Friday, October 8, 2010

Amazon Said to Plan Android App Store to Compete with Google

Bloomberg: "A store would help Amazon benefit from rising demand for games, entertainment and workplace tools that can be downloaded to handheld computers -- a market that Booz & Co. says may balloon to $40 billion by 2014 from $14.3 billion this year. Developers and consumers have complained that the Android Market makes it difficult to accept payments and to find apps. 'Everybody expects mobile commerce to be bigger than today’s e-commerce,' said Maribel Lopez, founder of San Francisco-based Lopez Research, which tracks the mobile industry. 'Amazon’s overarching goal is to be the leading retailer for digital media.'"