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Apple reveals education trifecta: iBooks 2, iBooks Author, and iTunes U

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Apple reveals education trifecta: iBooks 2, iBooks Author, and iTunes U

Betanews – 2012-01-19

At a private event at the Guggenheim Museum in New York City on Thursday, Apple unveiled its multi-pronged approach for cracking the higher education market with iBooks 2, iBooks Author, and iTunes U. The result is an environment for creating, distributing, and consuming learning materials that is entirely contained within the Apple product ecosystem. There were three main parts to Apple's education announcement on Thursday: iBooks 2 This free iOS app focuses on reading, annotating, and...
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EU regulators to accept Apple and book publishers' offer of cheaper e-books

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... | Engadget – 2012-11-06

Amazon poised to win e-book fight with Apple

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. | San Jose Mercury News – 2012-11-07

Amazon to win e-book tussle with Apple

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. | Stuff – 2012-11-07

DC selling digital comics through Apple, Amazon, Barnes & Noble

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. | Los Angeles Times – 2012-11-08

Flipboard adds Books section integrated with Apple’s iBookstore

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. | GigaOM – 2012-11-15

Apple and Flipboard team up to bring more books to iOS devices

Via Flipboard, the new version of the app also lets users see what titles are popular in other countries. | The Christian Science Monitor – 2012-11-17

How could Apple be a better partner for publishers? 'Share more data'

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 – 2012-11-19

Tech Weekly Podcast: can the Nook e-reader take on Amazon and Apple?

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... | Guardian – 2012-11-20

Apple owns a patent for page-turning – kind of

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. | The Christian Science Monitor – 2012-11-21

Patent Grants Apple Ownership Over E-book “Page Turn”

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. | Publishing Perspectives – 2012-11-25

Amazon wins as Apple, publishers settle with EU over e-book prices

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. | San Jose Mercury News – 2012-12-13

Amazon wins EU e-book pricing battle with Apple

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... | Reuters – 2012-12-13

Apple, e-book publishers, EU find competition deal

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... | Boston.com – 2012-12-13

Amazon wins EU e-book pricing battle with Apple and major book publishers

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... | Engadget – 2012-12-13

Apple and publishers settle with EU over eBook price fixing scandal

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... | Yahoo! News – 2012-12-14

Apple readies iBookstore in Japan, faces fine in China

Apple plans to have 80,000 titles for sale on its iBookstore in Japan within a month,... | The Bookseller – 2013-01-02

Apple will sell ebooks in Japan

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... | GigaOM – 2013-01-02

Apple Soon to Offer 80,000 Japanese-language Ebooks

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. | Publishing Perspectives – 2013-01-03

Inside Burgundy iPad ebook brings vintage tastes to Apple's iBookstore

'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... | Guardian – 2013-01-09

In the Future, WIll Libraries Look More Like Apple Stores?

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... | Fast Company – 2013-01-17

Kobo hires former Apple sales director to oversee international strategy

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,... | GigaOM – 2013-01-23

'Record' tablet sales for Apple

Apple sold a "record" 22.9 million iPads during its last quarter but failed to meet... | The Bookseller – 2013-01-24

Why Apple Is Losing Its Aura

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... | Fast Company – 2013-01-28

Why Apple is the stumbling block in Amazon’s ebook transition

As the ebook transition moves forward, Amazon should worry that Kindle is not going to be the device leading the revolution. | GigaOM – 2013-01-31

Apple adds Breakout Books to the iBookstore to spotlight the self-published

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... | Engadget – 2013-02-06

Apple Alone Fighting DOJ E-Book Suit After Macmillan Settlement

And then there was Apple ... | AllThingsD – 2013-02-08

Macmillan settles with DOJ, leaving Apple last defendant standing in ebook pricing case

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... | GigaOM – 2013-02-08

Hearst president David Carey: Apple taught people 'how to buy digital content'

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... | Engadget – 2013-02-12

High stakes if Apple e-books antitrust case goes to trial

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... | Reuters – 2013-02-13

Apple faces big risks with possible e-books antitrust trial

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... | San Jose Mercury News – 2013-02-14

CEO Tim Cook may have to testify in Apple e-books case

(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. | Reuters – 2013-03-09

Apple CEO may testify in price-fixing case

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... | The Christian Science Monitor – 2013-03-12

Apple's Cook Must Testify in E-Book Antitrust Suit

Well that's four hours you'll never get back again, Tim. | AllThingsD – 2013-03-14

Judge rules Apple CEO Tim Cook must testify in ebook antitrust case

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... | GigaOM – 2013-03-13

Apple CEO required to testify in NY e-books case

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. | Boston.com – 2013-03-14

Google May Be Readying an Apple Newsstand-Like Feature Called Google Play News, With Issues and Subscriptions

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 – 2013-03-20

Adobe Adopts Apple’s Streaming Format for Internet TV Platform

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... | Editor & Publisher – 2013-04-10

Penguin offers to scrap Apple e-book deals to end EU antitrust case

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... | Reuters – 2013-04-19

Amazon Snaps Up Goodreads, A Partner Apple Wanted

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... | Fast Company – 2013-04-19

Penguin to Drop Apple E-Book Deal to Settle EU Antitrust Probe

So much for that "agency" e-book model. | AllThingsD – 2013-04-20

Apple iBookstore Leads Brazil’s Ebook Market in 2013

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. | Publishing Perspectives – 2013-04-25

Apple docked $118,000 by Chinese court for violating authors' copyrights

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... | Engadget – 2013-04-25

Apple bond order book now in excess of $40 billion: market source

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

Apple bond order book tops $50 billion: market sources

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. | Reuters – 2013-04-30

Apple wins trademark case over ‘iBooks’

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 – 2013-05-09

Financial Times joins Flipboard, says it’s a better deal than Apple

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.      | GigaOM – 2013-05-10

Apple tells U.S. of tough talks, not collusion, with publishers

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... | Reuters – 2013-05-15

Apple tells DOJ: 'we negotiated individually with publishers'

Apple has responded to the US Department of Justice's charge that it conspired with... | The Bookseller – 2013-05-15

In e-book case, Apple says publishers had already taken measures to counter Amazon

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,... | PC World – 2013-05-15

Apple tells U.S. of tough talks, not collusion, with publishers over e-books

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... | San Jose Mercury News – 2013-05-15

DOJ Filing Calls Apple "Ringmaster" of E-Book Pricing Rise

The gist: "Apple knew that the plan it was proposing involved a ‘dramatic business change’ for publisher defendants." | AllThingsD – 2013-05-15

Apple's E-Book Argument: Deals With Publishers Improved Competition

By negotiating for an agency pricing model with publishers, Apple says, it was simply seeking to enter a new market and offer competitive prices. | AllThingsD – 2013-05-16

Amazon: victim or aggressor? Issue will frame Apple ebook trial

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... | GigaOM – 2013-05-23

Judge says leaning toward U.S. in Apple e-books case

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... | Reuters – 2013-05-24

Apple ebook antitrust trial set for 9-12 days in early June

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.     | GigaOM – 2013-05-24

Amazon: Victim or Aggressor? Issue Will Frame Apple E-book Trial

Apple claims Amazon contemplated "agency pricing" just as the book publishers did | Business Week – 2013-05-24

Judge in E-Book Pricing Case Thinks Apple's Going Down; Apple Begs to Differ

“Apple fundamentally disagrees with the judge’s preliminary comments." | AllThingsD – 2013-05-24

The Case Against Apple

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... | Publishers Weekly – 2013-05-26

US can prove Apple pricing conspiracy

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. | Stuff – 2013-05-27

Apple e-book price-fixing trial about to get underway

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... | Los Angeles Times – 2013-06-01

U.S. takes Apple to trial over e-books price-fixing

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. | Reuters – 2013-06-02

Apple antitrust suit over e-books set for N.Y. trial

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. | San Jose Mercury News – 2013-06-02

Apple antitrust suit over e-books set for NY trial

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... | Boston.com – 2013-06-02

Apple Starts E-Book Trial Monday at a Disadvantage

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... | AllThingsD – 2013-06-03

Apple fights US charges over e-books

Technology giant Apple is to begin its defence against charges by the US government that it colluded to set the prices of e-books. | BBC World – 2013-06-03

Apple CEO Tim Cook: "The E-Book Case to Me Is Bizarre"

And that's why Apple is taking the DOJ to the mat. | AllThingsD – 2013-06-03

E-book trial: Government says Apple conspiracy raised prices

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... | Los Angeles Times – 2013-06-04

Apple characterized as bully in opening of e-books trial

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... | San Jose Mercury News – 2013-06-04

In e-books trial, U.S. says Apple conspired with publishers

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. | Reuters – 2013-06-04

Apple denies conspiracy in ebook pricing trial: “Publishers fought [us] tooth and nail”

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... | GigaOM – 2013-06-04

Apple e-book deal 'cost millions'

A deal between Apple and publishers to set the price of e-books cost customers "hundreds of millions of dollars", a government lawyer claims. | BBC World – 2013-06-04

Apple Denies Conspiracy in E-book Pricing Trial

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... | The Atlantic Wire – 2013-06-04

Apple, U.S. come out swinging as e-book trial gets underway

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... | Los Angeles Times – 2013-06-04

US blames Apple for 2010 e-book price hike

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... | Boston.com – 2013-06-04

Penguin CEO takes stand in Apple e-books antitrust case

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... | Reuters – 2013-06-05

Penguin CEO Testifies in Apple E-Book Trial

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 Wall Street Journal – 2013-06-05

Shanks: 'We clashed with Apple'

Penguin Group c.e.o. David Shanks has testified in support of Apple on day two of the anti-trust... | The Bookseller – 2013-06-05

Penguin CEO backs feds' e-books antitrust case against Apple

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... | San Jose Mercury News – 2013-06-05

Apple Says Differences in Publisher Deals Belie E-Book Conspiracy Charges

Straightforward, above-board dealings or clever obfuscation? Another one for the judge to decide. | AllThingsD – 2013-06-06

Amazon's E-Book Deals Were Just as Tough as Apple's

It turns out that Apple isn't the only major e-book retailer that demands "most favored nation" agreements from publishers. | AllThingsD – 2013-06-06

Amazon, Google execs clash with Apple lawyers in ebook pricing trial

On Thursday, the Apple ebook trial brought testimony from Amazon and Google executives, and some tough and often hilarious questioning from Apple's attorneys. | GigaOM – 2013-06-07

The top 10 books on Apple's iTunes Store

1. "Entwined with You," by Sylvia Day (Penguin Group US)     | Boston.com – 2013-06-11

Apple: We have 20 percent of the U.S. ebook market

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. | GigaOM – 2013-06-12

Is Steve Jobs Message a Smoking Gun in Apple E-Book Case?

Apple may not have been quite as indifferent to publishers' deals with Amazon as it professes to be. | AllThingsD – 2013-06-13

Survey Shows Amazon Leads Japan in Ebook Sales, Apple Already Second

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. | Publishing Perspectives – 2013-06-13

Apple tells price fixing courtroom it owns 20 percent of the e-book market

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... | Engadget – 2013-06-13

Apple exec Eddy Cue to testify in e-books trial

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... | San Jose Mercury News – 2013-06-13

Apple's E-Book Market Share Is Bigger Than You Think

The head of Apple's iBookstore says Apple has captured 20 percent of the U.S. e-book market. | AllThingsD – 2013-06-13

Exec at NY trial: Apple didn't fix e-book prices

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 – 2013-06-14

Apple exec testifies at NY e-books trial

NEW YORK (AP) — A confidant of Steve Jobs denies Apple Inc. colluded with book publishers to drive up the price of electronic books.     | Boston.com – 2013-06-13

'Ringleader' says Apple did not raise e-books prices

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. | Reuters – 2013-06-14

Apple's Cue Says Publishers Pushed for Higher E-Book Prices

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. | AllThingsD – 2013-06-14

Apple executive Eddy Cue defends e-book deals at antitrust trial

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.... | Los Angeles Times – 2013-06-14

Apple’s Cue Felt Pressure to Finish E-Book Deals for Jobs

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... | Editor & Publisher – 2013-06-14

At Apple E-Book Trial, Pen and Paper Rule the Courtroom

Restrictions on laptops and smartphones prevent real-time reporting on the closely watched case | Business Week – 2013-06-15

Apple, Amazon and the Disgruntled Publishers

“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,... | AllThingsD – 2013-06-17

How Apple shook up the electronic book market

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... | PC World – 2013-06-18

The top 10 books on Apple's iBookstore

The iBookstore's Official Book Charts for the week ending June 17, 2013:     | Boston.com – 2013-06-19

Apple e-book trial concluding

The Apple/ DoJ e-book price fixing trial will enter its final sessions later today (20th June),... | The Bookseller – 2013-06-20

Apple defends itself in NY e-books trial closings

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... | Boston.com – 2013-06-20

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