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Facebook hints at app monetisation ambitions

Facebook revealed a number of interesting details that provide insight into its plans to monetise its expanding mobile app capability. With both Facebook Messenger and photo sharing service Instagram having more than 200 million users each, there is significant opportunity …

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Amazon Fire smartphone stokes developer interest

Amazon said it had seen Appstore submissions more than double, hitting record levels, in the five weeks that followed the unveiling the company’s first ever smartphone, Fire, in June. According to Amazon, developers are responding positively to the smartphone’s unique capabilities, …

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App Store dev payouts top $20B

Apple said developers have now received more than $20 billion in revenue from selling their products on the App Store. And nearly half of this has been generated in just the past twelve months, according to the iPhone maker’s CFO, …

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Google getting "aggressive" on app indexing

Consumers should expect Google to “aggressively” ensure apps are easy to find via the company’s search engine, according to Patrick Pichette, Google SVP and CFO (pictured). Responding to a question during Google’s second quarter results call about when app content …