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'Dead apps' haunt enterprise security teams

"Dead apps"--apps that have been removed from app stores--live on in the BYOD enterprise on employees' personal phones, warned a report by Appthority.

Banks with many mobile apps should deploy banking app store, says Gartner

Banks with many mobile banking apps should use banking app stores to help customers find the apps they need, recommends Kristen Moyer, research vice president at Gartner.

Pertino rolls out cloud-based network app store for SMBs

Networking startup Pertino has unveiled AppScape, a cloud-based app store delivering network services optimized for the small-to-medium business segment.

Microsoft rumored to build single app store for Windows Phone, Windows

Microsoft is planning to consolidate its Windows Phone Store mobile app marketplace with its Windows Store for desktop software, sources told  The Verge.

PlayPhone challenges the app store status quo

PlayPhone describes itself as a social gaming service with more than 350 titles from Big Blue Bubble, 11Bits and several other independent developers. The company has signed up Verizon Wireless and most recently Sprint to offer its store pre-loaded on select Android smartphones.  Feature

Gartner: Mobile app downloads to surpass 100B in 2013

Mobile app stores will generate annual downloads of 102 billion in 2013, up from 64 billion a year ago, according to a new forecast from research firm Gartner.

Jolla's Android-compatible Sailfish OS devices will not ship with Google Play

Android-compatible smartphones running Jolla's open-source Sailfish mobile operating system will ship with the company's own mobile app store instead of the Google Play storefront app, Jolla CEO Tomi Pienimäki told  Forbes.

Google requires Android games to use Play in-app billing for virtual goods sales

Google is updating its Google Play Developer Program Policies to require developers selling virtual goods or currencies within Android games to leverage the digital storefront's in-app billing service to process all transactions.

Report: 47,000 BlackBerry World apps built by one developer

More than one third of the BlackBerry World storefront's 120,000 applications were created by a single developer,  BerryReview  reports.

Forecast: Consumer spending on apps to top $75B in 2017

Consumers will spend more than $75 billion on mobile applications in 2017 according to a new forecast from Juniper Research, which credits the surge to the continued growth of the in-app purchase...