Silicon Valley one week News: Apple Store downloads exceed 150 billion

Apple App Store downloads exceed 150 billion

Apple announced Thursday that the global mobile device users from Apple’s online App Store to download the program has exceeded the number of 15 billion times.

Schiller, Apple’s senior vice president, said in a statement that day: “Thanks to all developers for the Apple App Store to provide 435,000 of the coolest applications, thanks to two hundred million iOS mobile operating system allows users to download more than 150 billion. ”

Since its inception in July 2008, the rapid development of Apple’s App Store, downloads in nine months after the over 10 billion, June 2010, more than 5 billion times. In January, Apple is also dedicated to the first 10 billion to download the application user the amount of $ 10,000 to send the application store gift cards.

Apple’s App Store downloads is currently far ahead of Google’s “Andrews market”, which downloads as of May 45 billion. But Google said that with the Andrews mobile operating system market share gains, “Andrews market” application downloads every 60 days now to 10 billion a year.

Tony billion with $ 240 million proposed acquisition of mobile payment company Zong

Tony 7 billion company announced that it will move $ 240 million cash payment companies Zong, to enhance its electronic payment service PayPal’s mobile payment service capabilities.

Founded in 2008, Zong able to pay the amount transferred to the user’s phone bill, users simply enter the phone number and text message back to confirm the payment process can be completed. The company is currently working with 45 countries and regions, more than 250 mobile operators have a partnership.

Tony billion, said in a statement, hoping Zong technology and talent, and PayPal can be complementary to consolidate PayPal payment and virtual products in the mobile payments field of leadership. Tony billion deal is expected to be completed in the third quarter of this year.

Zynga acquisition of mobile application developers in Canada

Social network game developer Zynga announced the acquisition of Canada on 8 mobile application developers Five Mobile, to expand its market share in mobile gaming.

Zynga, said the official blog, Five Mobile and Disney, Sony Pictures Entertainment company, American Telephone and Telegraph Company and other large media and technology companies have a partnership program for their development, including mobile phones, including multi-platform applications. After the acquisition, the company will become Zynga Toronto studio.

Zynga details of the transaction were not disclosed. This is the company in the past 13 months from the acquisition of 15, was considered a move to strengthen its business strategy.

Zynga monthly active users over 270 million, revenues from sales of games for free virtual products, such as user $ 1 to add their own networks first purple cow farm. Zynga is currently valued 15 billion to 20 billion U.S. dollars, was on July 1 with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission to submit a listing application. It will become the first U.S. market by selling virtual products as the main source of income for large companies.

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