Judge Orders Apple and Amazon to Resolve 'Appstore' Spat
The judge overseeing a lawsuit between Apple and Amazon has ordered that the two companies meet to discuss a resolution before the matter goes to trial. Apple alleges that Amazon's use of the term "Amazon Appstore" leads to consumer confusion with its own App Store for the iPhone, iPod Touch, and iPad. The Amazon Appstore provides applications for Android devices. The judge has already dismissed one of Apple's complaints against Amazon, but five more remain. Both Apple and Amazon must send executives with the authority to resolve the issue to a meeting scheduled to take place March 21.If the matter goes unresolved, the full trial kicks off August 19.
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.
HTC Offering 3 Months of Amazon Music Unlimited to U11 Buyers
HTC today said anyone who buys the U11 smartphone between now and the end of September will be rewarded with three months of Amazon Music Unlimited for free. The service provides access to Amazon's library of millions of songs, which can be streamed to the U11.
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.
Amazon Wallet App Headed for the App Graveyard
Amazon has informed users of the Amazon Wallet application that it will shut down the app and remove it from the Appstore today, reports CNET. Amazon launched the app as a beta service in July.
Amazon Integrates iCloud Calendar with Alexa
People who own an Alexa-enabled device can now interact with their iCloud calendar. Amazon added support for Apple's iCloud calendar service to Alexa this week, making it possible for iPhone owners to access and use their calendar through devices such as the Amazon Echo, Echo Dot, and more.
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