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The obscure and grim side of digital distribution

The obscure and grim side of digital distribution

In many cases digital distribution services deserve praise - Steam being the prime example in my book - but it's also true that as content publishing moves to pure digital form, we are slowly getting forced into closed ecosystems, whether it makes sense or not, or when convenience comes at the cost of freedom.

Apple buys app search and discovery engine Chomp

Apple buys app search and discovery engine Chomp

Signaling that a major revamp to its App Store is coming, Apple on Thursday confirmed reports that it had acquired app discovery engine Chomp for an undisclosed sum. The San Francisco-based startup offers a free iOS app and website that…