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Amazon Challenges Apple With Mac App Store

CWmike (1292728) writes | more than 3 years ago

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CWmike writes "Amazon launched a Mac-specific application download store on Thursday that will compete with Apple's nearly five-month-old Mac App Store. The new subsection of Amazon's massive online store, dubbed 'Mac Software Downloads,' kicked off quietly Thursday. Amazon has long offered software downloads for both Windows and Mac customers, but this was the first time that the company called out its Mac-centric 'store.' The retailer, however, apparently did not want to goad Apple into another legal battle by mimicking its rival's 'App Store' moniker: The two companies are already in court over Amazon's 'Appstore for Android,' which Apple claims violates its trademark. Unlike the Mac App Store, which Apple opened in early January, Amazon's includes the popular Office for Mac line from Microsoft."
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yawn...nnow an iphone appstore, that would be cool (1)

youn (1516637) | more than 3 years ago | (#36259402)

yes, it's nice and stuff... but so far macs still have the possibility of people downloading apps manually (I wonder for how long)... but iphones are locked... if amazon managed to do what they did for android on the iphone (or ipad), that could be great

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