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Promotions: December 2017

Posted by Kevin Kruse on Jan 15, 2018 12:18:05 PM
2 Smartphones stacked together

 

The holidays were in full swing in December, but did promotions follow with a gift or a lump of coal?

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Topics: Device Trade-in Solutions

Education on device trade-ins: What we’ve learned from the iPhone 8

Posted by Dave Ronis on Jan 5, 2018 10:38:18 AM

As with every Apple launch, the levels of hype built up around the iPhone 8 were at an all-time high. 10 years on from when the first iPhone caused a stir in the smartphone market, consumers were expecting a device that would put their current one to shame. It didn’t.

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TechTalks: Machine Learning Algorithm in Product Catalog Mapping

Posted by Ying Cheng on Dec 22, 2017 11:00:01 AM

HYLA TechTalk: We are continuing our ongoing series of blogs that will focus on the insights into the technology we develop and data we utilize across our analytics, trade-in, insurance and processing solutions utilized by carriers, OEMs, retailers and throughout HYLA.

2017 Q4 HYLA Blog 7- TechTalks: Machine Learning Algorithm in Product Catalog Mapping.jpegHYLA manages millions of mobile devices through its reverse logistics lifecycle from collection, to grading, to maximum asset value recovery. For us to manage the process effectively and ensure that our customers get the maximum recovery value on their assets, we utilize data and information collected from our customers, vendors, various industry analysts, and mobile device buyers from over 50 different countries. HYLA collects close to 1M records of data related to mobile device pricing on a daily basis.

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Promotions: November 2017

Posted by Kevin Kruse on Dec 15, 2017 10:20:21 AM

November began with much fanfare with the Apple launch of the iPhone X, but the rest of the month also brought big cell phone promotions for Black Friday and Cyber Monday.

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Promotions: October 2017

Posted by Kevin Kruse on Nov 27, 2017 11:55:28 AM

Promotions are a major marketing tool used by carriers and retailers to entice customers to buy or upgrade their mobile device. Let’s look at how the promotions stacked up for the month of October.

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Sustainable Practice in Telecoms: Developing a Model Where Everyone Wins

Posted by Biju Nair on Nov 8, 2017 11:04:31 AM

For the past decade, the mobile industry has been aware of its responsibility to drive green and sustainable working practices. Historically, the fact remains that a focus on sustainable and environmentally friendly practices has not always been conducive to delivering healthy profits.

A smartphone taking a picture of a beautiful sunset which has been hopefully kept through Sustainable Practice in Telecoms

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Q3 2017 Mobile Device Trade-in Data -- iPhones Continue to Hold Value

Posted by Sanida Bratt on Oct 26, 2017 9:57:47 AM

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Every quarter we analyze and compile data about the mobile device trade-in market. We look at devices with the highest trade-in volume, the highest trade-in value, the money returned to U.S. consumers over the quarter, and more. While it’s typical to have a certain degree of consistency each quarter, the data continues to serve as a baseline with which to examine the impact of industry trends that come and go. Considering the recent launch of the iPhone 8, and imminent iPhone X availability as well as the recent launch of Google Pixel 2, let’s take a closer look at the Q3 2017.

 

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Combining Machine Learning with Cloud and Network Architecture

Posted by Chris Heistad on Oct 25, 2017 2:25:32 PM

HYLA TechTalk: This blog is part of an ongoing series which will provide insights into the technology we develop and data we utilize across our analytics, trade-in, insurance and processing solutions utilized by carriers, OEMs, retailers and throughout HYLA.

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Deep learning is an integral part of the supply chain management process here at HYLA Mobile. As an emerging technology, it’s often very difficult to get this working correctly. Moving from a working concept to a production system also tends to be quite difficult.  At HYLA, we get a lot of questions about how we make machine learning work for us, so if you’re training a machine learning algorithm for use with an application, read on for some useful information.

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Using Amazon Web Services to Deploy Your Web Application

Posted by Krishnan Viswanath on Oct 4, 2017 9:17:47 AM

HYLA TechTalk: Introducing the first of many blogs to come which will provide insights into the technology we develop and data we utilize across our analytics, trade-in, insurance and processing solutions utilized by carriers, OEMs, retailers and throughout HYLA.

Different gears interlocked representing Amazon Web Services


Recently, here at HYLA Mobile, our team pushed forward and got the entire trade-in and processing platform into Amazon Web Services (AWS).

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3 Reasons to Love Right to Repair - And What Will Make It Work

Posted by Mike Leach on Sep 25, 2017 9:00:00 AM

Broken phone with sustainable right to repair options.

Even though the iPhone is only coming up on its 10th birthday, the impact they’ve had on our lives makes it seem like these pocket-sized supercomputers are much older. But the impact goes far beyond our personal lives. Smartphones have impacted legislative discussions in the past and a new movement is making sure it happens once again.

The Right to Repair movement is calling for OEMs to provide more open access to education and parts for device repairs.

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