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Amazon announces Mobile App Distribution in Japan, Cloud Drive in Italy & Spain

Amazon is making a couple of announcements today for both developers and users, including adding support for new countries to its Mobile App Distribution Portal and Cloud Drive services. Starting with Cloud Drive, Amazon announced today that is launching Cloud Drive in both Spain and Italy following introductions of the service in the United Kingdom, Germany, and France earlier this month.

Another improvement in this release of Cloud Drive now allows U.S. users to share files they upload by selecting the individual files at Meanwhile, iPhoto users in the U.S. and Europe can now easily import their photos:

In addition, Cloud Drive customers in the U.S. and Europe using Mac computers can now easily upload their iPhoto albums to Cloud Drive in as little as two clicks using the Cloud Drive Desktop App. Users can select the events they want to upload and the Cloud Drive Desktop App seamlessly uploads photos so they can be enjoyed instantly on Kindle Fire or from any web browser.

As for the Mobile App Distribution Portal, Amazon announced today that developers can now submit their apps for sale in Japan:, Inc. announced that developers can now submit apps for distribution later this year in Japan. This is another significant addition to Amazon’s complete end-to-end platform for developers looking to build, market, and monetize their apps and games. Developers can get started today by visiting the Amazon Mobile App Distribution Portal.

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Jordan writes about all things Apple as Senior Editor of 9to5Mac, & contributes to 9to5Google, 9to5Toys, & He also co-authors 9to5Mac’s weekly Logic Pros series and makes music as one half of Toronto-based Makamachine.