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Apple wants to stop book by former executive in Germany
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BERLIN – Apple has become embroiled in a publishing dispute in Germany after it tried to halt sales of a book written by a former executive, saying it disclosed secrets about the App Store.
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"App Store Confidential," by self-styled German rapper, ski instructor and marketing manager Tom Sadowski, is part autobiography and part self-help guide for Generation Z readers looking to navigate their way into the tech scene.
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Until late last year, Sadowski was the head of Apple App Store in Germany. After his book was published in Germany this week, Apple wrote to Hamburg publishers Murmann Verlag demanding a halt to sales and a recall of copies already sold, according to extracts of a letter shared with Reuters by Murmann’s lawyer Ralph Oliver Graef.
“The operation of the App Store encompasses a multitude of business secrets,” the iPhone maker said in its letter.