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Mobile Apps: Banking, Payments and Scanners; Oh My!

Stan Reybern

From smart phones to tablets, there is an explosion of smart devices on the market, each of which has more computing power than NASA did back in 1969 when they sent astronauts to the moon. These powerful devices have paved the way for some new and truly innovative user applications. These applications aim to change the way people live their

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Dissecting The Mobile Phone Plan Markup

Erik Chang

Mobile phone companies provide the basic service of transferring information, whether that be in the form of phone calls, text messaging or internet data plans. However, the method in which they charge for these services is not so basic. By coupling various services into packages and failing to disclose specific details, these companies make it difficult to understand exactly what

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Mobile Service (and Costs) Around the World

Erik Chang

tweetmeme_url = ‘’; Trends in use of mobile phones around the world vary as much as the people carrying them. Looking at some of the key factors, including pricing, usage and prevalence within a country, highlights these differences. Interestingly, as of 2006, many countries passed 100% penetration of their population, reporting more mobile phone subscriptions than people.

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Comparing Carriers: Mobile Phone Usage and Costs

Erik Chang

tweetmeme_url = ‘’; The mobile phone market can be a confusing one for consumers to navigate, as there are many seemingly similar services offered, often lumped into different packages, plans and pricing. How do usage trends and costs vary between the major wireless providers? We have looked at the various plans of Billshrink users to see how these companies compare

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