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European Commission to investigate Apple, eBook publishers in antitrust probe

December 6th, 2011

The European Commission announced Tuesday that it has opened formal proceedings to investigate whether or not major eBook publishers, possibly “with the help of Apple,” are “engaged in anti-competitive practices affecting the sale of eBooks.” The publishing companies named in the investigation include Hachette Livre, Harper Collins, Simon & Schuster, Penguin and Verlagsgruppe Georg von …

Twitter confirms TweetDeck purchase

May 26th, 2011

Twitter’s CEO, Dick Costolo, has confirmed that his firm has purchased TweetDeck, the popular third-party client. In a blog post published on Wednesday morning, Costolo said that Twitter will continue to invest in TweetDeck, which Costolo sees as a powerful platform for brands, marketers, and publishers. Iain Dodsworth, the CEO of TweetDeck, said his team …

Google announces ‘One Pass’ subscription solution for publishers [video]

February 16th, 2011

Just one day after Apple made its App Store subscription service available to publishers, Google has already responded by announcing a similar service for its Android platform. The solution will also work in Web-based clients, allowing publishers to reach users on multiple platforms with a single solution. Much like Apple’s implementation, Google’s One Pass provides …

Author: I sell 60 books on the Kindle to every one iBook

August 23rd, 2010

Back in June, Steve Jobs claimed that the iPad had captured 22% of the ebook market since its release in April of this year. J.A. Konrath, a popular fiction author, has recently stated that he is not seeing anywhere close to the figure touted by Apple’s CEO. In a recent blog post, Mr. Konrath wrote: …

Report: Google working on paid content system for publishers

June 19th, 2010

According to La Repubblica, Google has spent the past year working on a paid content system for publishers to be known as Newspass. The system would see Google offer simple access content from an assortment of publishers using a single login. Publishers decide how much they charge for access to their content, but users will …