By Scott Manuel, Head of Mobile Product Delivery, Thomson Reuters
In the last three weeks, the Convene mobile app team had the opportunity to support two wonderful causes and their associated conferences – the Grace Hopper Celebration India and Out & Equal – with Thomson Reuters-developed mobile technology.
Thomson Reuters Convene is an easy-to-use mobile conferencing app. It pulls in all the event information you need – previously shared via hard copy or across various electronic programs – including the event program, directory, FAQs, maps, polls, handouts, reference materials, personalized event schedule, Twitter integration and much more. The app runs on both iOS, Android, and Blackberry 10.
The Convene team partners with all the business units to deploy Convene at their hosted conferences, and works with groups across Thomson Reuters that have a significant sponsorship or relationship with external organizations and conferences. As a result, we get the chance to place our cool mobile technology not only in the hands of our customers, but non-customer and professional influencers that will come to relate Thomson Reuters with great technology.
At both of these events we made quite a splash. Here are a few highlights: (more…)
Tax practitioners from Copenhagen, Hong Kong, and New York weighed in on the tax implications of selling mobile apps across borders during an August 26 panel discussion sponsored by Thomson Reuters at the 67th Congress of the International Fiscal Association.
The panel considered the sale of an app for iPhone users by a U.S.-based software developer for a nominal fee. Premium features would be sold to users for a monthly fee and revenue could also be generated through the placement of ads within the app. The software developer maintains no physical presence outside the U.S. and merely uploads the app to the App Store in the U.S. and makes the software available for sale around the world, including in Denmark and China.
Cloud transaction could give rise to VAT and income tax considerations in China. Stephen Nelson of DLA Piper (Hong Kong) said that the taxation of cloud commerce is not specifically addressed under Chinese legislation. Under the existing Chinese regime, licensing is sourced where the payor is located and income from services is sourced where the services are performed.
With respect to VAT, even if the service provider is outside of China but the payments originate in China, the transaction will be subject to VAT. (more…)
The Checkpoint Pocket Assistant is a new mobile app that helps tax and accounting professionals perform routine tasks and gives quick reference information from anywhere on Apple iPhones. Get key Federal Tax Rates immediately with this app available to download from the Apple App Store at no cost. Learn about additional quick reference utilities, tables and rates, or calculators as they become available either free of charge or for a nominal fee. Created by the same team who brings you Checkpoint, our online research platform, the Checkpoint Pocket Assistant provides the apps you need to be more effective and efficient when you’re on the go.
“Our Pocket Assistant is another example of our commitment to helping our customers increase their productivity and efficiency so they can spend more time on strategic planning and business development,” said Steve Zelman, senior vice president of our Checkpoint Platforms. “These apps further expand our mobile research offerings which include: Thomson Reuters Checkpoint for tablets and smart phones, Thomson Reuters ProView eBooks for tablets, and now our Checkpoint Pocket Assistant apps for iPhones.”
New apps available through Checkpoint Pocket Assistant include:
Only a day out of the gate, our new Reuters News App shot to the No. 1 slot for free news apps in the iTunes App Store in the U.S., and earned the title of “Editor’s Choice.”
The new app was designed from the ground up expressly with the mobile user’s news consumption habits in mind, focusing on putting news stories into context with a rapid flow of news, analysis and market data. That means Reuters articles will be part of a news stream surrounded by the latest related content—from background articles to photography and video to social media—giving users access to a more complete story than they’ve ever experienced. And with this app, our unique wealth of financial data, graphs and charts is just one tap away.
Since news moves quickly, this app is designed to respond instantly with notifications when important updates arrive with simple scrolling gestures revealing the latest information.
Highlights of the Reuters News App:
This post continues our series – Technologists @ Thomson Reuters. These stories were gathered for our new Tech Careers iPad app – an innovative tool to build our brand as a technology employer and help us attract tech talent. Check out these stories and more on the app, available at the iTunes app store.
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The Challenge (more…)
Some products are fairly straightforward to execute. Others, like the one I’m going to talk about today, take you on a roller coaster of emotions. I remember first talking internally about the Wider Image app nearly two years ago, and the fact that it has launched just recently tells you that nothing about it was particularly easy. (more…)