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Topic: iBooks

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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


Judge rules Tim Cook must participate in 4-hour testimony for e-book suit

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.


Apple opens iBookstore in Japan with iBooks 3.1 update [u]

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.


Apple is lone holdout in DOJ e-book pricing case after Macmillan settles

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.


Apple highlights self-published iBooks titles as 'Breakout Books'

02/05/2013, 03:02 pm

Apple has begun promoting self-published titles on the iBookstore under the banner of "Breakout Books."


Apple reportedly renewing Japanese iBookstore efforts in 2013

01/02/2013, 10:01 pm

Apple is reportedly looking to make a serious attempt at entering the Japanese e-book market with its iBookstore, and is currently said to be in discussions with some of the country's top publishing houses.


Apple highlights 'Best of 2012' on iTunes, App Store & iBookstore

12/13/2012, 03:12 pm

Apple on Thursday published a list highlighting some of the best content available on its broad array of storefronts, including the iTunes Store, App Store, and iBookstore.


EU ends antitrust probe after Apple, publishers agree to let retailers set e-book prices

12/13/2012, 08:12 am

A European Union antitrust probe into Apple and major publishers was officially ended on Thursday, after regulators accepted a deal from those being investigated.


Monthly single-issue DC comics come to Apple's iBookstore

11/07/2012, 04:11 pm

DC Entertainment announced on Wednesday that its entire lineup of new titles are now available day-and-date for download via Apple's iBookstore for iPad, iPhone and iPod touch.


European Union expected to accept Apple's e-book settlement

11/06/2012, 10:11 am

Regulators with the European Union are reportedly set to accept an offer made by Apple and four book publishers to settle an antitrust investigation.