Mobile Minutes: Verizon, emerging nations, European app market, Uber
By Staff reports
February 14, 2014
Verizon confirms “More Everything,” brings price cuts, more data, global texting
Verizon Wireless is finally getting its hands dirty in this price war, CNet reports.
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Emerging nations catching up to U.S. on technology adoption, especially mobile and social media use
For Americans, cell phones are omnipresent. Many check their Facebook page multiple times a day. Access to WiFi is not a problem for most. Technology use in the U.S. has risen over the past two decades as products and service became more sophisticated and affordable, according to Pew Research Center.
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Fast growing opportunity in Europe’s $86 billion app economy
In the global battle to achieve parity in smartphones, Europes achievements are diminishing. Nokia is gone as a handset maker. Consumer electronics makers like Philips left the sector years ago. Ericsson is out too, per Forbes.
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Uber car-hailing app expands in China’s congested market
Uber, the car-hailing app that is growing fast in New York and London, outlined ambitions to serve China’s legions of potential passengers, The Wall Street Journal reports.
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