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Updated Kindle app for iOS skirts around Apple's 30% cut with new "free sample search"

The Next Web reports that a recent update to the Kindle app for iOS is able to skirt around one of the App Store's long standing restrictions, namely that any content discovered and purchased via an iOS app is subject to Apple's 30% take. That restriction is why the current Kindle for iOS app...

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Apple could pay dearly in ebook case

About two weeks ago, U.S. District Judge Denise Cote ruled that Apple conspired with book publishers to raise the price of e-books across the industry. If you recall, five publishing companies -- Penguin, Random House, HarperCollins, Simon & Schuster and Hachette -- were also targeted by the DOJ...

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A look at the "flawed" antitrust decision against Apple

US District Judge Denise Cote last week ruled that Apple colluded with book publishers to artificially raise the price of e-books across the industry. In the wake of that decision, the Macs Future website took a thorough look at Cote's ruling and points out a number of reasons why the reasoning...

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The Steve Jobs video that sealed Apple's fate in the DOJ case

Apple yesterday came up on the losing end of a decision from US District Judge Denise Cote who ruled that Apple did, in fact, collude to artificially raise the price of e-books. In looking over the decision, I found it interesting that statements made by Steve Jobs were construed as compelling...

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Eddy Cue: Steve Jobs picked 'Winnie the Pooh' as the iBooks freebie, also came up with the idea for 'page curls'

While testifying in court last week, Apple executive Eddy Cue had a number of interesting tidbits regarding the origins of the iBookstore, namely that Steve Jobs was initially opposed to the idea, but quickly hopped on board after Cue convinced him that the iPad would make the perfect...

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Steve Jobs didn't want an iBookstore until Eddy Cue convinced him

During Apple's e-book price-fixing case on Thursday, Apple executive Eddy Cue testified that Steve Jobs initially wasn't interested in getting into the e-book market at all. Lucky for us, All Things D was on hand to capture all of the courtroom details describing the backstory behind Apple's...

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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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The Steve Jobs smoking gun email that wasn't

As part of its ongoing effort to prove that Apple colluded with publishers to raise the price of e-books across the board, the U.S. Department of Justice alleges that Apple strong-armed publishers into renegotiating their existing contracts with Amazon in order to switch over to the agency model of...

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Apple says it has 20% of the e-book market

With Apple's legal battle with the DOJ now in its second week, more details surrounding Apple's success in the e-book market have emerged. While the e-book market still, by and large, belongs to Amazon, it appears that Apple has been doing much better than most would have initially imagined. Though...

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US Justice Department makes opening arguments in e-book price fixing case

Apple's e-book price fixing trial began yesterday in New York and the US Justice Department wasted no time painting a picture purporting to show that Apple, along with five publishing houses, colluded to artificially raise the price of e-books. In a series of 81 slides released on Monday, the...

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Judge reportedly leaning towards DoJ in Apple e-book case

In less than two weeks, Apple will head to trial over allegations that it colluded with five publishing houses in an effort to inflate the price of e-books. Indeed, the Justice Department last week released internal Apple emails which it claims supports the allegation that Apple was a "ringleader"...

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Penguin settles iBooks price fixing lawsuit for $75 million

Penguin Group today agreed to a US$75 million settlement deal with the US State Attorneys General and a group of private plaintiffs. The settlement stems from allegations that Penguin, along with four other publishing houses, colluded with Apple to raise the price of e-books on Apple's...

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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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Sony reader for iOS now available

If you own an iOS device and have for some reason been refusing to simply use iBooks for your e-book needs, Sony is swooping in just in the nick of time two-years-late with its own Reader app. The new app is rather basic in its feature set, with exciting bullet points like "Create your own...

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Amazon, Apple customers to get credits for price-fixed e-books

E-book buyers who unwittingly fell victim to the much publicized price-fixing scheme to universally raise the cost of popular digital reading materials will soon receive a credit for their troubles. Both Amazon and Apple have started distributing emails to customers who can expect a credit....

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