web conferencing increasing

More than half of workers surveyed by LogMeIn and Ovum are seeing an increase in the sheer number of meetings they are expected to attend, with two-thirds of these workers indicating that at least half of those meetings are not of value. Among the key findings were that virtual meetings – collaboration sessions where one ...

regulatory pressure to undo the traditional way brokers sell research

Regulatory pressure to undo the traditional way brokers sell research alongside share dealing is alarming traders in Europe, who fear a further drop in business and more cost-cutting in an already tough environment. At stake is the lucrative but opaque system under which fund managers pay brokers an all-in commission on every trade, charged to ...

T-Mobile US (TMUS.N) plans to overtake Sprint

T-Mobile US (TMUS.N) plans to overtake Sprint Corp (S.N) as the No. 3 wireless U.S. carrier in subscribers by the end of the year, Chief Executive Officer John Legere, tweeted on Thursday. The declaration came a day after T-Mobile announced it surpassed Sprint as the No. 1 wireless provider for prepaid customers, with 15.64 million ...

Mobile wallet usage increasing

U.S. mobile wallet transactions exceeded $9.5 billion in 2012, according to a new study from the U.S. Federal Reserve. The Fed says more than 66 percent of the transactions were for items less than $10 in value, with 42 percent of them being under $5. “As this is the first time data on mobile wallets ...

Oracle shows Mobile IT spend rising

A survey commissioned by Oracle shows Mobile IT spend rising while security and integration remain issues of concern. Oracle announced the results of a recent enterprise mobility survey that indicates that mobile-related IT expenses are expected to grow by more than 50 percent in two years, among other findings. To better understand the challenges of ...

Angie’s List Inc, forecast quarterly revenue below estimates

Angie’s List Inc, which operates a website that allows users to review local businesses, forecast quarterly revenue below estimates and reported a bigger-than-expected quarterly loss as it spent more to sign up customers. The company’s shares fell 14 percent after markets closed. Angie’s List said it expects revenue of $80.5 million-$82.5 million for the third ...

high risk check processing

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U.S. is going to be whacked by an aging population

Simply put, the U.S. is going to be whacked by an aging population, lower workforce participation and declining productivity. The working age population—defined as people ages 15 to 64—will fall to 61 percent in 2030, down from 66 percent in 2013. Given aging can’t be reversed, the U.S. will have to make up the difference ...

new LibreOffice 4.3 brings many new useful improvements

The new LibreOffice 4.3 brings many new useful improvements and features to the program. These include: Document interoperability: Support of Microsoft’s Office Open XML (OOXML, aka OpenXML) Strict, OOXML graphics improvements (DrawingML, theme fonts, preservation of drawing styles and attributes), embedding OOXML files inside another OOXML file, support of 30 new Excel formulas, and support ...

Android operating system has a security flaw

Google’s (GOOG) Android operating system has a security flaw that could allow hackers to impersonate trusted applications and potentially hijack your phone or tablet, according to research released today. The basic issue is the way in which Android checks—or rather, does not check—that certain applications are what they say they are, according to Bluebox Security, the ...