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Apple tries to ban GetJar from using ‘AppStore’ name

Apple is trying to ban GetJar from using the term ‘Appstore’, as it continues to battle Amazon and a number of other companies for the sole right to use the term. The company recently suffered a major set back in its lawsuit against Amazon, when the court refused Apple’s request get a preliminary injunction against the Amazon Appstore, which offers Android apps.

Apple has now targeted one of the largest independent application stores, GetJar, sending it a ‘cease and desist’ letter, demanding it to stop using the words ‘app store’. The company has also sent similar letters to other smaller application stores as well.


12/07/2011  |  Full story...

Android ‘will trump iPhone sales 2 to 1’

Consumers are twice as likely to switch from iPhone to Android than vice-versa, as Google’s mobile operating system grows in popularity, according to a global survey conducted by GetJar. The study from the open app store looked into the preferences and attitudes of mobile phone users. The survey points to the growing demand for Android, reporting almost 43 percent of respondents said they will switch to Android when they purchase their next phone, compared to the 18 percent who said they would like to switch to the iPhone.


22/03/2011  |  Full story...

Digital Intelligence February 2011

Digital Strategy data - Digital Intelligence February 2011

For the movie rental industry, the news of closure at Blockbusters' 609 stores this month marks the end of an era. In the same week Amazon took on Netflix with streaming service for Prime customers, and online music streaming giant Spotify landed a $1bn valuation (thanks to the Russian Facebook backers). Channels are changing and most brands are well behind getting their own channel mix lined up with what consumers are asking for.

No surprise then that Google is taking on Apple with the 'One Pass' system - a one-stop destination where users can pay for publications online. Listen out for this becoming fused with YouTube to enable the migration of pay-TV; a step that will destabilise part of the value chain and economics in the pay-TV markets. And with new research showing almost three-quarters of European web users download or watch online video there will be no shortage of viewers.

Whatever your digital content strategy, the shift to video needs attention. So if you missed our online video special report, then here's the link.

Read February 2011

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App store GetJar gets $25m funding boost

Open app store GetJar has raised $25 million in Series C funding from Tiger Global Management. Accel Partners, which provided its series A and B rounds, will also participate in the series C funding. The company said the extra money will be applied to continued innovations in its market approach and to support its growth by expanding sales, marketing and engineering initiatives.


16/02/2011  |  Full story...

Yahoo! adds GetJar Apps to mobile search

Yahoo! is testing integration of GetJar apps into Yahoo! mobile search queries, to make it easier for people to discover the apps they’re looking for when on-the-go. Yahoo! is the first search engine to pursue this kind of integration. The search results for the apps - of which there are 75,000 - will work by keyword.

Yahoo! users conduct searches on for whatever interests them, and the relevant mobile applications from GetJar will be displayed within the Yahoo! mobile search results.


23/11/2010  |  Full story...

Angry Birds comes to Android: GetJar App store crashes due to demand

Mobile app store GetJar has exclusively launched the full Android version of the popular Angry Birds game for free, funded by advertising. The move means GetJar becomes the first distributor of the game, ahead of the Android app store.

As a testament to the game's popularity, the huge volume of traffic to GetJar following the announcement took out the store's servers within minutes. Despite this, Angry Birds was downloaded almost 95,000 times within the first three hours on Friday. The game is free but features mobile advertising, and Rovio said a future update will include the option to purchase and opt out of advertisements.


18/10/2010  |  Full story...

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