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Articles tagged United States

Mobile Payment Users on the Rise Says Gartner
Research from Gartner says that this year will see more than $171.5 billion in mobile payment transactions — a rise of over 60 percent on 2011′s $105.9 billion — with 212.2 million people (up 32 percent from 160.5 million in 2011) using some form of mobile payment service. And what’s fueling the rise? Despite the rise of smartphones, it’s legacy-based services like SMS and web-based transactions. Read more – ‘Mobile Payment Users on the Rise Says Gartner’.
Google Announces Plans to Offer a Google Analytics Opt-Out
On 18th March Google announced that it had been developing opt-out functionality for its Analytics product, seemingly in response to growing unease with United States and European regulators. Read more – ‘Google Announces Plans to Offer a Google Analytics Opt-Out’.
What's In Google Chrome's User-Agent String
With the advent Google Chrome there has been a lot of media coverage regarding the browser’s uptake and how it will compete with Internet Explorer, Firefox and Safari. This is where the User Agent becomes most valuable. Read more – ‘What's In Google Chrome's User-Agent String’.
Preventing SQL Injection in an AIR Application
SQLite is a mostly ACID-compliant relational database management system contained in a relatively small (~500kB) C programming library. The Adobe AIR runtime includes the SQLite embedded database for use by Adobe AIR applications. This allows applications to run and store data locally and or synchronise the datastore with online repositories. Read more – ‘Preventing SQL Injection in an AIR Application’.
Launching Yourself as a Freelancer – Networking
In the first two parts of this series, I talked about setting up in business as a freelancer and publicising yourself via branding and blogging. Read more – ‘Launching Yourself as a Freelancer – Networking’.
Launching Yourself as a Freelancer – Publicity
In the first part of this series I talked about setting yourself up in business. The next step is to publicise yourself and your skills. At this point, it is helpful to know exactly what line of work you want to be focusing on, since you will need to target your efforts. Read more – ‘Launching Yourself as a Freelancer – Publicity’.
Launching Yourself as a Freelancer
You're an experienced designer or developer with aspirations to become a freelancer. Shrugging off the corporate cloak —"It's cosy! It fits well! You've had it for years!" — is becoming more and more common. Read more – ‘Launching Yourself as a Freelancer’.
ColdFusion Is Hotting Up in the UK
In the past, the US has held a near monopoly not only in ColdFusion-based user groups, but also conferences, with CFUnited, cf.Objective() and the more general Adobe MAX leading the way. Read more – ‘ColdFusion Is Hotting Up in the UK’.
Concorde
Aérospatiale-BAC Concorde supersonic transport (SST), along with the Tupolev Tu-144, was one of only two models of supersonic passenger airliners to have seen commercial service. First flown in 1969, her service spanned from 1976 to 2003. The 1973 oil crisis, along with political opposition and environmental controversy led British Airways (BA) and Air France to be the sole buyers. She flew most regularly from London Heathrow and Paris Charles de Gaulle to New York JFK. A crash north of Paris in 2000, caused by tyre debris piercing a fuel tank, grounded the fleet whilst modifications were carried out. This, along with her age, the unwillingness of Airbus to continue maintenance, and the downturn in US demand for flights in the light of the 11 September 2001 terrorist attacks, prompted BA and Air France to jointly decide to withdraw her from service in 2003. In retirement, Concorde remains an icon of aircraft history. Read more – ‘Concorde’.