Amazon app market

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-It's Friday, October 8. I'm Mark Licea and it's time to get loaded. Amazon is planning on opening its own app market design for Android phones. Details on what the store will be called or when it will open are not out yet. The Wall Street Journal is reporting that Amazon would take 30% of the app sales and leave 70% for the developer. Part of the agreement is that an app cannot be sold elsewhere at a lower price. And Yahoo revealed some changes to its search engine. The site will integrate relevant articles, images, movies, and tweets into the search. Apps like Netflix will also be integrated into search where customers can manage their movie queue and even activate the Watch Instantly streaming content from inside the search. Facebook albums and photos will also show you inside the search if the users logged in. The new features will roll out in the U.S. now. Google Latitude is now available for desktop users. If you use a browser that supports geo-location then you can share your whereabouts with friends or strangers right from your desktop. You can see where your friends are, share your location, and add friends in the friends tab from the website. Just go to google.com/latitude. And Wolfram|Alpha is now accessible to Android users. The app is mostly design to search mathematical queries. It's $1.99 and you can still access Wolfram|Alpha on the website for free, but the app will be faster and it's more convenient when data is turned off. Adobe AIR is now available in the Android market. This is mostly important for developers, and if you download the free app, it does not come with any applications but instead users can expect a slew of new cross platform apps that are on the works. Those are your headlines for today. I'm Mark Licea for cnet.com and you've just been loaded.

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