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Posted by Biju Nair on Apr 16, 2020 9:00:00 AM

COVID-19 has wreaked havoc globally, taking lives and livelihoods on its path, and seriously impacting global economy. During this time, as a company and SMB, we have stayed focused on: keeping our employees and their loved ones healthy and employed, continuing to provide unparalleled service to our customers and partners and helping our first responders and fellow countrymen with our resources. Via this blog, I want to share some of the best practices in which our management team and employees collaborated to implement.

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Topics: TechTalk

Keeping Your Phone Clean and Sanitized the Practical Way

Posted by Rebekah Griffiths on Apr 7, 2020 9:00:00 AM

We’re living through difficult times right now. From social distancing to self-isolation, quarantining, wearing masks, using gloves while grocery shopping, and what seems like new videos daily to watch on how to wash your hands, people are doing anything and everything to stay safe. The COVID-19 pandemic has germ awareness top of mind as we are all embracing the importance of taking every possible precaution to help reduce the spread of infection and remain healthy.

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Topics: TechTalk

The impact of coronavirus on the pre-owned device market

Posted by Biju Nair on Mar 31, 2020 8:00:00 AM

The impact that coronavirus has had on the world is truly shocking. It has robbed families of loved ones, disrupted global economies and generated tremendous levels of fear and anxiety. It has most certainly affected the global mobile device industry. Since the virus emanated in China, Chinese production lines for electronic devices have been significantly disrupted – factories and retail stores have closed while authorities work fast to stem its spread.

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Topics: Device Trade-in Solutions, TechTalk

Can Xiaomi hold its own in the Indian pre-owned market?

Posted by Biju Nair on May 7, 2019 9:00:00 AM

Estimated to be worth $17 billion, the global secondary device market continues to grow. Counterpoint Research reported that worldwide sales of refurbished smartphones were at 140 million units in 2018. Though this was just a 1% growth over 2017, India realized a 14% growth of pre-owned device sales equalling 14 million units.

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TechTalks: Inside Out Transformation

Posted by Krishnan Viswanath on Jan 16, 2019 9:00:00 AM

Software goes through an evolutionary process as dictated by Conway’s Law; with mutations occurring over time just as it does with various Italian flavors such as Spaghetti,  Ravioli, and Lasagna. Unlike the healthy Italian diet, this is not as good for software organizations. This evolution builds up constraints to the value creation process. A dynamic business landscape requires rapid changes to software to support the evolving business process. However, the expected pace is not met by the software organizations. Questions like “why does it take so long to make such a simple change” and “why is it so expensive” are not uncommon.  

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Topics: TechTalk

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.

HYLA 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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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.

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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Topics: TechTalk

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.


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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Topics: TechTalk

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