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Amazon tablets potentially loss-leaders

Amazon tablets potentially loss-leaders

Amazon is reportedly considering selling its Android-based tablets as loss-leaders, in effect subsidizing the slates below cost in the expectation that buyers are then likely to spend on ebooks, multimedia and cloud storage over the lifetime of the device. Although not yet locked in as the sales strategy, Amazon is looking at launching its iPad rivals at 20- to 25-percent less than it actually costs to produce them, PCMag's sources reckon, in a manner familiar to anyone who has bought a razor or a printer.

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Amazon Free App of the Day isn’t necessarily good for the developer

Amazon Free App of the Day isn’t necessarily good for the developer

I think most of us are the same when it comes to apps. We will pay for some of them if they look really cool, but mostly we want free apps. This is what Android users tend to keep an eye on the Amazon Free App of the Day being offered daily since the apps are free for the single day only. The deal seems like good exposure, but one developer has found that being selected for the featured promotion wasn't a good thing at all.

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Apple injunction demands over Amazon Appstore denied

Apple injunction demands over Amazon Appstore denied

Attempts by Apple to have Amazon's use of the name Appstore for its download store blocked have failed, with the Cupertino company's legal argument failing to convince the judge presiding the case. Apple had sought an early injunction against Amazon, claiming that the retailer's Amazon Appstore for Android could "confuse and mislead customers" due to the similarity of its name with Apple's own App Store for iOS.

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Apple expected to lose bid to kill Amazon Appstore

Apple expected to lose bid to kill Amazon Appstore

Apple didn't take kindly at all to Amazon launching the Amazon Appstore for Android to sell apps directly to Android smartphone and tablet users. The trademark infringement suit was swift and is still ongoing. Apple obviously has the trademark on "App Store" and feels that it will extend to "Appstore" too. The legal battle goes on and it appears that Apple will likely lose its battle to block the Appstore owned by Amazon.

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Google Introduces Revamped Android Market at I/O

Google Introduces Revamped Android Market at I/O

Today at Google I/O was mostly about Chrome: Chrome OS, Chromebooks...but there was another annoucement today about a new version of Android Market for web, phones, and tablets. The new version is meant to improve the app discovery experience, and make it easier for you to find good new apps. This update gives the Android Market a feel more similar to the Amazon Appstore and Apple's App Store. Continue after the cut for more details.

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Amazon Tablet Built By Samsung Could Arrive By End Of Summer?

Amazon Tablet Built By Samsung Could Arrive By End Of Summer?

Speculation that Amazon may be pushing forth its own Android tablet continues full steam ahead and now there's belief that the tablet would be built by Samsung. That's an interesting choice, considering the Korean electronics company has been the main components supplier for Apple, with whom they are about to embark on a massive legal battle. This gets all the more spicy when you think that Amazon is poised as the best iPad 2 rival.

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IGDA fears Amazon Appstore policies for game devs

IGDA fears Amazon Appstore policies for game devs

If a developer wants to sell a game on the Amazon Appstore they have some pretty tough decision to make. The Amazon Appstore has a good reach with consumers even if it just launched this year. The problem is that according to the IGDA, a game industry body, Amazon can change how they pay the developer for their game without getting the developers permission.

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The Disruptive Potential of the Amazon App Store

The Disruptive Potential of the Amazon App Store

A few days ago, Amazon's App Store officially opened for business. I've been spending the past few days reflecting and talking with colleagues on the many ways Amazon's move could disrupt the Android ecosystem, in a good way. There are a number of challenges manufactures have run into with Google as it relates to Android, and the Amazon app store may show a clear path to overcome those challenges and limit dependence on the Android marketplace.

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