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Topic: iBooks

Apple seeks trial over DoJ price fixing allegations

04/18/2012, 07:04 pm

Apple on Wednesday rose to challenge the U.S. Department of Justice's lawsuit over alleged ebook price fixing, asking for a trial at the first hearing in Manhattan federal court since the DoJ's filing last week.


Apple denies DoJ allegations of collusion, says it broke up Amazon monopoly

04/12/2012, 10:04 pm

Apple has spoken out against the U.S. Department of Justice's lawsuit filed against the company earlier this week, noting that the launch of its iBookstore actually broke "Amazon's monopolistic grip on the publishing industry."


DoJ seen as unlikely to win antitrust e-book suit against Apple

04/12/2012, 12:04 pm

Experts who have reviewed the U.S. Department of Justice antitrust case against Apple over alleged price fixing of e-books believe that the government will likely lose.


Australian government may also sue Apple over e-book pricing

04/12/2012, 09:04 am

The Australian government has begun urging retailers with concerns about e-book price fixing to file formal complaints, as it considers its own lawsuit against Apple and book publishers.


DoJ: Apple considered 'illegally dividing the digital content world with Amazon'

04/11/2012, 01:04 pm

In its newly filed lawsuit against Apple, the U.S. Department of Justice asserts that the iPad maker considered a content partnership with Amazon that would have allowed Apple to "own" digital delivery of audio and video.


US government files antitrust suit against Apple over e-book pricing [u]

04/11/2012, 10:04 am

An antitrust suit accusing Apple and a number of book publishers of price fixing and collusion was filed by the U.S. Department of Justice on Wednesday [updated].


DoJ suit against Apple over e-book pricing may arrive this week

04/10/2012, 09:04 pm

The U.S. Department of Justice is readying an antitrust suit against Apple over alleged e-book price fixing and could launch the complaint as early as Wednesday, a new report claims.


Apple, others challenged to make digital textbooks a reality in five years

03/30/2012, 11:03 pm

Apple along with a number of tech industry leaders, took part in a discussion on Thursday to explore how a joint effort backed by the U.S. Federal Communications Commission and Department of Education can implement digital textbooks in the nation's K-12 public schools.


'Harry Potter' gains e-book treatment, but no deal yet for Apple's iBookstore

03/27/2012, 09:03 am

The bestselling "Harry Potter" series is now available in e-book form from many of the top digital storefronts, with one glaring exception: Apple's iBookstore.


Apple ridicules ebook pricing conspiracy theory of class action lawsuit filing

03/08/2012, 07:03 pm

Apple has asked that a class action lawsuit claiming the company conspired with book publishers to raise the price of ebooks be thrown out, stating that the plaintiffs' arguments didn't make sense and that "this allegation just strings together antitrust buzzwords."


DoJ reportedly planning antitrust suit against Apple, publishers over e-books

03/08/2012, 02:03 am

The U.S. Department of Justice is readying a lawsuit against Apple and five major publishers over alleged price fixing of e-books, according to a new report.


Apple denies sale of ebook containing links to Amazon

02/29/2012, 05:02 pm

Entrepreneur and prolific author Seth Godin has accused Apple of blocking sales of ebooks containing links to Amazon's online store after recently finding that his own short manifesto had been refused.


iBookstore adds new features for publishers

02/15/2012, 04:02 pm

In a letter to participating iBookstore content creators on Wednesday, Apple outlined new additions and features to the eBook publishing section of iTunes Connect, where authors submit their work to be distributed via iTunes.


Weekend Tech Review: a free iBook for iPad, week 5 2012

02/05/2012, 10:02 pm

Here's a recap of the top tech stories involving Apple for the fifth week of 2012, including a look at product news, the week's business stories, and upcoming events. It's published as an iBook you can interactively navigate using iPad


Apple clarifies iBooks Author license, does not claim rights to content

02/03/2012, 03:02 pm

Apple attempted to head off a minor controversy surrounding iBooks Author by clarifying that it does not claim ownership of the content authors write, restricting only sales of its .ibooks format.


Apple leads pack in America's five year race to deploy digital textbooks

02/02/2012, 12:02 pm

Apple's newly minted iBooks Author initiative targeting dynamic digital textbooks for iPad-adopting schools is getting a strong push from the Obama administration, which has outlined a challenge for schools and the industry to make the move from old media over the next five years.


Bill Gates discusses Steve Jobs, Apple's iBooks & the future of education

01/25/2012, 11:01 am

In a new interview, Microsoft founder Bill Gates discusses conversations he would have with the late Steve Jobs, and also shares his thoughts on the future of education in the wake of Apple's iPad textbook announcement.


Sencha embeds interactive CSS3 animations in iBook Author

01/23/2012, 09:01 pm

In 2005, Adobe acquired Macromedia for $3.4 billion to branch out from conventional print publishing into the dynamic web market, largely to get ahold of Flash. Using web standards, Apple has bridged conventional publishing with dynamic, interactive animation in iBooks Author, and Sencha has demonstrated how to extend iBooks with custom, Flash-free animations.


Initial iBook 2 titles offer disappointing interactivity

01/23/2012, 09:01 pm

The initial results of existing publishers' use of iBooks Author has been underwhelming, according to both industry players and users commenting on several of Apple's iBookstore titles.


Inside Apple's efforts to expand iPad content with iBooks Author

01/23/2012, 09:01 pm

Apple is seeking to democratize digital publishing on iPad using web standards, building upon technology it developed for Mac OS X Dashboard and iAd rather than delivering textbooks as native iOS apps.