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BBC:
Apple to raise prices of apps and in-app purchases by ~25% in 3 regions, making the lowest app prices now 99p in UK, 80 rupees in India, and 3.49 lira in Turkey   —  UK costs will numerically match those of the US, meaning that a program that costs $0.99 will now be 99p.
Jan 17, 2017, 6:50 AMIn context
Paul Mozur / New York Times:
China orders the registration of app stores to combat apps that “spread illegal information”, which can include fraud, malware, and political speech   —  HONG KONG — In the clearest sign yet that China's government has begun a new push to solidify control over mobile apps …
Jan 15, 2017, 6:20 PMIn context
Reuters:
US appeals court says Apple can be sued for monopolizing iOS app market and not letting users buy apps outside the App Store   —  iPhone app purchasers may sue Apple Inc over allegations that the company monopolized the market for iPhone apps by not allowing users to purchase them outside the App Store …
Jan 12, 2017, 6:50 PMIn context
Mitchel Broussard / MacRumors:
Tencent's WeChat unveils Mini Program, an app platform for the chat app, deflects comparisons to an app store, saying there's no centralized app repository   —  Popular Chinese mobile app company WeChat [Direct Link] congratulated Apple on ten years of the iPhone earlier this morning …
Jan 9, 2017, 3:45 PMIn context
Steven Levy / Backchannel:
Phil Schiller reflects on iPhone's launch, the debate around opening it up with the App Store, the importance of iPod in reaching non-Apple customers, more   —  A reporter there for the creation gets Apple's exclusive take on the “Jesus Phone"'s 10th birthday.  —  Why do a phone?
Jan 9, 2017, 12:50 PMIn context
New York Times:
Russian regulator told Apple and Google to remove LinkedIn app from App Store and Google Play; app is no longer available for download in Russia   —  WASHINGTON — Smartphone users in Russia can no longer download the LinkedIn app on iPhone or Android devices, following a similar move in China to block The New York Times app on iPhones.
Jan 7, 2017, 1:36 PMIn context
Lauren Goode / The Verge:
Fitbit CEO says the company plans to launch a wearable app store “as soon as possible”   —  Another giant sign that a smartwatch is in the works  —  Fitbit wants to launch its own wearable app store “as soon as possible,” the company's co-founder and CEO James Park said in an interview at CES earlier today.
Jan 6, 2017, 10:40 PMIn context
Apple:
Developers earned $20B from App Store in 2016, up 40% from 2015; January 1, 2017 saw biggest ever single day sales of $240M   —  Cupertino, California — Apple today announced that the App Store welcomed 2017 with its busiest single day ever on New Year's Day, capping a record-breaking holiday season …
Jan 5, 2017, 9:00 AMIn context
Nat Levy / GeekWire:
Amazon says Alexa now has 7K+ skills, up from 3K in September and 5.4K in December 2016   —  Amazon's digital assistant Alexa is getting more skillful by the day.  —  The brain behind Amazon's Echo speakers has topped 7,000 skills, Amazon's vice president of Echo, Alexa and app store Mike George …
Jan 4, 2017, 4:35 PMIn context
New York Times:
Apple removed news apps made by The New York Times from its App Store in China, complying with what it vaguely described as a request from Chinese authorities   —  Apple, complying with what it said was a request from Chinese authorities, removed news apps created by The New York Times from its app store in China late last month.
Jan 4, 2017, 3:55 PMIn context

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