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Apple

Submission + - Apple Eases Rules for Publishers on Apps (nytimes.com)

pjfontillas writes: Apple has quietly reversed their decision that required publishers who sell content and subscriptions in their iPhone and iPad apps to go through iTunes, with Apple taking a 30% cut. http://www.nytimes.com/2011/06/10/technology/10apple.html?_r=1&hp

It's not so quiet in the workplace, however, as this news has a pretty big influence on developer workloads.

Here at The New York Times our developers breathe a sigh of relief once we realized we don't have try and work around that requirement like The Financial Times did: http://www.nytimes.com/2011/06/08/technology/08ftapp.html?scp=10&sq=apple&st=cse

Apple seems to have been doing much better with their community (consumers and developers alike) recently. As a long-time Linux advocate it's hard to say but I've actually come to appreciate some of Apple's products.

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