Google Play game revenues outstrip handheld consoles

Google Play game revenues outstrip handheld consoles

The total sum of money users spent on mobile games in Google Play surpassed game sales for specialist handheld games devices for the first time in Q2 2013, according to IDC and App Annie. Together with Apple’s App Store, the two mobile app marketplaces generated sales four times greater than for gaming-optimized handhelds. App Store…

Users’ spend on apps to reach $75 billion by 2017

Users' spend on apps to reach $75 billion by 2017

In its latest report, Juniper Research forecasts that more than $75 billion will be spent on consumer apps by 2017. This massive growth will be mainly driven by in-app purchases, and the impact of new monetization models used by developers and storefronts. The research firm predicts that Microsoft and Amazon will be adding new features…

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