologies through a lack of communication, networking, and trade.
During the past 20 years, the smartphone industry has witnessed multiple companies who came to the market very strong and then faded out due to lacking a competitive advantage in quality, features, pricing, or some mix of the three. There is a strong chance that Huawei will be the latest to fade and, if the ban does not get lifted, leave the market for the two largest players in smartphone industry: Apple and Samsung. This demonstrates the amount of economic influence and control the United States holds through its footprint in virtually every industry. International conventional wisdom has grown accustomed to the United States banning imports and exports to and from certain countries as punishment for breaking international policies; the world is not used to digital or technological war, both of which will likely become commonplace when reviewing their effectiveness against Huawei.
It can appear to the public that companies within the U.S. compete intensely; however, when the matter is against national interest, everyone simultaneously turns their attention to eliminate the foreign threat, whether company or government. Traditionally there have been three kinds of borders: air, land, and sea. In this new world of globalization, a fourth, digital, border has emerged. This virtual border is astonishingly flexible and can adapt as quickly as public opinion. In the coming articles I will focus on one industry at a time to support my future vision and understanding of how the world is running and will be run under the United States’ supervision.