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Amazon Releases Kindle Cloud Reader

Amazon has released a new web app that allows users to access their Kindle library directly from their web browser. The app is called the Amazon Kindle Cloud Reader and is currently only compatible with Google Chrome and Safari web browsers (desktop or iPad).

The HTML5 Web reader was created in response to Apple’s new policies for their App Store. Amazon, along with other companies such as Barnes and Noble and Kobo, are no longer allowed to include links to external purchasing sites, such as the Kindle or Nook bookstore.

If you currently use these apps on an Apple device and have updated them recently, you’ll notice that the links to their bookstores have been removed. However, you may still access your library and read your books through the app.