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Supreme Court opens the legal floodgates on Apple

Apple is potentially on the verge of facing a tidal wave of lawsuits as the Supreme Court agrees the iLeader is allowed to be challenged on the potential abuse of power in the app economy.

Apple under more antitrust scrutiny in Europe

The Netherlands Authority for Consumers and Markets (ACM) has launched an investigation into whether Apple is abusing its power through the App Store, favouring its own apps over rivals.

Apple moves focus away from in-app purchases

Apple has unveiled a new section of the iOS App Store which features games free of in-app purchasing, suggesting a move away from the vastly successful, yet at times controversial, freemium model.

Nokia HERE to power maps for Baidu outside China

It has been announced Nokia’s HERE mapping solutions will be powering search engine Baidu outside its home country China. Nokia said the search giant, which already uses HERE for its desktop version of its location and mapping services, will add the solution to its map apps for Android and iOS.

China is Apple’s second largest market for apps

China is Apple’s second largest market for apps, after America. App analysis firm Distimo’s latest report reveals that, while the Asian app market is booming, it’s not exactly a gold rush: free applications rule the roost, with paid-for offerings only driving about a third of the revenue they do in the US.

RIM packs widgets; Palm opens developer programme

Canadian device manufacturer Research In Motion (RIM) on Tuesday showed off its BlackBerry Widget Software Development Kit (SDK) – a suite of tools allowing third party application developers to build rich, web-based applications for BlackBerry handsets.

Sony Ericsson shrinks loss in second quarter

The fortunes of flagging handset vendor Sony Ericsson improved a little during the second quarter of 2009, with the firm reporting a loss of Eur213m, compared to a profit of Eur6m for the same period last year.

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