Take That, Apple! Amazon Can Call Their App Store "Appstore" For Now

The war over the "App Store" name is far from over, but Amazon's been granted a small reprieve by a US judge, having denied Apple from requesting a preliminary injunction on the use of the term. While the judge didn't agree with Amazon's claims that "App Store" (or even "Appstore," as they phrase it) is generic, the judge… » 7/07/11 8:01am 7/07/11 8:01am

Apple Blocks Pulitzer Prize-Winning Cartoonist From App Store

Mark Fiore made a little online history this week by being the first web-only journalist to win a Pulitzer Prize. His editorial cartoons, though, were rejected from the App Store for violating Apple's anti-satire provisions. That's a dangerous precedent. UPDATED: » 4/15/10 1:20pm 4/15/10 1:20pm

Android Marketplace Hits 30,000 Apps, Still Has Serious Catching Up to …

We can finally put an official number on the apps in the Android Marketplace: 30,000. That's more than double what was available in December, a crazy fast rate of growth. And they're going to need to keep it up. » 3/16/10 4:58pm 3/16/10 4:58pm

Apple App Store Developers Furious Over Crafty "Line Jumping"…

A few Apple App Store developers have apparently taken a page from the line cutting Steve Wozniak today, and are using a loophole in the service's naming conventions to shoot their apps to the top of the list. The story goes that certain developers are cutting to the head of the class with sneakily inserted spaces and… » 7/13/08 3:23pm 7/13/08 3:23pm