NOTE: GrowthBeat -- VentureBeat's provocative new marketing-tech event -- is a week away! We've gathered the best and brightest to explore the data, apps, and science of successful marketing. Get the full scoop here, and grab your tickets while they last.
Google Play turned one today, and in honor of the birthday, Google is celebrating by giving gifts. Gifts for you, that is, and your Android device.
The gifts range from a free $15 to spend in Fancy, a “crowd-curated catalog of amazing goods,” to a free book, to 10 percent off on reservations made through Hotels.com. There are also deals on movies, like Kung Fu Panda, and games, like Disney’s Gnome Village.
Google launched Play as a “digital entertainment destination where you can find, enjoy, and share your favorite music, movies, books, and apps on the web and on your Android phone or tablet.” While still earning perhaps only about a quarter of what Apple’s iOS store brings in, Google Play revenue is growing 10 times faster than the app store and will likely reach a million apps in June 2013.
Here’s what Google has to say about the celebration:
It was just a year ago today that we launched this amazing shop on the interwebs to offer the best in digital content. Since the best parties are the ones that send you home with a present, today we celebrate our birthday with a festive goodie bag full of gifts. Don’t delay in picking up these limited-time offers. Continue the celebration all week with even more special deals on movies, books and magazines along with exclusive gaming gifts. It’s been an incredible first year and we look forward to sharing the gift of digital diversions for many more to come.
Get your free stuff — if you have an Android phone or tablet — right here.
photo credit: skippytpe via photopin cc