TechNetUpdate study credits ‘app economy’ with 500k U.S. jobs

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TechNetUpdate study credits app economy with 500k U.S. jobs

The surge in mobile software and other apps has also led to a surge in jobs, almost half a million added just in the U.S., says a study out today from CEO network TechNet.

Dubbed the “app economy,” the million or so apps created just for iOS and Android devices represent jobs for programmers, designers, marketers, managers, support staff, and other professionals, according to TechNet’s report “Where the Jobs Are: The App Economy.”

But how just many jobs?

Analysis conducted for TechNet by Michael Mandel, president of South Mountain Economics and former Chief Economist for BusinessWeek, found that the app economy has been responsible for adding around 466,000 jobs in the U.S., up from zero in 2007 when the iPhone was first unveiled.

That total includes jobs at a business like Zynga, which creates Facebook apps, as well as app-related jobs at companies like Electronic Arts, Amazon, and AT&T. It also naturally covers jobs at top app players such as Apple , Google, and Facebook.

As detailed in the study, the core platforms in the App Economy include Google’s Android, Apple ‘s iOS, RIM’s BlackBerry, Microsoft’s Windows Phone, and Facebook’s own apps.

The top metro spot for App Economy jobs proved to be New York City and its surrounding… [Read more]

TechNetUpdate study credits app economy with 500k U.S. jobs

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