Intel's app store bites the dust
Let's have a show of hands -- how many of you accessed Intel's AppUp center in the last week? Last month? Ever? We see a few of you out there, but not many, which is likely why Intel has decided to board up shop and move on to something else. The Santa Clara chip maker announced in a blog post that it's shutting down the AppUp center on March 11, 2014 so that it can focus on other things.
"At Intel, we’re always thinking about the future, which often means making changes today. That’s why, on March 11th, 2014, Intel AppUp center will come to a close as we focus on developing new and exciting PC innovations that will continue to shape your world," Intel said .
After March 11, there will be no new content or apps available to download. Support for already purchased apps will remain via email in English only up through June 15, 2014. If you already own apps, you'll need to keep the AppUp client installed for them to continue to work, Intel notes in its FAQ .
If you have no interest in your purchased apps, you can submit a request for a refund. Intel said it will be offering refunds up through December 19, 2014.