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Amazon Forced To Remove Appstore From Android [Report]

A few months ago, Amazon started including access to its Appstore in its main Android app, essentially enabling users to purchase Amazon apps (which would typically be used on the company’s Fire devices), and use them on Android devices. In other words, this provided Android users with a place to get apps other than Google Play, which of course hosts …

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Google Play Releases Its Best Of 2014 Lists

Earlier this week, we got a look at the top apps, movies, games, songs, etc. on iTunes. Today, its rival Google Play revealed its lists. These are packaged in a nice infographic: “It was a big year for entertainment, from games that fed your sweet tooth to apps that kept you fit,” said Google. “Icy movies warmed your hearts, and …

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You Can Now Pre-Order Movies On Google Play

Google announced that you can now pre-order movie titles on Google Play. The company said in a Google+ update: Forget film release countdowns. Pre-order new movies like “+Gone Girl,” “Guardians of the Galaxy,” “+Maleficent,” “Maze Runner,” and more, then watch them the first day they’re available on digital. (US only, more countries coming soon!) You can’t just pre-order anything, but …

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Google Launches Chromecast In Ireland

Google’s Chromecast online video streaming device has become available in the Google Play Store in Ireland, according to various people who have spotted it for sale. This comes after Google launched Play Movies in that country a couple weeks ago. Google announced availability of the device for Canada, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Italy, Netherlands, Spain, Sweden, and the UK in …

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More On Making Money With Google Play

If you thought Google was done posting videos from Google I/O sessions last week, think again. They’ve uploaded a new batch to YouTube about a variety of developer topics, mostly related to developing for Google’s various platforms. For those trying to make some money through apps on Google Play, this one should be of particular interest. It’s a panel on …

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Google Released An Exclusive Documentary About Merge Records

Google – Google Play specifically – has released an exclusive documentary about Merge Records. It’s a free 24-minute look at 25 years of the label available on the Google Play channel. Here’s how Google describes it: Founded by Superchunk’s Mac McCaughan and Laura Ballance in 1989, North Carolina’s Merge Records quickly grew to become one of America’s essential indie labels. …

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How To Make Money On Google Play

As you probably know, Google I/O was last week, and Google has uploaded tons of video from the event, including developer sessions on various topics. Over the weekend, the company posted a slew of them to YouTube, including discussions about Instant Buy and the future of apps and search. On a more basic level, developers simply want to know how …

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Google Now To Start Reminding You About Your Bills

Google is reportedly adding bill pay reminders to Google Now, which will notify users about upcoming bills that are due, and how much they cost. Google reportedly gains this information from users’ Gmail accounts. Cult of Android reports: No configuration is necessary in order to register for this service. Google has the facility to generate its bill payment reminder cards …

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Google Announces Google Play Payment Improvements And Expansions

Google announced the addition of PayPal support for Google Play in 12 countries as well expanded carrier billing and gift card availability. The company says sales of apps and games on Google Play are already up by over 300% versus last year, with two-thirds of them happening outside of the U.S. These announcements are aimed at fueling that momentum. Users …

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Google Kills Currents, Sends Users To Google Play Newsstand

Google continues to shift its users of various news consumption products to different ones. Google famously killed Google Reader last year in a bold and controversial move (that many would probably still question) that sent users to various other RSS readers not owned by Google. Now another Google news reader is dead. Google announced Google Play Newsstand in November as …

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Moto G Gets A Google Play Edition

Motorola was on a roll in 2013 with a line of super affordable smartphones that packed in some nifty features. The customizable Moto X is a steal at $399, and now Google is making the handset maker’s Moto G almost impossible to pass up on Google Play. Google added the Moto G to its growing list of Google Play Edition …

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Google Play Services Upgraded To Version 4.1

New Android versions are always a cause for celebration as Google works some interesting new features into its mobile OS. Similarly, updates to Google Play Service should be met with the same kind of enthusiasm as Android app developers get more features to play around with. Google announced this week that Google Play Services 4.1 is now rolling out to …

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