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Reduce Google Play app security risks or watch your brand die

Are your Google Play apps secure? If not, they could put your end users as well as your brand reputation and revenues at risk. And while Google has launched a program to improve security of apps while they're still in development, it can't substitute for good security practices by devs themselves.

Windows Store for Business creates new option for developers to promote and sell their apps

Developers now can provide paid apps in volume through Windows Store for Business, the Microsoft web-based portal that " lets IT decision-makers, purchasers and administrators find, acquire, manage and distribute Windows Store apps across their organization's Windows 10 devices."

Mobile apps generate $34.2 billion in global revenue last year, IDC says

Mobile application installs could exceed 210 billion in 2020, according to International Data Corp (IDC).

Bango to pay $3.5M for U.S. carrier billing provider BilltoMobile

The U.K.-based mobile payments firm Bango said it will acquire the U.S.-based carrier billing business BilltoMobile for at least $3.5 million.

Netflix begins rolling out new billing option via Google Play

Netflix appears to be taking a cue from its increasingly mobile users and is rolling out in-app billing to a selected number of Android users in "all supported regions" via Google Play, Variety reports. The move is a big change for the SVOD provider, which previously only enabled setup and billing via its own website and app.

Google reinstates ad blocker for Samsung's browser

Google restored an ad blocker for Samsung's mobile browser to Google Play nearly as quickly as it had dropped the plugin in the first place.

Google boots Samsung-backed ad blocker from Google Play

Google removed Samsung's ad blocker from its Play Store just days after the plug-in made its Android debut,  The Verge  reported. Adblock Fast, a plugin developed by Rocketship Apps that worked within Samsung's mobile browser, was reportedly found to violate Play Store guidelines that forbid offerings that interferes with or disrupts "devices, servers, networks" or third-party apps or services.

App Annie: Google Play dominates downloads while Apple's App Store hogs the revenue

Google Play store is growing stronger in its dominance over Apple's App Store in terms of downloads, according to App Annie's new 2015 retrospective report. But, as VentureBeat pointed out, the App Store is taking in significantly more revenue than Google Play. In both cases, the leads widened in 2015.

Android devs make room for larger apps as Google doubles APK size to 100MB

Bigger doesn't always mean better, but Google's decision to double the maximum size of APKs in Google Play may prove to be a hit with Android developers.

Telkom South Africa claims continental carrier billing first for Google Play

Telkom South Africa has teamed up with mobile payments specialist Bango to launch carrier billing for purchases on the Google Play app store in what the companies say is a first for Africa.