SAN FRANCISCO – Amazon.com Inc. on Tuesday took a step to appeal to developers to create more apps for its Amazon Appstore and Fire operating systems. Amazon said the program, called Appstore Developer Select, will "a broad range of marketing and economic benefits that will help improve app discovery and increase sales even further." As part of the program, developers will get premium placement in Amazon's app store, 500,000 ad impressions on the Amazon Mobile Ad Network and will be included in the Amazon Appstore Coins Rewards category. Amazon shares were down 2.3%, at $302.60, as the tech sector swooned along with the broader stock market.
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