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Chinese search giant Baidu has splashed a cool $1.9 billion (£1.26bn) on popular mobile app store firm 91 Wireless Websoft, in another sign of the growing value of the mobile internet. In a brief statement, Baidu said it had signed a Memorandum of Understanding to acquire 100 per cent of 91 Wireless, a subsidiary of Hong Kong- …

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Out of curiosity ...

What's this whole "app" meme all about?

I've been running freeware/shareware for about 40 years ... which does everything "apps" do, and more. What's the point of "apps"?

Gut feeling? Selling crapware to idiots ... Seems the marketards are winning ...

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