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November 6, 2012
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  • Verizon says its app store will close next year
    Verizon says it will shut down its application store, Verizon Apps, in 2013 and will instead direct Android and BlackBerry users to stores run by Amazon and Google. Customers will be alerted to the change in January, and the store will be gone by March. Verizon says it will continue to pay developers throughout the shutdown process. VentureBeat (11/5), All Things D (11/5) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • looks to create a "channel experience"
    Gaming ad network Tapjoy saw its sales go from $20 million in 2010 to more than $100 million last year by aiding in the crucial discovery phase of application development. "Driving far better discovery based on what the user wants is hugely important.'s version two ... will start moving us significantly in that direction, where we're providing a channel experience, in effect, for app discovery," Tapjoy CEO Mihir Shah says. VentureBeat (11/5) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Insiders are "not optimistic" on Google Maps on the iPhone
    The prospects of getting a Google Maps application cleared by Apple for iOS devices are apparently not good, The Guardian reports, citing sources at Google familiar with its mapping plans. Those sources say they are "not optimistic" that Apple will allow its App Store customers to obtain the Google app that is said to be in development. The Guardian (London) (11/5) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  • Tapping a 3-D skull notes pain points for future treatment
    A University of Michigan-based doctor has developed an application for those suffering from migraine headaches, temporomandibular disorders and other facial nerve-related ailments. The PainTrek app helps those patients keep a pain diary that can lead their doctors to develop a more effective pain-management program. During a bout, patients can tap a 3-D skull in the app to note their pain and its intensity. (11/5) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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