Amazon removes Kindle digital product purchases from its Android apps

Kindle digital product - Kindle Device

The online marketplace made the move in response to the Google Play Store’s billing policy. Amazon has announced that it has already started removing the option for Kindle digital product purchases from its Android apps including Shopping, Audible, Music and Prime Video. The company has started notifying customers that they will need to make their purchases on the website. Amazon has stopped kindle digital product purchases through its various Amazon apps in response to Google’s Play Store billing policy. The change first rolled out on its Shopping and Prime Video…

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Mobile commerce to see 68 percent growth by the close of the year

Mobile commerce growth - shopping

As a growing number of people shop on their smartphones, companies see more income from apps. Mobile commerce has been taking off – particularly since the start of the pandemic – meaning that companies with online strategies focusing on smartphone shoppers have been winning out. The trend is only expected to continue through until the end of this year and beyond. According to a recent eMarketer report, online shopping will have reached $845 billion by the end of this year. Moreover, mobile commerce is expected to drive about half of…

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Google Play launches app data safety section

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The concept is comparable to the Apple “nutrition labels” it shares about mobile apps. Google Play has announced the official launch of its own privacy data safety labels for apps, comparable to the “nutrition labels” through the Apple App Store. The company stated that it would be rolling out the section on a gradual basis across all users. This privacy data safety feature will roll out ahead of the July 20th deadline developers have been given by which to adequately disclose the information collected by their applications, how it is…

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TikTok is testing out a new comment dislike button

Dislike Button - TikTok

This would allow users to flag comments that they deem to be “irrelevant or inappropriate”. TikTok has started to test out a new feature that makes it possible for users to click a dislike button to mark individual comments left on videos. The company recently confirmed that the test is taking place on this new feedback feature. TikTok wrote an official blog post discussing the safety and community guidelines on the platform and the enforcement methods in place. The goal, said the post, was to “foster kindness and safety” on…

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Instagram finally rolls out parental controls in the United States

Parental controls - Smartphone

The long-awaited feature has been promised for some time and has now started its launch. Back in December, Instagram promised parents, guardians, caregivers and other people watching over the safety of their kids that they would have parental controls. That feature is now finally launching for users in the United States. That said, the Meta-owned platform has also said that this is only the “first set” of features for parents. Head of Instagram, Adam Mosseri, has said that the parental controls remain only the “first set” of supervision tools that…

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