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Mass. among tops for jobs in app development

Those little software apps on your smartphone or tablet have developed into a very big business, particularly in Massachusetts.

A new study finds that in the four years since Apple Inc.’s iPhone introduced apps to the world, app development has become a major high-tech industry, generating over half a million jobs in the United States. They include 21,400 Bay State workers who earn a total of $1 billion a year.

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