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UK tax change could hike up the price of downloaded apps, music and books

UK tax change could hike up the price of downloaded apps, music and books

By 24 March 2014

Music, book and app downloads may jump in price in the UK soon after VAT changes were announced in the annual budget. Chancellor George Osborn pointed out in his annual budget speech that companies are currently charged tax at source on digital downloads,... >>

Amazon Appstore deal makes top Android apps free, includes SwiftKey and Shazam Encore

Amazon Appstore deal makes top Android apps free, includes SwiftKey and Shazam Encore

By 30 August 2013

The Amazon Appstore for Android temporarily marked down 10 popular Android apps on Friday as part of a "Greatest Hits" deal that celebrates its second birthday (or first in the UK). Amazon discounts sometimes popular and sometimes not-so popular Android... >>

Amazon Android Appstore now accessible through browsers in UK

Amazon Android Appstore now accessible through browsers in UK

By 23 May 2013

Amazon has finally expanded its online Android Appstore to countries outside the US. Previously, UK customers could purchase apps only through their Kindle Fire tablets or Android mobile devices, now they can buy them on Amazon.co.uk and have them ready... >>

Amazon working to launch music streaming service to take on Spotify?

Amazon working to launch music streaming service to take on Spotify?

By 20 March 2013

Digital retailer Amazon is in talks with record labels to launch a new music service based on subscriptions, according to The Verge citing sources.  The news of a supposed Spotify competitor from Amazon comes after Apple and Google were said to launch... >>

Amazon Appstore launches in UK and Europe, Kindle Fire to follow surely

Amazon Appstore launches in UK and Europe, Kindle Fire to follow surely

By 30 August 2012

Amazon Appstore, the retail giant's venue for Android applications, has now opened for business in the UK, France, Germany, Italy and Spain. It currently contains a mighty host of applications available for download to Android smartphones and tablets,... >>

Apple fails in Amazon Appstore lawsuit

Apple fails in Amazon Appstore lawsuit

By 7 July 2011

It looks as if Apple may be suffering with delusions of grandeur when it comes to judging how influential its App Store name is - at least that is the assessment of a federal judge in the States overseeing the tech giant's injunction request against Amazon.... >>

Amazon treads Microsoft path in App Store row with Apple

Amazon treads Microsoft path in App Store row with Apple

By 26 April 2011

Amazon has hit back at Apple in the App Store copyright lawsuit, citing its opponent's CEO in its defence. The online retail king urged a San Francisco judge to throw out Apple's claim that it owns the rights to the phrase "App Store" (Amazon opened its... >>

Surprise, surprise...Apple sues Amazon over App Store trademark

Surprise, surprise...Apple sues Amazon over App Store trademark

By 22 March 2011

In one of the most obvious moves in technology industry litigation, Apple has filed a complaint about Amazon's use of the term "Appstore" for its recently launched Android app centre. When Pocket-lint first reported on the Amazon Appstore we said this... >>

Amazon Appstore lifts off with free Angry Birds Rio

Amazon Appstore lifts off with free Angry Birds Rio

By 22 March 2011

The Amazon Appstore is officially live (well, in some places in the US at least) and to celebrate, the online retail giant is giving away the brand new Angry Birds Rio game to celebrate. The give-away is the the first of Amazon's app of the day offerings... >>

Amazon Appstore gets first dibs at Android Angry Birds Rio

Amazon Appstore gets first dibs at Android Angry Birds Rio

By 14 March 2011

We kind of knew that the Amazon Appstore was coming, although until Rovio announced that it would be the place to grab Angry Birds Rio first, we didn't have anything official. But now we do, and not only that, but a brand spanking new Angry Birds adventure... >>