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Apple denies price-fixing charges on e-books

Los Angeles Times – 2012-04-14

The company says it allows publishers to set their own prices. Several antitrust lawsuits have accused former chief Steve Jobs of inflating prices of new releases and bestsellers.Apple Inc., responding for the first time to antitrust charges levied against it and five major book publishers this week, denied that it had engaged in price-fixing to inflate prices paid for electronic books.
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Marie Claire's Anti-Apple Maneuver

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Apple CEO Steve Jobs gets comic book bio treatment

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Apple eases rules on iPad, iPhone subscriptions

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Apple eases rules on publishers for iPad, iPhone subscriptions

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