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Doug_Pardee
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Proposed Apple penalties permit NOOK in-app purchasing

The Department of Justice's proposed penalties for Apple's involvement in e-book price collusion include the return of in-app e-book purchasing from Kindle and NOOK apps (and others). Apple had banned such practices from all iOS apps, making it necessary for iPad/iPhone users to fire up their web browsers and navigate to the appropriate e-book store in order to make a purchase.

 

http://news.cnet.com/8301-1023_3-57596709-93/doj-proposes-ways-to-halt-apple-e-book-price-fixing/

 

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BooksOnTheKnob
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Registered: ‎09-03-2009

Re: Proposed Apple penalties permit NOOK in-app purchasing

Not only were 'in-app' purchases banned (unless they paid the entire 30% store portion of the sale to Apple), they had to remove links in books that took you to the website to purchase (which is what many of the apps had done, anyway).

 

We'd all love to see those features back, no matter which app we used.

Karen
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Perry_Mason
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Re: Proposed Apple penalties permit NOOK in-app purchasing

I used to like Apple as a company.  Once upon a time they flew pirate flags and took on stodgy IBM who Apple accused of practicing a monopoly.  A la Animal Farm, Apple has become IBM or at least the perceived personal of IBM that Apple used to battle.