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The Interview will be available to rent or buy on Google Play and YouTube

The Interview now available to rent or buy on Google Play and YouTube [update: now live in Canada]

Update: Google Canada just took to Twitter with news that those in the great white north can get in on the action now, too! Original Story: Sony is making The Interview available on Google Play and YouTube one day before its initial limited theatrical release. The movie will be available to rent...
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Google Play Store has lots of music albums on sale for the end of 2014

Music lovers who also own Android and iOS devices should be happy that the Google Play Store is currently running a sale for the end of 2014. It has some deep discounts on a bunch of albums, a couple of which are just $1.99 each. Those particular albums are Where It's At from country singer...
Rayman

Several games have deep holiday price cuts in the Google Play Store

It's not unusual to see price cuts on apps and games in the Google Play Store, but it looks like a bunch of popular games have some deeper than normal reductions from now until the end of the current holiday season: Let's take a look at the games that are currently on sale. You can expect to...
Linkin Park

Get Linkin Park's 'The Hunting Party' for free on Google Play this week

Google has selected Linkin Park's The Hunting Party as the album of the week, allowing those in the US to download the album for free. As the band continues with its tour, fans will be able to grab all songs contained in the release from Google Play for absolutely nothing. It's worth noting...
Brazil's new app content ratings make a little more sense than ours

Brazil's new app content ratings make a little more sense than ours

Brazil does (at least) a few things better than us here in the U.S. Beaches for one (and I say that as a Gulf Coast native, albeit one for more casual nudity and fewer beer bellies), soccer for another (though we're getting better on that front) — and now Android app ratings. Google today...
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Cheating at Android games? Your scores can now automatically be squelched

Google today gave word that developers can now use automatic leaderboard tamper protection "to automatically hide suspicious leaderboard scores." That'll keep cheaters from seeing their scores shoot to the top faster than they should. (Though obviously my Sky Force 2014 process is legit among my...
Play Store shows off 2014's best games, apps, movies, music, and more

Play Store shows off 2014's best games, apps, movies, music, and more

Google is highlighting some of the best content of 2014 in the Play Store. A new section called "Best of 2014" showcases the best apps, games, music, movies, books, and magazines from 2014 that Google's editors have chosen. If you're looking for new content for a new phone at the end of the year...
Refund emails for unauthorized Google Play in-app purchases start going out

Notification emails go out for Google's $19 million refund for in-app purchases

Google Play refund notices are being sent out to customers as a result of Google's $19 million minimum settlement with the U.S. Federal Trade Commission. If your Google Play account was charged between March 1, 2011 and November 18, 2014 as a result of unauthorized in-app purchases made by young...
Google takes down Pirate Bay-related apps from Play Store

Google removes Pirate Bay-related apps from Play Store

Google began taking down apps that are based on services offered by The Pirate Bay Friday in an effort to curb piracy. Google sent developers of The Pirate Bay Proxy, The Pirate Bay Mirror, PirateApp, and The Pirate Bay Premium emails notifying them that their apps have been removed from the...
Play store Material makeover adds new My Account page

Play Store Material makeover adds new My Account page

Google will be rolling out a software update for its Play Store app, giving its digital storefront a Material Design makeover. For Material lovers, the Play Store will get full-height drawers, consistent visuals and scrolling in the My Apps section, real-time card shadows, and a new My Account...
Google to take responsibility for collecting VAT for EU app sales

Google to take responsibility for collecting VAT for EU app sales

If you're a developer selling apps in a European Union member country, there will be some changes in the way taxes are handled on your apps and in-app purchases. In response to some changes to Value-Added Tax (VAT) laws in the EU, Google will be responsible for calculating and remitting VAT for...
Save 10% on digital Play store purchases with gift cards from Best Buy

Save 10% on digital Play store purchases with gift cards from Best Buy

If you're looking to buy or gift apps, games, music, movies, books, or magazines this holiday season on Google's Play store, you may want to pick up some gift cards from Best Buy. Select denominations of the Play store gift cards are now on sale through the big box retailer at 10 percent off,...
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Cuba can now access free apps on Google Play along with Google Analytics

Following the launch of Google's Chrome browser in Cuba earlier this year, the company has announced that residents in that country can now download free apps and games on the Google Play Store for the first time, along with the free version of its Google Analytics service. As with the launch...
Google Play Store offers up to 75% off select movies through Black Friday

Google Play Store offers up to 75% off select movies through Black Friday

The Google Play Store is offering major discounts on several movies in their library as early Black Friday deals. Right now you can get newer releases like Divergent, The Amazing Spider-Man 2, and 300: Rise of an Empire, for up to 75 percent off. Discounts are also available for a number of...
Score deals in participating apps with 'Buy with Google' promotion

Score deals in participating apps with 'Buy with Google' promotion

Google announced today that it has some big savings in store for those of you shopping around the with your favorite retailer apps from the Google Play Store. If you choose "Buy With Google" at checkout you can snag some great deals from several different participating retailers. To take...
Google adds China to list of supported Play Store merchants

Google adds China to list of supported Play Store merchant locations

It looks like Google is keeping the train rolling in its efforts to support apps from developers around the world. The company announced today via its Android developer blog that developers in China will now be able to offer both free and paid apps in the Google Play Store. The announcement...
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Google adds 7 new countries to list of supported Play Store Merchants

Google has again widened the availability of Play Store Merchant accounts, this time to 7 new countries. Now those located in Jordan, Lebanon, Oman, Pakistan, Puerto Rico, Qatar, or Venezuela can register as merchants and accept payments for premium apps through Google Play. Previously developers...
81 pages on how to succeed in Google Play, per Google

Google wants you to know how to build a successful Android app

So you've got an app idea, but how do you make it a successful app idea? Google is here with a handy guide that aims to help you with everything you need to know about having an app that's successful on Google Play. With over a million apps to choose from and hundreds of millions of customers, it...
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Google Play can now accept Brazilian Real currency for apps and games

Google is now accepting payments in Brazilian Real (BRL) for the purchase of Android apps and games in the Google Play Store. New Brazilian Google Play developer accounts will automatically use BRL as their default currency from now on. Merchants who sell apps in Brazil and get payouts in...
Developers can now publish Android TV apps on Google Play store

Developers can now publish Android TV apps on Google Play store

Google announced that developers can now publish apps created for Android TV on the Play store. Additionally, Google also published some guidelines for developing apps for Android TV, which can be found on the Android Developer portal. If you've got a great app or game, Android TV and...

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