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News ByteI/O conference keynote that app installs from its Google Play store had hit 48 billion, the iTunes App Store countdown clock rolled over to 50 billion, passing another major milestone and surpassing the achievement its rival had announced earlier in the day. The 50-billionth app? Say the Same Thing. Brandon Ashmore from Mentor, Ohio, will receive a $10,000 App Store gift card for downloading it.
News Bytesettled a class action lawsuit that claimed its 2011-era in-app purchase policy failed to prevent children from racking up big fees on their parents’ accounts. Under the terms of the not yet finalized deal, Apple will offer eligible class members a $5 iTunes gift card, an account credit or, for claims over $30, a cash payment. Apple did not respond to a request for comment.