By Dion Hinchcliffe on January 21, 2010
Amazon announced today that it was opening up its Kindle reader device to 3rd party applications to be distributed later this year in the Kindle Store.
This news was just one more in a string of announcements from platform vendors large and small that they’re getting the message: The app store model that Apple has proved so successfully with the iPhone is becoming the next frontier when it comes to next-generation software distribution that creates clear value for both customers and companies alike.
What will then mean for software distribution models of the future? You can bet they will look a lot like the Apple App Store…
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By Chris Selland on October 21, 2009
I loved @dasan’s piece on Apple ($AAPL) – this is what market leadership – make that dominance – looks like. It’s a very pretty picture – and it held up today.
Apple & Amazon ($AMZN) have been riding high based on their market leading iPod/iPhone and Kindle platforms. And deservedly so.
But even market leaders with great […]