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Evening News: Ovi Store Downloads Reach 5M Per Day, Windows App Store, Eye-Fi App, AOL-HuffPO Shuts "Download Squad"

Nokia has announced today that its app store, the Ovi Store, has reached the five million downloads per day milestone which although impressive, pales in comparison with the leader of the pack. Apple's official stats say that 1.2 million apps are downloaded every hour or more than 28 million every day on the App Store.

Images of the long-rumored Windows App Store, which is expected to be released with the Windows 8 operating system, have been leaked at a blog. Chinese blog CNBeta posted the images of the Windows App Store, procured from an early build of the Windows 8 OS.

RBC Capital Markets analyst Mike Abramsky has published the results of a survey conducted on iPad 2 and its demand in the market. The figures show that the demand for the iPad 2 is 40% higher than the demand for the original iPad was in May last year.

The Direct Mode app, previewed at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, is designed to transform a memory card into a Wi-Fi access point that can be accessed by iPhone, iPad or Android phone, allowing users to directly transfer images to the device.

Much to the horror of Download Squad’s fans, AOL-Huffington Post has finally decided to go ahead with their proposed termination of the popular software blogging platform. It was only last week that a number of freelancers who had worked with the Huffington Post were axed by the newly formed AOL-HuffPo combo, and the group is currently being sued by another group of bloggers who had worked on a volunteer basis.

Ravi Mandalla was ITProPortal's Sub Editor (and a contributing writer) for two years from 2011. Based in Ahmedabad, India, Ravi is now the owner and founder of Parity Media Pvt. Ltd., a news and media company, which specializes in online publishing, technology news and analysis, reviews, web site traffic growth, web site UI. Ravi lists his specialist subjects as: Enterprise, IT, Technology, Gadgets, Business, High Net Worth Individuals, Online Publishing, Advertising, Marketing, Social Media, News, Reviews, Audio, Video, and Multi-Media. He has also previously worked as Dy. Manager - IT Security at (n)Code Solutions.