Google Books Bows to New Apple App Store Rules

The Google Books iOS app is now in line with Apple's newly enforced rules that ban links bypassing Apple's own in-app purchase mechanism, which means Apple can retain its 30 percent cut. Continue reading at 'PC World'

[ PC World | 2011-07-26 00:00:00 UTC ]

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Apple Pay can be used for iTunes, App Store and Apple Book purchases

You can now use Apple Pay to make purchases from iTunes, the App Store and Apple Books. You can also use it for Apple Music and iCloud storage subscriptions. MacRumors spotted the change in a recently updated support document. The added Apple Pay opt... Continue reading at Engadget

[ Engadget | 2019-05-15 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Artists Turned Apple's App Store Guidelines Into A Lovely Comic Book

Five artists illustrated the App Store review guidelines.One of the more unusual things to come out of Apple's Worldwide Developers Conference this year is a lovely comic interpretation of Apple's app review guidelines.Read Full Story Continue reading at Fast Company

[ Fast Company | 2016-06-15 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Google Play Store cyber sale offers discounted apps, movies, music, and books

The Google Play Store is joining in on the cyber week sale madness, offering some tempting deals on a variety of digital content.Click over to the Play Store to scroll through everything that is up for grabs. Some of the best deals are on entertainment, with Academy Award winner Her available... Continue reading at PC World

[ PC World | 2014-11-27 00:00:00 UTC ]
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iPhone app store, Amazon Kindle: Why ebook sellers should stop playing by Apple's rules.

Over the last few months the tech industry has been inching toward ebook nirvana. For one thing, gadget makers keep improving e-readers while slashing prices. (I'm going to renew my bet that Amazon will begin selling the Kindle for less than $100 by the end of the year.) The bigger story,... Continue reading at Slate

[ Slate | 2011-02-02 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Apple removes more unlicensed games from the App Store in China

The App Store is reportedly looking a little different in China today. According to Reuters, Apple has removed roughly 39,000 games owned by developers and publishers that don’t have an ISBN (International Standard Book Number) from the Chinese gover... Continue reading at Engadget

[ Engadget | 2020-12-31 13:01:44 UTC ]
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Why Nordic publishing giant Schibsted joined the coalition lobbying for Apple App Store ‘fairness’

Schibsted is one of the newest members of the Coalition for App Fairness, a group that includes the likes of Epic Games and Spotify. The post Why Nordic publishing giant Schibsted joined the coalition lobbying for Apple App Store ‘fairness’ appeared first on Digiday. Continue reading at Digiday

[ Digiday | 2020-10-29 04:01:18 UTC ]
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Google unveils holiday season savings on games, apps, books and movies

It can't have escaped your attention that -- in the US at least -- holiday season is just around the corner. With Thanksgiving comes Black Friday and other sales, and Google is getting in on the action with a series of discounts in the Play Store. There are great savings to be made on games and... Continue reading at Betanews

[ Betanews | 2018-11-21 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Apple Unveils New Book App

With the forthcoming release of its new operating system for phones and tablets, iOS 12, Apple is signaling a new emphasis on digital book and audiobook sales. The new operating system, set to hit in the fall, will replace Apple's long-serving iBooks app with a new Apple Books app. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2018-06-12 00:00:00 UTC ]
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iBooks reading app has been renamed Apple Books in iOS 12

Apple's iBooks app may not have buried the Kindle, but it's still one of the most prominent digital bookstores out there. Today at WWDC, Apple announced a total redesign of iBooks, complete with a new name. Apple Books will replace iBooks; it now has... Continue reading at Engadget

[ Engadget | 2018-06-04 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Google reveals the biggest apps, games, movies, songs and books of 2017

As we approach the start of a new year, the inevitable "best of" lists are starting to crop up. Never one to miss a trick, Google has released its own top five lists for 2017. The lists cover the US, and there are a few obvious names taking the top spots -- Super Mario Run is unsurprisingly... Continue reading at Betanews

[ Betanews | 2017-12-01 00:00:00 UTC ]
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New York Times Gets Pulled From Apple's App Store in China

Ad Age "Media Guy" columnist Simon Dumenco's morning media roundup for Jan. 5:Donald Trump's spokesman says he checks the president-elect's Twitter account first thing in the morning because "it drives the news." (Oh, you don't say?!) Bernie Sanders drove the news -- or at least scored one of... Continue reading at Advertising Age

[ Advertising Age | 2017-01-05 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Google Play Books App Adds Discover Feature

The new feature, intended to help users with book discovery, mines information from online book news, reviews and video content. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2016-09-20 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Google's Book Scanning is Fair Use, Appeals Court Rules

An appeals court rejected the claims of the Authors Guild that Google's massive book scanning project is copyright infringement. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2015-10-16 00:00:00 UTC ]
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US appeals court rules Google's book-scanning project is legal

Google's goal of scanning millions of out-of-print books for online access has drawn the ire of authors and publishers for years. Today, a US appeals court ruled that the practice is in fact legal. Claims of infringement brought by the Authors Guil... Continue reading at Engadget

[ Engadget | 2015-10-16 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Google's book scanning project is fair use, appeals court rules

Google's book scanning project constitutes fair use under U.S. copyright law, an appeals court confirmed Friday, ending a ten-year legal fight by the Authors Guild and other writers' groups to have it stopped. Google began working with libraries in 2004 to digitize their book collections,... Continue reading at PC World

[ PC World | 2015-10-16 00:00:00 UTC ]
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E-Book App Oyster Is Closing Shop As Google Hires Its Cofounders

Oyster, an ebook subscription service inspired by Netflix and Spotify, is shuttering—and Google has scooped up its top execs.Oyster, the ebook subscription service and would-be Amazon competitor, is calling it quits. In a blog post published Monday, the Oyster team announced that, in the coming... Continue reading at Fast Company

[ Fast Company | 2015-09-22 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Google's Book-Scanning Is Fair Use, Judge Rules in Landmark Copyright Case

Google's massive book-scanning project that makes complete copies of books without the authors' permission is perfectly legal under U.S. copyright law, a federal judge ruled today, deciding an 8-year-old legal battle.     Continue reading at Wired

[ Wired | 2013-11-15 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Judge rules Google's scanning of books is not illegal

There is nothing wrong with Google scanning millions of book and making that text available as snippets in search results. This is the ruling made today by a judge in New York, bringing to an end an eight year legal battle between Google and The Authors Guild in conjunction with several specific... Continue reading at Betanews

[ Betanews | 2013-11-15 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Google Books case: digitizing 'snippets' of text is ruled 'fair use'

US Circuit Judge Denny Chin says Google Books falls under fair use, while the Authors Guild calls it copyright infringement. Continue reading at The Christian Science Monitor

[ The Christian Science Monitor | 2013-11-15 00:00:00 UTC ]
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