The mall executive who first ignited the rumor on a conference call with investors is now walking it back.
Amazon was the reason you didn't have to go to the mall. Now it may want to be the reason you do.
The Internet retailer opens its first bookstore in Seattle, two decades after it began selling books online.
While Apple has long allowed other types of digital content to be gifted, the option to give e-books had been unavailable until now.
The new online bookstore will offer commissioned works based on existing TV series, books, comics, and music.
Cue, Apple's senior vice president of Internet software and services, says he had to convince Jobs to pursue iBooks, and he only had a couple months to make it happen before the iPad announcement.
The company has pulled a bookstore app in China that featured titles deemed "illegal" by the Chinese government.
With the East Asian nation now added to the list, the tech giant's iTunes bookstore is available in 51 countries worldwide.
The home of Batman, Superman, and Wonder Woman finds a new world in the multiverse of digital bookstores to invade: Google Play Books.
The company says that users will be able to browse 25 new sections containing books across a wide array of genres.