Transparency of the production chain, sustainability of the suppliers, fair working conditions and respect of environmental standards: this is the values to make the smartphones open 'industry
Makers can make just about anything, but sometimes they go that bit beyond expectations. After all, the new industrial revolution seeks to change the way we produce (almost) everything. That's why the repute there is a sustainable open Smartphones being made is hardly surprising. It's called Fairphone, and it will become a reality thanks to 5, 000 supporters. At the moment, there are Already More than 5, 200 people who agreed to invest € 320 each to get one.
The new Fairphone has a 4.3 inch screen, quad-core processor, rootable Android OS, dual SIM card and two 8 and 1.3 mega pixels cameras. If you want to find out blackberries, have a look at the details on the site. But it's not the technical specifications That Make it a different phone. Rather, to make this smartphone unique is its completely different design.
As CEO Bas van Abel said in a post, the Fairphone campaign started in 2010. Right from the start, the team of designers Realised That One of the crucial elements Involved were precious metals: such as tantalum and tin. That is conflict-free materials, from African mines Whose proceeds are absolutely traceable and are in no way related to the financing of wars or paramilitary actions.
The transparency of the production chain goes from the sustainability of the electronic components suppliers to the fair working conditions in the assembly plants. Without forgetting the respect of environmental standards and practices When waste batteries get recycled. Keeping all the stages together is not easy, Fairphone Which is why the project needed to Achieve EUR 1.6 million (EUR 5000 x 320 shares) for production to start.
Fairphone: Pre-order explanation animation from Fairphone on Vimeo .
At first, it may seem (and maybe it really is) a lot of money, but the team Fairphone Ensures That the price of every single smartphone is completely transparent. To confirm this, the campaign website is to publish the list of suppliers of materials and electronic components That Bas and his team of developers will use. Step by step, even the Smartphone industry can change. And be open.
Reblog from Rome MakerFaire
Stay away from individual stocks for now.2006-01-10 12:15:49 by truth_seeker
You simply don't have the knowledge. It's a lot easier to learn hard lessons about the market when you're playing with 5,000 instead of 1,000,000. I'll tell you this much:
With 1,000,000, you could do much worse than buy the maximum allowed ibonds. 30,000 electronic and 30,000 from the bank will only equal 6% of your portfolio, and is certainly reasonable.
Investing 1-5% in precious metals such as silver or gold may also prove to be quite prudent. You can invest in CEF or GLD if you don't want the physical metal.
For muni bonds, you're probably better off with a fund
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