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DOJ accuses Apple and publishers of conspiring again after e-book ruling

08/09/2013, 09:08 am

Ahead of a crucial decision on punishment in Apple's e-book antitrust case, the U.S. Department of Justice has accused the iPad maker once again of conspiring with major book publishers to file motions in opposition.

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iBooks for Mac debuts in Apple's OS X Mavericks Developer Preview 5

08/07/2013, 04:08 pm

Apple on Wednesday released the latest beta versions of OS X 10.9 Mavericks, allowing developers for the first time to test its iBooks software for Mac.

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Apple dismisses DOJ's proposed e-book penalties as 'a draconian and punitive intrusion'

08/02/2013, 03:08 pm

Apple quickly responded to a proposed e-book price fixing settlement from the U.S. Department of Justice on Friday, declaring the suggested penalties "wildly out of proportion to any adjudicated wrongdoing or potential harm."

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DOJ settlement would require Apple to allow links to Amazon, Barnes & Noble e-book stores

08/02/2013, 10:08 am

Amazon and Barnes & Noble are not currently allowed to link from their native iOS apps to outside e-book stores. But the U.S. Department of Justice has proposed a settlement that would require Apple to allow such links for a two-year period.

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Penguin appeases EU regulators by ditching e-book deal with Apple

07/25/2013, 01:07 pm

The European Commission on Thursday announced that it has reached an agreement with book publisher Penguin, ending its antitrust probe against the company.

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Apple's loss in e-book antitrust case likely to give advantage to Amazon

07/11/2013, 09:07 am

The big winner in the U.S. government's antitrust victory over Apple is Amazon, experts say, as the online retailer will now be able to price e-books however it wants.

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US court finds Apple guilty of conspiring to raise e-book prices

07/10/2013, 09:07 am

The U.S. government has succeeded in its federal antitrust suit against Apple, as the judge presiding over the case has determined that Apple conspired with book publishers to raise the price of e-books.

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Barnes & Noble to exit cutthroat tablet hardware business, let partners build Nooks

06/25/2013, 11:06 am

While Barnes & Noble hoped its custom-built Nook tablet could compete with the likes of Apple's iPad and Amazon's Kindle Fire, continued losses for the bookseller have forced it to exit the hardware manufacturing business, leaving third-party partners to build future Nook devices.

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Apple defense to take over in final days of e-book antitrust case

06/17/2013, 11:06 am

With just four days left in the U.S. government's antitrust case against Apple, the Department of Justice will rest and Apple's defense team will take over this week.

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Apple now adding 500,000 new iTunes accounts per day

06/14/2013, 12:06 am

This week, Apple's chief executive Tim Cook presented a new milestone for iTunes accounts: 575 million. As Asymco's Horace Dediu points out, that means Apple is now adding a half million new accounts on average every day.

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Apple's iBooks grew 100% in 2012, maintaining 20% share of eBook market

06/12/2013, 10:06 pm

The ongoing antitrust trial by the U.S. Department of Justice alleging an effort by Apple to fix prices in the ebooks market has revealed that Apple's iBooks business grew by 100 percent last year, maintaining a 20 percent share of the overall market.

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Maps, iBooks, iCloud Keychain coming to OS X Mavericks

06/10/2013, 01:06 pm

With Mavericks, Apple's next major version of OS X, users will be able to access the company's Maps and iBooks platforms, as well as new cloud-synced passwords and logins.

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Apple argues diverse book publisher contracts prove non-collusion in DOJ suit

06/05/2013, 07:06 pm

Defending itself from U.S. Department of Justice allegations of e-book price fixing, Apple on Tuesday pointed to the diverse contract terms it made with five major publishing houses as evidence against purported conspiracy.

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Apple calls antitrust suit 'bizarre,' says DOJ 'reverse-engineered a conspiracy'

06/03/2013, 07:06 pm

During Apple's opening statements at the Department of Justice's e-book price fixing trial on Monday, lawyer Orin Snyder called the government's suit "bizarre," the same terminology CEO Tim Cook used to describe the case during an interview last week.

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US Justice Department details Apple's e-book 'conspiracy' in opening arguments

06/03/2013, 02:06 pm

The U.S. Department of Justice's opening statements in its antitrust lawsuit against Apple have been published online, laying the groundwork for what the government hopes will prove illegal collusion between Apple and book publishers that led to higher prices.

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Judge says evidence will likely show Apple culpable in e-book price fixing case

05/24/2013, 02:05 am

In rare pre-trial "tentative view," Judge Denise Cote said the U.S Department of Justice will likely be able to prove that Apple colluded with major book publishers to falsely inflate the prices of e-books sold through the iBookstore.

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Penguin agrees to $75M settlement in Apple iBooks price fixing lawsuit

05/22/2013, 11:05 am

Book publisher Penguin announced on Wednesday it has reached a $75 million "comprehensive agreement" with U.S. State Attorneys General and private class plaintiffs over e-book price fixing allegations connected to Apple and its iBookstore for iOS.

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Apple wins 'iBooks' trademark case leveled by New York book publisher

05/09/2013, 08:05 pm

A U.S. district court judge on Wednesday handed down a summary pro-Apple judgement in a case involving the "iBooks" trademark, denying plaintiff Black Tower Press its request for injunctive relief and corresponding damages.

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Penguin hopes to appease EU regulators by ending e-book deal with Apple

04/19/2013, 09:04 am

The nearly year and a half-long ebook antitrust investigation involving Apple and a handful of large publishers appears near an end, as Pearson's Penguin unit has offered to the European Commission to end the deals it made with Apple over ebook prices.

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Apple sought iBooks recommendation deal with Goodreads, was blocked by Amazon purchase

04/18/2013, 03:04 pm

Apple was reportedly interested in integrating book recommendations from the service Goodreads into the iBookstore, but those plans were tossed after Amazon bought the social networking site.

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