Apple Loses 'App Store' Claim Against Amazon
Amazon today won its attempt to toss a claim made by Apple over its use of the name "App Store." Apple has been fighting Amazon's Android App Store, believing it to be confusing with its own iPhone App Store. It hit Amazon with lawsuits regarding trademark infringement and false advertising. Today's victory saw a U.S. judge vacate Apple's claim that Amazon's use of App Store is false advertising. The lawsuit over Apple's trademark claim will move forward.
Amazon Makes Mobile Wallet App Available
Amazon recently released a mobile wallet application for Android-based smartphones. The app, which Amazon has labeled a beta, lets people store gift cards, loyalty cards, and membership cards, which can be scanned or typed directly into the app.
Amazon Adds Alexa AI to iPhone Shopping App
Amazon today made Alexa, its artificial intelligence, available to a much wider selection of devices by adding Alexa to its iOS mobile shopping application. Now any iPhone with the Amazon app aboard has access to Alexa, allowing people to search for and buy goods simply by asking Alexa for it.
Amazon Music Gains Memory Card and Android Wear Support
Amazon today updated its Amazon Music app for Android devices and added several highly-requested features. Users can now download Prime Music tracks to a memory card for offline playback, rather than store the tracks directly on the handset.
Amazon Must Repay Customers for In-App Purchases
Amazon will have to reimburse customers whose children ran up large bills making in-app purchases, says a federal judge. The FTC sued Amazon in 2014 following consumer complaints about the ease with which children were able to spend money in apps.
The Jerk Store called...
No.. didn't work as good as I thought it would.
Another reason I can't jump on board with Apple...
Point is... How about innovating and coming up with some unique features, rather than arguing over things that everbody already does?
Sorry Apple, but you were not the first to everything... actually, more like nothing....
"App" or "application" are general terms, like "program", or "game".... We've had these things for decades...
But the funny part is, they only forced apple to pay them to use it after they witnessed apples agg...