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Amazon Appstore cross-platform ambitions confirmed

Amazon Appstore cross-platform ambitions confirmed

Amazon's Appstore plans may start with Android, but the retail giant isn't limiting its aspirations to Google's OS. According to Aaron Rubenson, category leader for the Appstore, Amazon's intent "is to provide a vast selection to customers from multiple operating systems"; speaking to Mobile-Device, he confirmed that the recommendations-led software store has ambitions to take on other platforms.

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Apple’s New App Store Rules Impact Amazon’s Kindle App

Apple’s New App Store Rules Impact Amazon’s Kindle App

Apple's new app store subscription plan, specifying that Apple will take a 30% cut of all content sold within apps, will also affect Amazon's Kindle app when used on an iPhone, iPad, or iPod Touch. It will also impact other booksellers selling through apps on Apple products. Publishers and content sellers have to remove any links within their apps to outside-the-App Store purchasing options. This means that Amazon must remove the "Shop in the Kindle Store" link that it currently provides on its iPhone, iPod Touch and iPad apps.

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Amazon AppStore for Android detailed: One-Click, Recommendations & more

Amazon AppStore for Android detailed: One-Click, Recommendations & more

Amazon is certainly taking Android seriously, with the promise of tablet-centric Kindle apps later in the year, but it's the new Amazon AppStore for Android that really shows the retailer's aim. Now accepting developer submissions ahead of a launch on devices sometime in 2011, according to TechCrunch the AppStore will combine Amazon's One-Click payments system, the retailer's recommendations engine, and flexible pricing to take on the official Android Market.

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Amazon Windowshop for iPad hits App Store

Amazon Windowshop for iPad hits App Store

Amazon has launched an iPad app, Amazon Windowshop, reckoning that users of Apple's slate will spend more money if they have a custom-designed interface.  Described as "a complete rewrite of Amazon.com," the new app - which is a free download [iTunes link] from the App Store - offers the same products as the regular browser version, as well as 1-click purchases and Wish List support.

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Amazon Android app store T&Cs leak

Amazon Android app store T&Cs leak

Amazon still aren't talking about the rumored Android app store they're tipped to be working on - which would sit alongside the official Android Market and offer users an alternative source for software - but the App Store Distribution Agreement participating developers would be expected to abide by has just dropped in the SlashGear inbox.  Among the T&Cs are confirmation on the developer royalties - "equal to the greater of (i) 70% of the purchase price or (ii) 20% of the List Price" - together with the rumored $99 annual fee and the fact that Amazon retains the right to modify your binaries and add in their own DRM.

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Apple Should Buy Sony’s PlayStation Division

Apple Should Buy Sony’s PlayStation Division

Apple has well over $100 billion in cash, which is making many people across the globe wonder what the company should do with all that money. Investors would like to see it come back in larger dividends, while analysts believe it’s time for Apple to make some major moves and buy up smaller companies. Still others say Apple should do nothing with the cash and be content just holding on to it for security’s sake.

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Amazon Fire TV Review

Amazon Fire TV Review

Does the world need another streaming box? Amazon Fire TV argues “yes” and says speed, voice search that actually works, and proper gaming set it apart from the Apple TV, Roku 3, and Google Chromecast. As we’ve seen with the Kindle Fire HDX tablet range, Amazon can certainly build some impressive hardware when it puts its mind to it, but is the Fire TV quite ready for primetime? Read on for our full review.

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