Marketplace Tech for Wednesday, July 10, 2013
Jul 10, 2013

Marketplace Tech for Wednesday, July 10, 2013

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Five years ago today Apple's App store opened for the first time as an expansion of the company's online marketplace iTunes. On its first day, there were only about 500 apps available. At five-years-old, it offers over 850,000. This week Apple's been offering a bunch of its apps for free to celebrate. But that's not actually all that unusual. The complex ecosystem of apps has gone through quite a pricing evolution.

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App store turns five and the blossoming of in-app purchases

Jul 10, 2013
Instead of cash up front, the mobile gaming world in particular has moved toward something called in-App purchases.
Apple's App store turns five-years-old today.
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Apple gets hit for e-book price fixing

Jul 10, 2013
A federal judge ruled this morning that Apple colluded with five major U.S. publishers to fix e-book prices.

Five years ago today Apple’s App store opened for the first time as an expansion of the company’s online marketplace iTunes. On its first day, there were only about 500 apps available. At five-years-old, it offers over 850,000. This week Apple’s been offering a bunch of its apps for free to celebrate. But that’s not actually all that unusual. The complex ecosystem of apps has gone through quite a pricing evolution.

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