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Kids Making Healthy Choices: An app with lifelong positive consequences

Kids Making Healthy Choices is a US$2.99 app based on an award-winning set of children books designed to promote healthy eating, teach tolerance of overweight friends (so bullying can be avoided), and instill a respect for health and well-being through fun and educational games and activities. The...

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Judge Denise Cote isn't happy with Apple's $450 million e-book settlement agreement

Apple agreed two weeks ago to a conditional $450 million settlement with plaintiffs over allegations that it colluded with book publishers to artificially raise the price of e-books. Under terms of the settlement, Apple will only have to pay the full amount if its appeal of U.S. District Judge...

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Amazon unveils iOS-compatible Kindle Unlimited service; all the books you can read for $10/month

With subscription plans for music having taken hold in recent years, Amazon figured it might as well get in on the action and roll out a similar service for e-books. Earlier today, the online retailing giant announced Kindle Unlimited, a new service that lets users read anything and everything...

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Apple conditionally agrees to $450 million settlement in e-book price fixing suit

Apple's ongoing e-book antitrust saga has been nothing short of a headache. Accused of colluding with publishers to artificially raise the price of e-books, Apple had the opportunity to settle the matter early on and avoid a trial altogether. But as Tim Cook explained, Apple felt it did nothing...

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While Apple is taken to task for e-book antitrust violations, Amazon wields true monopolistic power

Last summer, Judge Denise Cote found that Apple colluded with publishers to artificially raise the price of e-books across the board. As a result, Cote imposed rules constraining Apple's ability to negotiate with book publishers while also appointing an external monitor tasked with ensuring Apple...

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Judge Cote grants class action status to consumers in e-book lawsuit

Reuters is reporting that a federal judge has given consumers the go-ahead to proceed with a class action lawsuit against Apple for colluding with a number of publishing houses to raise the price of e-books. U.S. District Judge Denise Cote said the plaintiffs had "more than met their burden" to...

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Court rules that Apple can't get rid of antitrust monitor Michael Bromwich

Well it looks like Apple and antitrust monitor Michael Bromwich will have to put up with each other, for better or worse. Reuters reports the US Court of Appeals on Monday ruled that Bromwich can continue his monitoring duties even while Apple appeals his appointment to that position in the first...

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Apple and the DOJ square off in US Court of Appeals over antitrust monitor Michael Bromwich

Reuters reports that Apple appeared before the US Court of Appeals on Tuesday. The company argued before a three-judge panel that antitrust monitor Michael Bromwich's duties should be put on hold until a final determination can be reached regarding his role as an antitrust-compliance monitor. It's...

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Apple parts ways with external antitrust monitor, for now...

Just days after Judge Denise Cote ruled that Apple couldn't get rid of antitrust monitor Michael Bromwich, Retuers reports that a federal appeals court has granted Apple a temporary reprieve from its court-appointed monitorship. The 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in New York granted Apple an...

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Judge orders Apple and antitrust monitor to play nice

Judge Denise Cote yesterday published a ruling elucidating her decision to deny Apple's request to have antitrust monitor Michael Bromwich removed. Apple, if you recall, took umbrage with Bromwich's excessive fees (more than US$1,000/hr), his desire to confer with Apple employees like Jony Ive who...

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Judge Denise Cote responds to Apple's concerns over court-appointed monitor

As you may have already read, Apple is none too thrilled with Michael Bromwich, the court-appointed monitor Judge Denise Cote chose to keep an eye on Apple's antitrust compliance measures. This past Monday, Cote issued an order addressing Apple's many complaints. In short, the order relays that if...

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Apple's court-appointed antitrust compliance monitor Michael Bromwich responds to Apple's objections

As we reported late last week, Apple and the court-appointed monitor charged with keeping an eye on Apple's antitrust compliance measures haven't exactly gotten off to a good start. Apple last week filed a motion stating that Michael Bromwich -- the court-appointed monitor -- is taking Apple to the...

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Apple not happy that court-appointed monitor in e-book antitrust case charges $1,100 an hour

Apple this past October became tethered to a court appointed external monitor tasked with overseeing Apple's antitrust compliance. The court appointment stemmed from Apple being found guilty of conspiring with an assortment of book publishers to artificially raise the price of e-books across the...

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Judge appoints external monitor to ensure Apple complies with antitrust laws

This past July, US District Judge Denise Cote found Apple guilty of colluding with book publishers in an effort to raise the price of e-books across the industry. Following that, the Department of Justice proposed a wide array of remedies to ensure that Apple wouldn't run afoul of antitrust laws in...

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Apple appeals e-book pricing case

This past summer, Judge Denise Cote ruled that Apple had colluded with a range of publishing companies in an effort to raise the price of e-books. Now comes word that Apple has filed a motion appealing the ruling. The appeal was filed on Thursday, but formal arguments on the matter may be submitted...

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