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Late News: Nintendo Wii U App Store, Verizon $2 Convenience Fee, Amazon Enjoys Bumper Kindle Sales

Japanese gaming giant Nintendo is reportedly planning to release its own app store to compliment the next generation Nintendo Wii console. The company is planning to launch a ‘full fledged app store' for the Nintendo Wii U console, which is expected to be launched late next year.

Verizon Wireless has caused an uproar by confirming that it plans to charge a $2 ‘convenience fee' from people who pay their phone bills online or using the phone. The fee, which is going to come into effect from January 15, will be imposed on people who pay their wireless bill via phone, using IVR or with the help of a representative, or on people who make payments online, using My Verizon or My Verizon Mobile.

A study by Benedict Evans has revealed that more than a third of the total active Facebook users are using the social network's mobile apps every month. The report also says that, the number of monthly active Facebook mobile apps users have crossed 300 million in the past few days.

Amazon enjoyed a strong sales period over Christmas, with some four million Kindle, Kindle Touch and Kindle Fire tablets ending up under trees in the US alone. The online retailer didn't detail how many of each individual model was sold, but it seems likely the majority of the sales were for the Kindle Fire, since it's the latest and greatest product from the firm.

Anonymous seems to be on a rampage, with the hacker group breaking into an online store which sells military gear. Anonymous affiliate LulzSec said in a post on the PasteBin website said that it had hacked the website months ago and now it had got the time to post the stolen data, which includes emails, passwords and credit card information.