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In January 2011, Apple rejected Sony’s Reader app for iDevices. Sony today revealed the software is back on the cards. A “media alert” from Sony US was issued at lunchtime today headed, “Sony Reader Store Introduces Reader for iOS.” Unfortunately, the alert links to an empty HTML page, as does the headline that appears on …


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  1. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    You know..

    Having suffered the indignity of a potentially compromised credit card via Sony Computer Entertainment, I think I'd rather prefer to take my chances with Amazon or Apple, at a pinch.

    1. Anonymous Coward
      Anonymous Coward

      Re: You know..

      You know that CC details were never taken right? Or did you just believe what you read on xbox forums?

      1. Anonymous Coward
        Anonymous Coward

        Re: You know..

        No, but I do believe Sony when they tell me to cancel my credit card because their security has failed.


  2. JaimieV

    Sony, Apple and Amazon

    in a fight for "most evil corporation". WHO WILL WIN?

    (Google, obviously)

  3. PhilipN Silver badge

    No, it didn't ...

    ..hit iTunes. At least not here in Hong Kong, where I originally became an Apple subscriber, where many apps including the Sony Reader are not available. Keerist we have been able to buy music etc only very recently.

    And no need to say change my location. A UK VPN site I use doesn't fool iTunes. Change my details at Apple? Doesn't work without a UK credit card and address.

    FWIW you can fool Sony USA from a desktop using a US VPN service. Otherwise there would be no way even to D/L Sony's Reader software.

    Greetings from the rest of the planet East of Dover and West of Hawaii.

    1. Robert Carnegie Silver badge

      Not "the rest of the planet"

      Hate to break this to you, but you're in China. You must adjust your expectation of free speech accordingly. Heavens, you could read -anything- with this software. There was just a book read on BBC radio, probably a new one, that commented on agricultural policy that was not necessarily to China's advantage.

      China is quite a large slice of the planet, but it isn't a majority of the dry land.

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  5. cortezcortez

    MS bundles Internet Explorer with software packages, but stops no-one from choosing any alternative. The US and the EU fine it hundreds of millions of dollars and ride its back for years (they still are) and forces it to offer its customers a link to its competitors.

    Apple bans apps which allows owners of iDevices to buy things outside of iTunes. Neither the US nor the EU bats an eyelid.

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