Outsourcing the smart phone market is estimated to become a $5.6B business by 2015. Why? Just look at this (jobs) trend.
Requests for programmers who write code for Apple’s iOS platform rose 20 percent between the first and second quarters of this year, according to Elance, a Mountain View (Calif.) broker that matches outsourcers such as MoFirst with those who want to create apps. Demand for programmers with Android skills rose by 15 percent, while developer requests for Research in Motion’s (RIMM) BlackBerry devices increased by 3 percent, according to Elance.
Who knew that there’s a lot of politics in the food system from subsidies to lobbying? Blah. The food system in the U.S. is at the intersection of environment, income disparity and politics. Very interesting.
On the other hand, there’s a good side to the junk mail industry. They’re one of the few large industry that’s keeping the USPS alive. Until the economy tanked. And the use of technology via social media, email takes off..
Of the 214 newcomers to Forbes magazine’s annual global ranking of billionaires this year, 54 were from China and 31 from Russia. The Asia-Pacific region had more billionaires than Europe for the first time in more than 10 years and gained the most of any region, with 105 additions, according to the list. Moscow displaced New York as the city with the greatest number of billionaires with 79, compared with New York’s 58.
Carbon labels have yet to become as widely recognised by consumers as other eco-labels, however. A survey carried out in 2010 by Which?, a British consumer group, found that just a fifth of British shoppers recognised the carbon footprint label, compared with recognition rates of 82% for Fairtrade and 54% for organic labelling.