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ComiXology starts offering DRM-free backups of digital comics

07/25, 6:16am

PDF, CBZ copies of Comixology purchases available to download

ComiXology, the digital comic book retailer owned by Amazon, is now allowing users to make backups of some downloaded comics. For a number of publishers, the service will make PDF and CBZ versions of comic book purchases free of any digital rights management (DRM), effectively letting customers view the comics they own in other reader apps.

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ComiXology removes in-app purchases on iOS, alters Android app [u]

04/26, 10:39pm

ComiXology changes app payment systems to avoid app store fees

(Updated with Comixology statement) ComiXology, the digital comic book service, has changed the way it handles the purchases of new titles. In the updated iOS version of the app, the Amazon-owned retailer has removed the ability to buy comics as an in-app purchase, forcing users to instead make their purchases through the website for later downloading through the read-only app.

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ComiXology e-comics distributor acquired by Amazon, terms unknown

04/10, 4:42pm

Deal gives Amazon exclusive control of DC online distribution

Amazon today announced that it has reached an agreement to acquire digital comics vendor ComiXology for an undisclosed sum. ComiXology developed and distributes the engine used by most major comic book publishers in the United States, including Marvel and DC Comics for their privately-branded digital services.

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ComiXology suffers security breach, requires password reset

03/06, 7:04pm

Warning e-mail from ComiXology states no payment details at risk

Digital comic book retailer ComiXology is asking all of its customers to reset their passwords, as a precautionary measure following an intrusion. An e-mail sent to users of the comic book store and reader app states that an "unauthorized individual" had gained access to a database containing usernames, e-mail addresses, and "cryptographically protected" passwords.

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ComiXology CEO denies Apple ban of comic, issue self-censored [u]

04/10, 3:45pm

Apple approves content, issue to be available on iBookstore, ComiXology

(Updated with response from comic creator) Following the author reporting that Apple had banned an issue of an adult-oriented comic, the Cupertino manufacturer came under some fire for inconsistent application of its own standards. A new statement by ComiXology has denied that Apple had anything to do with the ban, and the comics storefront self-censored it out of respect for what it erroneously interpreted to be Apple's policies.

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Briefly: Marvel brings back #1 promo, Monster case for iPod touch

04/08, 1:43pm

Marvel reintroduces free comic promotion

During last month's SXSW festival Marvel and comiXology announced they would be giving away more than 700 of their number one issues. However, the high demand crashed the company's servers and forced them to postpone the promotion. This morning the company held true to its promise and announced that it will be sending out invites to download the comics in batches to reduce server load. Customer's interested in accessing the free comics must sign up for an account on Marvel's promo page before midnight EST on April 9, and can expect to receive an invite by April 11.

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DC Comics adds same-day releases to iBookstore, Kindle, Nook

11/07, 8:43pm

Back issues added over time; 70 titles added today

Publisher DC comics announced that it is expanding digital offerings beyond just its own application. Effective immediately, the Apple iBookstore, Kindle Store, and Nook Book Store will all offer the same weekly issues that only the Comixology and DC Comics applications previously carried.

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Notion Ink Adam to reach FCC early

09/14, 5:20pm

Notion Ink Adam ahead of schedule, to get comics

Notion Ink had good news for itsAdam tablet today as company founder Rohan Shravan explained that the hardware is ahead of schedule. It should reach FCC certification in the US a week earlier than first thought and should be ready to sell to the US and elsewhere shortly after early November. The firm had still thought it would have the Adam out by the end of 2010 but now is more likely to arrive on time.

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