Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN) acquired ComiXology, a digital publishing platform for comic books, within the last few weeks, and already we’re seeing the effects of that acquisition. ZDNET and CNET both report that ComiXology has contacted users about the new version of the app and asking them to upgrade to it because plans to retire the old one.
Google, Apple no longer get a cut of comics purchases
Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN)’s new version of the app doesn’t allow users of iOS devices to buy comics from ComiXology through the app. It also keeps Google Inc. (NASDAQ:GOOGL) (NASDAQ:GOOG) Play users from using their credits in their Google Wallets to buy things through the app. There’s apparently no storefront inside the app either, which means users must pay for their comics through their browser. This is similar to how Amazon’s Kindle app works.