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Eddy Cue takes the stand in e-book price fixing case

Apple executive Eddy Cue didn't get a chance to enjoy WWDC in its entirety because earlier today he was in New York City testifying about Apple's dealings with book publishers amid allegations that Apple colluded with publishers to artificially raise the price of e-books across the industry. While ...

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If Apple vs. US goes to the Supreme Court

Forbes has an interesting take on on Apple vs. the US Government in the current antitrust case that stems from deals Apple made as it entered the e-book business. Forbes speculates whether the case could head to the Supreme Court and how Apple might do in that venue. Writer Roger Parloff believes...

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Justice Department calls Apple the 'ringmaster' in e-book price fixing case

Back in April 2012, the US Justice Department filed an antitrust lawsuit against Apple and a number of publishers for allegedly colluding to raise the price of e-books on the iBookstore. The original suit targeted five publishing companies; Hachette, HarperCollins, Macmillan, Penguin and Simon &...

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E-book price fixing court date set for 2013

The Justice Department has been ready to take Apple to task over these recent allegations of e-book price fixing, and now a court date has been set: Apple will have to face the music almost a year from now, on June 3, 2013. Apple, Macmillan and the Penguin Group are the targets in the case, and...

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Reuters: Justice Department ready to sue Apple over ebook price fixing (Updated)

A report from Reuters suggests the Department of Justice could file a lawsuit against Apple today over alleged ebook price fixing. Publishers involved in the price-fixing scheme are supposedly settling with the government, while Apple has stayed out of the negotiations. As a result, Apple could...

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Apple reportedly stays out of ebook settlement talks

Apple doesn't appear to be rushing to settle antitrust claims in the price-fixing investigation into ebooks. The Wall Street Journal and others are reporting today that Apple and two other publishers are reluctant to settle, according to people knowledgeable about the investigation. There ar...

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AT&T withdrawing merger application with the FCC while pursuing win with the Justice Department

AT&T apparently believes its idea to merge with T-Mobile is headed for trouble, and today the telecommunication giant announced it has withdrawn its joint application for FCC approval ahead of what was going to be a US $39 billion dollar deal. The two companies say they are going to focus e...

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U.S. looks to block AT&T, T-Mobile merger (Updated)

Both the New York Times and the Associated Press are reporting that the Justice Department is suing to halt the proposed merger of AT&T and T-Mobile, citing serious competitive issues with the US $39 billion deal. The complaint says "AT&T's elimination of T-Mobile as an independent, l...

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