Apple, which uses legal means to avoid paying billions in U.S. taxes, offered itself as an example of why corporate tax policy should be changed.
PayPal makes it easier for small businesses to accept mobile payments with its Cash for Registers offer.
Like all other sectors of IT, the mobile telecommunications business has experienced a huge evolutionary change in the last five years, thanks largely to unprecedented technical innovation in infrastructure, software and hardware. Ericsson, the world's largest supplier of mobile networking equipment, has performed in-depth data traffic research since the early days of mobile broadband. Its research shows that at the end of 2012, mobile subscriptions totaled approximately 6.6 billion; it estimates that by 2018 that number will balloon to 9.3 billion. In its annual Mobility Report (November 2012), the Sweden-based company also reported that data traffic has doubled in the last 12 months and is expected to grow by a factor of 12 by 2018. Driving all of this is the mobile application market—the growth of which is hard to fathom. Since the first mobile application was launched in 2008, the market has grown so much that it is predicted to be worth $37 billion by 2015. To accommodate the staggering demand for data and mobile applications, the network carriers certainly have their work cut out for them. eWEEK and Ericsson came up with this slide show to identify the top 10 challenges and opportunities facing the world's network carriers.
Apple CEO Tim Cook will testify before a Senate Subcommittee May 21, after being accused of avoiding billions more in tax payments.
Previously, Google has been saying publicly that Glass would launch to the masses in 2014, but that timeframe is now being shortened.
Aruba officials next month will release access points for 802.11ac wireless networks and its ClientMatch technology for better device performance.
While wireless carriers are making progress in getting tablet owners to use the cellular capability, an overwhelming majority don't use it.
Jolla, the effort by Nokia's former MeeGo team, has introduced its first phone, running the Android-app-compatible Sailfish OS.
Google's YouTube now receives more than 100 hours of video uploads every minute. That's a lot of growth since it started in May 2005.
Microsoft will release details on its next-generation Xbox gaming console May 21, but the industry's already buzzing about what the software giant has in store.
China is the largest market for smartphones as a whole, and the Asia-Pacific region will account for more than half of smartphone shipments in 2013.
Beacon Mountain tools will let programmers develop Android apps for both Intel- and ARM-based devices.
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There weren't stunts at Google I/O 2013 resembling the Great Google Glass Launch of 2012, and there wasn't nearly the same level of hard news as there was in 2012, but nonetheless it was a significant event for both software developers and users. Last year's show was the stuff of legend, featuring the Glass demonstration in a live-video stunt with parachuters from an airship wearing Google Glass eyewear landing on the Moscone West rooftop and repelling, bicycling and running into the conference to the cheers of thousands inside the conference. Then they walked right up and gave the wearable computers to Google co-founder Sergey Brin—who was already wearing one himself. This year's show was more subdued but no less important in the overall Google scheme. The conference was loaded with new dev tool updates, upgrades to both the Android and Chrome systems, the introduction of the All Access music subscription service, new location-based application programming interfaces (APIs) and much more. Here is a roundup of key news notes from the conference, which was held May 15-17 at the Moscone West conference center in downtown San Francisco. (Most photos by Chris Preimesberger, eWEEK)
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