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5/30/2012
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Vodafone Leads Open Global App Store Push

Along with global telecom heavyweights including AT&T and Verizon, Vodafone looks to develop an open mobile applications marketplace.

What would you think if we told you that five of the world's largest communications service providers (CSPs) are working together to enable their mobile customers to buy and download applications from each other's app stores?

Think about how big an idea that is: Five wireless giants creating, in essence, one global store for mobile applications. The idea is only as big as the names supporting it, as Light Reading has learned that the CSPs involved are AT&T, Deutsche Telekom, Vodafone Group, Verizon Wireless, and Telefonica.

Could a cabal of telcom operators, sick of chasing Apple and Google in the applications market, finally start working together and act like the Internet companies they aspire to be?

Read the rest of this article on Light Reading.

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Michael Phillip Udem,
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6/6/2012 | 2:00:31 AM
re: Vodafone Leads Open Global App Store Push
I just cant seem to seeing it being too advantageous for Apple. Sure. As soon after implementation most languages would global which I can imagine can be expensive in some instance. The biggest issue for Apple isnt loss of some exclusivity and considering those involved, it could hurt MSFT and GOOG and due to the shear number of apps and the whole world is drinking the munch but you. I think Apple has to consider two pints incompatibility on a hardware and software level or software that only works on faster or different hardware yhan thre phones Apple produced. If the store starts shifting from them fr any reason thy could soon become subordinate. Del I thing they'd have to make is that all apps must work and be developed for th hone specifically and the sto partnersnwouldnjuat havetp ADR and deal. Unfortunately, at that point they sound likere-1097 Apple after they license,out Their MacOS.
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