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  • Another Step For Kindle Fire Abroad? Amazon Opens International Appstore Portal, Improves Distribution Terms

    Another Step For Kindle Fire Abroad? Amazon Opens International Appstore Portal, Improves Distribution Terms

    Good news for those of you who live outside the U.S. and have been waiting for Amazon to take more of its mobile products outside its home market. Amazon today officially opened its Appstore to international apps — its first move outside the U.S. for  the applications storefront, which launched in the U.S. last year. Developers from the UK, Germany, France, Italy and Spain are now… Read More

  • Amazon Stays Quiet As Their Appstore Goes International

    Amazon Stays Quiet As Their Appstore Goes International

    Amazon’s self-run Appstore has always been a great place to pick up great Android apps on the cheap, but it came with one caveat: ever since its launch this past March, it has only been available to U.S. customers. Surprisingly, Amazon seems to have lifted this restriction today without so much as a peep, because international customers are reporting that they can now download the free… Read More

  • Watch Out Amazon: GetJar Launches A Full Catalog Of Premium Android Apps For Free

    Watch Out Amazon: GetJar Launches A Full Catalog Of Premium Android Apps For Free

    Today, third-party mobile application store GetJar is publicly launching its GetJar Gold service, which has been in beta testing for the past month. The new service presents a viable challenge to Amazon’s Appstore and its time-limited “free app of the day” by offering an entire catalog of premium Android applications for free. The apps are high quality, ad-free and are… Read More

  • In The Cards: Why Amazon *Has* To Make An Android Device Now

    In The Cards: Why Amazon *Has* To Make An Android Device Now

    When I first heard that Amazon was going to be making an app store for Android (we broke the news in September of last year), I laughed. Just what Android needs, another app store, I thought. Further, I didn’t see what Amazon could bring to the table with such a store that Google themselves couldn’t. That was stupid. I was wrong. Now that Amazon’s Android Appstore is out there… Read More

  • Generic? Apple Sues Amazon Over Its New Appstore

    Don’t call it an app store. Apple has sued Amazon over the latter’s use of the term “Appstore,” with a spokeswoman saying that it “will confuse and mislead consumers,” tricking them into thinking they’re downloading software from its own App Store. Apple says it’s tried to contact Amazon at least three times, but Amazon hasn’t made any… Read More

  • The Triple Crown

    Netflix is interesting because it is the first service to follow the disruptive arc of the iPad. Every time the iPad is analyzed, the projections are anywhere from just plain wrong to what amounts to a niche. Doesn’t run applications… now there’s an AppStore. Doesn’t run Flash… now there’s a Flash converter app. Apps don’t support a magazine subscription… Read More

  • "Problematic Wi-Fi Access": Apple Bans Augmented Reality App Sekai Camera [Update]

    More and more apps are stricken from the App Store as of late, for a variety of reasons. Today, the Apple hammer hit Tokyo-based Tonchidot whose augmented reality app Sekai Camera was removed without warning. The free app, which made its – memorable – debut during TechCrunch 50 in 2008, intends to help users “tag the world” by imposing information (text, pictures, video… Read More

  • iWikiPhone closes €250k round to take over the iPhone App Store

    [Italy] Rome-based iWikiPhone, a social network for iPhone users where they can discover, share and discuss the best apps, has closed a €250k round of funding. The money comes from a number of private investors and also from Egolab, a Rome based company specializing in online media. Egolab has provided 100k of funding by way of services and a cash investment in return for 20% equity in… Read More

  • Appsto.re – Because iPhone Apps Apparently Needed A Custom URL Shortener

    Not sure which question is more appropriate here: why or why not? We’ve already witnessed the renewed interest in URL shortening services with the rise of communication platforms where brevity appears to be the norm rather than a side effect (Twitter!). It was little surprising to see a custom one pop up that focuses specifically on iTunes links. iTunes links are inherently long… Read More

  • AppStore Developer TapTapTap Publishes Sales Figures

    iPhone application development house taptaptap has published sales figures for the first month of sales for their two AppStore applications, bringing further insight into overall sales volume and figures for the online store. The two applications developed by the company are WhereTo, an application that provides a more general GPS interface to the iPhone with location-based services, and… Read More