Where We Live: The E-Book Wars
When the Kindle 3 was released, some observers said the e-reader war has begun
When the Kindle 3 was recently released, some observers said that the e-reader war has begun. But as it turns out, Amazon and Apple might be waging a secret war against us, the consumer.
As Amazon unveiled the Kindle 3 - their latest answer to the slick new iPad - Connecticut Attorney General, Richard Blumenthal, unleashed an investigation into both Amazon and Apple’s ebook pricing model, alleging that the two ebook competitors have locked the biggest ebook publishers into a deal that discourages discounts. It’s being called an anti-consumer practice.
But most consumers don’t know or frankly, don’t seem to care if they’re being fleeced. Amazon can’t keep up with the new Kindle demand and iPads are still whizzing off the shelves of Apple stores.
Today, we look at the advancing technology of E-readers and the evolution of the E-book market. As Apple and Amazon surge ahead, what are the legal consequences of their actions? Who is at war? Who do you think will win?