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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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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

Adobe offers half-baked Reader app for Windows Phone

I use Adobe Reader sparingly on any platform. Alternatives abound and mostly those are faster and more secure. Still, the company persists and owns market share for PDF, among other things. That is... | Betanews – 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

The Quiet Shame of the Half-Book Reader

We've considered types of book readers before, from the hate-reader to the multi-tasking bibliophile, but it's time to analyze another sort. Some people are plagued with guilt... | The Atlantic Wire – 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

Amazon launches Kindle tablet and e-reader in China

After remaining quiet on the hardware front for years, Amazon.com's China business has finally brought the company's Kindle tablet and Kindle e-reader to the country. On Friday, both the Kindle... | PC World – 2013-06-07

Sony to release Harry Potter Book of Potions for Wonderbook

Sony is expanding the range of augmented reality titles available for the PlayStation 3 with the... | The Bookseller – 2013-06-11

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

Oxford English Dictionary adds the words 'tweet,' 'e-book'

The OED bent the rules slightly by adding 'tweet' in under 10 years – a nod to the word's rapid and widespread rise into everyday usage. | The Christian Science Monitor – 2013-06-17

New DRM Will Change the Words in Your E-Book

The next e-book you buy might not exactly match the printed version. And those changes are there to make sure you're not a pirate.     | Wired – 2013-06-18

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

Google, Amazon ask to shield sales in Apple ebook trial; judge says issues have “shifted”

Today is the grand finale of a big price-fixing clash between Apple and the Justice Department. On the eve of closing arguments, Apple's rivals have filed to cover sales figures while the judge... | GigaOM – 2013-06-20

US blames Apple at NY trial for e-books price rise

NEW YORK (AP) — A Justice Department lawyer urged a judge Thursday to find that Apple Inc. conspired with publishers in 2010 to raise electronic book prices, while an attorney for the computer... | Boston.com – 2013-06-21

Apple warns of "chilling effect" as antitrust trial ends

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Apple Inc, on trial for allegedly colluding to raise the price of e-books, said on Thursday an adverse ruling would have a "chilling effect" on how businesses investigate new... | Reuters – 2013-06-21

The best slides from the closing arguments in the Apple ebooks case

Here are the funniest and/or most important slides from Apple and the federal government's closing arguments in the ebook pricing case. | GigaOM – 2013-06-21

Why Apple Loses

During the opening moments of last week’s summations in Apple’s e-book price-fixing trial, Judge Denise Cote interjected with a question for Orin Snyder, Apple’s lead attorney. | Publishers Weekly – 2013-06-22

At close of ebook trial, Apple gains ground: what lies ahead

At the start of Apple's price-fixing trial, it looked like the company stood no chance. Things look different now: here's an analysis and expert opinion about what happens next. | GigaOM – 2013-06-24

Apple OSes to overtake Windows in 2015, says Gartner

Sales of devices based on Apple's Mac OS and iOS will overtake those of products running all flavors of Windows in 2015, a Gartner analyst predicted Monday.The switch in leadership would come roughly... | PC World – 2013-06-25

AOL Reader launches as Google checks out

This post was originally published on Mashable. | Stuff – 2013-06-25

Reader recommendation: The Bounty

Monitor readers share their favorite book picks. | The Christian Science Monitor – 2013-06-26

Apple Makes Closing Arguments in E-Book Trial

On the final day of Apple's e-book price-fixing trial, a Justice Department lawyer called the tech company's agreements with publishers "an old-fashioned, straightforward, price-fixing" scheme. | The Wall Street Journal – 2013-06-21

Reader recommendation: Bunker Hill

Monitor readers share their favorite book picks. | The Christian Science Monitor – 2013-06-26

E-book price-fixing trial: Will the judge come down on the side of Apple?

Judge Denise Cote seemed inclined to rule for the Department of Justice at the beginning of the trial, but her remarks as the case closed seemed to indicate a shift towards Apple's side. | The Christian Science Monitor – 2013-06-26

Reader recommendation: O Pioneers!

Monitor readers share their favorite book picks. | The Christian Science Monitor – 2013-06-26

Apple e-mails are at the center of the DOJ e-book price-fixing trial

The Justice Department’s e-book price fixing trial – alleging that Apple conspired to raise e-book prices – is scheduled to end this week. | The Christian Science Monitor – 2013-06-26

Reader recommendation: Wolf Hall

Monitor readers share their favorite book picks. | The Christian Science Monitor – 2013-06-27

Reader recommendations: One Man Great Enough

Monitor readers share their favorite book picks. | The Christian Science Monitor – 2013-06-28

Reader recommendation: Far From the Tree

Monitor readers share their favorite book picks. | The Christian Science Monitor – 2013-06-29

Reader's Digest publisher expects to emerge from bankruptcy by end-July

June 28 (Reuters) - The publisher of the Reader's Digest magazine said it expects to emerge from bankruptcy by the end of July after the bankruptcy court for the Southern District of New York... | Reuters – 2013-06-29

Reader's Digest publisher expects to emerge from bankruptcy by end: July

(Reuters) - The publisher of the Reader's Digest magazine said it expects to emerge from bankruptcy by the end of July after the bankruptcy court for the Southern District of New York approved its... | Yahoo! News – 2013-06-29

As book closes on Google Reader, new ways to read news online

A normal Internet user might start off the day catching up on the latest news by visiting Yahoo's homepage, going to a service such as Google News or running through a list of bookmarked... | Los Angeles Times – 2013-06-30

Why Is Apple Still Wrangling Over E-Books?

A question hangs over Apple Inc.'s e-books trial: Why is Apple fighting the U.S. Department of Justice when the book publishers the agency also sued chose to settle? | AllThingsD – 2013-07-01

Reader recommendation: Mary Baker Eddy, The Years of Discovery

Monitor readers share their favorite book picks. | The Christian Science Monitor – 2013-07-02

Amazon Kindle tops yearly Japan e-reader sales five months after launch

Amazon.com's Kindle e-reader has dominated the competition in Japan since its launch last year, according to new research, showing the company's low pricing and powerful brand may have overcome its... | PC World – 2013-07-02

Reader recommendation: The Constellation of Vital Phenomena

Monitor readers share their favorite book picks. | The Christian Science Monitor – 2013-07-03

Reader recommendation: Indian Horse

Monitor readers share their favorite book picks. | The Christian Science Monitor – 2013-07-04

Prss is trying to design the iPad publishing app that Apple never built

Prss wants to make publishing magazines on a native iPad app easier, cheaper and prettier than traditional iPad platforms. | GigaOM – 2013-07-09

Apple led conspiracy to raise prices of e-books, federal judge rules [live chat]

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Apple led conspiracy to raise prices of e-books, federal judge rules

NEW YORK -- Apple Inc. conspired to raise the prices of e-books, a judge ruled Wednesday morning, after a trial in which the Department of Justice accused the technology giant of aggressively... | Los Angeles Times – 2013-07-10

Judge rules Apple conspired to raise prices on e-books

Apple broke antitrust laws and conspired with publishers to raise electronic book prices, a federal judge ruled Wednesday, citing 'compelling evidence' from the words of the late Steve Jobs. | San Jose Mercury News – 2013-07-10

Apple guilty of e-books price fixing

Apple conspired with publishers to fix the price of electronic books, a US judge rules, but the company says it will appeal against the decision. | BBC World – 2013-07-10

Apple’s latest setback won’t bring e-book prices down

Despite Apple's defeat in the federal price-fixing suit, book publishers have won at least one battle with Amazon | Salon.com – 2013-07-11

Judge rules Apple did fix e-book prices

A federal judge in America has ruled that Apple conspired to raise the retail prices of e-books,... | The Bookseller – 2013-07-10

UPDATE 4-Judge rules Apple conspired to raise prices on e-books

NEW YORK, July 10 (Reuters) - In a sweeping rejection of Apple Inc's strategy for selling electronic books on the Internet, a federal judge ruled that the company conspired with five major publishers... | Reuters – 2013-07-11

Judge Finds Apple Guilty of E-Book Conspiracy

A federal judge ruled today that Apple Inc. conspired to raise prices on e-books, ordering a trial to decide what damages that the tech giant should pay.In a 159-page decision, U.S. District Court... | ABC News – 2013-07-10

NY judge: Apple conspired to raise e-book prices

NEW YORK (AP) — Apple Inc. broke antitrust laws and conspired with publishers to raise electronic book prices significantly in spring 2010, a federal judge ruled Wednesday, citing "compelling... | Boston.com – 2013-07-11

News Summary: Apple guilty of fixing e-book prices

THE NEWS: A federal judge ruled that Apple Inc. broke antitrust laws and conspired with publishers to raise electronic book prices.     | Boston.com – 2013-07-11

Apple conspired to raise e-book prices, federal court rules

NEW YORK — Apple Inc. conspired with publishers to raise electronic book prices, a federal judge ruled Wednesday, saying the evidence left no doubt that the computer maker broke antitrust... | Boston.com – 2013-07-10

Judge at NY civil trial: Apple conspired with publishers to raise e-book prices

NEW YORK (AP) — Judge at NY civil trial: Apple conspired with publishers to raise e-book prices.     | Boston.com – 2013-07-10

Apple E-Books Ruling Won't Do Much for Consumers

"I wouldn't expect to see a dramatic effect on consumer prices as a result of this ruling." | AllThingsD – 2013-07-10

Apple Loses E-Book Antitrust Trial

Next step: A trial for damages. | AllThingsD – 2013-07-10

U.S. judge says Apple violated antitrust law in ebooks case

U.S. judge says Apple violated antitrust law in ebooks case | MarketWatch.com – 2013-07-10

The real villain in the ebooks case isn’t Apple or Amazon — it’s publishers’ addiction to DRM

The major publishers say they needed to cut an ebook deal with Apple in order to blunt the force of Amazon's monopoly -- but they themselves helped construct that monopoly by insisting on... | GigaOM – 2013-07-10

Apple's Price-Fixing Guilt Won't Change the E-Book Market

The ruling that Apple was the center of a conspiracy to fix prices on e-books will have only modest impact on publishers | Business Week – 2013-07-10

Yes, Apple Totally Gouged You on E-Books

Apple was the big loser in federal court today, having been found guilty of conspiring to gouge consumers and kick Amazon in the (digital) gut by fixing e-book prices. This seems like a victory for... | The Atlantic Wire – 2013-07-10

Apple Loses E-Book Price Lawsuit, Faces Damages

A judge has just ruled that Apple is guilty of conspiring to raise e-book prices. The federal antitrust suit against Apple over e-book pricing has come to a conclusion: The judge has decided that... | Fast Company – 2013-07-10

A judge says Apple fixed e-book prices. This chart shows how they did it.

A federal judge has ruled that Apple violated antitrust law by helping five of the nation's six largest book publishers conspire to raise e-book prices. Judge Denise Cote spends almost 100 pages... | The Washington Post – 2013-07-10

Apple conspired to set e-book prices, judge finds

A federal judge ruled Wednesday that Apple conspired with publishers to set the prices of e-books and "played a central role in facilitating and executing that conspiracy."A federal judge ruled... | Los Angeles Times – 2013-07-10

Federal Court Finds Apple Guilty of E-Book Price Fixing

A federal judge today ruled that Apple is guilty of violating antitrust law by conspiring with major publishers to raise e-book prices.     | Wired – 2013-07-10

Judge finds Apple went against anti-trust laws in e-book price-fixing case

US District Judge Denise Cote found that Apple was part of a conspiracy to increase e-book retail prices. An Apple spokesperson maintained that 'we've done nothing wrong.' | The Christian Science Monitor – 2013-07-11

Judge rules against Apple in e-book case

With its reputation on the line, Apple vows to appeal the federal judge's ruling that it conspired with publishers to raise prices.SAN FRANCISCO — A New York federal judge's ruling that Apple... | Los Angeles Times – 2013-07-11

Tech Takeaway: Apple e-books ruling, T-Mobile introduces 'Jump'

It was a full day of tech news Wednesday, with a federal judge ruling that Apple conspired to raise the price of e-books and T-Mobile introducing a new plan that makes it possible for customers to... | Los Angeles Times – 2013-07-11

Federal judge rules against Apple in e-books case [Live discussion]

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