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Samsung tries to attract indie devs to its yard with zero-commission offer


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Samsung, tired of its own-brand app store playing second fiddle to Google Play, has decided to throw some of its considerable cash at the problem. It's appealing to indie app developers in the hope of finding the next Angry Birds big thing. In partnership with Chillingo, EA's mobile games division, Samsung is launching 100% Indie, offering bedroom coders commission-free sales on any of their apps for the first six months of its life. After which, Samsung will take a 10 percent cut, with that fee rising to 30 percent after two years -- matching the fees charged by Google and Apple's services. Now all we need is a Simon Cowell-type to judge which new apps have that... je ne sais quoi.

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