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Today's best-dressed entrepreneur sports a smartphone

Perhaps it comes as no surprise, but the smartphone has just edged out the laptop as the top business tool among young entrepreneurs.

Why retailers need to board the e-commerce bandwagon

Not only are consumers visiting retail store websites on their smartphones more frequently than in years past, they're completing more purchases from mobile devices as well.

Smartphone vendors enjoy record shipments

This past quarter saw a 26 percent increase in the number of shartphone shipments worldwide, topping 290 million devices, according to new data from Juniper Research.

Whether active or passive, more job seekers going mobile

Things are definitely picking up in the IT job market, according to several recent forecasts, and IT workers are increasingly going mobile to find new opportunities.

Are the days of the mobile phone gold rush in China over?

China, the world's largest mobile phone market, has been seen for years by vendors as a place of seemingly unlimited demand for mobile technology. That time may be over. 

Consumers ditch print media for mobile, advertisers take note

Advertisers have even more incentive to go mobile with the results of this year's IDG Global Mobile Survey pointing to an abandonment of traditional print media in favor of smartphones and tablets.

Tablet sales growth to slow in mature markets this year, says Gartner

Tablets are moving into the late adopter stage of device adoption in mature markets, where sales growth is forecast to slow this year, says market research firm Gartner.

In-vehicle apps soaring, will reach 269 million by 2018

The number of in-vehicle apps will grow fivefold by 2018 to 269 million. However, few app developers will see any revenue from their efforts. Even though in-vehicle app integration will race ahead, revenues will be dented--and not just for developers.

Google I/O review: Android L, Android One, more

The I/O conference--Google's State of the Union for its various platforms--took place in San Francisco last week, and the time since has given experts a chance to unpack and reflect on the announcements and updates the company proffered.

Digital payments to double, reaching $4.7T by 2019, says Juniper

Digital payments--mobile, online and contactless--are forecast to almost double in transaction value by 2019, according to the latest data from Juniper Research.