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Amazon launching 'Coins,' virtual currency for Kindle Fire apps, games

Amazon is introducing Coins, a new virtual currency designed to drive purchases of Kindle Fire-optimized applications, games and in-app goods available from its Appstore for Android.

Judge orders Apple, Amazon to talk 'app store' infringement settlement

A judge has ordered Apple and Amazon to hold settlement talks in an attempt to resolve their battle over the term "app store" before the case goes to trial this August.

Amazon wins ruling on 'appstore' case vs. Apple

Amazon scored a significant win against rival Apple thanks to a judge's ruling that Amazon's Appstore for Android is not being falsely advertised. Apple, in 2011, filed a lawsuit against Amazon to block the online retail giant from using the term "app store" for its Android application storefront. Apple argued that Amazon hoped to mislead users looking for Apple's own App Store.

Amazon launches push messaging for Kindle Fire apps

Amazon is rolling out new push messaging capabilities enabling Kindle Fire application developers to alert their customers to software updates and new features.

Amazon Appstore introduces A/B app testing for Android developers

Amazon's Appstore for Android is launching new A/B testing capabilities that will allow developers to simultaneously trial different versions of their applications and identify which features deliver the superior user experience.

Amazon's Kindle FreeTime Unlimited offers all-you-can-eat content to kids

Amazon unveiled its new Kindle FreeTime Unlimited service, which offers Kindle Fire tablet users all-you-can-eat access to books, games, educational apps, movies and television shows for children between the ages of 3 and 8.

Amazon releases Unity plugins for In-App Purchasing, GameCircle APIs

Amazon i s introducing new plugins enabling developers leveraging the Unity game engine to increase engagement and monetization by integrating In-App Purchasing and Amazon GameCircle support into their Kindle Fire and Kindle Fire HD titles.

Amazon extends Appstore for Android to Japan

Roughly a month after expanding its Appstore for Android to the European market, Amazon is extending its sales reach to Japan.

Amazon launches Device Targeting to slash Android app catalog fragmentation

Amazon is introducing Device Targeting, enabling its Appstore for Android developer partners to tailor APKs (the file format used to distribute and install software onto Android devices) for specific smartphones and tablets.

Amazon expands Kindle Fire in-app purchases to include physical goods

Amazon is introducing new in-app purchase options enabling Kindle Fire software developers to sell and ship physical goods to consumers.