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    Hi all,

    How I hear it this issue is being widely watched in the industry, as the newspaper industry is so squeezed for a buck, they so resent giving 30% to apple.

    It's also far cheaper for websites to have smartphone/pad scaled sites than to create an app for every platform.....

    It will be interesting to see how this plays out.

    Take care,


    August 31, 2011
    Financial Times Pulls Its Apps From Apple Store


    LONDON (Reuters) - The Financial Times has pulled its iPad and iPhone apps from Apple's App Store after losing a battle to keep control of customer data obtained through subscriptions.

    Apple has recently begun to insist that subscriptions to apps that it hosts must go through its own store, giving Apple ownership of valuable data about customers from those transactions, as well as a 30 percent cut of revenues.
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    In a move to reduce its dependence on Apple and develop apps more quickly for rival tablet computers, the FT in June launched a Web-based version of its mobile app, the first of its kind by a major publisher.

    This allows readers to sign up on an FT website and then sign on any device, including the iPad and iPhone through Apple's Safari browser.
    Now make it work for webOS: - The new FT app

    Not on iPad or iPhone?

    We'll soon be making the new FT app available on a range of other phones and devices. In the meantime you can access the FT on the move with our other mobile products and services, such as our mobile website or Android app for tablet devices such as the Samsung Galaxy Tab.

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