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Apple’s App Store revenue nearly double that of Google Play in first half of 2018

Apple’s App Store continues to outpace Google Play on revenue. In the first half of the year, the App Store generated nearly double the revenue of Google Play on half the downloads, according to a new report from Sensor Tower out today. In terms of dollars and cents, that’s $22.6 billion in worldwide gross app revenue on the App Store versus $11.8 billion for Google Play – or, 1.9 times more spent on the App Store compared with what was spent on Google Play. This trend is not new. Apple’s iOS store has consistently generated more revenue than its Android counterpart for years due to a number of factors – including the fact that Android users historically have spent less on apps than iOS users, as well as the fact that there are other Android app stores consumer can shop – like the Amazon Appstore or Samsung Store, for example. In addition, Google Play is not available in China, but Apple’s App Store is. Last year, consumer spending on the App Store reached $38.5 billion, again nearly double that of Google Play’s $20.1 billion. As the new figures for the first half of 2018 indicate, consumer spending is up this year. Sensor Tower estimates it has increased by 26.8 percent on iOS compared with the same period in 2017, and it’s up by 29.7 percent on Google Play. The growth in spending can be partly attributed to subscription apps like Netflix, Tencent Video, and even Tinder, as has been previously reported. Subscription-based apps are big businesses these days, having helped to boost app revenue in 2017 by 77 percent to reach $781 million , according to an earlier study. Netflix was also  2017’s top non-game app by revenue , and recently became ranked as the top (non-game) app of all-time by worldwide consumer spend, according to App Annie’s App Store retrospective. Many of the other all-time top apps following Netflix were also subscription-based, including Spotify (#2), Pandora (#3), Tencent Video (#4), Tinder (#5), and HBO NOW (#8), for example. And Netflix is again the top non-game app by consumer spending in the first half of 2018, notes Sensor Tower.

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Interviews with Zuckerberg and other employees shed light on Facebook’s wild early days from 2004/2005 and the corporate proto-culture that shaped the…

Adam Fisher / Wired : Interviews with Zuckerberg and other employees shed light on Facebook's wild early days from 2004/2005 and the corporate proto-culture that shaped the company   —  EVERYONE WHO HAS seen The Social Network knows the story of Facebook's founding.  It was at Harvard in the spring semester of 2004.

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Facebook says apps developed by Russian technology conglomerate Mail.Ru Group are being looked at as part of its investigation into misuse of user…

CNNMoney : Facebook says apps developed by Russian technology conglomerate Mail.Ru Group are being looked at as part of its investigation into misuse of user data   —  Not just another Facebook data scandal  —  A Russian internet company with links to the Kremlin was among the firms to which Facebook gave …

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Court filing: former Apple employee Xiaolang Zhang has been charged by the FBI with the alleged theft of trade secrets related to Apple’s autonomous…

Juli Clover / MacRumors : Court filing: former Apple employee Xiaolang Zhang has been charged by the FBI with the alleged theft of trade secrets related to Apple's autonomous car efforts   —  The United States Federal Bureau of Investigation this week charged former Apple employee Xiaolang Zhang with theft of trade secrets …

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PUBG Mobile Beta Also Released On Play Store – Ubergizmo

Ubergizmo PUBG Mobile Beta Also Released On Play Store Ubergizmo PUBG Mobile is already available for Android from the Google Play Store. The game is free-to-play so anyone can download it and start playing. The game itself is quite stable but it's not finished just yet. So a PUBG Mobile Beta has now also been ... and more »

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Slack announces improvements to search, including a new UI, filters, personalized search, and more (Harry McCracken/Fast Company)

Harry McCracken / Fast Company : Slack announces improvements to search, including a new UI, filters, personalized search, and more   —  For years, organizations have been pouring essential knowledge into Slack.  Getting it back out again wasn't all that easy—until now.  —  Five years ago, Slack was an unknown business …

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