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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Laurence
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2007-03-26

And how would Amazon treat Apple? Do you really think that Amazon would let Apple create a bookstore on their Kindle with links back to Apple so that Amazon got zero profit on books bought through an iBook for Amazon store?

AFAIK you're not locked into Amazons book store on the Kindle. Thus you could download from Apples online portals and equally have links in books that reference back to Apple.

What about Google? Would they start letting Apple place ads on Google pages that Apple gets paid for but not Google?

Why not. It's been proven time and time again that Google Market is very loosely (too loosely in fact) moderated.

Furthermore, you're not locked into Google's Market on Android. In fact Amazon (for example) already have their own Android repository.

If you think they would, I have ocean front property in Iowa that I'd love to sell you.

If you do, I'll sell you more of the waterfront land in Iowa.

Given you've been wrong on both counts, can I assume that you're also wrong about having a property for sale :p

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