Eddy Cue said he was not surprised when publishers increased prices for new and best-selling titles after Apple entered the e-books market in 2010, but he disputed that Apple caused prices industry-wide to increase.» Read More
NEW YORK, June 4- The chief executive of U.S. publisher Penguin testified Tuesday that a provision in its e-books contract with Apple Inc played a role in a decision to change its contracts with other retailers, such as Amazon.com Inc..
France's culture minister has attacked Amazon, the online retailer, for deliberately undercutting traditional rivals to create a "quasi-monopoly", the FT reports.
A Justice Department lawyer opened a New York trial by telling a judge Monday that Apple's e-book pricing scheme cost U.S. consumers hundreds of millions of dollars.
NEW YORK, June 2- Apple Inc goes to trial Monday over allegations by federal and state authorities that it conspired with publishers to raise the price of e-books. The Justice Department filed its case against Apple and five of the six largest U.S. book publishers in April 2012.
SAN FRANCISCO, May 24- Amazon is once again shaking up traditional publishing models. This week, Amazon.com Inc announced "Kindle Worlds," which offers aspiring writers an opportunity to pen their own takes on franchises in books, TV, movies, even games and comics.
A federal judge expressed a tentative view that the U.S. Justice Department will be able to show evidence that Apple engaged in a conspiracy to increase e-book prices.
May 8- Torstar Corp, the owner of Canada's largest daily newspaper by circulation, reported a 76 percent fall in first-quarter profit and said it had cut 105 jobs in its media and book publishing business in the quarter. Torstar said it took a C $8 million charge due to the job cuts and said it would continue to focus on reducing costs.
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NEW YORK, April 29- Publishing house Macmillan moved on Friday to settle a raft of antitrust suits accusing it of conspiring with other publishers to raise e-book prices, hammering out a $26 million settlement with a group of states and individuals, court filings show. Macmillan is a unit of Verlagsgruppe Georg von Holtzbrinck GmbH, based in Germany.
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NEW YORK, March 13- Apple Inc Chief Executive Tim Cook must sit for a deposition in the U.S. government's lawsuit against the company over alleged price-fixing in the e-book market, a judge ruled on Wednesday. The government had argued that Cook likely had relevant information about Apple's entry into the e-books market.