Selling e-books used to be a key part of Apple's services business but after the company and several publishers were sued by the U.S. Department of Justice in 2012 for allegedly developing a scheme to raise the price of e-books, Apple got hit with a fine and retreated.
In December Apple hired Kashif Zafar, former senior vice president with Amazon's audio book unit Audible, to lead the effort. The app will include a new section called "Reading Now" along with a dedicated tab for audiobooks, according to the report.
We've already seen Apple's subtle first step: iBooks, Apple's ebook reader app, was renamed to Books in the iOS 11.3 developer beta released earlier this week. That follows other Apple services, like iTunes and iTunes Podcasts, that changed into apps like Apple Music and Apple Podcasts.
Amazon's Audible had always been the exclusive supplier for audiobooks to Apple, but the two companies had to change their relationship a year ago after regulators had taken issue with the Apple effectively shutting out other sellers. Ultimately, we reported at the time, Apple was forced to pony-up a whopping $450 million fine to settle the claims. Many industry participants blasted the ruling, arguing it handed even more control of the market to Amazon.
Instead, three types of stories will be available to share outside of the app: Official Stories , Our Stories and Search Stories . Snapchat is an app that I've been trying to avoid for some time, but it looks like that quest will soon be much more hard .
Mkhitaryan , 29, moves in the opposite direction to Sanchez after scoring 13 goals in 63 appearances for United . Arsenal have confirmed the arrival of Henrikh Mkhitaryan from Manchester United in exchange for Alexis Sanchez .
In his press conference earlier today, Antonio Conte said that both Alvaro Morata and Cesc Fabregas will be unavailable. The replay follows a drab goalless first-leg that means the victor on the night qualifies for the final.
The future spouses will say "I do" at the same location where Prince Harry and Meghan Markle will tie the knot in May. Mr Brooksbank's parents said in a short statement: "We could not be more delighted with the news of the engagement".
Horford, Love and Wall will be in their fifth All-Star games while Lowry makes his fourth appearance in the game. Hip-hop group N.E.R.D. announced Friday that it will perform at halftime of the 2018 NBA All-Star Game.
In tough conditions like these where there is not much between the two teams, you can not afford to give away wickets like that. But in future, the option of including more practice sessions in the schedule before overseas tours maybe considered.
The Police understands stand the incident occured in a hotel on October 19 previous year , and most probably in the early hours. According to Sheahan, she went to Phoenix authorities days after the alleged rape and Enzo has been under investigation since.
Trump became the first sitting United States president to visit the site when he travelled to Jerusalem in May 2017. It had proven that the United States was "part of the problem rather than the solution", he added.
We may also think of steller if its use continues to grow while Bitcoin Cash and light coin would also be highly considered. And of the businesses that are accepting Bitcoin on Stripe, we've seen their revenues from Bitcoin decline substantially.
An Amazon .com Inc. employee scans in to shop at the Amazon Go store in Seattle, Washington, U.S., on Wednesday, Jan. 17, 2018. Amazon has unveiled its view of the future of retail with the official opening of the company's next-generation store.
Award-winning Sci-fi Author Ursula K. Le Guin Dies At 88
Reaction to the news of the Berkeley native's passing moved swiftly among fans, admirers and fellow writers through social media. Fantasy, she told the Guardian in 2005 , is "about power - just look at Tolkien". "I have had a long career and a good one".
IOS 11.2.5 Released With HomePod Support
Revealed at Apple's Worldwide Developers Conference ( WWDC ) in June 2017 , the HomePod smart speaker is keeping fans waiting. Powering the HomePod is an Apple A8 chip and the speaker is covered in a mesh fabric that looks like a crochet yarn.
Mary J. Blige, More Earn Oscar Nominations
It's the 14th nomination for veteran Deakins, the fifth for Delbonnel, and the first nomination for Van Hoytema and Laustsen. Morrison's nomination is historic, as it's the first time a woman has ever been nominated in the cinematography category.
Tesla Crashes Into Fire Truck While Reportedly on Autopilot
Tesla has since beefed up the alerts the vehicle will give a driver if it feels they aren't paying full attention to the road. The safety board did note in its report that the introduction of Tesla's Autosteer software had cut collisions by 40 per cent.
Fans react to Patriots heading to Super Bowl 52
Again, they ran Fournette, this time for a yard. "[Belichick] does that better than anybody, or certainly as good as [anybody]. We didn't put in all this work not to just get here and celebrate, man, we're gonna win. "We are not done yet", Pederson said.
Trump Imposes 30% Solar Panel Import Tariff
India has recently re-opened a USA dispute, alleging Washington has failed to comply with a ruling on solar power. Those countries export the bulk of washers to the United States.
Florida Mall Targeted in Pipe Bomb Blast
A bomb squad continued to sweep the mall and further investigations found the suspicious backpack to be a false alarm. Lake Wales Police and the Sheriff have set up a perimeter and are still searching for the suspect.
Kane scores 99th goal but Tottenham are held by Southampton
But try as they might, the away side were unable to find the back of the net again and had to settle for a solitary point. Mauricio Pochettino confirmed as much after the match, stating: "Players were affected last week but that's no excuse".