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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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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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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believes its idea to merge with T-Mobile is headed for trouble, and today the telecommunication giant announced it has withdrawn its joint application for FCC approval ahead of what was going to be a US $39 billion dollar deal.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...

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