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Them’s Fightin’ Words: Apple Enforces Guidelines, Rejects Sony’s E-reader App

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Them’s Fightin’ Words: Apple Enforces Guidelines, Rejects Sony’s E-reader App

EContent Magazine – 2011-02-02

Posted in ArticleIt would appear that all e-reader hell is about to break loose. The New York Times reported today: Some application developers, including Sony, say Apple has told them they can no longer sell content, like e-books, within their apps unless the transactions go through Apple’s system. Apple rejected Sony’s iPhone application, which would have let people buy [...]Leave a Comment
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Will bookworms get their teeth into the Sony Reader?

Outside the British Library the slim volume in my hands could mark the beginning of the end for slim volumes. It is the Sony Reader, the electronic book that hits the British market this week – and... | Times Online – 2008-09-02

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It seems The New York Times can't even conduct a reader survey without it becoming a major Web discussion topic. Both Vanity Fair and The New Republic found a Times online reader survey valuable... | Editor And Publisher – 2008-08-07

Sony opens up e-book reader

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Sony opens up e-book Reader to other booksellers

AP - With the market for electronic books still relatively sleepy, Sony Corp. is trying a new tack: untethering the latest model of its e-book reading device from its own online bookstore. | AP – 2008-07-24

Sony Opens Up E-Book Reader To Other Online Stores; Still Limited

Finally, a competitive move from Sony (NYSE: SNE) worth writing about, though it has its own caveats: it is opening up Sony Reader, its e-book reading device which is a competitor to Amazon (NSDQ:... | CBS News – 2008-07-24

Nicole Kidman Rejects Baby-Photos Deal

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Yahoo! rejects 'absurd' joint takeover offer

Yahoo!, the internet search group, has received and rejected a new takeover proposal from Microsoft and Carl Icahn, the billionaire investor, which it described as “completely absurd and... | Times Online – 2008-07-14

Thrills Come to the Big Apple

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Apple: App Access to Contact Data Will Require Explicit User Permission

In the wake of the Path address book flap, Apple says all apps that want access to your data will have to ask nicely. | AllThingsD – 2012-02-16

Reader's Digest to Moshi Monsters: magazine ABC sales roundup

Reader's Digest UK struggled with a 13.1 fall in sales, a good score for FourFourTwo, and Moshi Monsters neared the top 50Sales of Top Gear magazine dropped by almost 6% year-on-year in the second... | Guardian – 2012-02-17

Apple asks Amazon not to sell iPad in China

(02-16) 12:38 PST NEW YORK, (AP) -- Apple has asked online retailer to stop selling the iPad in China, according to a published report. The Wall Street Journal said Thursday that Apple... | San Francisco Chronicle – 2012-02-17

E-textbooks beyond Apple’s iBooks

Apple’s iBooks got a lot of attention, but there are several other alternatives in the e-textbook space that show promise. For example, the Nature Publishing Group recently launched a new text... | The Washington Post – 2012-02-22

Apple Acquires App Search Engine Chomp

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Asian American Journalists Association Releases Guidelines on Jeremy Lin Media Coverage

Given the media's "Linsanity" surrounding Jeremy Lin, perhaps this was inevitable. Following (justified) outrage over several examples of racially-insensitive coverage of Lin--including a... | Editor & Publisher – 2012-02-24

Drag; Drop; Read: Apple's New iBooks Author Format

In early January, Apple released iBooks Author, a groundbreaking drag-and-drop e-book authoring environment that promises to democratize the production of complex, structured books, notably including... | Publishers Weekly – 2012-02-27

Apple, Google once again top Fortune's most admired list

Apple (AAPL) and Google (GOOG) topped Fortune's list of the most admired companies in the United States, with Apple taking the top spot for the fifth consecutive year and Google in second for a third... | San Jose Mercury News – 2012-03-01

Will Apple create the all-iPad classroom?

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Apple, Amazon rivalry could grow

With iPad 3 rumored to be on the way—possibly boasting a sharper screen and talking personal assistant Siri—Apple CEO Tim Cook may drop the price of the iPad 2 so he can go after the... | Crains New York – 2012-03-04

Apple's 'Resolutionary' iPad Means Catch-Up for Developers

Leave it to Apple to reach beyond the English language to describe its latest gadget. Hoping to play up the higher-resolution screen of its new iPad (which is called simply "the new iPad"... | AdWeek – 2012-03-08

U.S. Warns Apple, Publishers

The Justice Department has warned Apple Inc. and five of the biggest U.S. publishers that it plans to sue them for allegedly colluding to raise the price of electronic books, according to people... | AllThingsD – 2012-03-08

Justice Department preparing Apple iBooks antitrust lawsuit

The Justice Department is reportedly preparing to go after Apple, Simon & Schuster, Hachette, Penguin, Macmillan and HarperCollins following its investigation into alleged e-book price-rigging.... | Engadget – 2012-03-08

Apple's Antitrust Problem May Get Real

The Justice Department's warning to Apple about the company's apparent collusion with publishers on e-book pricing couldn't have been better timed. With the news breaking the day after... | The Atlantic Wire – 2012-03-08

Apple, five book publishers face Justice Department lawsuit over e-book pricing

The Justice Department has warned Apple and five of the biggest U.S. publishers that it plans to sue them, accusing them of colluding to raise the prices of electronic books, the Wall Street Journal... | San Jose Mercury News – 2012-03-08

U.S. reportedly warns Apple, e-book publishers about price-fixing

The U.S. Justice Department has warned Apple Inc. and five top book publishers that lawsuits over alleged e-book price fixing might be in the offing, according to a report in the Wall Street Journal. | Los Angeles Times – 2012-03-08

Steve Jobs' last big deal is Apple's biggest headache

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Apple ups the resolution on iTunes U and iBooks 2 for new iPad

Apple certainly had a lot of bases to cover at yesterday's new iPad unveiling, so some minor details were bound to slip through the cracks. While app suites like iLife and iWork got to bask in the... | Engadget – 2012-03-08

Apple’s Alleged E-book Price Fixing: What You Need To Know

The Justice Department is warning Apple and its publisher partners they may have to answer for their pricing model. | PC World – 2012-03-09

Apple at center of e-book price-fixing allegations

The Justice Department has threatened to sue Apple and major publishers in a high-profile case that could reshape the digital-books market, driving down prices but also potentially shifting market... | San Francisco Chronicle – 2012-03-09

Lower e-book prices ahead as government threatens Apple, publishers?

The Justice Department has told Apple and five major publishers that it's planning to sue them for fixing e-book prices. | The Christian Science Monitor – 2012-03-10

Apple admits to two key allegations in ebook price fixing case

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Apple, Publishers Must Address All Allegations Before E-book Case Can Be Closed, EU Says

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Apple's new iPad shows up in Hong Kong, teases with sample photos and video clip

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Antitrust lawyer: Apple ebook deals are illegal

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Magazine Group Offers Guidelines for Tablets

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MPA Maps Out Voluntary Metric Guidelines for Tablet Editions

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Apple, two publishers hold out against settlement: report

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Apple, two publishers resist ebook settlement

The Justice Department is nearing a settlement with publishers over allegations of ebook pricing, but finalizing the deal is proving problematic as Apple and two publishers are balking at the terms... | Betanews – 2012-04-05

Apple said to be preparing fight with U.S. over e-book pricing

Apple and two publishers are preparing to fight the U.S. Justice Department in court if necessary over pricing agreements for digital books, according to two people with knowledge of the matter. | San Jose Mercury News – 2012-04-07

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

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... | Reuters – 2012-04-11

Reports: Apple Could Face Federal E-Book Suit Today

The Department of Justice may file a suit against Apple today over e-book price-fixing complaints, according to reports from Reuters and Bloomberg. The DOJ has been probing antitrust complaints... | AllThingsD – 2012-04-11

Antitrust officials reportedly sue Apple, publishers over e-books

WASHINGTON -- Antitrust officials are expected to announce Wednesday that they are filing suit against Apple Inc. and five major book publishers for allegedly colluding to fix the price of e-books. | Los Angeles Times – 2012-04-11

Apple, publishers face U.S. antitrust lawsuit over e-book pricing

WASHINGTON -- The Justice Department on Wednesday sued  Apple Inc. and five major book publishers for allegedly colluding to fix e-book prices. | Los Angeles Times – 2012-04-11

Apple, publishers sued by feds, accused of conspiracy to fix e-book prices

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DOJ Files E-book Price Fixing Lawsuit Against Apple

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US sues Apple, publishers over electronic books

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The Apple/Amazon Conspiracy That Never Happened

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U.S. Sues Apple, Publishers Over E-Book Pricing

The U.S. filed an antitrust lawsuit Wednesday against Apple Inc. and five of the nation's largest publishers, alleging they conspired to limit competition for the pricing of e-books. | AllThingsD – 2012-04-11

It’s on — US sues Apple, publishers over e-book prices

The Justice Department has at last filed an anti-trust complaint against Apple and five publishers over an alleged price fixing conspiracy, according to Bloomberg news. | GigaOM – 2012-04-11

Justice Department formally charges Apple, big five publishers in e-book price fixing case (update)

The Justice Department has formally decided to sue Apple, Hachette, HarperCollins, Macmillian, Penguin and Simon & Schuster over alleged e-book price-rigging. Apple and Macmillian have already... | Engadget – 2012-04-11

DOJ Finally Sues Apple and Publishers for E-Book Price Fixing

Apple and a handful of publishers got hit with a price-fixing lawsuit on Wednesday, with the Department of Justice finally snipping the string on the sword of Damocles that's been dangling over... | The Atlantic Wire – 2012-04-11

Apple's Steve Jobs conspired on e-book price-fixing, lawsuits say

WASHINGTON -- Former Apple Inc. Chief Executive Steve Jobs and top executives at five major book publishers illegally conspired to raise the prices of e-books, costing consumers tens of millions of... | Los Angeles Times – 2012-04-11

Apple, publishers propose settlements in EU e-books case

Apple and four international publishers have sent proposals to the European Commission to try to solve an e-books antitrust case, a Commission statement said on Wednesday. | San Jose Mercury News – 2012-04-12

US to pursue vigorously antitrust case against Apple

WASHINGTON, April 11 (Reuters) - The U.S. Justice Department will "pursue vigorously" its antitrust lawsuit against Apple and two publishing houses over allegations that they conspired to fix... | Reuters – 2012-04-11

DOJ accuses Apple, five publishers of colluding to fix ebook prices

In December 2010 I asked: "Is someone fixing ebook prices?" Google's digital bookstore opened for business, and I started comparing prices only to find them fairly consistent across all retailers. I... | Betanews – 2012-04-11

Apple, Major Publishers Sued Over E-Book Pricing

The Department of Justice is accusing the companies of colluding to raise e-book prices by using the 'agency' model of e-book pricing. | PC World – 2012-04-11

US sues Apple, publishers over ebook prices

The Justice Department and several states have sued Apple Inc. and major book publishers, alleging a conspiracy to raise the price of electronic books that Attorney General Eric Holder says cost... | – 2012-04-12

Suit: Apple, publishers colluded on e-book prices

The U.S. Justice Department filed an antitrust lawsuit on 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 – 2012-04-11

Summary Box: US sues Apple, publishers

THE CASE: The Justice Department and 15 states sued Apple Inc. and major book publishers. They allege a conspiracy to raise the price of electronic books. | – 2012-04-12

US Sues Apple and Publishers Over e-Book Prices

The US accuses Apple and Hachette, HarperCollins, Macmillan, Simon and Schuster and Penguin of colluding over the prices of e-books they sell. This lawsuit is over the firms' move to the agency... | Editor & Publisher – 2012-04-11

With the states suing over ebook price fixing, Apple needs to surrender

Attorneys General in 16 states filed suit against Apple and three publishing companies Wednesday, following a similar suit filed this morning by the US Justice Department. Unlike the federal suit,... | Betanews – 2012-04-12

Will Apple lawsuit mean cheaper e-books?

For consumers, the news that the Department of Justice is suing Apple and several publishers, accusing them of price-fixing, boils down to one kitchen-table question: Will this mean my e-books will... | CNN – 2012-04-12

US sues Apple over e-book 'price fixing'

Apple and publishers Penguin and Macmillan have decided to fight US government charges that they conspired to fix the prices of e-books, even as three other publishers agreed to a settlement aimed... | Stuff – 2012-04-12

The Apple e-book antitrust lawsuit: What it means

The Justice Department and attorney generals from 16 states sued Apple Inc. and five major book publishers, alleging they colluded to raise the price of electronic books. | Los Angeles Times – 2012-04-12

Apple and four publishers seek EC deal; Penguin does not

Five of the companies under investigation in Europe over e-book pricing have made representations... | The Bookseller – 2012-04-12

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

Barnes & Noble Releases Glow-in-the-dark Nook E-reader

Barnes & Noble on Thursday released a new Nook Simple Touch e-reader with a screen that lights up so that books can be read in the dark. | PC World – 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

Nook e-reader 'glows in the dark'

E-book users will now be able to read in complete darkness - thanks to the first-ever e-ink reader that glows in the dark. | BBC World – 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... | – 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

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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

Barnes & Noble Launches e-Reader Meant for Reading in Dark

Barnes & Noble wants you to take your e-reader to bed. The latest iteration of the Nook, revealed by the book retailer Thursday, is a black-and-white device with a softly glowing backlit... | Editor & Publisher – 2012-04-13

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?'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

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