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Google did the same recently with a Flash gaming app, right?

An app on their marketplace cannot direct users to another marketplace.
Not in Ninjump and others. I've seen in-app marketplaces, I'm sure. Plus, the Reader App is already on Android, using it's own marketplace (iirc)
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my way or the highway.

fair enough, though. it's their app store so they can do what they wish with it
Yeah, except that they aren't enforcing these rules on the Kindle App. So it's clearly unfair.
    
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Well the point of these eBook apps is for people that already have a physical Kindle, or a Nook, or a Sony e-reader, right? I mean nobody is going to choose the Sony app without already owning a Sony eReader...that wouldn't make sense. An iPad owner without any sort of traditional eReader is likely to use Apple's own app or the Kindle one, just due to it's massive popularity.


So just buy the books on the devices themselves then sync them over to the iPad? I dunno, just a thought. Apple can only throw it's weight around so much before companies start backing out altogether.

It would be way more convenient and user-friendly to buy books directly in the Apps themselves than in Safari, but obviously the profit sharing with Apple is no bueno.
The Sony Reader turns your phone into a reader and doesn't demand you have a Sony eReader.

Apple is just barring Sony on the grounds that they're competitors running their own marketplace. Lame.
    
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Which means...what, exactly?
It means our money is what's being spent in theit market. Without our money, they have no market.
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It means our money is what's being spent in theit market. Without our money, they have no market.
And you have a choice to use their product or not. They aren't forcing a gun in your mouth and telling you you HAVE to buy an iPhone, buy from their appstore, or even consider it. So, I don't see what your point is.
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So how many members think this will land Apple in court?
I mean look at all the trouble Bill gates got in to for supposed monopolizing, it was his software, no one made use buy a PC loaded with windows, there was always Linux
as an alternative
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So how many members think this will land Apple in court?
I mean look at all the trouble Bill gates got in to for supposed monopolizing, it was his software, no one made use buy a PC loaded with windows, there was always Linux
as an alternative
Really? No. No. just. No. Linux at that time wasn't (and really still isn't) ready for mainstream Desktops. Until the day you don't have to install all of your own drivers and you can open it out of the box, plug it in, and start using it, linux will not be ready for your average user.

And Microsoft was sued for forcing companies to stop making their products for other platforms if they wanted to be on the MS platform. This has nothing to do with that.
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And you have a choice to use their product or not. They aren't forcing a gun in your mouth and telling you you HAVE to buy an iPhone, buy from their appstore, or even consider it. So, I don't see what your point is.
Exactly. I still don't get what they're going on about... Besides, it's not like this is an egregious thing that a bunch of iProduct users care about.

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So how many members think this will land Apple in court?
I mean look at all the trouble Bill gates got in to for supposed monopolizing, it was his software, no one made use buy a PC loaded with windows, there was always Linux
as an alternative
Very little chance. And if it did make it that far, a judge will likely just throw it out. There's no case in whining that a retailer doesn't want to carry your product when said retailer reserves the right to carry whatever they wish. But it's not at all similar to the MS antitrust scenario--there are a ton of viable commercial alternatives to using the apple app store to read e-books. Sony's just butthurt that they have to comply with the app store terms and conditions.
    
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