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Carrier App Stores Suck, So Japan's KDDI Did Something Different And Is Pulling In $250M A Year For Apps

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http://techcrunch.com – When Apple launched its app store about five years ago, the company had no idea it would become the success it is today. It disintermediated carriers from what would become a lucrative revenue stream, one that’s brought Apple more than $11 billion in gross revenue (based on the $8 billion figure that CEO Tim Cook said the company had paid out to developers by last month).- In the old feature phone world, developers used to have to beg and plead with the carriers for pre-install deals on phones. But these days, they just go straight through Apple’s review process or directly into Go (IT news)