The format wars claims a victim

A long time ago, Microsoft’s reader software was a player in the ebook game. No more. From Readwriteweb:

Microsoft announced today that it will discontinue its Microsoft Reader e-book service. New e-books in its LIT format will be discontinued on November 8, and the app itself will be unavailable effective August 30, 2012, although existing customers will still be able to access it.

Reader has been around since 2000, long before the e-ink displays that power modern e-readers like Amazon’s Kindle became commercially available.

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