New Amazon Coins will be currency for Kindle Fire apps

02/5/2013 | Wall Street Journal, The ·

Amazon has created virtual coins that will be used to pay for applications, games and in-app features on Kindle Fire tablets, the company said Tuesday. This follows the approval of an "electronic marketplace" patent in late January. Amazon will hand over a slew of the virtual coins after they launch in May, and users will be able to buy more using their Amazon accounts.

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