Tag Archive: Paid


Apple looks to paid search to ‘improve’ discoverability on App Store

Apple seems to be looking to improve the way people find apps in the App Store. According to unnamed sources, paid search is one way Apple might both improve discoverability as well as make some money off the feature, like Google does on its own Google Play store. Paid search would let developers pay Apple […]

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Apple Music already has 6.5 million paid subscribers, says Tim Cook

Apple Music has 6.5 million paying customers, according to no less an authority than Tim Cook, speaking at the Wall Street Journal Digital Live conference. Given that Apple claimed it had 11 million people using its free trial back in August, that’s an impressive free-to-paid conversion rate of almost 60 percent. It’s also around one-third […]

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Samsung paid 500 fake fans to attend Galaxy S6 China launch

Samsung is trying to match the iPhone 6 in every way with the launch on the Galaxy S6. That includes pre-launch hype with over 1,000 people at events clamoring for a look at the new flagship phone, but in Samsung’s…

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Only 5% of Monument Valley installs on Android were paid for

One of the biggest reasons why many app developers continue to snub Android is piracy. The platform’s “open” approach, which allows applications to be downloaded from third-party sources and installed manually, makes it incredibly easy for users to circumvent Google Play…

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Appy days: Monument Valley passes 1 million paid downloads

In what has been a great year for iOS gaming, Monument Valley stands head and shoulders above most of its competition. Part M.C. Escher and part Fez, the game lets you journey through a surrealist world full of optical illusions…

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New BBC Paid Streaming Video Service Takes A Page Out Of The iTunes Playbook

Given its tremendous success over the past 12 years, it’s easy to forget that the whole iTunes concept was once a risky proposition people weren’t sure would succeed. Well, leap forward to the present day, and even the UK’s much-lauded…

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Tweetbot 3 Now Top Paid App In 35 Countries Less Than 24 Hours After Release

Tweetbot, the immensely popular Twitter client from Tapbots, finally got its long-awaited iOS 7 update yesterday, introducing a beautiful new design for iPhone. Unsurprisingly, it’s been a massive success so far, and less than 24 hours on, it’s already the…

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Apple’s Eddy Cue Talks iTunes Festival, Explains Why Artists Don’t Get Paid To Perform

0_137127690103_newsThe iTunes Festival, Apple’s 30-day music extravaganza, ended on September 30th with a performance by Katy Perry. Apple broadcasted live streams of all the festival’s shows on iTunes during the month of September, and the concert videos are still available to stream for a limited time. Apple’s Eddy Cue recently gave an interview to Entertainment […]

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AT&T Just Paid $1.9 Billion For Some Of Verizon’s Wireless Spectrum

Want to unlock your off-contract iPhone 5? Try restoring in iTunes.AT&T has decided that it wants to make its 4G LTE service available to over 270 million Americans by the end of 2013, but with limited wireless spectrum available in the areas it needs to improve, the company has decided to strike a deal with its archenemy Verizon. To expand its coverage AT&T has purchased […]

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Omni Group Forced To Stop Offer Mac App Store Customers Paid Upgrades

446873777_640One of the big problems from a developer perspective about the Mac App Store is that it doesn’t allow developers to sell paid upgrades to their apps. Similarly to the iOS App Store, if a developer wants to make money off of a particularly juicy update, they need to sell it as an entirely new […]

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