Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 26th Jul 2011 21:14 UTC
Apple Petty Apple is petty. Amazon, Kobo, and others have changed their applications to conform to Apple's App Store rules, and if there's one word that describes the situation these booksellers are in, it's petty. Still, it's leading to good things: Kobo has announced it's going to bypass the App Store by writing an HTML5 e-reader for iOS (and thus, for other HTML5-capable mobile devices).
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Not surprising, really!
by Athlander on Tue 26th Jul 2011 22:15 UTC
Athlander
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2008-03-10

This isn't really a surprise. I suppose Amazon and the others should be grateful that Apple lets them play in their playground at all.

I don't know what's the more remarkable - the ease with which Apple can treat another company like their bitch, or the queue of companies willing to be Apple's bitch.

Of course, this is the real world and business is business, but still... wow.

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