4 billion users by 2014. Context aware services are a key trend for mobile users.Mobile social networking sites are the fastest growing of the 19 tracked by Gartner. These include portals, transit hubs, and cloud storage for increasing amounts of messaging and email traffic. Mobile searches are also very popular; in order to bring mobile searches to the next level the app will begin allowing users to take actions based on the results such as making a call or placing a reservation. Mobile commerce, mobile payment sites, context aware services and object recognition services also top the list of cutting edge mobile technology.In a house subcommittee this past week the United States forfeits a major economic development tool by withholding stronger efforts to attract international tourists. Between 2000 and 2010 the US share of International Tourism traffic decreased from 17 to 11% though Republican Representative Mary Bono Mack showed confidence that the downturn was relenting.A prolonged recession partly due to 911 is coming to an end and tourism is once again a growth industry. The White House established a task force on travel and competitiveness to promote tourist travel to and from the United States (Barton, 2012). This task force is a follow up to efforts generated by the Travel Promotion Act of 2010; a non-profit corporation that promotes international travel under Brand USA. This effort is vital for local agencies that do not have the budget or resources to effectively. Mobile IT Devices.
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