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Google set to launch digital newsstand

Wall Street Journal reports that Google is seeking to step up competition with Apple in the app mark

Google looks set to give news publishers a boost in 2011 with the launch of a digital newsstand for mobile phones which use its Android operating system.

The Wall Street Journal reports that the move could see Google step up competition with Apple, which already offers such a service via its iTunes store for users of the iPhone and iPad devices.

Full story on the Press Gazette

Dominic Ponsford is editor of Press Gazette