Monday, July 25, 2011

Amazon caves to Apple, drops Kindle's in-app button - Computerworld

I’d rather buy Amazon books via the Amazon Web site and have them sent to my iPad than support Apple’s monopolistic business practices in this context, and I look forward to seeing app innovation on the expected Amazon tablet/slate that won’t be possible (or at least economically prudent) on iOS devices

Amazon today bowed to Apple's newest App Store rules, and removed a link in its iPhone and iPad Kindle apps that took customers directly to its online store.

The move was required to comply with new rules designed to block developers from evading the 30% cut that Apple takes from in-app purchases.

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On Monday, Google also complied with Apple's new rules when it re-released Google Books -- which had been yanked from the App Store -- minus an in-app purchasing button.

Amazon caves to Apple, drops Kindle's in-app button - Computerworld

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