App Economy has created almost half a million jobs

App Economy has created almost half a million jobs

gigaom.com
Could the app economy be the cure for the United States’ employment doldrums? A new report suggests that the nascent app economy spurred on by iOS, Android and Facebook apps has generated 466,000 jobs in the U.S. economy since 2007. In the report by technology trade group TechNet, Michael Mandel...
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Alex Day Sells Half A Million Songs By Breaking All The 'Rules'

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