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Italian government investigating the case of fremium mobile games

If the words "in-app purchase" or IAP sends shivers down your bones every time you encounter it, possibly multiple times in a day, fear not for Italy has got your back. The country's antitrust authority is now looking into app store owners Google, Apple, Amazon, and even game developer Gameloft for their part in spreading what it deems to be misleading, but quite lucrative, free-to-play games.

Motorola releases Q3 numbers; First growing quarter since 2006

For those of you who doubt that Motorola hasn't broken out of their slump yet, check out their Q3 numbers which were released today. They have enjoyed their first growth quarter since Q4 in 2006. They ranked at $4.9 billion this quarter compared to $4.3 billion in Q3 in 2009. There was 13% change in revenue since Q3 2009.

There are 38,000 Apps in The Android Market

This is a great accomplishment for Android. The market is growing faster than most of us anticipated. This was revealed during this afternoon's Q1 earnings press conference, Jeff Huber who is  Google's senior VP of engineering. Also, Google views the Nexus One as a “profitable business” even though most analyst feel it didn’t sell enough units overall.