Do you remember when everybody was worried what Apple’s iBookstore meant for apps like Amazon’s Kindle? The undercurrent of dread Apple would kneecap competing ebook stores the way it does iTunes competitors? Well, those fears may have just come true. Updated.
When Japan does something, the rest of the world usually follows – so we could see eReaders get even more popular. Three years since Sony ceased selling Readers in Japan due to low demand, they’re flogging ’em again. [Bloomberg]