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Google Play app store to test paid placement in search results

Developers will be able to buy ad space at the top of results so their apps pop up when users search for programs in Google's app store.

By February 26, 2015


Kik rides teen interest to 100M users

Kids love Kik because they don't have to give out their phone number, CEO and founder Ted Livingston tells CNET.

By December 12, 2013


Path plots subscription service for 2nd quarter

What's the cost of doing business in the face of Facebook? Path aims to find out with a paid model of its personal social network.

By March 29, 2013


Apple's Christmas gift -- app downloads jump 87 percent

App downloads on Christmas Day rose 87 percent over the average for the month, leading to a 70 percent increase in App Store revenue, says mobile analytics firm Distimo.

By December 28, 2012


Google Play surges, but Apple's App Store is still No. 1

Google's app store outpaced the sales growth of the App Store over the past several months, but Apple still is the top revenue grabber, says mobile analytics firm Distimo.

By December 20, 2012


Apple's App Store gets top grade from research firm

Apple is applauded by ABI Research for its App Store, but Microsoft gets kudos for the "fresh approach" in its Windows Phone store.

By January 3, 2013


'Twas a very mobile Christmas (week in review)

iOS and Android device activation soars on December 25, while the NSA is secretly looking for vulnerabilities in large-scale utilities. Also: An Apple wristwatch?

By December 28, 2012


Amazon's new Appstore feature could be patent suit bait

Amazon's new in-app purchase feature in its mobile-application store has made developers on Apple's and Google's platforms targets before, and it could happen again here.

By April 11, 2012


Apple said to be mulling game controller hardware

Apple effectively brought touch-screen gaming to the mainstream, though there have been some growing pains with controls. Now it's rumored to be working on a hardware fix.

By April 2, 2012


Apple's Newsstand raking in $70K a day, study says

According to a new study, Apple's storefront for newspapers and magazines earned about $70,000 a day during February.

By March 27, 2012