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300,000 Apple apps? That depends.

November 5, 2010: 6:44 AM ET

For the second time in three weeks, an analytics firm jumps the gun

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"Apple's App Store Soars Past 300,000 Apps," reads the headline posted Thursday on the website ReadWriteWeb and picked up by SlashGear and GottaBeMobile.

Sound familiar? Perhaps that's because two other prominent tech news sites -- MacNN and VentureBeat -- reported that Apple (AAPL) had passed the same milestone nearly three weeks earlier, on Oct. 16.

Who's right? As near as we can tell, none of them.

According to two app-tracking sites that actually go into the store and run daily headcounts -- 148Apps.biz and AppShopper.com -- the U.S. App Store is still roughly 10,000 apps shy of the 300,000 mark.

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