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A Roundup post on this weekend’s iOS Reading App Massacre

July 26th, 2011 by · 7 Comments · Round up

A bunch of interesting events happened this weekend, so i thought it might be best to round up the links and create a sticky post so everyone can find them on Monday.

On Saturday, Kobo released a new version of their iOS app. The new app lacks the ebookstore that was built in to the old and it also lacks any mention of the Kobo website or any way to create an account (that’s an important detail itself). On a related note, Kobo signed a new Australian retail partner late Sunday night (early Monday in Australia).

The Google Books app vanished from iTunes some time last week, and then reappeared Monday afternoon sans the link to the ebookstore.

B&N updated the Nook Kids app and it lost the ebookstore link too.

The WSJ announced they were going to update their iOS app and remove the link to their website, just like the reading apps, Netflix, and others.

Monday Night Update: The massacre kept happening throughout the day Monday.

B&N updated the Nook iPhone app and it lost the ebookstore link. But the nook iPad app seems to have vanished from iTunes.

Amazon updated the Kindle app, and it lost the link to the ebookstore.

last but not least, I noticed earlier today that Spotify and Rhapsody were both updated last week and they both lost the subscription link.

 

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