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Apple removes Financial Times apps from iTunes

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Apple has revoked its approval of the Financial Times iPhone and iPad apps, which have not complied with new terms that took effect two months ago. Apple now requires apps to use its iTunes payment system for all content purchases, but the Financial Times has refused to do that. The publisher uses its own transaction system, which gives it access to subscriber data and avoids paying Apple a 30 percent fee. The move seemed inevitable after the two parties reached a standoff and the FT launched a browser-based version of its app to circumvent Apple. || Earlier: Financial Times launches Web app to avoid Apple’s fees and restrictions | New York Times begins selling mobile subscriptions through iTunes
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Unofficial WikiLeaks app pulled from iTunes store

The Guardian

An unofficial WikiLeaks iPhone app has been pulled from the iTunes store less than a week after being approved for sale.

The app, which cost $1.99 and donated $1 of each sale to WikiLeaks, provided a mobile version … Read more

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Case in Japan raises question of ‘safe harbor’ copyright protections for Apple

The Wall Street Journal

A dispute over pirated books in Japan raises an interesting question for publishers concerned with the restrictive nature of Apple’s mobile app approval policies.

A consortium of Japanese publishers is reportedly upset that apps containing illegally … Read more

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Doctor: iNewsstand “not too far away”

Nieman Journalism Lab
Ken Doctor predicts the long-awaited iTunes subscription news stand is on its way, and might be announced in conjunction with the iPad 2 unveiling in January.

Regardless of the timing — some expected it on Dec. Read more

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Time Inc. digital chief says customer relationship a core principle on mobile

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The new chief digital officer for Time Inc. said Monday that maintaining contact with customers is a “core principle” of the subscription business, even on mobile devices.

Randall Rothenberg, speaking Monday to Edmund Lee, declined to comment directly … Read more

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