International News Archive - March 22, 2012

UK's Internet Economy Tops Amongst G20 Nations

The Internet is responsible for a larger percentage of the UK's economy than any other G20 industrial or developing nation, a new study from Boston Consulting Group (BCG) has discovered.

Australia Suffers Under New Strain Of Whooping Cough

A new strain of whooping cough has been eluding vaccines and causing the number of whooping cough cases to rise sharply in Australia.

Olympics Could Tax London's Phone, Internet Networks

While the athletes competing in the London Olympic Games this summer are likely to be performing at their very peak, the same might not ring true for the host city's Internet and mobile phone networks.

China To Surpass US In Android, iOS Activations

China has surpassed the United States in the total number of citizens using smartphones and tablets devices running software from Apple or Google, according to new data released Wednesday by mobile analytics firm Flurry.

Word of the Day
  • Stoppage; cessation (of labor).
  • A standing still or idling (of mills, factories, etc.).
The word chomage comes into English from French.]