Tuesday, February 01, 2011

Apple Moves to Tighten Control of App Store - NYTimes.com

If Apple starts taking 30% for all purchases made via its devices, even if not purchased from Apple stores, the Google Android community should start sending Apple thank-you cards

Apple rejected Sony’s iPhone application, which would have let people buy and read e-books bought from the Sony Reader Store.

Apple told Sony that from now on, all in-app purchases would have to go through Apple, said Steve Haber, president of Sony’s digital reading division.

The move could affect companies like Amazon.com and others that sell e-book readers that compete with Apple’s iPad tablet and offer free mobile apps so customers can read their e-book purchases on other devices. An iPad owner, for instance, has not needed to own a Kindle to read Kindle books bought from Amazon.

That may now change.

Apple Moves to Tighten Control of App Store - NYTimes.com

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