Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 9th Jul 2013 19:10 UTC
Legal "Apple and Amazon.com have ended their lawsuit over who has the right to use the 'app store' name, clearing the way for both companies to use it." The silliest lawsuit in the history of technology.
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One could have taken the higher path
by dusanyu on Tue 9th Jul 2013 22:06 UTC
dusanyu
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2006-01-21

and used the name "Applications Store" or "Software Store." The Abriv. "App." is annoyingly ubiquitous for, example an app. appears to be both software or an appetizer.

Edited 2013-07-09 22:08 UTC

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UltraZelda64 Member since:
2006-12-05

Totally agree. I hate the short form "app" for totally different reasons which I won't get into. But on the subject of ubiquity that you bring up, it's also pretty disturbingly misleading with, for example, job applications... it's just a poor term, one that clearly the marketing departments just stuck to. All because apparently they think the population can't handle much more than a three-letter word the amazing variety of a whopping two different, distinct letters.

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WorknMan Member since:
2005-11-13

Totally agree. I hate the short form "app" for totally different reasons which I won't get into. But on the subject of ubiquity that you bring up, it's also pretty disturbingly misleading with, for example, job applications... it's just a poor term, one that clearly the marketing departments just stuck to.


Yeah, not to mention that you can get not only apps there, but also games, movies, books, etc. It's almost as bad as 'iTunes' in that regard.

Edited 2013-07-09 22:54 UTC

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