Report: Android app purchases could overtake iOS this year

With higher revenue numbers, Android could attract even more developer support, potentially leading to higher quality apps and more innovation on the platform. This year is slated to be a pivotal one for app sales, according to a report from App Annie. The analytics firm projects Android app revenue to overtake that of iOS for the first time ever by the end of 2017 — but there’s a catch.

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Apple Music saw over 40M users on mobile last month, leading Spotify by 10M

While Spotify may lead in terms of subscribers, it’s already been proven that Apple Music can dominate even with its smaller user base. A new report from analytics firm Verto further highlights the sometimes underestimated reach of Apple Music. The report shows that Apple Music comes out on top in terms of monthly unique users, thanks in large part to the three-month free trial Apple offers.

Link: Apple Music saw over 40M users on mobile last month, leading Spotify by 10M
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7 Mistakes That Are Tanking Your Mobile App Installs

There’s an app for that. It’s a phrase so catchy that Apple actually trademarked it in 2010. Catchy, but also very true. There an app for that. And that. We rely on them for everything from communication to finance, from health to entertainment. When we need to do, see, learn, connect, or remember, many of us instinctively turn to the App Store or Google Play.

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2016 Smartphone Study Gives Insight On Gaming

The results are in: PayPal just released its Digital Goods Economy Survey. The survey analyzed habits, behaviors and consumer trends in the gaming and eBook marketplaces. The research study was commissioned with games data and market research company SuperData Research. Data was collected from 10,000 participants in 10 countries, including the U.”Our research insights help merchants of all sizes better understand how consumers are spending their time and money with digital goods, enabling them to cater to this growing audience,” said Melissa O’Malley, director of global initiatives at PayPal.

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Apple investors shrug off Samsung Galaxy S8 event, send stock upward

The launch of Samsung’s 2017 flagship Galaxy S8 isn’t causing any apparent concern among Apple’s investors, who collectively pushed the company’s stock even further upward today despite the announcements–and the continuous run up in Apple stock that has occurred since the iPhone maker last released earnings in January.

Link: Apple investors shrug off Samsung Galaxy S8 event, send stock upward
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The best wireless gaming headsets

Fact: wired headsets hugely outnumber their wireless brethren in the PC peripherals marketplace. Why? Why hasn’t the technology that unshackles us from our machine rendered wired models obsolete? Well, historically, cable-free cans have had a number of drawbacks, some of which remain today. One: battery charge time.

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Consumers Forecast To Spend $139M On Apps By 2021

A fresh forecast from App Annie — which does not include in-app advertising — reflects soaring usage rates, according to Danielle Levitas, SVP of Research at App Annie. Its research suggests in 2021, the consumers the world over will spend $139 billion on apps. “Consumers are already spending twice as much time in apps than they did two years ago,” Levitas notes in the new report.

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