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Google+ Joins Apple's App Store

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Now that didn't take long.

Google+ has officially joined Apple's App Store, thus avoiding the fiasco that was the Google Voice saga.

Apple only took two weeks to approve an app for the new Google-powered social media site that has been able to secure more than 10 million users in less than a month. The app is available on the iTunes store but it has not shown up in the App Store yet.

In 2009, Apple sparked a feud between the two companies when it unceremoniously rejected a Google Voice app from its virtual store.

The rejection set out of virtual feud between the two tech giants as they became foes competing for the same mobile market.

Some suspected the rejection of Google Voice was rejected by Apple's exclusive relationship with AT&T and the challenges the app would offer to the iPhone's then exclusive network carrier.

Rejecting the Google+ app could have been a PR nightmare for the Cupertino-based company because of its popularity.

The new social network -- that was so popular, Google had to suspend invitations -- already is available on the iPhone and other smartphones via an optimized mobile site.
 

Related Topics Google+, Apple, App Store, iPhone, iPad
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