In brief: In business, having more players on the field is supposed to foster a more competitive landscape but according to a recent report from Finnish research firm Rewheel, that is not reflected in the state of wireless data pricing in the US. According to a recent report from Finnish research firm Rewheel, the US is the fifth most expensive market among 41 European Union and OECD countries in terms of median pricing per gigabyte (on plans with at least 1,000 minutes and 3Mbit/s for HD video) despite the fact that prices have dropped 11 percent since April. Furthermore, the firm found that the US is the most expensive country among the same group with regard to median gigabyte pricing for mobile broadband (4G mobile and wireless home broadband plans with at least 3Mbit/s for HD video). Rewheel notes that the media gigabyte price of smartphone plans in the US is four times higher than in European Union markets with four major network operators. The median gigabyte price itself is a … [Read more...] about The US is among the most expensive markets in the world to purchase wireless data
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The Airbus A380 superjumbo is the largest commercial airliner in history. The A380 was once thought to have the potential to revolutionize air travel. Instead, the 331 Airbus superjumbos sold now play more of a niche role for flights operating in high congestion areas. The A380 first flew in 2005 and entered service in 2007. A while back, we had the chance to take a tour of one Etihad‘s A380s. The Airbus A380 is one of the most impressive and yet controversial airplanes in aviation history. As the largest airliner in history, the A380 is undoubtedly a technological wonder. When the European planemaker dreamed up the A380 three decades ago, it was for an aircraft that would revolutionize air travel with grand visions of unprecedented luxury for passengers and earnings power for airlines. Things haven’t worked out quite as well as Airbus had hoped. Instead of becoming the workhorse of airlines around the world, the A380 has become … [Read more...] about The $446 million Airbus A380 is the largest and most expensive airliner in the world. Take a look inside.
caption The Lauder family is worth more than $24 billion. source Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images The US may not have any rich royals, but it does have rich families with net worths in the billions. These billionaire clans have accumulated their fortunes in vastly different ways, from publishing and cosmetics to retail and hotels. See the top 25 richest families in the US, ranked by net worth, starting at $10 billion. America may not be home to any rich royal families, but that doesn’t mean some families haven’t created their own sort of empire. In fact, the United States has quite a few billionaire clans who accumulated their fortunes in vastly different ways. There are the publishing powerhouses that built the Hearst and Newhouse family fortunes; a cosmetics giant, which laid the foundation for the Lauder family fortune; and the families that created their wealth out of household names, like Walmart for the Waltons and Hyatt Hotels for the … [Read more...] about The 25 richest billionaire families in the US, ranked
posted on 05 Jun 2015, 19:18 5 1. Tziggy14 (Posts: 577; Member since: 02 Sep 2014) Basically, nothing's really changed other than Apple gaining a little bit of market share. But i'm definitely seeing more and more LG phones used in my area. posted on 05 Jun 2015, 20:22 1 7. LGisgood (Posts: 833; Member since: 23 Jun 2012) atleast LG is slowly rising ....that's good news! posted on 05 Jun 2015, 20:38 0 9. nctx77 (Posts: 2540; Member since: 03 Sep 2013) I like their TV's lol! posted on 06 Jun 2015, 02:49 1 35. Virage (Posts: 88; Member since: 25 May 2015) Agreed. LG is moving up, but very slow, they are good a jod. Not to many phones, what they need is more higher mid range phone . Think samsung alpha, sony z3compact etc. posted on 05 Jun 2015, 19:24 0 2. waddup121 (unregistered) lol hardly surprised at all posted on 05 Jun 2015, 19:25 18 3. shiftt (Posts: 333; Member since: 03 May 2015) Of course Apple is, we live in a country where … [Read more...] about Comments for : comScore: Apple still tops Samsung as the most popular manufacturer in the US
This story is part of our Road Trip 2016 summer series "Life, Disrupted," about how technology is helping with the global refugee crisis -- if at all. Omar Mohamed has helped dozens of African refugees resettle in the US. Among the first items he sets up for them: a mobile phone. On a hot June day, the 28-year-old case manager at Church World Service in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, met with two Somali brothers to give them each a basic feature phone. The pair, 30-year-old Siyat and 41-year-old Adan Hassan, had arrived three days earlier, still in the dusty sandals they'd worn at the Kenyan refugee camp where they spent the last quarter of a century. Part of Mohamed's role as a case manager with Church World Service, one of the groups working with the US State Department to resettle refugees, is helping new arrivals find a safe, affordable place to live and a job. He also makes sure utilities -- electricity, water and gas -- are turned on. Mobile and internet services are now on the … [Read more...] about In the US, refugees find phones a basic necessity