CBC – 2012-04-13
A return to lower e-book prices and additional industry probes could be forthcoming amid the U.S. antitrust lawsuit against Apple Inc. and several major book publishers.
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Engadget – 2012-11-06
According to Reuters, EU regulators look likely to accept an offer from Apple and a handful of publishers, including Simon & Schuster, HarperCollins, Hachette Livre and Macmillan. The assembled...
San Jose Mercury News – 2012-11-07
European Union regulators are to end an antitrust probe into e-book prices by accepting an offer by Apple and four publishers to ease price restrictions on Amazon, two sources said Tuesday.
Stuff – 2012-11-07
European Union regulators are to end a US antitrust probe into e-book prices by accepting an offer by Apple and four publishers to ease price restrictions on Amazon, two sources said on Tuesday.
Los Angeles Times – 2012-11-08
In a move that could provide a boost to the small but growing digital comic book business, DC Comics has signed deals to sell comics through online stores owned by Apple, Amazon and Barnes & Noble.
GigaOM – 2012-11-15
Social news app Flipboard aims to help readers discover books in a new partnership with Apple's iBookstore. Flipboard takes a cut of each book sale made via its platform.
The Christian Science Monitor – 2012-11-17
Via Flipboard, the new version of the app also lets users see what titles are popular in other countries.
Guardian – 2012-11-19
CBS, Incisive Media, EA and Mopapp on the need for more transparency in mobile contentA panel of publishers from various media and entertainment sectors at today's Guardian Mobile Business Summit...
Guardian – 2012-11-20
This week in Tech Weekly with Aleks Krotoski we look at the perfect storm of litigation on the horizon for Google, why the BlackBerry might be saved by a boom for the handsets in Africa, will the...
The Christian Science Monitor – 2012-11-21
Apple now holds the patent for the appearance of their animation which makes it look as if the reader of an e-book is turning a physical page.
Publishing Perspectives – 2012-11-25
A patent, titled “Display screen or portion thereof with animated graphical user interface,” gives Apple the exclusive right to the page turn in an e-reader application.
San Jose Mercury News – 2012-12-13
European Union regulators ended an antitrust probe into e-book prices on Thursday, accepting an offer by Apple and four publishers to ease pricing restrictions on Amazon and other retailers.
Reuters – 2012-12-13
BRUSSELS (Reuters) - European Union regulators ended an antitrust probe into e-book prices on Thursday, accepting an offer by Apple and four publishers to ease pricing restrictions on Amazon and...
Boston.com – 2012-12-13
BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union's competition watchdog has accepted proposals by four publishers and Apple to end agreements that set retail prices for e-books — a practice the EU feared...
Engadget – 2012-12-13
The European Union has accepted an offer from Apple and four major publishers to reduce pricing restrictions on content offered at Amazon and other book-sellers. After being caught out by the EU, we...
Yahoo! News – 2012-12-14
The European Union accepted a settlement offer from Apple (AAPL) and four other book publishers on Thursday that will end an antitrust investigation over eBook price gouging. European regulators had...
The Bookseller – 2013-01-02
Apple plans to have 80,000 titles for sale on its iBookstore in Japan within a month,...
GigaOM – 2013-01-02
Apple will launch a fully fledged iBookstore in Japan this year. Kobo, Kindle and Google all launched Japanese ebookstores in 2012 -- greasing the wheels for Apple's launch in a country that has been...
Publishing Perspectives – 2013-01-03
News out of Japan suggests Apple will launch Japanese-language ebooks in January, with a selection of 80,000 titles from publishers including Kadokawa, Shogakukan, and Kodansha.
Guardian – 2013-01-09
'We will break even on this if we can sell about 2,000," says publisher Christopher Foulkes.When Apple launched its iBooks Author software in January 2012, the emphasis was firmly on digital...
Fast Company – 2013-01-17
A new library in Texas appears to be normal, until you realize it doesn’t have any books in it. In Bexar County, Texas, the center of the San Antonio metropolitan area’s breakneck...
GigaOM – 2013-01-23
Toronto-based ebook company Kobo is rapidly expanding abroad. On Wednesday the company announced that it has hired Jean-Mark Dupuis, a former sales director at Apple, as managing director for Europe,...
The Bookseller – 2013-01-24
Apple sold a "record" 22.9 million iPads during its last quarter but failed to meet...
Fast Company – 2013-01-28
The company’s recent disappointments have undermined the engagement users have had with the brand, marking a shift away from building community to making money, argues Bruce Nussbaum. The...
GigaOM – 2013-01-31
As the ebook transition moves forward, Amazon should worry that Kindle is not going to be the device leading the revolution.
Engadget – 2013-02-06
As glad as we are that digital bookstores let authors skip the usual gatekeepers, that doesn't help much if they can't get noticed. Apple is giving those self-publishing writers more of a chance to...
AllThingsD – 2013-02-08
And then there was Apple ...
GigaOM – 2013-02-08
Macmillan, the last remaining publisher holdout in the Department of Justice's ebook pricing antitrust lawsuit against five publishers and Apple, has decided to settle about ten months after the...
Engadget – 2013-02-12
David Carey, president of Hearst Magazines, sat down with AllThingsD's Peter Kafka to kick off Day 2 of D:Dive Into Media here in Dana Point, California, with the interview centering on Carey's take...
Reuters – 2013-02-13
NEW YORK (Reuters) - As the only remaining defendant in the U.S. government's e-books antitrust case, Apple Inc appears headed for a high-stakes trial that could significantly increase the personal...
San Jose Mercury News – 2013-02-14
As the only remaining defendant in the U.S. government's e-books antitrust case, Apple appears headed for a high-stakes trial that could significantly increase the personal computer company's...
Reuters – 2013-03-09
(Reuters) - Apple Inc CEO Tim Cook could be deposed in the government's lawsuit against the company over alleged price-setting in the e-book market.
The Christian Science Monitor – 2013-03-12
Internet superpower Apple has been embroiled in a legal suit against the US Department of Justice since April 2012. Five publishers were accused along with Apple, but as of February, they have all...
AllThingsD – 2013-03-14
Well that's four hours you'll never get back again, Tim.
GigaOM – 2013-03-13
A federal judge ruled Wednesday that Apple CEO Tim Cook must testify in the Department of Justice's lawsuit against Apple for conspiring to fix ebook prices, citing Steve Jobs' death as a key factor...
Boston.com – 2013-03-14
NEW YORK (AP) — Apple CEO Tim Cook has been ordered to testify in a New York court case the Justice Department brought against the company over the pricing of e-books for consumers.
Editor & Publisher – 2013-03-20
Google appears to be preparing to launch a newspaper feature called Google Play News, to complement the apps, music, books, magazines, and movies it already offers in its Android store. As first...
Editor & Publisher – 2013-04-10
Adobe Systems is using Apple’s streaming-media protocol as the de facto standard in its Primetime video-publishing system — putting its own technology on the back burner...
Reuters – 2013-04-19
BRUSSELS, April 19 (Reuters) - British media group Pearson's Penguin unit has offered to scrap e-book deals with Apple that imposed price restrictions on Amazon and other retailers, EU antitrust...
Fast Company – 2013-04-19
This article branches off of a longer story we're tracking called Apple's New Technology Partners: What Developers Need To Know.Steve Jobs once said said, "people don't read anymore." He wasn't the...
AllThingsD – 2013-04-20
So much for that "agency" e-book model.
Publishing Perspectives – 2013-04-25
In 2012, Brazil became the latest battleground for the big international ebooksellers. Ebook sales have since skyrocketed, with Apple in the early lead ahead of Amazon.
Engadget – 2013-04-25
Apple will have to pay three Chinese authors a total of $118,000 for stocking their books in its App Store without a proper say-so, according to China Daily. A court ruled that it was Apple's job to...
Reuters – 2013-04-30
NEW YORK, April 30 (IFR) - Apple Inc has already attracted an order book of more than $40 billion for its six-part debt sale expected to price later on Tuesday, according to a market source.
Reuters – 2013-04-30
NEW YORK, April 30 (IFR) - Apple Inc has attracted more than $50 billion in orders for its six-part debt sale expected to price later on Tuesday, according to two market sources.
GigaOM – 2013-05-09
Apple has won one of its many lawsuits involving "i" products -- a federal judge threw out a case in which a New York publisher claimed that it, not Apple, has the rights to use...
GigaOM – 2013-05-10
The Financial Times is the latest publisher to strike a partnership with Flipboard. The deal is interesting because the FT recently left another third-party platform, iTunes.
Reuters – 2013-05-15
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Apple Inc responded to Justice Department accusations it conspired with publishers to push up electronic book prices, saying it negotiated with a number of publishing companies...
The Bookseller – 2013-05-15
Apple has responded to the US Department of Justice's charge that it conspired with...
PC World – 2013-05-15
Concerned about Amazon.com's low pricing of e-books, publishers had taken measures as early as 2009 such as "windowing," a practice of delaying e-book releases to benefit sales of hardcover editions,...
San Jose Mercury News – 2013-05-15
Apple responded to Justice Department accusations it conspired with publishers to push up electronic book prices, saying it negotiated with a number of publishing companies separately and crafted...
AllThingsD – 2013-05-15
The gist: "Apple knew that the plan it was proposing involved a ‘dramatic business change’ for publisher defendants."
AllThingsD – 2013-05-16
By negotiating for an agency pricing model with publishers, Apple says, it was simply seeking to enter a new market and offer competitive prices.
GigaOM – 2013-05-23
Apple and the federal government are about to go to trial over an alleged conspiracy to fix ebook prices -- but recent court filings show that Amazon will play a large role in determining the...
Reuters – 2013-05-24
NEW YORK (Reuters) - A federal judge expressed a tentative view that the U.S. Justice Department will be able to show evidence Apple Inc engaged in a conspiracy with publishers to increase e-books...
GigaOM – 2013-05-24
Apple and the federal government met on Thursday for a final hearing before their trial, which is set to begin on June 3, and features several high profile witnesses.
Business Week – 2013-05-24
Apple claims Amazon contemplated "agency pricing" just as the book publishers did
AllThingsD – 2013-05-24
“Apple fundamentally disagrees with the judge’s preliminary comments."
Publishers Weekly – 2013-05-26
At what was supposed to be a routine final conference last Thursday, May 23, before the June 3 start of the government’s trial of Apple over e-book price-fixing charges, the company and its lawyers...
Stuff – 2013-05-27
The US has evidence that will show Apple participated in a conspiracy to raise the prices of e-books, the judge overseeing the government's civil antitrust case against the company says.
Los Angeles Times – 2013-06-01
The Justice Department will lay out in a civil antitrust trial its accusations that Apple masterminded a cartel with publishers to raise e-book prices.For a company that beat down prices of online...
Reuters – 2013-06-02
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Apple Inc goes to trial Monday over allegations by federal and state authorities that it conspired with publishers to raise the price of e-books.
San Jose Mercury News – 2013-06-02
The Justice Department sued Apple last year, claiming that the computer innovator had conspired with a major book publisher to force Amazon.com to raise its prices for electronic books.
Boston.com – 2013-06-02
NEW YORK (AP) — In a civil case where the words of Steve Jobs play prominently, the government and Apple Inc. are set to square off over allegations that Apple Inc. conspired with the country's...
AllThingsD – 2013-06-03
Apple heads to a U.S. federal court Monday to face civil accusations that it conspired with five publishers to drive up the price of electronic books in the weeks leading up to the 2010 introduction...
BBC World – 2013-06-03
Technology giant Apple is to begin its defence against charges by the US government that it colluded to set the prices of e-books.
AllThingsD – 2013-06-03
And that's why Apple is taking the DOJ to the mat.
Los Angeles Times – 2013-06-04
NEW YORK -- Apple and major publishers conspired in a scheme to fix prices on e-books, costing consumers hundreds of millions of dollars, a U.S. Justice Department attorney argued during the first...
San Jose Mercury News – 2013-06-04
A U.S. government lawyer opened a civil trial Monday by portraying Apple as a corporate bully that swaggered into the market for electronic books in 2010, forcing an end to price competition and...
Reuters – 2013-06-04
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Apple Inc conspired with publishers to raise the price of e-books in a scheme costing consumers "hundreds of millions of dollars," a U.S. government lawyer said on Monday.
GigaOM – 2013-06-04
The Department of Justice's trial against Apple kicked off in New York Monday. The DOJ alleges that Apple conspired with publishers to set ebook prices, while Apple argues that there was no...
BBC World – 2013-06-04
A deal between Apple and publishers to set the price of e-books cost customers "hundreds of millions of dollars", a government lawyer claims.
The Atlantic Wire – 2013-06-04
The Department of Justice's trial against Apple kicked off in New York Monday. The DoJ alleges that Apple conspired with publishers to set ebook prices, while Apple argues that there was no...
Los Angeles Times – 2013-06-04
Apple cost readers hundreds of million of dollars by conspiring with five major publishers to fix prices, government says. Apple says the antitrust case is bizarre. NEW YORK — Apple Inc. and...
Boston.com – 2013-06-04
NEW YORK (AP) — A U.S. government lawyer opened a civil trial by portraying Apple Inc. as a corporate bully that swaggered into the market for electronic books in 2010, forcing an end to price...
Reuters – 2013-06-05
NEW YORK (Reuters) - The chief executive of U.S. publisher Penguin testified Tuesday that a provision in its e-books contract with Apple Inc played a role in a decision to change its contracts with...
The Wall Street Journal – 2013-06-05
David Shanks, CEO of Penguin publishing house, testified Tuesday in the Apple e-book antitrust trial that Apple and Penguin were far apart on many things, such as price caps.
The Bookseller – 2013-06-05
Penguin Group c.e.o. David Shanks has testified in support of Apple on day two of the anti-trust...
San Jose Mercury News – 2013-06-05
The chief executive of publisher Penguin testified Tuesday that a provision in its e-books contract with Apple played a role in a decision to change its contracts with other retailers, such as...
AllThingsD – 2013-06-06
Straightforward, above-board dealings or clever obfuscation? Another one for the judge to decide.
AllThingsD – 2013-06-06
It turns out that Apple isn't the only major e-book retailer that demands "most favored nation" agreements from publishers.
GigaOM – 2013-06-07
On Thursday, the Apple ebook trial brought testimony from Amazon and Google executives, and some tough and often hilarious questioning from Apple's attorneys.
Boston.com – 2013-06-11
1. "Entwined with You," by Sylvia Day (Penguin Group US)
GigaOM – 2013-06-12
Apple now holds about 20 percent of the U.S. ebook market, director Keith Moerer testified in court on Tuesday. Moerer also said that the iBookstore's sales grew by 100 percent in 2012.
AllThingsD – 2013-06-13
Apple may not have been quite as indifferent to publishers' deals with Amazon as it professes to be.
Publishing Perspectives – 2013-06-13
A new survey in Japan shows that Amazon's Kindle is leading the market for ebook sales, with Apple (launched in March) second, followed by Kinokuniya's Kinoppy, Sony's Reader Store and Kobo.
Engadget – 2013-06-13
Apple director Keith Moerer said in court on Tuesday that the company holds about 20 percent of the US e-book market, double the size commonly assumed. The revelation came after the Department of...
San Jose Mercury News – 2013-06-13
The U.S. Justice Department sued five publishers, who have since settled, last year. They were accused of conspiring to raise wholesale prices for e-books. Apple is the only defendant left in the...
AllThingsD – 2013-06-13
The head of Apple's iBookstore says Apple has captured 20 percent of the U.S. e-book market.
Boston.com – 2013-06-14
NEW YORK (AP) — A top Apple Inc. executive described as Steve Jobs' right-hand man took the witness stand at a Manhattan price-fixing trial and denied scheming with major book publishers to drive...
Boston.com – 2013-06-13
NEW YORK (AP) — A confidant of Steve Jobs denies Apple Inc. colluded with book publishers to drive up the price of electronic books.
Reuters – 2013-06-14
NEW YORK (Reuters) - An Apple Inc executive at the center of an antitrust lawsuit by the U.S. government said on Thursday the company "didn't care" what price publishers set for e-books.
AllThingsD – 2013-06-14
The man the Department of Justice calls the "chief ringleader" of Apple's alleged conspiracy to raise e-book prices finally takes the stand in the government's price-fixing case against Apple.
Los Angeles Times – 2013-06-14
Government lawyers allege the agreements Apple signed in 2010 with five publishers amounted to a conspiracy to get consumers to pay more for electronic books.NEW YORK — Eddy Cue, the Apple Inc....
Editor & Publisher – 2013-06-14
Apple Inc. (AAPL) executive Eddy Cue told a judge he felt extra pressure to reach deals with e-book publishers in time for the introduction of the iPad in 2010 because of company cofounder Steve...
Business Week – 2013-06-15
Restrictions on laptops and smartphones prevent real-time reporting on the closely watched case
AllThingsD – 2013-06-17
“They had a relationship that was not positive. You heard a lot of negative things from them.” – Apple media boss Eddy Cue, testifying during the DOJ antitrust trial Monday,...
PC World – 2013-06-18
Apple didn't try to fix or raise the prices of electronic books when it entered into the market in 2010, according to Apple Senior Vice President Eddy Cue. Rather, he says, the company was only...
Boston.com – 2013-06-19
The iBookstore's Official Book Charts for the week ending June 17, 2013:
The Bookseller – 2013-06-20
The Apple/ DoJ e-book price fixing trial will enter its final sessions later today (20th June),...
Boston.com – 2013-06-20
NEW YORK (AP) — A lawyer for Apple Inc. has asked a New York judge to take a "fresh and open look" at government claims that the company conspired with publishers to raise e-book industry prices in...
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