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Designing mobile business applications for different age groups
October 01, 2014
1 Introduction When Apple launched its App Store in 2008 the market for software applications (short: apps) changed radically. Suddenly, mobile phones became platforms for software development, delivery and use (Cerf, 2011). Mobile phones provide a basis for creative ideas, user centered business models and new dimensions of utility. Since 2008, revenues from mobile apps distributed through the four major app stores (Apple, Google, Blackberry and Nokia) rose to a total of 2.155billion US Dollars (Simonite, 2011). The download of mobile apps is expected to grow from 17.7billion US Dollars in 2011 to 185billion US Dollars in 2014 (Anthes, 2011). Malizia and Olsen (2011) found an illustrating metaphor: "There are as yet not as many apps as there are stars, but each one might shine as brilliantly, showing the extent of human invention and covering every "dark spot," every possible function." (Malizia and Olsen, 2011) The same authors, on the other hand, doubt that a tremendous number of apps will survive over a long period because human behavior focuses on practical issues like functionality and effectiveness. Thus, the number of available and used apps will decline over the next years.

LAUNCH OF IPHONE 6 SMARTPHONE BIGGEST EVENT OF THE YEAR
September 21, 2014
Retailers in the UAE are expecting the highly anticipated iPhone 6 smartphone, scheduled to be revealed sometimes this week to be available in the country four to six weeks after it is available to consumers in the US. The exact release date is not yet known. The launch of the new iPhone is expected to be one of the largest events this year. There has been a lot of interest from international media on the smartphone in recent months, with pictures and rumours about its features floating on the internet.

MEDTEC China 2014: Seven Highlights Not to Miss!
September 16, 2014
On September 25 to 26, 2014, China's sole exhibition focusing on medical design and manufacturing -MEDTEC China < http://www.medtecchina.com/>  - will mark its 10th anniversary at the Shanghai World Expo Exhibition & Convention Center, bringing together close to 300 leading global suppliers from 25 countries and regions to showcase their latest medical-grade raw materials, parts and processing technologies. There is now only one week remaining for free visitor pre-registration to be completed. To date, more than 70 companies who have registered as delegations, including industry stalwarts such as Covidien, Stryker, Weigao, Schneider, BAIN MEDICAL, and Jiangsu Kangjin. We urge you to register now, either individually or as part of a delegation. Pleaseclick < https://www.ubmonlinereg.com/Registration/default.aspx?fid=295&lang=en> here now!

Yahoo Scuffle Highlights Privacy Issues; SecureCom Launches Open Source Mobile Encryption Service
September 15, 2014
VANCOUVER, British Columbia, Sept. 15, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) New court documents reveal that the US government threatened to fine Yahoo $250,000 a day if it refused to hand over user data to the National Security Agency (NSA). According to the documents AOL, Apple, Google and Microsoft have all reluctantly participated in the NSA electronic surveillance program.

Telit Communications PLC Interim Results -6-
September 15, 2014


MENTOR GRAPHICS CORP [ MENT ] Reports dispositions by the director VISHNY MICHAEL (Oregon)
September 15, 2014
MENTOR GRAPHICS CORP [ MENT ], WILSONVILLE, has filed a form 4 with the Securities & Exchange Commission on 09/12/2014 noting the change in the beneficial interest held by VISHNY MICHAEL, WILSONVILLE. On September 12,2014 action involved dispositions of 1,068 shares in stock. VISHNY MICHAEL, now owns 10,134 shares directly. For more information please visit: http://www.sec.gov

MENTOR GRAPHICS CORP [ MENT ] Reports acquisitions by the director VISHNY MICHAEL (Oregon)
September 15, 2014
MENTOR GRAPHICS CORP [ MENT ], WILSONVILLE, has filed a form 4 with the Securities & Exchange Commission on 09/12/2014 noting the change in the beneficial interest held by VISHNY MICHAEL, WILSONVILLE. On September 12,2014 action involved acquisitions of 2,938 shares in stock. VISHNY MICHAEL, now owns 11,202 shares directly. For more information please visit: http://www.sec.gov

Washington: Did Apple just become a big bank?
September 15, 2014
American Land Title Association has issued the following news release: Apple's move into mobile banking could bring the tech giant under the same federal regulations as financial institutions. ADVERTISEMENT At a product launch event this week, Apple CEO Tim Cook made waves by unveiling a new mobile banking system that allows consumers to wave their iPhones for purchases instead of swiping debit and credit cards. The product has generated tremendous buzz in the tech community, with some analysts predicting a revolution in the way people shop.

SUNY CNSE selects Rudolph's Discover Enterprise YMS for G450C program
September 10, 2014
HIGHLIGHT: Rudolph Technologies, Inc. has announced that the SUNY College of Nanoscale Science and Engineering, or CNSE, Albany, New York, has selected its Discover Enterprise Yield Management Software, or YMS, to provide an integrated data warehouse and analytics system for the Global 450 Consortium, or G450C, equipment development program.

Kulicke and Soffa Industries introduces new chip-to-substrate bonder
September 10, 2014
HIGHLIGHT: Kulicke and Soffa Industries, Inc., which is engaged in the designing and manufacturing of semiconductor and LED assembly equipment, has introduced APAMA, or Advanced Packaging with Adaptive Machine Analytics, a new chip-to-substrate, or C2S, bonder.


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