∞ Google Books exits App Store; Kobo, WSJ pull web links

Wall Street Journal:

“In a pair of moves that suggest Apple Inc. is enforcing rules for selling content on its devices, Kobo Inc., the Canadian e-book retailer, and The Wall Street Journal said Sunday they will no longer sell content directly to customers through their apps for Apple devices.”

The article also notes that Google Books has been removed from the App Store – whether it’s a temporary change or permanent removal is unclear. A spokeswoman for the Journal quoted in the story said that the paper is concerned that Apple’s subscription rules “would create a poor experience for [the Wall Street Journal’s] readers.” Google wasn’t available for comment.

[Updated headline and article to reflect that Kobo app has not, in fact, been removed.]