French papers team up to break Apple stranglehold

Posted in: Mobile & Wireless at 22/09/2011 14:43

Apple's tight control over media content on its iPad is about to fall foul of some of France's most powerful newspapers and magazines, which hope that by teaming up they can stop the technology giant from dictating the terms of their distribution.

The bid by eight publications, including newspaper Le Figaro and sports daily L'Equipe, is the latest sign of growing disillusionment among some global publishers over what they consider Apple's rigid terms and high commission of 30 percent.
http://uk.reuters.com/article/2011/09/21/uk-france-press-idUKTRE78K2TF20110921

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