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April 7, 2011: 10:22 AM ET

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  • If you're a Facebook user and a gamer, there's no need to venture to Gamestop.com or a brick and mortar location anymore. The videogame retail chain opened shop on Facebook with a market powered by Adgregate Markets. Potential buyers will be able to purchase games, read product reviews, find store locations, and of course, "Like" and share items. (TechCrunch)
  • In a blog post, Android creator Andy Rubin addresses recent reports that his operating system is supposedly becoming less open and the team is upping requirements and restrictions with hardware manufacturers. Writes Rubin: "There are not, and never have been, any efforts to standardize the platform on any single chipset architecture." (Android Developers) More
  • iFund companies going Android

    More jobs are opening for Android developers according to a report today.

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    Dow Jones' VentureWire reports this evening that most of the companies seeded with cash from Kleiner Perkins famous iFund are taking their iApps and porting them over to Google's (GOOG) Android platform.

    A telling stat:

    13 of the 16 companies backed by the $200 million iFund now have both iOS and Android apps or will within a few MORE

    - Apr 7, 2011 12:37 AM ET
  • Android activations visualized

    Here's a great little video which shows the phenomenal rate of increase in Android activations.

    At last count, Google (GOOG) was activating 300,000 devices per day.  It is hard to imagine Android has grown in just about two and a half years.  This video, put out by the official Android developers YouTube account, certainly helps.

    Some music would have been nice.

    More on Fortune.com:

    Review: Motorola's Atrix is the new king of the Androids
    2011 will be the MORE

    - Feb 23, 2011 7:02 PM ET
  • Developers show interest in third party Android markets

    While Google's improving Android Market is still the focal point of developers for selling their Android apps, Amazon and Verizon's Markets are gaining some interest.

    Appcelerator published an extensive report today, which details the changing trends of App developers on all platforms.  Of particular interest was where Google (GOOG) Android developers planned to sell their apps.  According to the 1500 responses, 37% of developers were interested in selling their App on Amazon while another 13% MORE

    - Jan 25, 2011 4:13 PM ET
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