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App revenue climbed 35 percent to $60 billion in 2017

Global app revenue climbed 35 percent in 2017 to reach nearly $60 billion, according to a new report today from app intelligence firm Sensor Tower, which measured paid apps, subscriptions, and in-app purchases across both Apple’s App Store and Google Play. However, Apple is the one pulling in the most ...

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White noise video on YouTube hit by five copyright claims

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption White noise is a term used to refer to random signals of many kinds – including acoustic and visual signals A musician who made a 10-hour long video of continuous white noise – indistinct electronic hissing – has said five copyright infringement claims have ...

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Nintendo Switch is fastest-selling US home console

Image copyright Nintendo Image caption Super Mario Odyssey was released at the end of October The Nintendo Switch has been named America’s fastest-selling home games console. A total of 4.8 million units were sold in the US during the 10 months following the Switch’s launch there on 3 March last ...

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Aadhaar: ‘Leak’ in world’s biggest database worries Indians

Image copyright Getty Images Indian officials in charge of a controversial biometric identity scheme have filed a police complaint after a report that citizens’ personal details were being sold for as little as 500 rupees ($7.8;£5.8) online. The Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) wants a probe into “unauthorised access” ...

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Jimmy Iovine is reportedly leaving Apple this year

Jimmy Iovine, the music mogul who sold Beats to Apple in 2014, is reportedly leaving Apple later this year (in August), Billboard reports. Word on the street is that Iovine’s departure is timed with his Apple shares fully vesting, according to Billboard. Back in May 2014, Apple paid $3 billion ...

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