TC Roundup: Amazon and Hachette end e-book feud with new contract
Amazon and Hachette end e-book feud with new contract: Amazon and the book publisher Hachette have reached an agreement on a new multi-year contract, they announced on Thursday, bringing an end to a fierce, months-long battle over e-book pricing.
The two companies did not reveal details of the deal, but both said in a press statement that they were pleased with the agreement. (Recode)
U.S. FTC asking Apple about health data protection: The U.S. Federal Trade Commission is seeking assurances from Apple Inc that it will prevent sensitive health data collected by its upcoming smartwatch and other mobile devices from being used without owners' consent, two sources told Reuters.
The two people, both familiar with the FTC's thinking, said Apple representatives have met on multiple occasions with agency officials in recent months, to stress that it will not sell its users' health data to third-party entities such as marketers or allow third-party developers to do so. (Reuters)
Google to stop letting developers use Google wallet to sell digital books: Back in 2012, Google launched an API that allowed developers to use the Google Wallet service to sell digital goods — things like music, or levels in a web game, or subscriptions to online magazines.
If you're using that API, it's time to find a replacement. Google has just announced that they're killing it off in the first quarter of next year. (Tech Crunch)