FTC Sues Amazon for Knowingly Allowing Children to Incur App Charges without Parental Approval | Publishers Lunch

The Federal Trade Commission filed suit against Amazon in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Washington, ask the court to order refunds of “millions of dollars in unauthorized in-app charges incurred by children” through apps in the Amazon appstore and on devices such as the Kindle Fire.

via FTC Sues Amazon for Knowingly Allowing Children to Incur App Charges without Parental Approval – Publishers Lunch

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Samsung and Amazon Launch Galaxy-only Kindle Book Store

Awesome. Another app to QA.

Samsung Book Deals through the Kindle for Samsung app will be available to anyone with a Galaxy smartphone or tablet. Owners will be entitled to download 12 free books per year, taken from a choice of four offered up each month. The books on offer will be “prominent,” so expect an Amazon-curated list of well-known novels from which to choose.

via Samsung and Amazon Launch Galaxy-only Kindle Book Store | Digital Trends

Amazon.com to Acquire comiXology

Amazon.com today announced that it has reached an agreement to acquire comiXology, the company that revolutionized the digital comics reading experience with their immersive Guided View technology and makes discovering, buying, and reading comic books and graphic novels easier and more fun than ever before.

 

via Amazon.com to Acquire comiXology | comiXology Unbound