Google Play app revenue grows 17.9% while iOS shrinks

A new report from App Annie has come out, and with it, some interesting insights into the app market. The most interesting piece of information to come from the report is that while Apple may generate four times the revenue of Google Play, Play is growing at a much higher rate. In the last month, Apple's revenue has actually shrunk .7%, while Google Play has risen an astonishing 17.9% in the same period.

Barnes & Noble reports huge increase in Nook sales over Thanksgiving weekend

Amazon is not the only company seeing a huge increase in sales over the craziest shopping weekend of the year. In fact, Barnes & Noble is reporting that it sold double the amount of NOOK units over the Thanksgiving weekend. B&N says that NOOK sales "doubled over the four-day Black Friday weekend, across all channels, based on information provided by our channel partners on a sell-through basis compared to the similar period last year.”

Rdio update brings new user interface

Rdio users on Android have something pretty exciting waiting for them over on the Google Play Store. The music streaming app has been given a new update, and though this update brings a few new features with it, one of the most important is a revamped user interface. This redesign brings a cleaner feel to the whole app, and glancing over the screenshots below, we have to say it looks pretty good.

Nexus 4 shipping times delayed into 2013

Yesterday the folks from Mountain View put their LG Nexus 4 smartphone up for sale on the Google Play Store for the second time in two weeks, and it sold out pretty much just as fast as the first round. Google's new Nexus is either extremely popular and seeing an unaccounted for demand, or they need some serious work on their sales skills. The Play Store became almost unusable as Google warned users they still had stock, and to keep trying as it was experiencing a heavy load. Now lets talk shipping.
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