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Steve Jobs' draft email plays pivotal role in antitrust case

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An email composed, but never sent, by former Apple CEO Steve Jobs may prove instrumental in the Justice Department's case that Apple, along with the five largest book publishers, colluded to fix prices for electronic books.In a draft email intended for Apple Senior Vice President Eddy Cue about negotiations...
Steve Jobs' draft email plays pivotal role in antitrust case

Kindle Users To Get Refunds And Lower Prices on E-Books After Settlement

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Good news Kindle owners: If you’re the owner of an Amazon Kindle who’s bought e-books from certain publishers in the last few years, you’re getting a refund on past purchases and future purchases will be a little cheaper. But don’t too excited, unless you’ve been a really heavy buyer. In...
Kindle Users To Get Refunds And Lower Prices on E-Books After Settlement

Former Amazon exec wants to give free e-books 'to every child on the planet'

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July 9-10, 2013 San Francisco, CA Early Bird Tickets on Sale While volunteering at an orphanage in Ecuador, former Amazon executive David Risher came across a padlocked library. When he asked the home’s leader why it was locked, she said that the key was lost, the books were out...
Former Amazon exec wants to give free e-books 'to every child on the planet'

The Portable Window

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Tablets are coming. Bigger than an phone, thinner than a netbook. Maybe they will become the new electronic books. A few months before Steve Jobs demoed the iPad, the editors at Wired asked me (and a bunch of others)......
The Portable Window

Euro book chiefs emphasize the need for e-book VAT to be aligned with physical books

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We’ve previously written about how Amazon’s e-book tax loophole means lower prices in Europe, and how that could be bad for UK competition. Just to recap, Amazon’s decision to establish its European HQ in Luxembourg may prove to be fruitful for the e-commerce giant, as the country announced last year...
Euro book chiefs emphasize the need for e-book VAT to be aligned with physical books

Just Months After The Microsoft Investment, Barnes & Noble Is Back In The Danger Zone

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Aug. 20 (Bloomberg) -- Barnes & Noble Inc.'s stock surged a record 52 percent on April 30, the day Microsoft Corp. swooped in with an offer to buy a stake in the money-losing retailer and fund its expansion into electronic books. The euphoria has evaporated as it becomes clear that...
Just Months After The Microsoft Investment, Barnes & Noble Is Back In The Danger Zone

Tor drops DRM from e-book library

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Science fiction publisher Tor UK decides to drop anti-piracy restrictions from its electronic books....
Tor drops DRM from e-book library
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Startup Spotlight: Nuubuu creates a marketplace for your content creations

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Ameya Bhatawdekar Nuubuu founder Ameya Bhatawdekar wants to make it simple for everyone to upload and sell their digital creations, from electronic books to designs to music to photos. There’s no shortage of places to do that now, including offerings from upstarts like Sellfy and Pulley. Founded just four months ago, Nuubuu charges five...
Startup Spotlight: Nuubuu creates a marketplace for your content creations
Apple to DOJ: We’re the good guys, not the bad guys

Apple heads to court in 'unusual' antitrust trial over e-book prices

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Today the U.S. Justice Department will take Apple to court over allegations that the computer maker illegally conspired with publishers to fix the prices of electronic books, in order to sell them to users of its iPad and other iOS devices at a higher cost.    ...
Apple heads to court in 'unusual' antitrust trial over e-book prices

In Major Expansion, Kno Adds K-12 to Digital Education Platform (Video)

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In a big leap into a new but adjacent market, Silicon Valley digital education start-up Kno said entering the K-12 space, expanding from its college-only focus. It’s first step will be a partnership with major textbook publisher Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, which provides nearly half of such content aimed at...
In Major Expansion, Kno Adds K-12 to Digital Education Platform (Video)

Apple maintains innocence claims in 'bizarre' ebook cartel trial starting today

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Apple will today defend itself in a Manhattan court against a Department of Justice case accusing it of leading a cartel designed to force up prices of ebooks, Tim Cook having recently told the AllThingsD D11 conference that the case against it was “bizarre.” The e-book case to me is...
Apple maintains innocence claims in 'bizarre' ebook cartel trial starting today

The ebook that forces the reader to pay attention

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Visual Editions' iPad version of Marc Saporta's Composition No 1 offers an intriguing challengeIt's only 150 years since popular novels were regarded as mindless distractions injurious to concentration. Now, the fear is more often voiced about electronic books. Ebooks sit at the centre of a network that seems designed to...
The ebook that forces the reader to pay attention

Daily Report: Apple Is Said to Face Warning on Book Prices

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Apple and five book publishers are facing pressure from the Justice Department over the way they price electronic books, The Wall Street Journal reported on Thursday. The Justice Department has threatened to sue the companies for colluding to keep prices high, the paper said, and some are pursuing settlement talks...
Daily Report: Apple Is Said to Face Warning on Book Prices
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Amazon still king of online jungle

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From its launch in a Washington garage to its rise to world's top online retailer, Amazon continues to defy critics and rivals alikeIt was launched in a garage in Bellevue, Washington, in 1994, but is now by far the world's largest online retailer - and it strikes fear among high...
Amazon still king of online jungle

Prosecutors Accuse Apple on E-Book Pricing

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Apple was the conduit for five major publishers that sought to drive up the price of electronic books as the technology company entered the market in 2010, a Justice Department lawyer told a federal court....
Prosecutors Accuse Apple on E-Book Pricing
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Amazon to be stripped of tax advantage on sale of ebooks

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European commission tells Luxembourg to end VAT loophole, a decision that could close the gap with British ebook pricesAmazon is to be stripped of its huge tax advantage on the sales of electronic books after the European commission ordered Luxembourg to close a VAT loophole.Amazon is registered as a Luxembourg...
Amazon to be stripped of tax advantage on sale of ebooks

Publishers could face legal action over ebook prices

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Several parties said to have held talks to settle potential antitrust case after US Justice Department investigationThe five largest publishers, including Britain's Penguin Group, face legal action from the US Justice Department for colluding to raise the prices of electronic books, a source has told Reuters.Several parties are said to...
Publishers could face legal action over ebook prices

U.S. Warns Apple, Publishers

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The Justice Department has warned Apple Inc. and five of the biggest U.S. publishers that it plans to sue them for allegedly colluding to raise the price of electronic books, according to people familiar with the matter. Several of the parties have held talks to settle the antitrust case and...
U.S. Warns Apple, Publishers

Macmillan will end e-book discounting ban in price-fixing settlement

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The company that publishes books under the Macmillan imprint has agreed to allow discounting of its electronic books as part of a settlement with the U.S. Department of Justice over price-fixing in the fast-growing e-book market....
Macmillan will end e-book discounting ban in price-fixing settlement

BREIN Extends Anti-Piracy Activities To eBook Sector

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As suggested in our recent article, 2010 may prove to be the year where eBooks make their real breakthrough into the mainstream. With their increasing popularity among the masses it is inevitable that eBooks will become more widely pirated online. At the moment though, largely due to the fact that...
BREIN Extends Anti-Piracy Activities To eBook Sector

The Circuit: Justice may sue Apple, publishers; Netflix mulls a cable channel?; China testing cyberattack capabilities

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DOJ warns Apple, publishers about e-book suit: The Justice Department has told Apple and the nation’s biggest book publishers that it would sue them for their alleged price-fixing of electronic books unless the companies agree to change their business practices, The Washington Post reported. Read full article >>...
The Circuit: Justice may sue Apple, publishers; Netflix mulls a cable channel?; China testing cyberattack capabilities

Amazon Takes A Big Step Toward Finally Launching The Kindle In China

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SHANGHAI (Reuters) - Amazon.com Inc has launched a Kindle store for China, the company said on Thursday, selling Chinese electronic books for the mobile Kindle application, in a move that could soon see the device launched in China. The launch of the store could pave the way for a roll-out...
Amazon Takes A Big Step Toward Finally Launching The Kindle In China
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Justice may sue Apple, publishers over e-book prices

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The Justice Department has told Apple and the nation’s biggest book publishers that it would sue them for their alleged price-fixing of electronic books unless the companies agree to change their business practices. Read full article >>...
Justice may sue Apple, publishers over e-book prices

Publishers warned on ebook prices

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Five US publishers are being threatened with legal action over the way they set prices for electronic books according to reports....
Publishers warned on ebook prices

Exploring The Earnings Of A Humble Bundle Author

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Recently, we highlighted the success of the first Humble Ebook Bundle by noting that with over 84,000 bundles sold, all those authors should be on best seller lists. That is fine and dandy on its own, but what does that mean in terms of money for the authors? With the...
Exploring The Earnings Of A Humble Bundle Author
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