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How iOS developers really feel about Apple's new EU refund policy for apps

"Satisfaction guaranteed or your money back!" is not the kind of thing you see in many of the descriptions in Apple's App Store, but that's okay--the company has decided to make that promise on its European developers' behalf.

Report: Half of app users' peak use happens at the three-month mark

More than half of mobile apps peak out in terms of usage after three months, according to recent research from BI Intelligence. The firm's App Store Marketing report assesses  how consumers are using apps across a variety of platforms.

Microsoft's HoloLens has developers eager to explore opportunities

Windows Phone hasn't managed to achieve the kind of developer mindshare of Apple's iOS or Google Play, but if the early Twitter reaction is any indication, Microsoft may have much better success with its new Windows Holographic effort.

All denials aside, developers feel strongly about those Samsung-BlackBerry rumors

BlackBerry swears it's not for sale, but reports that Samsung offered to buy the troubled smartphone maker ignited a ton of buzz from developers on social media.

App developers vs. the VAT: The EU's tax law explained

App developers love giving more to their customers--more features, more levels in a mobile game, more titles to choose from--but it's unlikely any of them wanted to increase the amount they tax them for their purchases. On Jan. 1, however, the European Union introduced a value-added tax (VAT) aimed specifically at sellers of "digital goods," including app developers.

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