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Google's new, highly targeted app ads react to how you use Android apps

Google has a new advertising program that lets advertisers target you based on the apps you use, how often you use them, and the types of in-app purchases you make.

on pcworld.com

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Google refunds Google Play customers after Virus Shield scam hits top charts

Google is giving Android users who bought the Virus Shield app a refund and extra credit.

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Gaming exclusivity wars hit mobile app stores

Apple has nabbed a few high-profile game exclusives for iOS in recent months. A new report says these may the first skirmishes in a larger platform war for mobile gaming.

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Chromecast, Google Play highlight strong quarter for Google

But the company's bread-and-butter remains ads as it brought in $15.42 billion in revenue during the first three months of 2014, up 19 percent from the year-ago quarter.

on greenbot.com

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Give your lock screen a makeover with GO Locker

You don’t have to be stuck with whatever came with your phone.

on greenbot.com

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If this is Android TV, color me unimpressed

One of the largest software companies in the world can't come up with anything better than a Roku?

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Scam Virus Shield app tops Google Play's paid app charts before being yanked

Google recently pulled a $4 security app from Google Play that bilked thousands of users before it was finally found out.

on greenbot.com

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Play Newsstand and Play Movies & TV apps get interface tweaks

Google Keep wasn't the only app to get updates on Wednesday. Play Newsstand and Play Movies & TV also got some minor UI improvements.

on greenbot.com

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Google lets you check out what your friends have been up to in the Play store

And don't forget to tap that handy Google+ button in the corner.

on greenbot.com

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Google cracks down on shady ads and app-promotion tactics in Google Play

Google makes developers responsible for keeping scammy stuff like simulated system alerts and sudden redirects out of their apps. The company also sets curbs on pornography.

on greenbot.com