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Chrome for Android Getting An Update, New Features Chrome for Android Getting An Update, New Features
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Google has released an update for the beta version of the Chrome for Android browser. The update adds several new, highly requested features. It also adds support for an additional 31 languages, and is now available in all the same …

Google Play Adds More Seller Countries Google Play Adds More Seller Countries

Android app developers, like iOS developers, come from all over the world. They work tirelessly and bank their hopes and dreams on one app that may or may not become a hit. They finish up the app and enter the …

New App Turns Your Lemon into a Supercar New App Turns Your Lemon into a Supercar

If your tired of engine rattles and other wierd car noises, you could end up spending thousands on repairs. And in the end you are still left with the old crappy car you started with. Or you can trade that …

Instagram’s Rise to $1 Billion [Infographic] Instagram’s Rise to $1 Billion [Infographic]
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Visually has created an infographic telling the story of the first 17 months of Instagram and the steps on its path to being bought by Facebook for a ridiculous $1 billion. Instagram, in case you don’t know, is a popular …

New Android Tumblr App Now Available on Google Play New Android Tumblr App Now Available on Google Play

The new Tumblr app for Android has officially launched. The announcement was made in a blog post yesterday on the Tumblr staff blog, re-blogged from one of their mobile engineers. According to the post, the app sports a totally new …

Infographic Compares App Store Figures Infographic Compares App Store Figures

Key Comparisons: iTunes is by far the most profitable platform in terms of apps sold. Google Play has nearly as many apps, but over 79% of them have been downloaded less than a hundred times. only 4.6% have been downloaded …

Google Books Discontinuing Reseller Program Google Books Discontinuing Reseller Program
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Google Books has been part of the core experience of what Google offers to consumers looking for media through their services. It was recently thrown together with music, movies and apps into the Google Play store. One of the lesser …

Google Gets Paramount Movies On YouTube, Google Play Google Gets Paramount Movies On YouTube, Google Play

Google is partnering with Paramount Pictures to add Paramount movie rentals to YouTube and Google Play. A Googler laid out the following highlights in an email to WebProNews: Nearly 500 titles available for rent including new blockbusters like Captain America, …

Amazon Appstore Generates Far More Revenue Than Than Google Play Amazon Appstore Generates Far More Revenue Than Than Google Play
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Amazon’s Android Appstore generates far more revenue than Google Play, and nearly as much as the iOS App Store. A recent study found that apps that rely on in-app purchases for revenue make the most money from the iOS versions …

Google Preparing Its Own Tablet Store To Compete With iPad Google Preparing Its Own Tablet Store To Compete With iPad
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Google is preparing to launch an online store to sell its forthcoming Google-branded tablet directly, according to recent reports. The online store would mimic the direct sales method employed by Apple and Amazon to sell their iPad and Kindle Fire …

Google Play and YouTube Rent Movies to the French Google Play and YouTube Rent Movies to the French

YouTube (and Google France) announced today on the YouTube blog that starting today it is making movies available for rent to French Google Play users. Partners in the new offering include independent French studios Cinéma(s) à la Demande, EuropaCorp, M6 …

Google Adds Google Play to its Homepage Google Adds Google Play to its Homepage
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Besides the doodles, changes to the Google homepage are rare. So, when Google makes changes to one of the most visited pages on the web, it’s a big deal. And when Google makes a change to its homepage that links …

Google Play May Begin Offering Movies Google Play May Begin Offering Movies

Customers in the new Google Play market may be able to purchase movies in the not-so-distant future, according to recent reports. While Google Play currently offers a variety of options for purchasing and renting content – including movie rentals – …

Apps May Overtake The Web In Internet Traffic Apps May Overtake The Web In Internet Traffic

When Apple introduced the iPhone in 2007, they began a major shift in the mobile phone market that former competitors like BlackBerry are still struggling to deal with. When they introduced the App Store in 2008, they began a trend …

Google Play App Publishers Get New Sales Reports Google Play App Publishers Get New Sales Reports

Google Play changed how people access the Android market alongside every other Google app. In that spirit, Google has created new sales reports for app publishers. It should give publishers the tools they need to serve themselves and their customers. …

Reddit Is Fun App Banned From Google Play Reddit Is Fun App Banned From Google Play

When it comes to apps in either the Android Market Google Play store or Apple’s Appstore, developers have always walked a fine line when it comes to products that contain sexual content. Apps that contain porn or other explicit materials …

Google Play Domain Issues Causing Headache For Google Google Play Domain Issues Causing Headache For Google
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Earlier this month, ahead of Google’s launch of Google Play (which is essentially a rebranding of Android Market, Google Music and the Google eBookstore) Google purchased 18 domain names related to the Google Play brand. At the time, there was …

Google To Android Developers: Use Google Wallet Or Get Delisted Google To Android Developers: Use Google Wallet Or Get Delisted
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Google Wallet is a pretty nifty service. I use it for app purchases on my Android, but I can understand why consumers and developers alike would want to avoid using it. It seems that Google isn’t giving them a choice …

Google Play Store May Get Audiobooks Google Play Store May Get Audiobooks
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The help page for Google Play has recently included empty sections for “Audio Books” and “Magazines and Journals,” which leads to speculation that these items might be added to the Google Play Store soon. Google Play basically combines the present …

Google Play Comes With Big Discounts On Some Music, Movies, Books And Apps Google Play Comes With Big Discounts On Some Music, Movies, Books And Apps

Google announced Google Play today. This is Google’s new app/music/video/book store, which is replacing Android Market, Google Music and the Google eBookstore. Google kicked off a big sale to celebrate the launch, called 7 Days to Play, in which Googl …

Google Play Incites Mixed Twitter Reaction Google Play Incites Mixed Twitter Reaction

Did you hear? Google is combining all of their media services like Google Music, Android Market and Google Books into one giant service called Google Play. People are surely going to debate the change over the coming days on whether …