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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
03/13/2013, 02:03 pm
The judge presiding over a government antitrust case against Apple's iBookstore has ruled that CEO Tim Cook must testify in the case.
03/05/2013, 10:03 am
Apple on Tuesday updated its iBooks application for iOS, adding access to its digital iBookstore to users from Japan.
02/08/2013, 11:02 am
Book publisher Macmillan has settled with the U.S. Department of Justice to avoid an e-book price fixing investigation, leaving Apple as the only company that has not yet reached an out-of-court settlement.