Report: Global tablet sales down 13.5% in Q2 | Mobile Rescue Tech plans debut in Fairfield, Conn. | Wetherill talks same-day repair, new service options
August 9, 2018
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Report: Global tablet sales down 13.5% in Q2
Report: Global tablet sales down 13.5% in Q2
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Tablet sales worldwide dipped 13.5% in the second quarter, with Apple and Huawei being the only vendors showing any gains during the period, per IDC findings. IDC lists the top five companies in the space as Apple, Samsung, Huawei, Lenovo and Amazon.
ZDNet (8/2) 
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Mobile Rescue Tech plans debut in Fairfield, Conn.
Mobile Rescue Tech will open its first Fairfield, Conn., location Aug. 17. "We offer Sacred Heart and Fairfield University students and staff great discounts and incentives on our repairs and accessories," store owner Laura Tsirigotis said.
Patch (8/9) 
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Wetherill talks same-day repair, new service options
Wetherill talks same-day repair, new service options
Wetherill (uBreakiFix)
UBreakiFix President and co-founder Justin Wetherill expects same-day repair to be a huge focus for the smartphone repair industry over the next five years. "You'll also see a widening in the services we offer and the devices we fix," Wetherill added.
Franchise Times (Minneapolis) (8/2018) 
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Major changes expected for Google Pixel 3 and 3 XL
Major changes expected for Google Pixel 3 and 3 XL
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Several major changes are expected when Google releases the Pixel 3 and 3 XL phones, in addition to the new Android P operating system. The Pixel 3 XL could have two front-facing cameras and a front-facing speaker, and the Pixel 3 could have wireless charging, along with other new features.
CNET (8/3) 
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Virus closes TSMC factories, could delay iPhone release
A virus forced several Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. factories to shut down, which could delay Apple's release of its new iPhones this fall. Company officials are unsure of how the virus was introduced into its systems, but they say the virus was not the result of a hack.
TechCrunch (8/4),  Bloomberg (tiered subscription model) (8/4) 
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Winning at Retail
Don't make costly credit card mistakes
Making mistakes with a credit card can cause significant problems for a small-business owner, writes Jared Hecht, CEO of Fundera. It's important to research card options, avoid carrying a high monthly balance and consider equipment financing for particularly large purchases.
Forbes (8/6) 
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A guide to Social Security obligations
Employers must follow their obligations under the Federal Insurance Contributions Act related to workers' Social Security benefits. Adam Uzialko explores these requirements and how to calculate them.
Business News Daily (8/7) 
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How user-generated content can win hearts and minds
User-generated content can help advertisers win the trust of today's ad-avoiding consumer by providing social proof from a community of advocates that a brand's superior customer experience and values are genuine, writes Raj Nijjer. "[B]rands that position themselves as 'human, helpful and handy' will be able to cut through the soulless noise that is today's marketing landscape," he writes.
SmartBrief/Marketing (8/9) 
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