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DOJ may sue Apple over ebooks as early as Wednesday: sources

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DOJ may sue Apple over ebooks as early as Wednesday: sources

Reuters – 2012-04-11

WASHINGTON/SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - The Justice Department could sue Apple Inc as early as Wednesday over alleged electronic book price-fixing, while settling with several publishers as early as this week, two people familiar with the matter said.
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Apple and four publishers seek EC deal; Penguin does not

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Feds allege Apple, publishers fixed e-book prices

The U.S. Justice Department filed an antitrust lawsuit Wednesday accusing Apple and major publishers of conspiring to raise the price of digital books, in a case that could reshape the burgeoning... | San Francisco Chronicle – 2012-04-12

Apple, e-book publishers accused of price fixing

Apple's Steve Jobs played a key role in a price-fixing plan with five e-book publishers, federal and state officials say in antitrust lawsuits.WASHINGTON — Former Apple Inc. Chief Executive... | Los Angeles Times – 2012-04-12

Apple lawsuit may spark lower e-book prices

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. | CBC – 2012-04-13

Apple rejects e-book pricing collusion charge: WSJ

(Reuters) - Apple has rejected the U.S. Justice Department's allegations that it colluded with publishers over electronic book pricing, calling the charges "simply not true", the Wall Street Journal... | Reuters – 2012-04-13

Apple Fires Back at the Feds, Amazon

Apple responds to antitrust charges: "The launch of the iBookstore in 2010 fostered innovation and competition, breaking Amazon's monopolistic grip on the publishing industry." | AllThingsD – 2012-04-13

Apple refutes collusion charge

Apple has joined Penguin and Macmillan in defending itself against accusations of collusion over... | The Bookseller – 2012-04-13

Apple rejects e-book pricing collusion charge

(Reuters) - Apple Inc has rejected the U.S. Justice Department's allegations that it colluded with publishers over electronic book pricing, calling the charges "simply not true." | Reuters – 2012-04-13

Apple: E-book price-fixing accusation 'simply not true'

Apple Inc.  is denying antitrust charges filed against it and five major book publishers this week that accuse the companies of a price-fixing scheme to inflate the prices paid for electronic books. | Los Angeles Times – 2012-04-13

Apple denies feds' charges of e-book price fixing

Apple says the accusation that it conspired with major book publishers to raise the price of e-books is untrue. | San Jose Mercury News – 2012-04-13

Apple says e-book price fixing charges 'simply not true,' Macmillan also responds

Not that we were expecting Apple and Macmillan to simply fess up and say, "you're right, totally tried to circumvent the free market," but both companies have come out swinging pretty hard against... | Engadget – 2012-04-13

Apple defends ebook price-fixing by calling Amazon a monopoly

Apple shot back at critics and the Justice Department late Thursday, denying claims that it colluded with publishers to keep the price of ebooks artificially high. Even more interesting? The... | Betanews – 2012-04-14

Developments in an case against Apple, publishers

Developments in an antitrust case against Apple and book publishers over e-book pricing: April 11: The Justice Department and 15 states sue Apple Inc. and major book publishers, accusing them of... | Boston.com – 2012-04-14

Apple denies it conspired to raise e-book prices

Apple Inc. says the accusation that it conspired with major book publishers to raise the price of e-books is untrue.Apple spokesman Tom Neumayr says that, contrary to allegations in lawsuits by the... | Crains New York – 2012-04-14

Independent booksellers ponder their fate as Amazon and Apple duke it out

When the digital dust settles from the battle over e-book pricing underway among Amazon, Apple, publishers and the Justice Department, much of it will end up in the aisles of small independent... | San Jose Mercury News – 2012-04-14

Apple slams Amazon for behaving just like Apple

Apple says it had to cut an agency-pricing deal with publishers in order to weaken Amazon's monopolistic control over the e-book industry. But wait -- didn't Apple behave exactly the same way towards... | GigaOM – 2012-04-14

Apple denies alleged price fixing on e-books

E-COMMERCE Apple denies fixing prices on books Apple denied allegations by the U.S. government that it conspired with book publishers to fix prices of digital books to undermine Amazon.com's... | San Francisco Chronicle – 2012-04-13

Apple denies price-fixing charges on e-books

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.,... | Los Angeles Times – 2012-04-14

Apple ebook case won't solve publishing's problems | Emily Bell

The US department of justice's antitrust case against Apple highlights how little regulators understand the digital worldWatching regulatory bodies deal with issues around fast-moving technologies... | Guardian – 2012-04-16

Why Apple's eBook Pricing Defense Is Wrong

Apple responded to DOJ antitrust accusations claiming it simply leveled the playing field against Amazon's virtual monopoly of the ebook industry. I disagree. | PC World – 2012-04-16

The Coming Book Wars: Apple vs. Amazon vs. Google vs. the U.S.

Unresolved conflicts among publishers, sellers, libraries, and the U.S. Justice Department cloud the future of the publishing industry. | The Atlantic – 2012-04-17

Apple vs. Amazon: Who Is Really Fixing E-Book Prices?

A brouhaha is shaping up: Apple and book publishers square off against Amazon and the DOJ over the price of an e-book. Who's right? CIO.com's Tom Kaneshige looks back to a Whiz Kid from the '90s for... | PC World – 2012-04-18

Apple wants to go to trial in e-book antitrust case, lawyer says

Apple wants to go to trial to defend itself against U.S. government allegations that it conspired with publishers to raise prices of electronic books, a lawyer for the Cupertino tech giant said in... | San Jose Mercury News – 2012-04-19

Lawyer: Apple wants trial on e-book price-fixing

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Apple Inc wants to go to trial to defend itself against U.S. government allegations that it conspired with publishers to raise prices of electronic books, a lawyer for the... | Baltimore Sun – 2012-04-19

Apple will fight the DOJ

Apple wants the anti-trust case filed against it by the DOJ to be decided 'on the merits.' | The Christian Science Monitor – 2012-04-20

Apple wants a trial in e-book case, report says

Apple is spoiling for a fight with the Justice Department, following charges that the technology giant worked with publishers to fix the prices of e-books. In court Wednesday, Apple lawyer Daniel... | The Washington Post – 2012-04-19

A magazine's look at Apple's impact on design

The immense and perfectly round headquarters that Apple seeks to build in Cupertino is a) "an alien mothership hanging gently in the middle of Arcadia"; b) "a mere update of a pre-WWII concept"; or... | San Francisco Chronicle – 2012-04-24

Clog magazine debates new Apple building's design

The immense and perfectly round headquarters that Apple seeks to build in Cupertino is (a) "an alien mothership hanging gently in the middle of Arcadia," (b) "a mere update of a pre-WWII concept," or... | San Francisco Chronicle – 2012-04-25

Ex-WSJ Editor Defends Apple's Ebook Strategy

The former publisher of the Wall Street Journal has defended Apple's Ebook Strategy saying it is not only good for Apple, but good for consumers and publishers as well. | PC World – 2012-04-25

Apple Rakes in $11.6 Billion in Second Quarter Net Income

Tech giant Apple reported a net income of $11.6 billion during the second fiscal quarter of 2012, up from $5.9 billion during the same period in 2011. However, international sales represent 64... | Folio Magazine – 2012-04-26

Microsoft, Barnes & Noble teach Apple and Amazon a lesson about educational ebooks

Nobody partners, or negotiates deals, like Microsoft. That's evident from today's stunning agreement with Barnes & Noble, which is sure to turn the ebook market on its head. The two will jointly... | Betanews – 2012-04-30

Microsoft gears up for fight with Apple, Amazon by investing in Barnes & Noble's Nook

Microsoft will invest $300 million in Barnes & Noble's Nook e-reader, gaining a foothold in the fast-growing e-books market as the bookseller gets more firepower to compete against Amazon.com's... | San Jose Mercury News – 2012-04-30

Apple loses motion to dismiss ebook antitrust suit

Apple was unable to have an antitrust lawsuit over the price of ebooks dismissed. | Los Angeles Times – 2012-05-15

Apple E-Book Lawsuit: Steve Jobs Swayed Publisher, Complaint Alleges

The complaint says that Jobs was enlisted to sell high-ranking officials in the publisher’s parent company on the wisdom of the proposed pricing scheme. | PC World – 2012-05-15

Consumers' lawsuit against Apple, e-book publishers withstands judge's scrutiny, proceeds

Apple and five major book publishers have failed to persuade a U.S. judge to throw out a lawsuit by consumers accusing them of conspiring to raise electronic book prices two years ago. | San Jose Mercury News – 2012-05-16

Judge comes down hard on publishers, Apple in e-book case

In a strongly worded opinion, US District Judge Denise Cote rejected requests by Apple and book publishers to throw out a class action suit that accuses them of price-fixing. | GigaOM – 2012-05-16

Apple Is Getting Its Day in Court, Whether or Not It Wants To

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Apple: U.S. e-book lawsuit "fundamentally flawed"

(Reuters) - Apple Inc is rejecting charges that it conspired to fix prices of electronic books, calling the U.S. government's antitrust lawsuit a "fundamentally flawed" endeavor that could discourage... | Reuters – 2012-05-24

Apple defends its e-book pricing as “perfectly proper”

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Apple Claims US Government Sides With Monopoly in E-book Case

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Apple digs in on e-book lawsuit, says Jobs’ quotes will ‘speak for themselves’

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French rival to Apple's Newsstand launches in UK

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Apple unveils new features for Safari: unified search, iCloud Tabs multi-device syncing and more

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Time to Offer Magazines on Apple’s Newsstand

Time will make subscriptions to its magazines, including People, available on the newsstand section of Apple’s App Store. | The New York Times – 2012-06-14

Apple, Time Inc. Solve Their Subscription Squabble

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IPC to ramp up Apple Newsstand presence

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Microsoft Takes a Page from Apple's PR Book

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U.S. judge sets 2013 trial date for Apple e-book lawsuit

NEW YORK (Reuters) - A U.S. judge on Friday set a 2013 trial date for a lawsuit from the U.S. government accusing Apple and book publishers of conspiring to fix the prices of electronic books. | Reuters – 2012-06-23

E-book price fixing trial set for 2013: Apple, Macmillan and Penguin prepare for courtroom brawl

The Justice Department meant business when it accused Apple and five other publishers of price-rigging e-books, and are officially taking Cupertino and two publishers to court. In a hearing on... | Engadget – 2012-06-23

Judge sets trial date for Apple e-book lawsuit

A US judge on Friday set a 2013 trial date for a lawsuit from the US government accusing Apple and book publishers of conspiring to fix the prices of electronic books. | Stuff – 2012-06-25

DOJ vs. Apple, e-book publishers: Dispute heats up

NEW YORK — The Justice Department’s price-fixing lawsuit against e-book publishers and Apple will go to trial in June 2013, setting up a long legal struggle sure to reverberate across the... | The Washington Post – 2012-06-25

Secrets From the Apple Store Employee Rule Book (Comic)

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Amazon, Google and Apple Among the Least Transparent Companies in the World

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Apple ordered to run Samsung ads

A UK judge orders Apple to publish adverts saying that Samsung did not copy the design of its iPad. | BBC World – 2012-07-18

Consumers face long wait for $52 million tied to Apple e-book ‘conspiracy’

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Senator Schumer sides with Apple and publishers in ebook price fixing case

A prominent Senate Democrat sided with Apple this week, and called on the Justice Department to drop its ebook lawsuit against the Cupertino, Calif. company. Sen. Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.) wrote in an... | Betanews – 2012-07-20

Justice Department slams Apple, refuses to modify e-book settlement

The Justice Department filed its response today to the 868 public comments it received in response to a controversial settlement related to alleged price-fixing by Apple and major publishers. The... | GigaOM – 2012-07-23

DOJ defends its Apple lawsuit

After public complaints by Sen. Charles Schumer and others, the DOJ says it's not wavering in its lawsuit against Apple and five major US publishers. | The Christian Science Monitor – 2012-07-25

Apple iPad sales up 84% in third quarter

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Apple Will Now Let Any Teacher Publish Content to iTunes U

Apple is upping its bid for its hot-selling iPad to be a teaching device. | AllThingsD – 2012-07-26

American Booksellers Association, Barnes & Noble to weigh in on Apple ebooks case

The American Booksellers Association and Barnes & Noble say the DOJ's proposed ebook pricing settlement is so harmful to booksellers and consumers that they want to file their own brief in the... | GigaOM – 2012-08-01

As verdict on ebook pricing settlement nears, Apple gets 5 pages to respond to DOJ

As a verdict on the DOJ's proposed ebook pricing settlement with three publishers approaches, Apple has requested and received permission to file another response to the settlement. Apple has also... | GigaOM – 2012-08-08

Apple 'in talks' over Women's Prize for Fiction sponsorship

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Apple bashes Amazon and proposed ebook settlement

Apple says the DOJ's proposed settlement with three publishers is unlawful because it requires Apple -- which is not settling -- to terminate its contracts with those publishers. A trial is needed,... | GigaOM – 2012-08-16

Publishers and Apple hit back at DOJ

Publishers and Apple fighting the US' Department of Justice over agency pricing have hit back... | The Bookseller – 2012-08-16

Apple Wants DOJ to Wait Till End of Trial for Settlement With Three Publishers

Apple has opposed a government proposed judgment in an e-books price-fixing lawsuit, stating that the judgement seeks to terminate and rewrite its contracts... | PC World – 2012-08-16

Apple blasts the DOJ's proposed e-book price settlement

Apple called the DOJ's proposed settlement to the e-book price fixing case 'fundamentally unfair, unlawful, and unprecedented.' | The Christian Science Monitor – 2012-08-17

DOJ compares Apple and publishers to big oil in ebooks case

In a filing late Wednesday in response to Apple and book publishers, the Department of Justice reiterates its claim that agency pricing and the alleged conspiracy have resulted in "unmistakable... | GigaOM – 2012-08-23

Feds strike deal with Apple to sell some publications as e-books

Looking for a copy of the appendix to the budget of the United States? It’s now available on iTunes. The Government Printing Office has signed an agreement with Apple, Inc. to sell some federal... | The Washington Post – 2012-08-27

Feds and Apple Strike Unlikely Deal; Henry James' Legacy

Today in books and publishing: Michiko Kakutani pans Zadie Smith's NW; revisiting Henry James; John Jeremiah Sullivan talks with The Guardian​; Apple to sell government... | The Atlantic Wire – 2012-08-27

Court lets Authors Guild, entertainment attorney weigh in on Apple ebooks case

The Department of Justice wants the court to accept its proposed ebook pricing settlement with Apple and book publishers, but presiding Judge Denise Cote is allowing more parties who oppose the... | GigaOM – 2012-08-30

Ebook buyers will get $0.25 to $1.32 per book in Apple price-fixing case

State governments, which are suing publishers and Apple for fixing e-book prices, have finally said just how much each consumer will get in a proposed $69 million settlement. We have all the details. | GigaOM – 2012-08-30

Apple, publishers offer EU e-book antitrust concessions

Apple and four major publishers will allow retailers such as Amazon.com to sell e-books at a discount for two years in a bid to end an EU antitrust investigation, according to a person familiar with... | San Jose Mercury News – 2012-08-31

What the ebook settlement means for publishers, Apple and you

States want to give consumers $69 million worth of refunds to compensate them for overpriced ebooks. How much will you get? And how will this affect the publishing industry? Here's a simple guide to... | GigaOM – 2012-08-31

Apple device IDs hacked: What you need to know

A hacktivist group has published more than a million Apple device UDIDs acquired from a hacked FBI laptop. Is your iPhone or iPad at risk? | PC World – 2012-09-05

Fighting the DOJ’s Apple ebook settlement — in comic strip form

Attorney and licensing expert Bob Kohn, who opposes the DOJ's proposed ebook pricing settlement with three book publishers, has condensed his argument into comic strip form. He filed the artsy amicus... | GigaOM – 2012-09-05

Over Apple's objections, judge OKs settlement in e-book case

A federal judge has approved the U.S. Justice Department's settlement with a trio of electronic book publishers accused of conspiring in a price-fixing scheme orchestrated by the late Steve Jobs. | San Jose Mercury News – 2012-09-07

Amazon goes after Apple with cheaper Kindle Fire

Amazon unveiled a series of new Kindle tablets Thursday as the retailing behemoth set its sights on Apple’s popular iPad as well as a broad array of computer makers, book publishers and... | The Washington Post – 2012-09-07

Leaked Apple device IDs not stolen from FBI, but Florida app maker

Wait, what? Anonymous, the shady hacker collective, was not truthful about the source of the UDIDs it dumped on the web last week? It turns out that a Florida company that builds mobile apps for... | GigaOM – 2012-09-10

App publisher takes blame for Apple ID hack

A small digital publishing company said Monday it was the victim of a hack attack that resulted in the posting online of almost 2 million Apple user IDs last week. Hackers had originally claimed to... | CNN – 2012-09-11

Ebook price drops begin — and Apple is discounting, too

Just a few days after the approval of the DOJ's ebook settlement, HarperCollins has entered into new contracts with ebook retailers, and they're already discounting its titles. What kinds of deals... | GigaOM – 2012-09-11

Apple, publishers offer EU e-book antitrust settlement

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Apple Inc and four major publishers have offered to let retailers such as Amazon.Com Inc sell e-books at a discount, in a bid to end an EU antitrust investigation, the European... | Reuters – 2012-09-19

Apple Ebooks Settlement Offer

Apple Inc., the world's biggest technology company, and four publishers offered to overhaul pricing models for digital books to allay European Union concerns that they blocked competition. | Los Angeles Times – 2012-09-19

Apple, publishers back off in EU e-book antitrust case

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Apple Inc and four major publishers have offered to let retailers such as Amazon.Com Inc sell e-books at a discount to settle an EU antitrust investigation into their pricing... | Reuters – 2012-09-19

Apple, ebook publishers look to settle EU antitrust dispute

Apple and four major ebook publishers have offered retailers such as Amazon.com the option to set their own prices for ebooks for the next two years in a bid to end an antitrust investigation in the... | PC World – 2012-09-19

Apple, publishers propose settlement in Europe e-book antitrust case

The European Commission has put measures proposed by Apple and four publishers to alleviate concerns over anti-competitive behaviour in the e-book market up for public discussion. | ZDNet – 2012-09-20

Apple and publishers subpoena Amazon in ebook pricing case

With the ebook pricing settlement recently approved, and the Department of Justice's trial against Apple, Macmillan and Penguin set to begin next June, Apple has subpoenaed Amazon in a Washington... | GigaOM – 2012-09-20

Apple backs off in EU e-book antitrust case

Apple and four major publishers have offered to let retailers such as Amazon sell e-books at a discount to settle an EU antitrust investigation into their pricing deals and avoid possible fines. | Stuff – 2012-09-20

Apple, Amazon Inform Customers of Settlement Refunds

According to the terms of a settlement between the DoJ and three major American publishers, some customers may receive refunds on their e-book purchases. | Publishing Perspectives – 2012-10-16

Apple’s iBookstore Opens in Latin America, New Zealand

By Alex Mutter The iBookstore has opened for business in most of Central and South America, reports The Digital Reader. Books have also gone on  ...  | Publishing Perspectives – 2012-10-23

Apple's iBooks App Gets a Refresh

Apple announced on Tuesday a new version of its iBooks application, the iOS-based software which allows mobile users to read books on their tablets and smartphones. Version 3.0 of the new app comes... | AllThingsD – 2012-10-23

Apple unveils new version of iBooks with continuous scrolling, iBooks Author also updated

Apple CEO Tim Cook took to a San Jose theater stage today to unveil a new version of the company's literature-based digital storefront, iBooks. Cook says it integrates better with iCloud, allows for... | Engadget – 2012-10-23

Apple announces iPad Mini

Apple has lived up to expectations by announcing a new iPad Mini this evening (23rd October), to... | The Bookseller – 2012-10-24

Apple Unveils 4th Generation iPad and iPad Mini

Apple unveiled today the 7" iPad Mini and a new, 4th generation iPad. The Mini will start at $329 and is aimed at book readers. iBooks has also been updated. | Publishing Perspectives – 2012-10-24

Random House and Penguin merge to take on Amazon, Apple

LONDON (Reuters) - Britain's Pearson and Germany's Bertelsmann plan to merge their publishers Penguin and Random House, aiming to gain the upper hand in their relationship with Amazon and Apple, the... | Reuters – 2012-10-30

Former Apple vice president Jay Elliot kicks off Mission College speaker series

Former Apple executive Jay Elliot, who has a new book about Steve Jobs’ business approach, will be the first speaker in a series that Mission College officials hope will raise the... | San Jose Mercury News – 2012-11-02

Sales of three million for latest Apple devices

Apple has announced sales of three million units internationally for its latest tablet devices,... | The Bookseller – 2012-11-06

Apple, publishers' e-book settlement to be accepted by EU, sources say

EU regulators are set to accept an offer by Apple and four book publishers allowing Amazon and other retailers to sell e-books more cheaply than Apple to end an antitrust investigation and avoid... | San Jose Mercury News – 2012-11-06

Exclusive: Amazon to win out over Apple in e-book price tussle

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - European Union regulators are to accept an offer by Apple and four publishers to end an antitrust probe into their e-book prices, two sources said, handing Amazon victory in a... | Reuters – 2012-11-06

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