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Apps & Oranges: App Store Vs Google Play: INFOGRAPHIC

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Mobile cloud operator Kinvey has created an infographic called, “Apps & Oranges: App Store Vs Google Play,” which explores the differences between Google Play and Apple’s App Store.

According to the graphic, Google Play has a larger market share, but Apple generates the most revenue from its app store. In fact, Apple brings in $5.1 million a day, while Google Play brings in $1.1 million in daily revenue. In addition, the infographic shows how the two app stores are growing outside of the United States.

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Happy Birthday Google Play

Google Play is celebrating its first birthday today and as part of the festivities, the company  is offering free content and sales on digital content. Promotions include 10 percent off of bookings in the Hotels.com app, a free download of the Velvet Underground song “Sweet Jane” and a free download of the eBook A Quest of Heroes by Morgan Rice.

Here is more from the Google blog: “Since the best parties are the ones that send you home with a present, today we celebrate our birthday with a festive goodie bag full of gifts. Don’t delay in picking up these limited-time offers. Continue the celebration all week with even more special deals on musicmoviesbooksmagazines and TV along with exclusive gaming gifts. It’s been an incredible first year and we look forward to sharing the gift of digital diversions for many more to come.”

Google has been selling digital content for more than a year. Remember the Google eBookstore that launched in 2010?

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YouTube to Take on Spotify with New Music Streaming Service (SocialTimes)
YouTube is reportedly launching a subscription music service to compete with the social music network Spotify. According to Fortune, the video-sharing site will likely give listeners the choice of either playing the songs for free, mixed in with advertisements, or paying a fee to hear the songs ad-free.

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