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Apple loses final e-books antitrust appeal, will pay $450M settlement [u]

06/30/2015, 11:06 am

The Second U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals on Tuesday confirmed a lower court's finding that Apple colluded with major publishers to raise the price of e-books following the launch of the iBookstore, putting the case to rest and clearing the way for distribution of a $450 million settlement.

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This week on AppleInsider: Ive's promotion, Apple Watch apps, augmented reality & more

05/30/2015, 02:05 am

Several events this week pointed to Apple's future plans, including a promotion for designer Jony Ive, comments from operations head Jeff Williams, and a takeover of augmented reality firm Metaio.

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Appeals court denies Apple's bid to remove antitrust monitor in e-books case

05/28/2015, 09:05 am

Apple's efforts to have antitrust compliance monitor Michael Bromwich removed from oversight of its business were denied on Wednesday, as an appeals court said the iBooks operator lacked sufficient reasoning to have him replaced.

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Apple's feud with antitrust monitor continues; company accused of not cooperating in iBooks oversight

04/16/2015, 01:04 pm

Tension between Apple and its court-appointed antitrust monitor continues to mount, as Michael Bromwich has accused the iPad maker of reducing its cooperating with his reviews of the company.

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iOS 8.4 moves audiobooks to iBooks, adds separate CarPlay audiobook access

04/14/2015, 09:04 am

Apple's newly released iOS 8.4 beta relocates audiobooks out of the Music app into iBooks, and it adds a separate launcher for them in CarPlay, AppleInsider has discovered.

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Extended downtime for Apple's iTunes, App Store and more lingers for hours [ux2]

03/11/2015, 08:03 am

Apple's online services, including the iTunes Store and App Store, experienced an extended outage Wednesday morning, stretching for hours, even though Apple's official system status page suggested all services were online.

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Apple finds sympathetic ear in fight to remove antitrust monitor Bromwich

03/10/2015, 05:03 pm

The Second U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in New York on Tuesday heard Apple's arguments to dislodge lawyer Michael Bromwich from his position as external antitrust monitor, with one judge voicing concern over the methods used in his investigation.

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Report alleges iBooks antitrust monitor has committed 'major abuse' against Apple

02/17/2015, 02:02 pm

A scathing critique of Michael Bromwich, the lawyer overseeing Apple after it lost an iBooks antitrust lawsuit, alleges that he has unfairly billed the company some $2.65 million for investigative practices that have gone well beyond the initial intent of his role.

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Baking iBooks into iOS 8 has led to 1M new users for Apple every week

01/15/2015, 03:01 pm

Apple's iBookstore has averaged a million new customers every week since iOS 8 launched last fall, benefitting from the inclusion of iBooks as a built-in app.

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Judge shows opposition to government's case at start of Apple's e-book antitrust appeal

12/15/2014, 01:12 pm

Apple's appeal of the U.S. government's e-book antitrust case got underway Monday, with one judge presiding over the hearing questioning whether the government's original case was legitimate.

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Pixelmator, Beyonce, 'Guardians of the Galaxy' & 'Fargo' lead Apple's iTunes Best of 2014 awards

12/08/2014, 08:12 am

Apple on Monday debuted its curated list of the best content available from its various digital platforms, including apps, music, movies, books, podcasts and more.

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Apple's Eddy Cue speaks out on iBooks price fixing ruling: 'It's just not right'

12/02/2014, 11:12 am

Days before an appeals court will revisit Apple's iBooks price fixing case, the head of the company's digital content business has spoken out on why Apple continues to fight the government's antitrust allegations, calling it a "fight for the truth."

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Maximum $450M payout in ebook settlement 'immaterial' to Apple's bottom line

07/17/2014, 12:07 pm

Even if Apple were to pay out the highest possible $450 million price in its ebook antitrust litigation settlement, it wouldn't put much of a dent in the company's billions of dollars in cash.

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Apple agrees to pay $450 million to settle ebook price fixing lawsuit

07/16/2014, 12:07 pm

Apple has agreed to pay up to $450 million to settle a class-action lawsuit from states and consumers accusing the iPad maker of illegally fixing e-book prices and raising costs.

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Amazon bends in Hachette dispute, floats deal with authors to resume book sales

07/08/2014, 03:07 pm

More than a month after interrupting sales of books from major publisher Hachette in a dispute over e-book pricing, Amazon has proposed a temporary arrangement in which it would return sales to normal and funnel 100 percent of the revenue directly to authors until the two parties reach an agreement.

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Amazon said to be 'increasingly ruthless' in negotiations with UK publishers

06/27/2014, 09:06 am

Hachette is not the only imprint to find itself under Amazon's thumb as the online retailing giant has begun turning the heat up on smaller publishers in the U.K., demanding terms that one publishing executive likened to a "form of assisted suicide for the industry."

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Apple settles e-book price fixing class action suit, dodges possible $840M in claims

06/16/2014, 11:06 pm

In a court filing on Monday, an attorney representing the plaintiffs in a class action suit seeking damages from Apple's e-book price fixing scheme informed federal Judge Denise Cote that the company has agreed to settle.

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Amazon breaks silence on Hachette dispute, says it is negotiating 'on behalf of customers'

05/28/2014, 09:05 am

After blocking preorders and delaying shipments for titles in the midst of ongoing negotiations with publisher Hachette, Amazon has now spoken out on the dispute, attempting to portray its decisions as advantageous to customers, while also admitting that the issues are not likely to be solved soon.

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With Apple's hands tied in e-book market, Amazon stops taking some preorders from publisher Hachette

05/23/2014, 03:05 pm

Amazon is currently in the midst of a fight with Hachette, one of the so-called "Big Five" largest publishing companies, and has stopped taking preorders for high-profile upcoming titles, including the latest from "Harry Potter" series author J.K. Rowling.

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Apple releases iOS Human Interface Guidelines on iBookstore

05/13/2014, 07:05 pm

Apple on Tuesday made an iPad-friendly version of its latest iOS Human Interface Guidelines reference material available to the public as a free download through the iBookstore.

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