This just in from Facebook – it’s entered the news business, with an app called Paper. Read more

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Apple has announced that it has hit the 18bn mark in downloads of the 500,000 apps it has on offer at its App Store, PaidContent reports. Last week Google revealed that it had achieved 10bn downloads from its app store. Read more

Ge Wang plays his OcarinaApart from a controversial keynote on Tuesday, this year’s Macworld show in San Francisco is likely to be a celebration of all things app-related.

The App Store for iPhone and iPod touch games and applications was a major success story for Apple in 2008, with more than 10,000 added since its mid-year launch and more than 300m downloads recorded. Read more